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Chris M.

Columbus, OH

$60/hour

Language and Math tutor on OSU campus

300+ Hours
5.0 average from 154 ratings
Excellent and effective teacher!
— Armi, Flower Mound, TX on 10/24/14

$60/Hour


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University of Southern California
Linguistics
1.5 Year The Ohio State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Southern California (Linguistics)

1.5 Year The Ohio State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Chris

Learning is the most central part of my life, and I am always keen to help others accomplish learning as well. I provide tutoring in languages and math.

I earned a BA in Linguistics from USC, and I'm currently a graduate student at OSU, studying Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC). Languages I tutor include:
- all areas of English: SAT/ACT reading and writing, grammar, proofreading, etc.
- French: I took several years of courses in grade school, and spent a year in France playing baseball
- Latin: several years of courses and an undergraduate Classics minor
- German: graduate level coursework, plus two years in Germany playing baseball
- Arabic
- Syriac

I also tutor in math. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics exams and a 780 on the SAT math section, and I can tutor any level of high school math, including algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus, as well as SAT/ACT math.

As a college and professional baseball player, I understand the difference between the process and result. In the classroom, just as on the baseball field, it is crucial to focus on the process, on learning a subject thoroughly, rather than on the result, like a test score. Yes, the test is important, but it is the learning that precedes it that leads to great test scores. I found the most success learning the subject, not just the test, and I teach in the same way. I also understand that everybody learns differently, and I do my best to accommodate the individual strengths of the student, always encouraging awareness of one's own learning strengths in the process.

I know I can help you learn and accomplish your goals, and I would love to make it happen!
Learning is the most central part of my life, and I am always keen to help others accomplish learning as well. I provide tutoring in languages and math.

I earned a BA in Linguistics from USC, and I'm currently a graduate student at OSU, studying Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC). Languages I tutor include:
- all areas of
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43201
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent and effective teacher!"

- Armi, Flower Mound, TX on 10/24/14

"Very helpful"

- Kathy, Keller, TX on 4/13/16

"Definitely helpful."

- Sophia, Dallas, TX on 2/24/16

"Encouraging tutor"

- Karen, Grapevine, TX on 1/22/16

"Excellent!! Really helped my niece prepare for her Test."

- David, Dallas, TX on 12/9/15

"Very helpful"

- Jana, Flower Mound, TX on 11/5/15

"Great Tutor and Coach"

- TERRIE, Southlake, TX on 10/26/14

"Thank you Chris!"

- Susie, Grand Prairie, TX on 10/31/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Chemistry
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French,
Latin,
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I can help you improve your test scores! All you need is practice, a good strategy, and confidence. I can help provide all three.

In high school, I worked my butt off preparing for standardized tests, and I was rewarded with good scores. I scored a 35 on the ACT, a 760 on SAT Reading, a 780 on SAT Writing, and a 5 on the AP Literature and AP Language exams. In college, I was a Linguistics major, with a Classics minor that included learning Latin. I spent a lot of time as a tutor in high school and college, mostly helping my teammates in any classes they struggled with.

ACT Math

In high school, I scored a 35 on the ACT, a 760 on SAT Math, and a 5 on the AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics exams. In college, I used math on the baseball field, not only as part of the game, but also as a tutor for my teammates in their college math classes.

French

I took five years of French in grade school, from age 11-16, excelling at every level, as well as high school and college Latin and college Italian. I worked in college as a research assistant for a history professors digging through 1920s French newspapers, which sharpened my understanding of colloquial French. And most recently I spent the majority of 2012 in Rouen, France, playing semi-professional baseball and immersing myself in French language and culture. From all these experiences, I have a great understanding of the technical, classroom, grammar-based side of learning French, as well as the real-world, comprehension and communication side.

Latin

I have studied Latin since 2005, with two formal years of study in high school and two more in college, as well as significant time studying on my own since then. My degree is in linguistics, and I specialize in historical linguistics, i.e. how languages change and interact over time. I use my knowledge of English, French, Italian, and Aramaic to inform my knowledge of Latin. To me, the real pleasure of studying Latin is connecting it to the modern world and modern languages, and I try to help my students make the same connections among whichever languages they already know, both for mnemonics and for simple curiosity.

University of Southern California
Linguistics
1.5 Year The Ohio State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Southern California (Linguistics)

1.5 Year The Ohio State University (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent and effective teacher!

In just three short tutoring sessions with Chris, my son gained the additional perspective and confidence that he needs to tackle AP Calculus. My son scored a 96 in his Midterm exam today. Thank you Chris!

— Armi, Flower Mound, TX on 10/24/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43201.