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Rhonda S.

Chemistry Tutor - Let's get that A on your transcript!

Phoenix, AZ (85016)

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Hi! My name is Rhonda and I am a premed student with more than 300 hours of experience tutoring Chemistry, Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. I enjoyed learning these subjects so much and excelled at assisting other students in my class learn the material that I pursued tutoring. I have a current AZ DPS Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card - this is a requirement for doing my upcoming clinicals for Physician Assistant training. The card application process is done by the the State of AZ which does a complete background check.

I LOVE chemistry but ... it is like learning a foreign language. It takes a while to sink in. It's blend of heavy concepts and math leads many students to throw in the towel. In all the chemistry classes I've taken, the drop out rate was 50 percent. I have figured out a way to master chemistry by utilizing my "tips, tricks and tools." I use these to assist students in learning the material and being successful with taking exams. Being a returning student, I have refined the learning process and pass this information onto my students. Sometimes listening to a chemistry lecture can "make your head spin." Where I come in is helping students "decipher the code" by rewording the material in real world terminology. I fill in some of the details that are left out of lectures that help students connect the dots. I also like to ask leading questions that don't give the answer but lead the student to figuring out the answer for themselves - this increases their critical thinking skills - very important for any future science courses.

My students have shown great improvement in their understanding of the material as well as an increase in their test scores. My goal if for each of my students to get an A on their transcript for Chemistry and Biology Classes. Those transcript grades make a difference in achieving future goals - my driving passion is to help others achieve their future goals.

I tutor high school (regular, honors, AP) and college students in the following: Introductory and Fundamental Chemistry, General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II. I also tutor Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Microbiology and Cell Biology (ASU class). My GPA is 4.0 after all the hard science classes. All of my grades were in the 97-99th percentile. I specialize in these subjects.

I look forward to working with you! Remember, everyone starts the semester with an A. I help you keep it there!

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Rhonda’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing


Complete Anatomy Review

I have mnemonics for most units

4 tissue types types
Bones - bone names and bone sites


I got a 100% on the Biology certification test. I also received the highest grades in all of my biology related classes. Mnemonics are an important part of memorizing biology material and I've got lists of them. I also help diagram the information for easier recall during exams.

I look forward to helping students achieve their highest potential in biology.


Detailed explanations for all elements of General Chemistry.

Tutoring experience in AP, Honors, Regular High School Chem. University Fundamental and General Chemistry I and II.

I received a 97-99% in all of my chem classes including organic chem.


I just received a Bachelor's degree from ASU - having taken the following classes in the past 2 years: General Biology 181, Anatomy & Physiology 201, 202, Microbiology 205, Pathophysiology 240, Cell Biology, Genetics,and Diabetes & Obesity Biology/Pathophysiology. I am a premed student and current chemistry and biology tutor and have over 300 hours tutoring. My average exam score for all courses was 98%. I understand every element of microbiology from eukaryotes to transcription/translation and all lab staining techniques and the science/microbiology behind them. Following is a short list of units that I have lesson plans for:

Functional anatomy and microorganisms
Microbial Growth
Microbial Genetics
Prokaryotes: Bacteria
Eurkaryotes: Fungi, Protozoans and Worms
Viruses, Viroids and Epidemiology
Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Host Mechanisms and Immunology, Immune System
Antimocrobial Drugs
Micro Lab techniques
RNA/DNA structure and synthesis
Infectious disease

Organic Chemistry

I just received a Bachelor's degree from ASU - having taken the following classes in the past 2 years: Fundamental Chemistry 130, Gen Chem 151, Gen Chem 152, Organic Chem 235 with lab, Organic Chem 236 with lab and Bio Chemistry. I am a premed student and current chemistry tutor and have over 300 hours tutoring chemistry. My average exam score for both O Chem courses was 98%. I understand every element of organic chemistry from stereoisomers to all synthesis and reaction mechanisms of the functional groups. Following is a short list of units that I have lesson plans for:

Organic Chemistry I and II
Structure and Bonding
Chemical Reactivity
Functional Groups
Mass Spec Spectroscopy
Atomic/Molecular Orbitals
Molecule Shapes
Reaction Mechanisms (basically all of OChem II is reaction mechanisms utilizing many starting materials (alkenes/carbonyls, etc) and many reagents/catalysts). Synthesis of all of the functional groups and reaction mechanisms for each of those functional groups. Substitution Sn1, Sn2, E1, E2, Addition, Aromatics
Stability/Bond Energy
Conformational Isomers (boat)


Function units for all body tissue/organs.

I have mnemonics for most units.

Study Skills

I can assist with time management skills such as building a master schedule based on class exams, homework and activities, and building a "daily list" to achieve success on items listed on the master schedule. I specially prepared "study sheets" that I and my students have found effective for breaking material down into manageable sound bites. I have experience assisting students in pulling out the most relevant information from books, readings, etc. and placing on the study sheets. I believe in finding the student's best study technique and teaching them to utilize this technique as well as a few others that work for them. More than one technique is important to use to "get the material in" and be able to retain it during an exam. I also help create project management sheets for larger projects or assignments - allowing students to see the project in manageable short tasks. Lastly, I can help with test taking skills assessment and review, and note taking.

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Great Tutor!! Rhonda is a great tutor. I am happy we found her. She knows what she is teaching and was well prepared for the session. She brought practice worksheets and a periodic table with helpful formulas for my daughter to keep. She is patient and easy to work with. It was easy for my daughter to understand some of the chemistry concepts she was having difficulty with because Rhonda taught her how to solve ...

— Lorena from Glendale, AZ on 5/1/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

I can do group sessions of up to 3 people for only $10 extra/student.

Travel policy

Rhonda will travel within 15 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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