NEW FEATURES MORE

Search
Over 200 tutoring hours

Fred P.

San Antonio, TX

$50/hour

Ph.D. Will Get You There

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/5/15
4.8 average from 97 ratings
Great Tutor and Very Patient
— Kimmie, Helotes, TX on 11/20/14

$50/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Fred will reply soon.

Response time: 19 hours

Contact Fred

Dartmouth
Hollins Unversity
Master's
UNC-Greensboro
PhD

Education

Dartmouth

Hollins Unversity (Master's)

UNC-Greensboro (PhD)

About Fred

I am a Ph.D. psychologist who has extensive teaching experience at the secondary and university levels. I have taught numerous psychology and statistics courses at local universities and am certified in both composite high school science and biology. I even taught middle-school science for two years. I understand the SAT tests very well and am an excellent writer, and I know I can help you get an outstanding score on the college admissions tests if you are willing to put in the effort.

The key to doing well in math and science is understanding and applying concepts, which is what I stress. The key to becoming a good writer is strong organization, grammatical fluency, and attention to detail. I have graded several hundred papers in my college teaching and I know what makes a good paper!
I am a Ph.D. psychologist who has extensive teaching experience at the secondary and university levels. I have taught numerous psychology and statistics courses at local universities and am certified in both composite Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Antonio, TX 78230
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor and Very Patient"

- Kimmie, Helotes, TX on 11/20/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Troy, San Antonio, TX on 10/11/14

"Great Value"

- John, San Antonio, TX on 10/2/13

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Rosa, San Antonio, TX on 8/22/13

"Outstanding tutor, easy to reach by telephone or email."

- Denise, San Antonio, TX on 7/15/13

"Great tutor!"

- Terry, San Antonio, TX on 10/6/12
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology, Biology,
Biostatistics,
Chemistry,
Ecology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology,
Sociology
Music:
Music History, Violin
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ASVAB,
GED, GMAT, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, SPSS
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography,
Government & Politics,
Music History, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft PowerPoint

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 Math

I am a Ph.D. in psychology who is currently teaching at UTSA. I have tutored many students on the ACT and am very familiar with its contents and strategies.

ACT Reading

I know the type of questions on the ACT exam and have done tutoring on the SAT exam and am very interested in helping students prepare for the ACT exam. There are strategies for doing better on the verbal portions of these types of tests, but the best strategy of all is to read a lot!

ADD/ADHD

I have a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, and I am an educator. I teach biopsychology at the college level, and I lecture on the neurochemical and neuroanatomical basis of ADHD and the nature of the deficits in this disorder. I also teach an undergraduate course in learning, so I am very knowledgeable about behavioral treatments and monitoring. Because I am further certified in high school science and as a middle school generalist, I am able to tutor specifically at this level. Hence, when it comes to secondary school students with ADHD, I understand the strengths and challenges of students with this condition.

Algebra 1

I love algebra and was very good at it and realize the importance of it because of my statistics teaching at Texas A&M San Antonio.

American History

I am well-qualified to tutor American history, as I majored in history as an undergraduate and am certified to teach history at the middle school level. I love to instill excitement in students as they read about events in our nation's past.

Anthropology

I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology but I have written extensively on the origins of humans, including the evolution of human behavior and intelligence. I also majored in history as an undergraduate and took several courses in anthropology.

Aspergers

I am very familiar with autism and spectrum disorders such as Asperger's. I am a Ph.D. in experimental psychology specializing in neuropsychology and have written a major theoretical article on the origins of autism. I am familiar with the mental processes involved in autism and have friends whose children have autism or Asperger's syndrome. I understand some of the techniques used to treat autism and feel I would do a good job in tutoring someone with at least high-functioning autism.

ASVAB

I feel confident in all of the ASVAB areas (I scored 100% on the WYZANT qualifying exam) but I can't say I could answer every electronics question!

Autism

I am very familiar with autism. I am a Ph.D. in experimental psychology specializing in neuropsychology and have written a major theoretical article on the origins of autism. I am familiar with the mental processes involved in autism and have friends whose children have autism or Asperger's syndrome. I understand some of the techniques used to treat autism and feel I would do a good job in tutoring someone with at least high-functioning autism.

Biology

I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with an emphasis on biopsychology. I teach biopsychology regularly at Texas A&M -- San Antonio. Besides the nervous system and general anatomy, I also know a lot about ecology, evolution, and environmental science.

I have taught middle-school science and am certified in composite science and biology at the high school level.

Biostatistics

I just finished tutoring a student in biostatistics and realize that it is very similar to behavioral statistics, except for a greater emphasis on binomial probability. I am well-qualified to teach either behavioral or biostatistics because of all of my research and teaching experience, which includes seven courses in behavioral statistics at Texas A&M--San Antonio and the University of Phoenix. I can offer tutoring at the undergraduate level and, in some cases, graduate level, for Biostatistics. My positive ratings from students testify to this.

Chemistry

I am certified in composite science and have done long-term subbing in pre-AP chemistry at Lee High School.

