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Phillip R.

Experienced Tutor with a BS in Chemical Engineering

Experienced Tutor with a BS in Chemical Engineering

$50/hour

  • 636 hours tutoring

  • Houston, TX 77096

About Phillip


Bio

I recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with minors in Chemistry and Classical Studies. I was also the Latin tutor for my university for the last three of my four years in college. I enjoyed being able to help other students with their coursework. I have the most experience tutoring Latin, but I am also qualified to teach a wide range of math and science subjects, with math all the way to upper level Calculus and...

I recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with minors in Chemistry and Classical Studies. I was also the Latin tutor for my university for the last three of my four years in college. I enjoyed being able to help other students with their coursework. I have the most experience tutoring Latin, but I am also qualified to teach a wide range of math and science subjects, with math all the way to upper level Calculus and Differential Equations, and with science, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering. I try to motivate students to enjoy what they are studying. If a student is struggling with a topic, I explain the topic in as many ways as I can so that the material is fully understood. I believe firmly in being a lifelong learner and try to instill this in my students. In my free time I enjoy learning new languages casually, biking and watching Netflix.

I excelled in my chemical engineering studies in college while fitting in a classical studies minor as well. I received only three B's in my chemical engineering courses in my four years of college, with the rest being all A's. I always enjoyed studying with friends in my classes because I could explain many concepts and problems to them when I had a good grasp of them.

I was the outstanding senior in chemical engineering at my university. I have passed the fundamentals of engineering (FE) chemical exam. I understand things conceptually and am able to explain the concepts in multiple ways.

I have close to four years of tutoring experience in Latin. I have taken four years of Latin in high school and two semesters in college. I received a 5 on the AP Latin exam in my senior year of high school. I have experience working with translation of Ovid, Vergil, Caesar, and some Cicero. I have used the Cambridge Latin courses in high school, and the Wheelock's textbook in college.

I am able to help with translations, both English to Latin, and vice versa, and help with the language at any level (high school or university). I am also capable to help with topics in the chemical engineering curriculum. Please feel free to message me to schedule lessons or otherwise reach out!


Education

(University of Houston)
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77096
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I have experience programming many projects in C++. I understand and can explain programming fundamentals such as loops, conditions, object oriented programming, recursion, and sorting and search algorithms. I can explain the specific syntax and structure of C++.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have experience programming in java, python, C++, Excel VBA and MATLAB. I have a deep understanding of the specific syntax of each of these languages. I understand and can explain programming fundamentals such as loops, conditions, object oriented programming, recursion, and sorting and search algorithms. I received a 5 on the AP Computer science exam.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have experience programming in java, python, C++, Excel VBA and MATLAB. I received a 5 on the AP computer science exam. I have created many programs and applications and also have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computer science. I have used computer science principles throughout my engineering curriculum.
Java,

Java

I understand and can explain programming fundamentals such as loops, conditions, object oriented programming, recursion, and sorting and search algorithms. I received a 5 on the AP Computer science exam, which was entirely in Java. I have tutored Java and created many small projects in Java.
MATLAB

MATLAB

I took an introductory course in MATLAB during my undergraduate curriculum and received an A in the course. I have used MATLAB extensively throughout my engineering undergraduate curriculum and continue to use it whenever I need to perform engineering calculations. I have a good knowledge of MATLAB's specific syntax and matrix indexing features, including image manipulation operations.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have experience programming many projects in C++. I understand and can explain programming fundamentals such as loops, conditions, object oriented programming, recursion, and sorting and search algorithms. I can explain the specific syntax and structure of C++.
Java,

Java

I understand and can explain programming fundamentals such as loops, conditions, object oriented programming, recursion, and sorting and search algorithms. I received a 5 on the AP Computer science exam, which was entirely in Java. I have tutored Java and created many small projects in Java.
Latin

Latin

I have close to four years of tutoring experience in Latin. I have taken four years of Latin in high school and two semesters in college. I received a 5 on the AP Latin exam in my senior year of high school. I have experience working with translation of Ovid, Vergil, Caesar, and some Cicero. I have used the Cambridge Latin courses in high school, and the Wheelock's textbook in college.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many years of experience with calculus. All of my engineering coursework required calculus knowledge, so I have good experience applying calculus to applications. I know many of the tricks to understanding calculus and have used these to tutor several students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have experience tutoring AP Chemistry, College Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. My degree involved chemistry in nearly every course and I earned a chemistry minor along with it. I have a natural talent for chemistry and know how to explain it in multiple ways to best teach it to students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have many years of experience using geometry in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in geometry and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning geometry and applying it to problems.
Physics,

Physics

I have used physics throughout my engineering coursework. I have experience tutoring physics for both college and highschool. I know how to explain the various concepts in physics including mechanics and electricity and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have many years experience in math and can explain math concepts clearly and concisely. I have tutored Prealgebra and Algebra and know all of the concepts from those subjects. I know the tips and tricks for learning and applying Prealgebra concepts.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a lot of experience using precalculus concepts in later calculus courses. I have tutored precalculus for several students and I know many ways to explain the concepts and how to solve precalculus problems. I know many tips and tricks for learning precalculus and becoming more confident solving math problems.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.

