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Glen C.

Beverly Hills, CA

$67/hr

An expert and versatile chemistry tutor

Background check passed as of 11/26/13
Usually responds in about 1 hour

An expert and versatile chemistry tutor

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I have tutored online, in-home, and on campus. Most of my work has been in chemistry, but I have also helped students with algebra, geometry, and calculus.

I went to UCLA for graduate school in chemistry (M.S., 2009), UC Davis for training as a science teacher (credential, 2004), and UC Berkeley for a more general education focused on nutritional sciences (B.S., 1998).

I have been tutoring for several years. I have been an online tutor for tutoring companies and I have also been a private tutor on my own and with tutoring outfits.

In the way of college teaching experience, I've had work as a graduate student instructor at UCLA for general chemistry (Chemistry 14A), physical biochemistry (Chemistry 156), and an organic chemistry lab (Chemistry 14BL). I've also done well as a community college chemistry instructor part-time at Cypress College, where my course was Chemistry 101 (Chemistry for Health Professions).

In the way of secondary teaching experience, I was a middle and high school science and chemistry teacher at a private school in San Leandro, California for two years, and I taught middle school science at a charter school in Los Angeles for one year.

My approach to chemistry involves two techniques, which I describe below.

When approaching problem-solving chemistry, you need to put pencil to paper and try different approaches. Often, it's not use to attempt to figure out the best approach in advance; you're better off trying several ways immediately, and seeing what you get.

When approaching difficult concepts, you need to sketch something out immediately. Chemistry tends not to be like history or literature, in that it's important in chemistry to create a representation outside of your brain in order to get the unfamiliar concept into your brain. For better understanding and less frustration, it's a good idea to start sketching drawings and to start building models immediately, whether they are right or wrong.

As a tutor, I believe that students who are willing to use the above learning techniques have a great chance to have their study of chemistry make everyday science in the world around them much more interesting, for life.

Testimonials

"Look no further, the best chemistry tutor ever"

- John, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/5/14

"Great tutor and very flexible"

- Howard, Beverly Hills, CA on 12/2/14

"Excellent, quick, and knowledgeable! "

- Daniel, Los Angeles, CA on 9/16/14

"Great tutor - prompt, pleasant, effective"

- Angela, Los Angeles, CA on 5/28/14

"Very impressed!"

- Mathu, Los Angeles, CA on 3/24/14
Science:
Chemistry
Homeschool:
Chemistry

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

M.S. Chemistry, UCLA 2009
Teaching credential, chemistry, UC Davis 2004
B.S. Nutritional Sciences, UC Berkeley 1997

Glen’s Resources

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A major difference between chemistry and other courses is the laboratory.  In a chemistry lab, you'll use instruments and make measurements that are likely to be very new to you.  Writing down your laboratory data, writing about that data, doing calculations and even figuring out where the largest sources of error were and how those errors affected the results can all be procedures... read more

University of California Berkeley
Nutritional Sciences
University of California Los Angeles
Master's
University of California Davis
Other

Education

University of California Berkeley (Nutritional Sciences)

University of California Los Angeles (Master's)

University of California Davis (Other)

Look no further, the best chemistry tutor ever — I'm sure there are lots of tutors that have excellent knowledge of chemistry, but what good is it if he/she cannot communicate or share that knowledge in an effective manner. Glen has this uncanny ability to break down the problem beyond the original question being asked to the point of the tutee eventually owning the concept. Once you master the concept, successive problems become easy. This is e ...

— John, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $67.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Glen will travel within 5 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


About Glen

I have tutored online, in-home, and on campus. Most of my work has been in chemistry, but I have also helped students with algebra, geometry, and calculus.

I went to UCLA for graduate school in chemistry (M.S., 2009), UC Davis for training as a science teacher (credential, 2004), and UC Berkeley for a more general education focused on nutritional sciences (B.S., 1998).

I have been tutoring for several years. I have been an online tutor for tutoring companies and I have also been a private tutor on my own and with tutoring outfits.

In the way of college teaching experience, I've had work as a graduate student instructor at UCLA for general chemistry (Chemistry 14A), physical biochemistry (Chemistry 156), and an organic chemistry lab (Chemistry 14BL). I've also done well as a community college chemistry instructor part-time at Cypress College, where my course was Chemistry 101 (Chemistry for Health Professions).

In the way of secondary teaching experience, I was a middle and high school science and chemistry teacher at a private school in San Leandro, California for two years, and I taught middle school science at a charter school in Los Angeles for one year.

My approach to chemistry involves two techniques, which I describe below.

When approaching problem-solving chemistry, you need to put pencil to paper and try different approaches. Often, it's not use to attempt to figure out the best approach in advance; you're better off trying several ways immediately, and seeing what you get.

When approaching difficult concepts, you need to sketch something out immediately. Chemistry tends not to be like history or literature, in that it's important in chemistry to create a representation outside of your brain in order to get the unfamiliar concept into your brain. For better understanding and less frustration, it's a good idea to start sketching drawings and to start building models immediately, whether they are right or wrong.

As a tutor, I believe that students who are willing to use the above learning techniques have a great chance to have their study of chemistry make everyday science in the world around them much more interesting, for life.

Testimonials

"Look no further, the best chemistry tutor ever"

- John, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA on 7/5/14

"Great tutor and very flexible"

- Howard, Beverly Hills, CA on 12/2/14

"Excellent, quick, and knowledgeable! "

- Daniel, Los Angeles, CA on 9/16/14

"Great tutor - prompt, pleasant, effective"

- Angela, Los Angeles, CA on 5/28/14

"Very impressed!"

- Mathu, Los Angeles, CA on 3/24/14
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Education

University of California Berkeley
Nutritional Sciences
University of California Los Angeles
Master's
University of California Davis
Other

Education

University of California Berkeley (Nutritional Sciences)

University of California Los Angeles (Master's)

University of California Davis (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Glen’s Subjects

Science:
Chemistry
Homeschool:
Chemistry

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.


Glen’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 Glen. View all of Glen’s resources

A major difference between chemistry and other courses is the laboratory.  In a chemistry lab, you'll use instruments and make measurements that are likely to be very new to you.  Writing down your laboratory data, writing about that data, doing calculations and even figuring out where the largest sources of error were and how those errors affected the results can all be procedures... read more


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