Dyslexia

In addition to being certified as a 4-* generalist, I am a neuropsychologist who teaches courses on the brain and am very familiar with the neural basis of dyslexia. I am also familiar with many of the techniques used to treat dyslexia, including phonics, visual aids, and audio aids. I have even worked with a middle-school student with dyslexia in trying to improve his math performance. I feel confident especially in working with middle-school students with dyslexia.

Economics

I read Karl Marx and Adam Smith as a teenager and took a lot of economics courses as an undergraduate. Although I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, I keep up with current events, especially macroeconomics issues. I am less well-versed on some of the finer points of microeconomics, but I can help you even with this field.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified as a 4-8 generalist and in various high school science classes. I have worked with elementary school children in the past and I have a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and have taught learning theory. I am aware of the levels and needs of elementary school children.

Elementary Math

I am certified 4-8 Generalist and have taught middle-school science for two years and tutored several late elementary/middle-school students in math.

English

I am a Ph.D. who has excellent writing and grammar skills and has tutored students on the verbal sections of the SAT.

Geography

I am very knowledgeable about the world and have always loved geography. I also majored in history and am certified to teach all subjects up to the 8th grade.

Geometry

Although I am not certified in high school math, I am acquainted with the 10th grade geometry curriculum and have tutored many students on the SAT, which includes geometry problems.

Government & Politics

Although I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, I know a lot about government and politics, having majored in history and maintaining an avid interest in current events and world affairs. I am also a certified generalist instructor for middle school.

Grammar

I am a very experienced writer, having written over 100 scientific papers and various other material. I regularly grade college papers for organization and grammar and can definitely help anyone in this area.

GRE

I am a Ph.D. who has published widely in various areas of psychology. I have extensive experience with the GRE and have helped many students improve their scores and get into the graduate program of their choice.

Prealgebra

I am certified as a middle school generalist (4-8), including all math levels. I enjoy algebra and I especially enjoy teaching algebra to young students who may have trouble grasping the basic concepts initially.

Probability

I have taught undergraduate statistics for several years, and one of the major topics is probability theory.

Proofreading

I am a Ph.D. in Psychology and an excellent writer who has written well over one hundred scientific articles and several books. I am most useful for someone who is already a reasonably good writer and needs help with specific styles (such as general scientific or APA).

Psychology

I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and done extensive research and have taught a wide variety of courses at local universities. Check out my ratings at "Rate Your Professor"; select Texas A&M -- San Antonio.

Reading

I would be very glad to tutor anyone in reading. I love to read and, as a neuropsychologist, understand some of the problems people have in reading.

The single-best method to do well on college entrance reading comprehension questions is to read a lot of books! Short of that, there are a few simple techniques that can help everyone do a little better on their reading comprehension scores.

SAT Math

I am a PhD. in Experimental Psychology at and have tutored several student in SAT prep. I can teach the basic knowledge and strategies required to do well on the various sections on the SAT. My statistics show that I can raise student scores on the SAT by 150 points after 3-4 tutoring sessions, if the student does additional practice tests on his or her own.

SAT Reading

I am familiar with all aspects of the SAT test -- math, writing, and reading -- and have been able to help raise SAT scores about 150 points with 3-4 tutoring sessions. There are different strategies for each. The major thing students need to do is to be able to learn the strategies and types of problems on the SAT. It never is good to go into this test unprepared!

SAT Writing

I am very familiar with the SAT writing portion and can help improve performance on that test. I read lots of college papers every day and know how important good writing is to college success. With 3-4 tutoring sessions, I have been able to help raise students scores about 150 points on average.

SPSS

I am a Ph.D. who has used SPSS on many occasions. I have taught undergraduate statistics and experimental design and I used SPSS in that course. I am familiar with most of the basic aspects of SPSS but I have never done such things as factor analysis, although I once upon a time took graduate courses in advanced statistics.

I am very patient and will work with you to help get you through any a statistics course using SPSS.

Statistics

I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and took many courses in graduate statistics. I have used statistics throughout my research career and have in the past several years taught undergraduate statistics at local universities. My ratings from students were excellent. I am familiar with SPSS, having taught it recently in an Experimental Design class.

I love to teach statistics and my philosophy is that no one should be intimidated by it!

Study Skills

I am a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and teach learning and behavior at Texas A&M-San Antonio.

I am also certified in secondary education at the middle school (generalist) and secondary school (composite science and biology) levels. I taught for middle-school science for two years and I still substitute on a limited basis.

World History

I am very knowledgeable about world history and, in fact, majored in history as an undergraduate. I would be glad to work with any student needing help in this area.

Writing

I am a Ph.D. and have written over one hundred articles and three books and I am currently working on a second work of fiction. I consider myself an excellent writer. I am also a certified teacher at the secondary school level and I teach at several local universities as well. I spend a lot of time grading papers because I review them carefully, but I would love that everyone could learn to write well so it would save me a lot of time in my college courses!

Dartmouth
Hollins Unversity
Master's
UNC-Greensboro
PhD

Education

Dartmouth

Hollins Unversity (Master's)

UNC-Greensboro (PhD)

Great Tutor and Very Patient

Fred is great with breaking down aspects of research for me. He is readily available if needed. Very thankful for his insight.

— Kimmie, Helotes, TX on 11/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fred will travel within 15 miles of San Antonio, TX 78230.