I am a Chinese American, Ph.D. chemist and a veteran of technology development in the chemical, high tech and solar energy industry.
I decided to tutor chemistry because I want to teach students not only chemistry but also problem-solving skills, e.g. giving students the tools to develop their own theory about what gap they have in the chemistry class, what is the cause and how to close the gap.
Once the student has learned what he or she must do to improve performance, I can then help the student to implement a plan, including reviewing class materials in a way that make them more comprehensible or developing a better way for memorizing key concepts or solving additional problem sets, etc.
I did my doctoral and post-doctoral work in physical organic chemistry.
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