Language

Latin

Latin

I have close to four years of tutoring experience in Latin. I have taken four years of Latin in high school and two semesters in college. I received a 5 on the AP Latin exam in my senior year of high school. I have experience working with translation of Ovid, Vergil, Caesar, and some Cicero. I have used the Cambridge Latin courses in high school, and the Wheelock's textbook in college.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many years of experience with calculus. All of my engineering coursework required calculus knowledge, so I have good experience applying calculus to applications. I know many of the tricks to understanding calculus and have used these to tutor several students.
Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I was the outstanding senior in chemical engineering at my university. I have passed the fundamentals of engineering (FE) chemical exam (an exam cumulative over the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum). I maintained an excellent GPA in chemical engineering and received all A's in my classes except for three B's. I understand the concepts of chemical engineering and can explain them effectively.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I took a differential equations course in my undergraduate curriculum and received an A in the course. I have extensive experience applying differential equations knowledge to real life engineering problems, such as heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid mechanics problems. I have also solved differential equations using excel and MATLAB software.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have many years of experience using geometry in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in geometry and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning geometry and applying it to problems.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I took an introductory course in MATLAB during my undergraduate curriculum and received an A in the course. I have used MATLAB extensively throughout my engineering undergraduate curriculum and continue to use it whenever I need to perform engineering calculations. I have a good knowledge of MATLAB's specific syntax and matrix indexing features, including image manipulation operations.
Physics,

Physics

I have used physics throughout my engineering coursework. I have experience tutoring physics for both college and highschool. I know how to explain the various concepts in physics including mechanics and electricity and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have many years experience in math and can explain math concepts clearly and concisely. I have tutored Prealgebra and Algebra and know all of the concepts from those subjects. I know the tips and tricks for learning and applying Prealgebra concepts.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a lot of experience using precalculus concepts in later calculus courses. I have tutored precalculus for several students and I know many ways to explain the concepts and how to solve precalculus problems. I know many tips and tricks for learning precalculus and becoming more confident solving math problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have extensive experience using trigonometry in various courses and for many problems. I have tutored trigonometry as part of precalculus for many students. I know many tips and tricks for remembering trigonometry concepts and memorizing angle values and trigonometric formulas.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many years of experience with calculus. All of my engineering coursework required calculus knowledge, so I have good experience applying calculus to applications. I know many of the tricks to understanding calculus and have used these to tutor several students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have experience tutoring AP Chemistry, College Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. My degree involved chemistry in nearly every course and I earned a chemistry minor along with it. I have a natural talent for chemistry and know how to explain it in multiple ways to best teach it to students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have many years of experience using geometry in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in geometry and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning geometry and applying it to problems.
Physics,

Physics

I have used physics throughout my engineering coursework. I have experience tutoring physics for both college and highschool. I know how to explain the various concepts in physics including mechanics and electricity and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have many years experience in math and can explain math concepts clearly and concisely. I have tutored Prealgebra and Algebra and know all of the concepts from those subjects. I know the tips and tricks for learning and applying Prealgebra concepts.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a lot of experience using precalculus concepts in later calculus courses. I have tutored precalculus for several students and I know many ways to explain the concepts and how to solve precalculus problems. I know many tips and tricks for learning precalculus and becoming more confident solving math problems.

