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Chuck tutors in Austin, TX

Chuck M.

Private tutor in Austin, TX

Chuck M.526

26 reviews

Education

PhD 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 22 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: Statistics GRE Math Physics Biology Paper / dissertation editing 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!

Availability

Weekdays at any time, Sunday at any time

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

Hobbies

When I'm not in school or tutoring, I like: hiking, camping, reading, Argentine tango, watching movies, programming.

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