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.



I record the tutoring sessions and post the recordings to YouTube.

(Students appear only on the audio, not on the video, portion of the recording.)

To watch the 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.


Currently, my fee is $70/hour. Beginning 1 Oct 2018, my fee will increase to $80/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.



Each session is two hours long.



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.