Hi. I am a freelance teacher, offering both in-person and online tutoring.

I am available to meet in-person with students who can meet me in Berkeley, California; and I work with students online via Skype.

To watch video recordings of my sessions with previous students, click here.

I offer academic tutoring in the following subjects: physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, math, statistics, economics, finance.

I also offer "pre-course tutoring" during the summer or winter break to help students prepare for upcoming courses.

I do not offer test prep for standardized tests such as the MCAT.

My fee for fall 2019 is $70/hour. I do not offer any discounts.

I charge by the hour, not by the person. This means that I charge the same total fee regardless of how many students participate in each session, so that you can participate in a session along with other students and split the $70/hour fee with them. For example, the charge for a meeting with two students would be $35/hour for each student; the charge for a meeting with three students would be $23.33/hour for each student; etc. Up to eight students can participate in each session. For Skype sessions with multiple students, it is fine for each student to be using a different computer.

I do not give direct assistance with specific problems from graded homework assignments, lab reports, or class projects. Instead, I cover concepts and problem-solving techniques so that the student can complete graded assignments on their own.

I work only with students who have ample time to study between tutoring sessions. After each session, the student is expected to carefully review their notes from that session. In addition, I may assign "homework" problems to the student after each session; the student is expected to complete these problems before the next session.

For Skype tutoring, you will need a digital drawing tablet, such as this one, to use when we are working on practice problems, so that I can see your work on the problems during the session. If you like, you can wait until after our first session to purchase a tablet.

I do not guarantee availability.

If you are interested in scheduling a tutoring session, you can contact me at steven@freelance-teacher.com.