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Private Chemistry Tutoring In NYC

Full-time private tutor and former chemical engineer Brian Ricks is excited to provide chemistry tutoring for high school and college students across NYC, Brooklyn and Queens. Call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first tutoring session.
Chemistry courses can be brutal, especially if you need a little extra assistance. Teachers and professors are busy and can be difficult to pin down. Teaching assistants are buried under work, and they may not have the teaching skills to provide the specific help you need. You have additional classes, various obligations, and possibly a job, and you don’t have time to run all over campus hoping to find someone who can help.

Why You Should Choose A Private Chemistry Tutor

Private tutoring is an excellent solution. You don’t have to be a genius to do well in chemistry. You just need a tutor who knows how to present the material in a way that works for you. Whether you are taking high school or college chemistry, trying to get AP credit, or preparing for the SAT, private tutoring for chemistry is a smart choice.

Meet Brian

Brian Hiking
Brian Hiking

I have over a decade of experience as a chemical engineer in the tech sector. I have been tutoring since I was in high school. Three years ago, I left engineering to become a full-time tutor. I have always had a passion for chemistry, as well as other math and science subjects, and I found that tutoring others helped me enhance my own skills.

I was valedictorian of my high school class, and I went on to Clarkson University as a chemical engineering major. I tutored all through college and graduated at the top of my major. I then served as a teaching assistant during graduate school at Tufts University. I also worked as an engineer and scientist, focusing on surface chemistry, clean energy, measurement techniques, and thermal analysis.


After graduation, I moved to San Diego and continued tutoring while interviewing for engineering jobs. My tutoring practice grew quickly, rapidly bringing me new students. I decided to quit engineering and tutor full-time, launching Bricks Tutoring in 2015. I relaunched my company in New York after relocating here in 2018.


My chem tutoring can help you learn more in less time, while boosting your results and reducing your stress in your chemistry class. You can pass that class, ace that exam, or earn that STEM degree you always wanted. We will combine your hard work with my experience and skills to get you through even the most challenging chemistry course.


Get Help In Chemistry Classes At Any Level

I cover all types of chemistry courses at the high school and college levels. These include, but are not limited to:

  • General Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Solid State Chemistry

Chemistry Tutoring Rates, Hours, and Locations

BRicks tutoring services available Sunday through Thursday from 10am until 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
Please note that I have a one hour minimum, and payment must be made at the end of each session. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
I will meet you in a coffee shop, at your home, on campus, or wherever you like.
If you’re in NYC, Brooklyn or Queens and are ready to raise your STEM grades, and ace your chemistry class call (619) 880-0133 to learn more or schedule your first session.