Nicholas Barrios

Academic Tutor

After graduating from American High School in Fremont, I worked in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms of a small after-school learning establishment. I worked there for four years while simultaneously taking classes at Ohlone College. I then set off to UC Davis to purse my degree in Chemistry. At UC Davis, I studied inorganic, quantum, and analytical chemistry. I developed my passion for science as well as my ability to relate what I was learning to younger students. Tutoring was always my favorite part of the week, so I knew that I wanted to work in education once I graduated. Over the years, I have grown in my ability to adapt my teaching method to each student. My pupils flourish with my support and encouragement.

My first goal as a tutor is to eliminate the intimidation factor of new content in the student’s coursework. In my own academic journey, I’ve experienced how nerve wracking it can be to see new formulas and symbols that initially seem to have no intuitive meaning. I also aim to reduce the intense pressure to perform well academically. When a student feels confident with the material, meeting high expectations may seem less daunting. If I can meet these goals with my students, I feel that I have made an impact on them in a way that empowers their academic pursuits.

Outside of work, I enjoy staying active and eating right. I also enjoy playing my bass guitar. I can improvise over the pentatonic and minor melodic scales and I’d love to learn more!

Subjects Tutored

SAT Subject Math2
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Chemistry
Academic Study Skills
Academic K-8
AP Chemistry

Offices Served

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