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Private Tutor In Brooklyn NY

Chemical engineer turned private tutor Brian Ricks offers tutoring in STEM courses for high school and college students throughout Brooklyn. Call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first session.

Brooklyn Math & Science Tutor

Math and science courses can be frustrating, especially if you need a bit of extra help understanding the material. Professors and teachers are busy and can be tough to pin down. Teaching assistants are often drowning under mountains of work and may not have the skills to teach you in a way that you can understand. You have a life, a job, and other courses, and don’t have the time to try to chase down help.

A Private Tutor Is The Answer

Private tutoring is the solution. You don’t need to be a genius to pass your STEM courses, you simply need a tutor that clicks with the way you learn.

Meet Brooklyn Private Tutor Brian Ricks

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I am a chemical engineer and tutor with more than a decade of experience in the tech sector. I started tutoring when I was in high school, and I have been doing it full time for the past three years. I was always fascinated by math and science, and I learned early in life that tutoring others helped strengthen my own skills.

I was valedictorian of my high school graduating class, and I went on to major in chemical engineering at Clarkson University. I tutored throughout college while keeping up my own grades, and graduated at the top of my major. I attended graduate school at Tufts University, where I was also a teaching assistant. I also worked as an engineer and scientist, primarily in the fields of surface chemistry, clean energy, thermal analysis, and measurement techniques.

I relocated to San Diego, and returned to tutoring while interviewing for engineering positions. I was able to meet more and more students each week, and I eventually decided to give up engineering in favor of tutoring full-time. I launched Bricks Tutoring in San Diego in 2015, and then re-launched it on the east coast when I moved to New York in 2018.

I can help you learn more in less time, with less stress and better results. You can pass that class, ace that exam, or earn that STEM degree. I have the skills and experience to guide you through those tough STEM courses.

Bricks Tutoring Specialties

My tutoring specialties include, but are not limited to:

High School, Regents Test, AP Courses, IB Courses

NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)
Algebra (I + II), Geometry, Trigonometry
Calculus (AB + BC), Statistics, Logic
Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics

College Admissions Exams Preparation

SAT Math, ACT Math, ACT Science
SAT II Math, SAT II Chemistry, SAT II Physics

College or University Level Courses

Calculus (I-III), Statistics, Differential Equations
Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Private Tutoring Hours, Rates, and Locations throughout Brooklyn

I am available Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 10pm.
One student: $60 for the first hour and $40 per additional hour
Two students: $80 for the first hour and $40 per additional hour
Three students: $90 for the first hour and $60 per additional hour
Note that I have a one hour minimum. You can pay at the end of your session by cash, check, or credit card.
I will meet you at your home, on campus, in a coffee shop, or wherever you prefer for your tutoring session in Brooklyn, Queens & NYC.
If you’re in Brooklyn and are ready to raise your STEM grades, call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first session.