EducationPhD Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
MS Neuroscience, Tulane University, 2003
BS Physics, Tulane University, 2001
Experience* My rates are $80/hr and are flexible! If you are unable to afford my full rate, we can find a happy medium. *
I am a down-to-earth, friendly PhD graduate with 19 years of tutoring experience. My academic background is in science, but I have tutored a wide range of subjects.
Courses for which I have paid, referred tutoring experience include: math (pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry, calculus, linear algebra), biology (general biology, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience), English (essay and paper writing skills), history, geography, physics (general physics, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, engineering physics), statistics (introductory statistics, traditional inferential statistics, bootstrapping and Monte Carlo techniques), study skills, and GRE preparation. I also do essay, thesis and dissertation editing both in person and remotely. I work with grade school, high school, college, and grad school students, as well as professionals.
Most popular subjects:
Paper editing and consultation
I have a bachelor's degree in Physics from Tulane University, and a master's degree in Neuroscience from Tulane. I recently completed my PhD in Neuroscience at UT, with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. My GRE scores are 760 math, 670 verbal.
Good tutoring means having a balance between feeling comfortable and being challenged. So when I work with a student, we go back and forth between old and new material. The old material is comfortable and provides a foothold, and then we go on to more challenging new material. It takes an experienced tutor to know when to challenge and when to back up and regain our footing.
This approach results in:
(1) Integrating old and new material so nothing is learned as a "separate" or unrelated concept
(2) A session that is neither boring nor frustrating
(3) Measurable progress in each session
I strongly believe students excel when they feel good about what they are doing! Nobody learns well when they are overwhelmed or bored.
My tutoring produces real results. Some successful experiences my students have had: finally understanding (and enjoying!) the math they thought they hated, going into the test 100% prepared, writing an excellent paper, acing an exam, and adopting good study habits which are used for years to come. It is very enjoyable for me to see a student come in at first feeling like they'll never pass a class, and then meeting with them one last time to see the A on their final paper, project, or course grade. I guarantee you are smarter than you think!
HobbiesWhen I'm not in school or tutoring, I like: hiking, camping, reading, Argentine tango, watching movies, programming.
Client Reviews (26)
Hands down the best tutor I've ever had! Chuck goes at a pace that is comfortable for me and doesn't make me feel dumb if I don't understand something. He says that he truly loves tutoring and it shows! He is dedicated to the students he tutors and does his best at accommodating to our schedules!
Chuck has been so helpful!! He has been helping me in Genetics, and my understanding is so much more solid after seeing him just twice. He knows so much and when there is a topic he is not familiar with, he is not afraid to say so and read up on it. He stresses the importance in having a strong foundation and building up from there. He is super flexible and accommodating with his students. Aside from being a great tutor, he is also a really nice guy. I am so appreciative of his help!!
Chuck helped me with Physics 2 and was always on time and easy to schedule with. He was a good teacher but was also supportive and encouraging. He explained the physics concepts from both a big picture perspective while relating topics to each other, and also at a micro level so that I understood the material fully. Math is overwhelming for me and he broke down problems and explained why we did everything so that I completely understood each aspect of the problems before moving on. He didn’t make me feel dumb when I didn’t understand and we approached problems in different ways if I didn’t get it. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about physics, which helped me stay motivated.
Chuck is by far the best tutor I have ever had! My grades were slipping and Chuck was a grade saver. He really helped me understand how to write well. Also, whenever I needed to have a paper in by a certain day he was great to make sure I had the paper ready to be turned in. If you ever need a tutor-Chuck is an extraordinary tutor!
I needed help with polishing an essay and Chuck was extremely helpful. He is very approachable and very friendly. His ideas and knowledge of the English subject were very beneficial for the structure and organization of my paper. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor!
Chuck is so engaging. I really enjoyed our first meeting. He helps you think through the process of your project. He is energetic and took on my assignment as if it was his own. He truly has a passion for tutoring.
Chuck is, by far, one of the most talented, exceptional, and professional tutors that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His approach to tutoring is simple: make sense of what you are studying. Not only is he a subject-matter expert, but an eloquent instructor who always finds a simple way to explain a seemingly complicated math problem. As cliched as this may sound, but he truly does help you fall in love with math all over again. I strongly recommend Chuck if you are serious about your academic advancement and development. He is, once again, exceptionally talented, smart and a down-to-earth individual. Hire him immediately!
Chuck’s love for educating and learning is evident in is teaching style. He is able to teach broad concepts with extreme detail that engages students in learning. Excellent tutor!!!
Chuck is positive, attentive, patient and knowledgeable. He is very responsive and timely to appointments. I worked with him on GRE math and the help I received carried over to other subjects. He helps connect material into the "big picture" so that I actually understand the details and their relevance. I hope I get to work with him again!
Chuck was amazing! He was very quick in responding to my email, and was able to work with my schedule. I would recommend Chuck to anyone who needs help with math prep for the GRE. I did better because of him!
Chuck helped prepare me for the math component of the GRE. We met only three times, but he helped raise my math score by 6 points (compared to a practice test). He's very easy to work with and has extensive knowledge of all math concepts. Great tutor!
One of the best tutors I've ever had the opportunity to work with. Chuck's patience is great and he really helps me enjoy the subject we work on!
Definitely knows his stuff. Very encouraging and helped me understand a lot of concepts for the GRE that I either forgot or never really understood. I feel FAR more prepared and confident going into the GRE now than before I got tutored from Chuck. Needless to say, I highly recommend him.
Great Alegebra teacher. Always keeps track of his appointments and helps student with upcoming tests or reviewing and correcting old tests or homework assignments.
Chuck is an amazing tutor. My son really gained a good understanding of his physics material.
Chuck has been a wonderful tutor for my daughter. He has been able to fit us in on short notice to prepare for tests and has been able to tutor multiple subjects--physics and calculus. He works very well with my daughter and is helping her get through some tough material. We are very pleased with his help!!
Chuck is one of the best tutors. He has a way of explaining things in simple terms that are easy to understand. I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon him. Thanks Chuck!!
This tutor is the best! Before meeting with Chuck to study for the math part of the GRE, I was terrified of math. I felt like I never learned the basics in high school and I just became more confused in college. My anxiety was very high. Since meeting regularly with Chuck I am understanding things I never understood before and the best part is, I am understanding them without feeling stressed or frustrated. What I appreciate most about Chuck's tutoring style is his interest in my personal learning styles and goals. He has worked with me in a patient way I never previously experienced. Dare I say he has actually made a subject I loathed interesting for me. I really feel like I am finally grasping concepts which have always alluded me and filled me with total anxiety. If you are looking for someone who will really work WITH and FOR you so you can reach your goals, then I highly recommend this tutor.
Chuck was great. He helped me get a good grade within a week on a subject I new nothing about. He's patient and clearly explains the nuts & bolts of the subject, and then works from there to make everything crystal.
Chuck is awesome! He got back to me quickly and we met a few times before my exam. He was a great help.
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