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Qualifications & Experience

I see myself as a guide and a mentor, which is what makes tutoring truly rewarding - the sense of making a difference in a student's life, the opportunity to witness the moment when they say, "Wow. I've got this!" I love teaching, I love learning, and I love having the opportunity every day to pass on this love to my students!

While studying music and education at NYU, I discovered that I had a natural knack for tutoring, which quickly became my vocation. Since then, for more than fifteen years, as a private tutor in New York City, the UK, and currently Los Angeles, I've helped my students find their learning style, their self-confidence and their own path to success.

My specialties are all levels of mathematics, science, music and test prep (SAT/ISEE/ACT/SSAT/GRE/GED/etc). I also have quite a bit of experience helping students with executive functioning skills (study skills, organizational skills, time management). I love tutoring in English and history as well!

I always endeavor to help my students stay engaged with the material. My first priority is to ensure understanding, mastery and confidence in the fundamentals. Then, we build upon this foundation by making sure that they are challenged just enough to be excited about the material, but never overwhelmed or frustrated. I've found that respect, empathy and a healthy sense of humor go a long way in achieving these goals.

I am always happy to chat with you about how I can help your student. Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me. I look forward to meeting with you!

Education

2000

New York University

Education and Music

Awards & Honors

1996

University Scholars

1997

University Scholars

1998

University Scholars

1999

University Scholars

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Common Core Calculus Elementary Math Geometry Prealgebra Precalculus Statistics Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Writing ACT Math ACT Reading ACT Science GED GRE ISEE PSAT SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing SSAT

ACT

ACT Writing ACT Math ACT Reading ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing

English

English (K-8) High School Level English Essay Writing Grammar Literature Reading & Comprehension Study Skills Vocabulary

Science

Biology Chemistry Physics

Social Studies

U.S. History Government & Politics Music History Social History of Art World History

Music

Music History Clarinet Music Composition Ear Training Flute General Music Music Production Music Theory Piano Saxophone Sight Singing

Computer

Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Macintosh

Professional

Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word

Other

Homeschool

Charles ’s Rating

5.0
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Reviews

Tammy C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Charles has been hugely instrumental in my sons academic careers. He is consistent in his kindness and impeccable skills as a tutor and mentor. There has been such a remarkable and significant change with our sons grade as well as his self-confidence. A testament to Charles and the work he continues to do.

a year ago

Sean C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Charles has been a great help to my success over the past three years. He's helped me with everything from physics to math to english. He not only knows the material inside and out, but also is terrific at teaching it in simple, easy ways. Ive never found pre-calc, algebra 2, and physics to be so easy after he has taught me. Without him I don't think i would of found myself at UCSD. He can teach anyone and everything with whatever help they need. His personality also is awesome. He's funny, understanding, incredibly nice and is always in a great mood.

a year ago

Ronna L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Charles is an amazing tutor. Besides being warm and kind, he is a genuinely incredible tutor. He tutors my daughter in honors biology and algebra 2. He is creative and smart and we will definitely use him again! We have used many tutors but Charles is one of the best!

a year ago

Alex Y.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Charles was very patient and understanding when he tutored me in calculus. He was able to explain difficult concepts to me in a way that I could understand them and I fully recommend him as a tutor.

a year ago