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.
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.
Travels within 14 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226
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2 in the 2P level,...
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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
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