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Angelo S.

PhD Student and Science/Math Tutor

PhD Student and Science/Math Tutor

$40/hour

  • 262 hours tutoring

  • Troy, NY 12180

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About Angelo


Bio

Hello! My name is Angelo and I am a 2nd year chemical engineering graduate student at RPI. I've tutored for over two years now and have worked with a diverse array of students in that time, ranging from peers to nontraditional students among others. Prior to attending RPI, I recently graduated with a Master's degree in chemistry from SUNY Albany. During my time there, I was selected to be a peer educator for the Center for Achievement, Retention, and Student Success (CARSS). I tutored throu...

Hello! My name is Angelo and I am a 2nd year chemical engineering graduate student at RPI. I've tutored for over two years now and have worked with a diverse array of students in that time, ranging from peers to nontraditional students among others.

Prior to attending RPI, I recently graduated with a Master's degree in chemistry from SUNY Albany. During my time there, I was selected to be a peer educator for the Center for Achievement, Retention, and Student Success (CARSS). I tutored throughout my junior and senior year, focusing on the subjects of Organic and Physical Chemistry. I was chosen due to my consistent academic success in my coursework to help reduce the number of students who failed and dropped out of courses. As a single tutor could only do so much, my goal as a tutor was, and is, to make myself obsolete. More than imparting information, I want to impart lessons and strategies that will help students become consistently successful in their coursework. There's nothing I love more than watching the 'light bulb go off' for a student when they realize they understand something they had been struggling with.

As such, I emphasize problem solving and taking the time to understand why an answer is right, rather than just getting the right answer. I find this approach is the best way to encourage students to think and truly learn.

I prefer meeting students one-on-one, but I do offer a discount for groups. My sessions largely consist of going over problems that the student (preferably) brings to the session, followed by a quiz on similar material. If time permits we will move forward with the material, though my emphasis is on helping students master material as much as it is on introducing new subject matter.

I've been with Wyzant only a short period and have had a universally positive experience. As such, I am eager to take on new students! If you have any questions/comments/concerns/queries/interesting tidbits of gossip, please feel free to contact me! I look forward to working with you!

****Tutor Policies*****

When it comes to scheduling, It is recommended that students schedule lessons at least 48 hours in advance. Please be aware that I am a full time Ph.D. student, and as such, I am most likely available in the evenings and on weekends. Students are advised to inquire about specific hours and availability. If you would like to set up a lesson, the tutor and student must agree on a location, time, date, as well as specific subject matter to be covered. The sooner the tutor receives and the more complete the information, the more likely he will be able to accept your request. If the tutor does not have all this information by at least 48 hours prior to the intended session, the chances of the tutor agreeing to the session decreases dramatically. If a student is interested in regular (weekly or biweekly) session, please include the name of the textbook you will be learning from.
The following is my policy towards cancellation of a scheduled lesson. It is recommended that students let the tutor know if they are unable to attend a previously planned session as soon as they are able. Fees will be applied if sessions are cancelled as followed. Zero percent of the time will be charged if the session is cancelled 24 hours in advance, or earlier. If the student cancels a lesson the day of the session, but more than 3 hours prior to the session, 10 percent of the time will be charged. If the student cancels fewer than 3 hours prior to the session, 25 percent of the session time will be charged.
The following paragraph pertains to missed sessions. A session is considered missed if the student does not arrive to the session without previously canceling the session. The tutor will wait for up to 30 minutes for the student. After this time, the session is considered missed if the student does not attend or contact the tutor. Students who contact the tutor within the first 30 minutes of waiting to notify the tutor may proceed with the session if so desired. That being said, the student will be charged at the full rate for the time missed. Students who contact the tutor within the first 30 minutes and wish to cancel the appointment will be charged 50 percent of the total scheduled time. Students who miss a session and do not contact the tutor within the first 30 minutes will be charged 75 percent of the total scheduled time. With all that being said, students who have built a good rapport with the tutor will see a decrease in or waiver in the late fees, at the discretion of the tutor.

If you've made it this far, thank you for reading and I hope I haven't scared you away! I look forward to hearing from you and working with you!


Education

SUNY Albany
BS Chemistry
SUNY Albany
Masters
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Troy, NY 12180
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Linux,

Linux

At my job, we work regularly with computers. Namely we work with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux as our operating system of choice. As such, I have much experience working with Linux, and have even worked through much of the Linux from Scratch (LFS) program. Whether it's working with yum/apt-get, or trying to kill a defunct program that won't turn off, I've seen a wide variety of what Linux can do, and have become familiar with how it works. As I am largely self taught, I know what it feels like to be first introduced to Linux, and how frustrating the learning experience can be. As such, I feel well suited to help tutor someone in Linux.
Python

Python

Currently I work in a computational biophysics lab and as such I am regularly working with computers and computer generated data. As such Python is my scripting language of choice in order to parse and manipulate computational data. I use Python in order to streamline my workflows and have been working with Python for a year and a half now. In one of my proudest scripts, I use information generated from GROMACS in order to perform Thermodynamic Integration. When I teach Python I am problem oriented and strive to explain how a solution or method works, often going so far as to have a student re-run a script for each change we make, so they can see how we are changing the script.

