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Heidi R.

Chandler, AZ

$55/hr

Experienced tutor and organic synthetic chemist (adjunct professor)

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Experienced tutor and organic synthetic chemist (adjunct professor)

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Hello, my name is Heidi. I am an adjunct Professor, teaching CHM130 lecture and lab, CHM230 (organic chemistry lab). I have also taught CHM151 lab.

I hold the CRLA (College Reading and learning association) regular tutoring certificate.

I graduated with a first class bachelor's degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Liverpool, England. During my degree I spent a year working in industry for Zeneca. During this year I gained practical experience in Ion exchange chemistry.

After graduating I gained another years experience in industry concentrating on the field of combinatorial chemistry. I became a mentor for junior team members.

I then returned to my studies and was awarded a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Bath in England. My field of expertise was sugar chemistry. During my 4-year course, I tutored many undergraduates in lab work.

I have post doctoral research experience in Cancer research from Arizona State University.

I have chosen to exclusively tutor chemistry as I have a lot of experience in the subject.

My strength lies in the ability to explain organic chemistry into simple language. This includes first and second semester college organic chemistry. I studied inorganic, physical and organic chemistry for 6 semesters in England. I specialized in organic chemistry in my final year.

I am also confident in explaining general chemistry both at high school and college level. Example of topics that I cover are stoichiometry, gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical bonding and VSPER theory, acid/base chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium etc.

My style changes with each individual student. As I was educated in England, a very often have different methods of working out calculations which students find much more simple.

Many students get very confused by stoichiometry. This is an extremely important concept and if a student is confused by this topic they will continue to struggle with chemistry. Most of my students will understand stoichiometry within their first lesson with me.

I am willing to answer questions via email in between regular sessions.

Testimonials

"Working with Heidi was a great experience for my daughter!"

- Julia, Phoenix, AZ on 6/5/13

"Great Ochem Tutor"

- Mattison, Phoenix, AZ on 5/12/13

"Great communicator"

- Margaret, Phoenix, AZ on 3/5/13

"Exceptional tutor - easy to work with"

- Gloria, Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/13

"Offers great clarification."

- Laura, Mesa, AZ on 12/6/12

"Heidi is awesome!"

- Molly, Phoenix, AZ on 11/8/12

"Very knowledgeable and great to work with!!"

- Deanne, Mesa, AZ on 8/6/12

"EXCELLENT!"

- Lauren, Tempe, AZ on 6/5/12

"Great tutor, makes everything understandable!"

- Nicole, Tempe, AZ on 4/18/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Paul, Glendale, AZ on 12/14/11

"Very Interested in Helping You"

- Kirsten, Tempe, AZ on 12/6/11

"The Best Tutor for Me!"

- Sabrina, Mesa, AZ on 7/20/11

"Very well versed in Chemistry and a good tutor"

- Bimal, Chandler, AZ on 7/14/11
Heidi replied on 7/15/2011

I always like to meet my students in a public place such as a library for the first lesson or so.

"Great tutor"

- Andy, Phoenix, AZ on 5/8/11

"Very Helpful"

- Laura, Tempe, AZ on 5/6/11

"Heidi saved my Organic Chemistry class..."

- Robin, Mesa, AZ on 12/16/10

"Amazing Organic Tutor!"

- Ashley, Tempe, AZ on 12/14/10

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Halina, Chandler, AZ on 5/27/10

"Heidi is the Best!!!"

- Anne, Glendale, AZ on 5/21/10

"Heidi Rosenberg"

- Ian, Mesa, AZ on 3/18/10

"Very Good"

- Nick, Mesa, AZ on 1/27/10

"great tutor"

- Mark, Chandler, AZ on 11/19/09

"Geat Tutor"

- Julie, Gilbert, AZ on 9/26/09
Homeschool:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
MCAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

Chemistry-I teach all levels of general chemistry and organic chemistry. As my degree is in Chemistry from England I studied chemistry for 6 semesters. Having problems with the calculations, I can make them easier.

MCAT

I have been teaching the MCAT chemistry section for the last two years. I have helped a number of students achieve their goal in this area.

I believe I can help people increase their scores on the chemistry sections of the MCAT. There is a lot of information to remember when taking the MCAT from the 4 semesters of chemistry. There is also new information to learn such as doing the math without the calculator.

Organic Chemistry

I have studied organic chemistry as an undergraduate for 6 semesters in an English University. In England particular attention is given for understanding mechanisms. I also did a specific course for retrosynthetic analysis (this is where you are given a product and asked what starting materials were required).

In addition my PhD is in Medicinal organic chemistry. I have a lot of synthetic experience including post doctoral lab work.

Heidi’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Heidi. View all of Heidi’s resources

I think you are talking in terms of hybridization.   Lets look at organic chemistry and the bonds between two carbons.  A single bond is referred to as sigma bond.  If we look at the number of valance electrons in carbon there would be four 2 in the 2S and 2 in the 2P level,...

Are we talking about cooking with ingredients?  In which case you could use a kitchen balance which should measure either grams (metric) or pounds and ounces (imperial).  Alternatively the cup measurements are very popular in the USA. (1 cup, 0.5 cups etc) combined with teaspoons (tsp)...

