Tutor: Harvard-Grad, 30 Yrs Experience: Math, Science, Writing, SAT (lafayette / orinda / moraga)


My name is Chris Dingman. I was recently voted Marin County's Best Tutor for 2022 by readers of The Pacific Sun. Thank you, Marin!

A summa cum laude graduate from Harvard, I’ve been teaching and tutoring for more than 30 years, as well as working with numerous educational companies to develop educational content, including standardized test preparation and instructional videos.

I offer a unique blend of breadth and depth.
Because of my background in multiple subjects, you get the convenience of a “one-stop-shop” for math, science, writing, and standardized test preparation. This breadth of experience is coupled with deep expertise in each subject I tutor.

My experience includes:
  • Over 30 years private tutoring
  • Classroom Teaching in math from basics through Calculus, physics, chemistry, and biology
  • Homeschool Teaching, working with parents and students to develop individualized curricula
  • Partnering with Educational Companies to create videos and other content
  • A parallel career as a professional writer

I can help you with:
  • Math: from basic arithmetic through pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-Calculus, and Calculus
  • Science: including biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Writing: including organizational help, sentence structure/style, and grammar
  • ACT and SAT test preparation: using an approach customized to each student's needs, level, and available time

TO MAKE SURE WE ARE A GOOD FIT, before contacting me, please visit my website at:

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I tutor students in any location online by ZOOM.
My rates vary depending on frequency of tutoring. Please contact me for more information.

My Approach:
Teaching isn’t just knowing the answers. It’s an art. Classrooms are not good environments in which to practice the art of teaching. Working with me, students feel a sense of calm and confidence that allows them to think clearly, ask questions, tap into their natural desire to learn, and to succeed.
My tutoring approach is easy-going, focused, and individualized. These three elements complement and amplify each other. Time spent with me is more efficient and effective than classroom instruction, which must use what I call a “one-size-fits-none” approach. By contrast, I help create a relaxed atmosphere and authentic connection that puts students at ease and allows optimal learning.
Students often succeed with me even when they've been frustrated by subjects or other tutors and teachers. Students almost always see both their confidence and grades go up.

Online Tutoring Platforms
Zoom is not a good platform for classroom instruction but is an excellent one for one-on-one private tutoring. While maintaining a visual connection to the student, I can use my computer as a whiteboard which I share with the student. (All whiteboard notes can be sent to the student after the session.)

You can contact me from my website at
Or call me at

I have outstanding references available on request.

I look forward to hearing from you with any questions you may have.

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