History

American History,

American History

I have been a fan of American History my entire life. In high school I excelled at US history to the point where I received a 99 on the US history regents (NY state standardized test) and a 5 on the AP US history exam. As such, I feel well versed in the material to the point where I could tutor someone in the nuances of American history.
European History, World History

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After graduating high school with a 4 on the AP Chem exam (the same year I also took AP Calc AB (4), English (4), and European History(5)), I went to SUNY Albany to study chemistry. Last year I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry, with minors in Math and Physics, Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) after three years of study. This year I graduated with a MS degree in chemistry (3.94 GPA). In addition to my high grades throughout my degree program, I have worked as a tutor for two years, tutoring organic and physical chemistry to groups of 1-10 people. Furthermore, I have worked one on one with a number of my peers, striving to teach them chemistry.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After graduating high school with a 4 on the AP Chem exam (the same year I also took AP Calc AB (4), English (4), and European History(5)), I went to SUNY Albany to study chemistry. Last year I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry, with minors in Math and Physics, Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) after three years of study. This year I graduated with a MS degree in chemistry (3.94 GPA). In addition to my high grades throughout my degree program, I have worked as a tutor for two years, tutoring organic and physical chemistry to groups of 1-10 people. Furthermore, I have worked one on one with a number of my peers, striving to teach them chemistry.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After graduating high school with a 4 on the AP Chem exam (the same year I also took AP Calc AB (4), English (4), and European History(5)), I went to SUNY Albany to study chemistry. Last year I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry, with minors in Math and Physics, Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) after three years of study. This year I graduated with a MS degree in chemistry (3.94 GPA). In addition to my high grades throughout my degree program, I have worked as a tutor for two years, tutoring organic and physical chemistry to groups of 1-10 people. Furthermore, I have worked one on one with a number of my peers, striving to teach them chemistry.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the study of carbon's chemistry, particularly in the way it bonds with itself and other molecules to create large and complex molecules. In college I received A's in Organic Chemistry 1&2 as well as in Advanced Organic Chemistry. This exposure to Organic Chemistry has left me with a strong grasp of the material. So much so that I tutored Organic Chemistry at SUNY Albany's CARSS tutoring program. When tutoring I take a problem oriented approach where I take a problem and break it down step by step until the student 'gets it'. Then I have the student explain it back to me.l, as proof that they get. As such I feel I am a capable and even accomplished Organic Chemistry tutor.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

After graduating high school with a 4 on the AP Chem exam (the same year I also took AP Calc AB (4), English (4), and European History(5)), I went to SUNY Albany to study chemistry. Last year I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry, with minors in Math and Physics, Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) after three years of study. This year I graduated with a MS degree in chemistry (3.94 GPA). In addition to my high grades throughout my degree program, I have worked as a tutor for two years, tutoring organic and physical chemistry to groups of 1-10 people. Furthermore, I have worked one on one with a number of my peers, striving to teach them chemistry.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very thorough!

We had a great lesson and he was very patient! He went step by step, which is exactly what I needed and is my learning style. Thank you very much for your help!

Rose, 3 lessons with Angelo

Wonderful teacher!

Angelo was a great teacher, who made the subject matter easy to understand and the lesson enjoyable. He found ways to make the topics covered relatable and we look forward to future lessons with Angelo.

Tahira, 2 lessons with Angelo

Great teacher

Sergio was very satisfied with the tutoring time. Thank you for your dedication to education! Looking forward to next meeting.

Sergio, 14 lessons with Angelo

Excellent tutor!

He was extremely patient and attentive to my learning style, which allowed me to better navigate all the difficulties I had. Definitely would recommend him and I intend to meet with him again!

Keri, 1 lesson with Angelo

Very helpful and genius teacher :)

Angelo helped me today with understanding inorganic chemistry, and Suddenly I found it fun and easy learning inorganic because of him. Thank you Angelo for being patient with :)

Asma, 2 lessons with Angelo

Really knows his stuff

Angelo was great again. We went over acids and bases and he explained everything in a way that made sense to me. He's extremely helpful and I highly recommend him.

Shiraz, 20 lessons with Angelo

Outstanding!

Angelo was articulate in conveying concepts key to learning Python. He is also patient in demonstrating the repetitive nature of entering the correct code several times to get the desired results. Angelo introduced me to several tricks and features of Python I did not see in the best books and internet searches. Angelo was also very responsive during the meet up process and this was greatly appreciated. I Highly recommend Angelo to those seeking to learn Python from a friendly, patient individual!

Nancy , 1 lesson with Angelo

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