$40/hour

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“**Great tutor, very knowledgeable**”

I am currently a retired chemist, having worked in the industry for 35 years. For the last three years, I have been an adjunct instructor at Baker College in Port Huron, MI. Currently, I teach chemistry at a career college in San Antonio.

My approach to teaching chemistry is to not just show the methods for solving chemical problems.

*This rate applies only to new students. For distances greater than 25 miles, I am willing to negotiate a lower hourly rate for sessions of two (2) or more hours of length.*

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I love my tutoring sessions with Mr.Freddie! He makes sure that I understand the topics and concepts before moving onto the next lesson. Mr.Freddie is very patient and is determined to get me to understand my chapter before tests and quizzes. My grades have significantly increased since tutoring with him and I'd recommend him to anybody looking for chemistry tutoring.

Explained chemistry word problems. Helped me get an A on my exam. Teaches at whatever level you need. Helps you make sense of complicated subjects. Breaks the subject down to an understandable level. Nice person.

He taught me how to solve inverse equations, graph equations. I like that he didn't rush me even though our lesson was over, he kept teaching me.

Freddie was so patient with our son! He is soft spoken and very thorough in his teaching. We already have another session scheduled with him!

Freddie is an awesome tutor! He is kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Freddie is a great teacher and is excellent at explaining complicated topics. He helps make Chemistry easy to understand. Freddie is flexible and is available to help when needed. I would highly recommend Freddie!

My son and I felt we made a wise choice in Freddie P. as a tutor because of his willingness to come to us for the tutor lessons, his patience with my son, and his knowledge of the subject. What really showed me that Freddie P. was a wise choice is the excitement my son displayed after being tutored and tackling his next math assignment without Mr. P. there beside him. He actually understood and knew what to do and so once again he was excited about math.

Thank you for helping my child. He feels very comfortable with your teaching style and he feels he understands the subject much more clearly. His grades have improved and he's so much happier.

Thank you so much for all your help.

Mr. P is an amazing and patient tutor and a perfect fit for my eighth grader. Her confidence and math grade is improving since she has been working with Mr. P.

I love Freddie! He is sweet, kind and knows his stuff! He is intelligent and very patient. Patience is something that I look for in a tutor and Freddie has it. I'm a slower learner, but he keeps me engaged and with his patience I'm able to learn. I am very fortunate that I came across him while searching for a tutor!

This tutor has a calming voice and is very patient. I'm a disabled veteran, who has decided to go back to college to further my education; however, I was having trouble with Algebra. I was fortunate enough to find Mr. P. here on WyzAnt.com. I highly recommend this tutor, and if I need anymore assistance with any other tutoring, I will definitely be contacting Mr. P. in the future.

He made my daughter very comfortable. I like that he was patient and explained everything to her in a way that she responded well.

My son was in need of help with chemistry. Freddie was very patient and worked with him. We'll definitely use him again during his senior year!

My son didn't want to attend his 1st algebra summer session. After meeting With Mr. P. it all changed. He said it Went by so fast and it was not boring. Mr. P. is a great tutor!!

My son is struggling with Chemistry. Mr. Freddie P is very good with helping my son to understand his lessons. He shows him how to work chemistry problems step by step. My son brings his worksheet and book to his tutoring session. The tutor is very knowledgeable about chemistry and how to do chemistry calculations.

My son said he learned more in 2 hours with Freddie, than in 6 months in his High School Chemistry Class! We appreciate Freddie P as a tutor - I could not of found a better tutor for my son, anywhere, for High School Chemistry! He is truly Calm, Patient and Knows how to Teach The Subject!

Mr. P. was very patient with my son who is not very motivated and easily frustrated. We recommend this tutor for your student.

Mr. P. has really helped my son with high school chemistry, my son's most challenging subject as a junior. My son is getting better grades and is understanding the basics of chemistry. We look forward to Mr. P's weekly tutoring.

Mr. P. is very patient with my son, making sure he gets the concepts before moving on.

Helped me out a lot in General Chemistry!!! Highly Recommend, on time and very patient in explaining information at an understandable level.

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Elementary (K-6th),
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Algebra 1 is the first level math taught in high school, although some school districts introduce it in middle school as well. It is essential for any field of study, and even though most people don't realize it, everyone does some aspect of algebra everyday.

We will begin with a discussion of the various number systems: whole, counting, integers, rational, irrational, and real. We will also discuss such concepts as absolute value, equations for lines - point slope and slope intercept - and introduce algebraic equations. You will also learn how to solve for an unknown quantity (or variable) and overcome the fear of letters used as place holders for numbers. Next, we tackle graphing of linear equations and linear inequalitites, learn to solve systems of liner equations and inequalities, practice factoring polynomials, and introduce the very useful quadratic equation.

Throughout the learning process, we take steps as small or as large as necessary so you grasp the concept without being overwhelmed or bored. This is, by far, my favorite subject to tutor. Let me show you how to master the concepts as well.

Algebra is by far my favorite subject. I can help my students grasp the concepts and apply them to number and reading problems.