Science

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I was the outstanding senior in chemical engineering at my university. I have passed the fundamentals of engineering (FE) chemical exam (an exam cumulative over the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum). I maintained an excellent GPA in chemical engineering and received all A's in my classes except for three B's. I understand the concepts of chemical engineering and can explain them effectively.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have experience tutoring AP Chemistry, College Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. My degree involved chemistry in nearly every course and I earned a chemistry minor along with it. I have a natural talent for chemistry and know how to explain it in multiple ways to best teach it to students.
Physics

Physics

I have used physics throughout my engineering coursework. I have experience tutoring physics for both college and highschool. I know how to explain the various concepts in physics including mechanics and electricity and magnetism.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have many years of experience using algebra in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in Algebra and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning Algebra and applying it to problems.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many years of experience with calculus. All of my engineering coursework required calculus knowledge, so I have good experience applying calculus to applications. I know many of the tricks to understanding calculus and have used these to tutor several students.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have experience tutoring AP Chemistry, College Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. My degree involved chemistry in nearly every course and I earned a chemistry minor along with it. I have a natural talent for chemistry and know how to explain it in multiple ways to best teach it to students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have many years of experience using geometry in all of my coursework. Additionally, I have tutored several students in geometry and can explain each concept in clear, concise ways. I know many tips and tricks for learning geometry and applying it to problems.
Physics,

Physics

I have used physics throughout my engineering coursework. I have experience tutoring physics for both college and highschool. I know how to explain the various concepts in physics including mechanics and electricity and magnetism.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a lot of experience with various levels of math. When I took the SAT, I received a near perfect score (790/800). I have a good knowledge of the tips and tricks required for questions on the SAT and ACT.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (153 ratings)
5 star
(147)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Liked his teaching style; very steady, calm and knowledgeable

Thank you, Phillip! This session was very helpful. He is a good instructor. I like the way he is very methodical in his teaching. Phillip was also knowledgeable on the subject - statistics.

Rachel, 1 lesson with Phillip

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I came to Phillip to help me with my MATLAB class. I was very lost in this class, and I leave knowing and understanding how the program works. I HIGHLY recommend Phillip to not just anyone struggling with MATLAB but in any subject in general. Phillip is very respectful, understanding, and patient. He truly does care for his students. When I didn't understand something he would teach me using different methods until I understood what was going on. I cannot say enough great things about Phillip. I passed this class thanks to him. HIGHLY recommend him.

Saul, 22 lessons with Phillip

Brilliant Tutor

I'm a struggling engineering student who contemplates dropping out of the program regularly. Working with people like Phillip keeps me motivated. Phillip is very well rounded in his education from upper level mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Phillip has helped a lot with a C++ course this semester and helps me gain a grasp on the harder concepts. Don't hesitate to take a lesson with Phillip! I strive to be as well rounded in education as he is some day.

Blake, 3 lessons with Phillip

Of Great help!

Phillip is an excellent tutor! Helped me with my matlab project that I was struggling with and gave a few tips on making it more efficient and presentable. Thank you!

Al, 1 lesson with Phillip

MATLAB Lifesaver!!!

I reached out to Phillip late tonight for a MATLAB assignment that's due tomorrow! He helped me complete it even though he had no time to prepare or look over it ahead of time. That's how smart he is!...creating algorithms on the spot! He is very gentle and patient. He's capable of helping you with PhD-level assignments.

Kyra, 3 lessons with Phillip

Superb MATLAB Tutor!

Phillip is a nice guy and a punctual, reliable, polite, focused and incredibly patient tutor. He interacted enthusiastically, even over very extended projects (6 hours on the final session!). His MATLAB and mathematics knowledge base is perfect for a university-level course, and his English skills (he has an interesting background in Latin) help a lot if you are a true STEM student who finds report-writing a real chore! I wouldn't hesitate to use him online when I return to my Engineering course in California.

Joshua, 20 lessons with Phillip

Very helpful tutor

I am very thankful for Phillip's tutoring of physics with my daughter. We still have a long way to go before physics is over but it's well worth the investment to have someone patiently teach her and work on her homework problems with her. Where the professors/teachers at her university can be impatient when students don't grasp it right away, Phillip has stepped in to teach her so she can grasp it.

Krista, 3 lessons with Phillip

Great Tutor

Phillip has been a wonderful help for my son. He arrives promptly. He's very knowledgeable. We've been very pleased. My son's grades have greatly improved.

Cherie, 20 lessons with Phillip

Knowledgeable and Patient

Phillip knows what he's talking about. He taught me some of Statistics, coding, Calculus, PreCaculus, and so on. He didn't just show me the shortcuts that teachers in schools teach, but explained them. I had no clue where and why they should be used or how they came to be. He could answer questions that my teachers couldn't answer. He is easily a tutor that I would choose again to help me.

Jan, 1 lesson with Phillip

Best engineering tutor!

Phillip tutored me in Chemical Engineering transports course. Very patient with me and very knowledgeable. He helped me fully understand problems and I’m now caught up in my transports class. Thank you Phillip !

Victoria, 5 lessons with Phillip
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