OH NO, I am not allowed a calculator on the MCAT!!! If you reading this you have probably completed all the general requirements to take the MCAT. Thinking back over your semesters of chemistry you would of used your calculator a lot to complete the math problems ranging from the basics of stoichiometry to the complex problems of solving the pH of a weak acid. You may be wondering how on... read more

University of Liverpool
Chemistry
University of Bath
PhD
Arizona State University
Other

Education

University of Liverpool (Chemistry)

University of Bath (PhD)

Arizona State University (Other)

Working with Heidi was a great experience for my daughter! — She started working with Heidi part way through Organic Chemistry. My daughter was sure she was going to fail, but I said take the whole class anyway, so if you have to take it again it's familiar to you. She passed! She was one of the only students who had not taken chemistry in high school, so she was struggling. She told me that when Heidi explained things she suddenly understood them. She also ...

— Julia, Phoenix, AZ on 6/5/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Rates increase for ASU campus/ some other locations. Prefer to meet at Sunset library (Rural and Ray) or Tempe library (Southern and Rural). Groups of 2 or more add an extra $15 per person per hour.

Travel policy

Heidi will travel within 14 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226.


About Heidi

Hello, my name is Heidi. I am an adjunct Professor, teaching CHM130 lecture and lab, CHM230 (organic chemistry lab). I have also taught CHM151 lab.

I hold the CRLA (College Reading and learning association) regular tutoring certificate.

I graduated with a first class bachelor's degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Liverpool, England. During my degree I spent a year working in industry for Zeneca. During this year I gained practical experience in Ion exchange chemistry.

After graduating I gained another years experience in industry concentrating on the field of combinatorial chemistry. I became a mentor for junior team members.

I then returned to my studies and was awarded a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Bath in England. My field of expertise was sugar chemistry. During my 4-year course, I tutored many undergraduates in lab work.

I have post doctoral research experience in Cancer research from Arizona State University.

I have chosen to exclusively tutor chemistry as I have a lot of experience in the subject.

My strength lies in the ability to explain organic chemistry into simple language. This includes first and second semester college organic chemistry. I studied inorganic, physical and organic chemistry for 6 semesters in England. I specialized in organic chemistry in my final year.

I am also confident in explaining general chemistry both at high school and college level. Example of topics that I cover are stoichiometry, gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical bonding and VSPER theory, acid/base chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium etc.

My style changes with each individual student. As I was educated in England, a very often have different methods of working out calculations which students find much more simple.

Many students get very confused by stoichiometry. This is an extremely important concept and if a student is confused by this topic they will continue to struggle with chemistry. Most of my students will understand stoichiometry within their first lesson with me.

I am willing to answer questions via email in between regular sessions.

Testimonials

"Working with Heidi was a great experience for my daughter!"

- Julia, Phoenix, AZ on 6/5/13

"Great Ochem Tutor"

- Mattison, Phoenix, AZ on 5/12/13

"Great communicator"

- Margaret, Phoenix, AZ on 3/5/13

"Exceptional tutor - easy to work with"

- Gloria, Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/13

"Offers great clarification."

- Laura, Mesa, AZ on 12/6/12

"Heidi is awesome!"

- Molly, Phoenix, AZ on 11/8/12

"Very knowledgeable and great to work with!!"

- Deanne, Mesa, AZ on 8/6/12

"EXCELLENT!"

- Lauren, Tempe, AZ on 6/5/12

"Great tutor, makes everything understandable!"

- Nicole, Tempe, AZ on 4/18/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Paul, Glendale, AZ on 12/14/11

"Very Interested in Helping You"

- Kirsten, Tempe, AZ on 12/6/11

"The Best Tutor for Me!"

- Sabrina, Mesa, AZ on 7/20/11

"Very well versed in Chemistry and a good tutor"

- Bimal, Chandler, AZ on 7/14/11
Heidi replied on 7/15/2011

I always like to meet my students in a public place such as a library for the first lesson or so.

"Great tutor"

- Andy, Phoenix, AZ on 5/8/11

"Very Helpful"

- Laura, Tempe, AZ on 5/6/11

"Heidi saved my Organic Chemistry class..."

- Robin, Mesa, AZ on 12/16/10

"Amazing Organic Tutor!"

- Ashley, Tempe, AZ on 12/14/10

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Halina, Chandler, AZ on 5/27/10

"Heidi is the Best!!!"

- Anne, Glendale, AZ on 5/21/10

"Heidi Rosenberg"

- Ian, Mesa, AZ on 3/18/10

"Very Good"

- Nick, Mesa, AZ on 1/27/10

"great tutor"

- Mark, Chandler, AZ on 11/19/09

"Geat Tutor"

- Julie, Gilbert, AZ on 9/26/09

Education

University of Liverpool
Chemistry
University of Bath
PhD
Arizona State University
Other

Education

University of Liverpool (Chemistry)

University of Bath (PhD)

Arizona State University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Rates increase for ASU campus/ some other locations. Prefer to meet at Sunset library (Rural and Ray) or Tempe library (Southern and Rural). Groups of 2 or more add an extra $15 per person per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226

Heidi’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
MCAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Heidi’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Heidi. View all of Heidi’s resources

I think you are talking in terms of hybridization.   Lets look at organic chemistry and the bonds between two carbons.  A single bond is referred to as sigma bond.  If we look at the number of valance electrons in carbon there would be four 2 in the 2S and 2 in the 2P level,...

Are we talking about cooking with ingredients?  In which case you could use a kitchen balance which should measure either grams (metric) or pounds and ounces (imperial).  Alternatively the cup measurements are very popular in the USA. (1 cup, 0.5 cups etc) combined with teaspoons (tsp)...

OH NO, I am not allowed a calculator on the MCAT!!! If you reading this you have probably completed all the general requirements to take the MCAT. Thinking back over your semesters of chemistry you would of used your calculator a lot to complete the math problems ranging from the basics of stoichiometry to the complex problems of solving the pH of a weak acid. You may be wondering how on... read more


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