In algebra 2, we will examine the various number systems (integers, rational and irrational numbers, and real numbers), review variables and constants, learn how to simplify expressions, solve linear equations, factor polynomials, solve quadratic equations, graph equations using various coordinate systems, and utilize the line equations to quickly produce graphs and predict their shapes.

There are shortcuts I can teach as well. If this appeals to you, let me help.

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to teach. As a practicing chemist for more than 35 years, I have used chemical principles to solve many industrial problems in the plastics and automotive industries.

I begin with a review of the basic structure of matter - the atom - and discuss its major constituent parts: the protons, neutrons and electrons. Next we discuss the periodic table and its wealth of information legally available during any examination (the periodic table is usually vividly displayed on the classroom wall). We will be able to identify metals, nonmetals and metalloids, describe their reactivity and the types of chemical products we can expect when certain elements chemically combine.

We will discuss reaction types and the be able to identify physical versus chemical changes seen in nature. The concept of the mole will also be discussed and we will practice balancing equations and using balanced equations to determine how much product can be made from various quantities of starting materials.

We sill also discuss how matter is classified and practice categorizing various solids, liquids and gases as pure or mixed, elements or compounds, homogeneous or heterogeneous.

Other topics will include atomic radius, ionization energy, nuclear chemistry, gases and gas laws, pH, acids and bases, quantum theory, etc.

Theories as well as application will be reviewed. We will use models and other visuals to enhance the learning experience. Let me help you master chemistry. Whether or not you realize it, all of us do a multitude of chemical reactions and processes each day- respiration, digestion, nerve impulse transmission, mitosis, hormone creation, cell repair, etc. So don't let the topic scare you. You CAN master it!

I am currently certified in reading, writing, elementary math, grammar and prealgebra. I currently act as substitute teacher for all grades from kindergarten to grade 12. I can motivate my students to learn and can get even the traditionally uncooperative to attempt some of the day's lesson.

One-on-one is where I am most effective. It is a delight to see the light of understanding go on when a student grasps a new concept and can readily apply it to new situations.

I hope my skill set and enthusiasm demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effective tutor of K-6th grade students.

Elementary math begins with the recognition of numbers, counting of objects, and learning to do basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Later we learn how to count money, tell time and do word problems. We also learn to count by twos, fives, tens and hundreds, and work on adding and subtracting double and triple-digit numbers.

Each skill is presented at the level the student is comfortable with and progresses to higher levels as skills are mastered. I try to incorporate visual cues and kinesthetic aspects to the learning experience to reach students with other learning styles besides the auditory learner style. I use worksheets with pictures and even drawings that the student colors to reinforce lessons learned.

If this approach appeals to you. Let me help tutor your child.

I am proficient in grammar, spelling, reading comperehension and the fundamentals of writing. I can help you or your child do better in English.

We will review the basics, practice correcting grammar, proofread our work and correct mistakes, and practice rephrasing our work to get the most concise and efficient presentation of the information we wish to share with others.

If this approach appeals to you, let me help.

Good grammar includes an understanding of subject-verb relationships, the correct use of punctuation and the proper spelling for words. I share tips with you that will help you improve your understanding of these topics and when to apply them.

Even the best writers sometimes make mistakes. So, it is important to proofread (edit) any assignments. For this, the use of a dictionary is very helpful. Also, it is wise to have someone else review your work and find errors that you may have overlooked.

PowerPoint lets you prepare slides for an electronic presentation in person or online. You can choose your slide background and add text, graphics and pictures to personalize and enliven your presentation.

You can also add Excel charts and Word tables, and, create an automated slide show complete with personalized transitions between slides and animations within slides.

Of course, you can choose fonts and color schemes that suit your intended audience. Let me show you how.

These are some of the topics we will cover in prealgebra:

1. Review of natural number arithmetic

2. New types of numbers such as integers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers

3. Factorization of natural numbers

4. Associative, Communicative and Distributive Properties

5. Simple (integer) roots and powers

6. Rules of evaluation of expressions, such as which mathematical operator takes precedence and the use of parentheses

7. Basics of equations

8. Understanding of variable manipulation

9. Manipulation and arithmetic with the standard 4-quadrant Cartesian coordinate plane

10. We'll also look at solving equations for unknowns

After assessing strengths and weaknesses, I work with the student to improve his/her understanding using worksheets, practical examples and some visuals. I try to introduce new material at a pace that is challenging, but not overwhelming.

Reading excellence comes in three parts: (1) learn to sound out and pronounce the words, (2) find the main idea and identify supporting details, and (3) compare and contrast information from several sources. For younger readers, all three are important skills. For the older readers, the latter two skills will be emphasized.

However, I discuss each student's individual needs and tailor my lessons to give them the support that they need. A big part of reading is finding materials that you will enjoy. What information or subjects are you interested in? These are the ones that will give you the incentive to succeed. Based on your individual needs and interests, we can identify the tutoring program that will benefit you the most.

Each letter or combination of letters represents a distinct sound in English words. Once you know the letter/sound relationship, you can pronounce and spell many words. There are some exceptions because some letter combinations refer to sounds from a different language. We will study the normal sounds and some of the exceptions. We will also practice using the dictionary to find words you do not know how to spell.

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