Over 1250 tutoring hours

Nichols M.

Kingwood, TX

$55/hour

Specializing in AP Calculus, Physics and Statistics

Background check passed as of 11/9/15
4.9 average from 307 ratings
Patient and he is a guru on Calculus
— John, Houston, TX on 6/28/15

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Penn State University
Florida State
Master's

Education

Penn State University

Florida State (Master's)

About Nichols

Training Mathletes in algebra, trigonometry, pre-calc, calculus, statistics and physics. I also teach important standardized test prep for the SAT, ACT, GRE and ASVAB.

I am a retired state certified teacher in Texas both in composite high school science and mathematics. I have taught mathematics at both the high school and collegiate level. I have almost 30 years of professional tutoring experience. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in applied mathematics.

I offer a no-fail guarantee (contact me via WyzAnt for details). I am available at any time of the day; I try to be as flexible as possible. I try as much as possible to work in the comfort of your own home at a schedule convenient to you. I also offer online tutoring.

I operate my business with the highest ethical standards and have consented to a background check if you would like one.
Training Mathletes in algebra, trigonometry, pre-calc, calculus, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I can offer a no fail guarantee. Please email for details. I also offer discounts for multiple hour sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Kingwood, TX 77339
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"Patient and he is a guru on Calculus"

- John, Houston, TX on 6/28/15

"Knowledgable and Very Helpful"

- Ashleigh, Spring, TX on 2/8/16

"Great Tutor"

- Tiera, Houston, TX on 12/22/15

"Very knowledgeable and clear with his teachings"

- Shane, Brighton, MA on 11/12/15

"Wonderful tutor"

- Marley, Crosby, TX on 10/18/15

"Reliable and knowledgeable"

- Zach, Houston, TX on 9/29/15

"Mr. Nichols was great. He understood what I had to learn and took me through things step by step."

- Alejandra, Humble, TX on 6/21/15

"Well organized, patient, and knowledgeable"

- Lizzet, Houston, TX on 5/2/15

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Tonia, Channelview, TX on 10/1/14

"Very prepared to help every time and invaluable as a tutor!"

- Isaac, Humble, TX on 9/9/14

"Helpful for Placement Test"

- Randy, Sugar Land, TX on 8/20/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kiran, Houston, TX on 7/17/14
Nichols replied on 7/17/2014

Thank you for your feedback!

"Great tutor!"

- Joan, Baytown, TX on 5/28/14

"Outstanding service!"

- Nelson, Humble, TX on 5/22/14

"Off to a great start!"

- Jessica, Kingwood, TX on 5/15/14

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Carrie, Spring, TX on 4/29/14

"Great tutor."

- Teresa, Spring, TX on 2/12/14

"Makes the student and parents feel comfortable."

- Shelly, Huffman, TX on 1/30/14

"Great - Statistics"

- Denise, Spring, TX on 11/26/13

"SAT Math Tutoring"

- Christy, Kingwood, TX on 6/22/12

"Great tutor - very professional!"

- Sue Anne, Huffman, TX on 5/2/12

"Great Instructor"

- Gary, Crosby, TX on 4/11/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Flute
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, CLAST, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Fortran, Mathematica, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, UNIX
Business:
Economics, Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Differential Equations

I have taken differential equations (DIFFEQ) courses--both ordinary and partial--in undergraduate school. Furthermore, I had to apply these in my major courses in both undergraduate and graduate school courses. The most important prerequisite knowledge for DIFFEQ is integrals and techniques for evaluating them, and I have taught BOTH integral calculus and tutored DIFFEQ since 1989.

Flute

I have taught flute and clarinet lessons since the mid-'80s with many students placing very high in local and state competitions. I am also very experienced as an orchestral soloist. I use proven lesson studies to help students improve musicianship step-by-step including Pares Scales, Rubank Studies/Duets, and various Etude study books.

Penn State University
Florida State
Master's

Education

Penn State University

Florida State (Master's)

Patient and he is a guru on Calculus — The professor was precise with his teaching methods and very patient with me. Definitely a permanent tutor I will continue to use. Plus he is very flexible with scheduling tutoring session. Best investment I could have made. ...

— John, Houston, TX on 6/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I can offer a no fail guarantee. Please email for details. I also offer discounts for multiple hour sessions.

Travel policy

Nichols will travel within 40 miles of Kingwood, TX 77339.