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Jeffrey H.

Huntington Beach, CA

$60/hr

Professional Chemist

Background check passed as of 9/20/10
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Professional Chemist

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I am a chemist by training and by trade. I use the fundamental concepts of chemistry every day. I also have three years of experience teaching undergraduate chemistry while I was a graduate student at UC Irvine.

My style of teaching emphasizes concepts and reasoning. The sciences can be overwhelming if you dive in head first, especially if you intend to memorize everything. But if you focus on a handful of basic concepts, you will be able to solve almost any problem. Furthermore, I know a great many real life examples of the applications of concepts of chemistry. These examples are very helpful in reinforcing the lesson in that they allow the student to see the concept in action.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Susie, Santa Ana, CA on 12/13/14

"Very helpful!"

- Michele, Cypress, CA on 12/5/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kelly, Fountain Valley, CA on 4/17/12

"Very knowledgeable, thorough, patient & responsive tutor"

- Isabel, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/22/11

"helpful"

- Christy, Huntington Beach, CA on 4/22/10
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Physics
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Economics, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Poker
Corporate Training:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

My degree is in Inorganic Chemistry, which I think is the best background to have for teaching general and high school chemistry. I need to directly apply the fundamental concepts of chemistry every day at my job. So not only are the concepts fresh in my mind, I have looked at them from every possible angle.

I have three years of experience teaching general chemistry on the college level at UCI. I have logged over 200 hours (about 100 through WyzAnt) tutoring high school and college chemistry. I worked with a broad range of students. Some wanted to improve from a B to an A or get a 5 on the AP exam, and some were completely lost. Regardless of your situation, I am completely confident I can help you achieve your goals.

Poker

I have played poker with modest regularity for about 8 years. I have played in and beaten the small stakes games (i.e. no more than $300 buy-in) at Foxwoods, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles as well as online and at numerous home games. I have experience playing every major form of poker from Hold 'em to Triple Draw Low Ball. In all, I estimate my lifetime earnings of between $3000 and $3500.

In addition to my experience, I have a collection of 14 books about poker. I find books by Sklanksy and Malmuth to be particularly useful. Being a science nerd at heart, I like to teach and discuss the game from a mathematical perspective. Every decision is based on estimating the probabilities and expected values.

Brown University
Chemistry
UC Irvine
Enrolled

Education

Brown University (Chemistry)

UC Irvine (Enrolled)

Great tutor! — My son is learning a lot from Jeffrey and is feeling confident about geometry for the first time this semester. We are very happy to have found such a great tutor! ...

— Susie, Santa Ana, CA on 12/13/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

I want to encourage group sessions. I charge $10 per hour for each additional student beyond the first. For example, I charge $70 per hour for two students and $80 for three students.

Travel policy

Jeffrey will travel within 25 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648.


About Jeffrey

I am a chemist by training and by trade. I use the fundamental concepts of chemistry every day. I also have three years of experience teaching undergraduate chemistry while I was a graduate student at UC Irvine.

My style of teaching emphasizes concepts and reasoning. The sciences can be overwhelming if you dive in head first, especially if you intend to memorize everything. But if you focus on a handful of basic concepts, you will be able to solve almost any problem. Furthermore, I know a great many real life examples of the applications of concepts of chemistry. These examples are very helpful in reinforcing the lesson in that they allow the student to see the concept in action.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Susie, Santa Ana, CA on 12/13/14

"Very helpful!"

- Michele, Cypress, CA on 12/5/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kelly, Fountain Valley, CA on 4/17/12

"Very knowledgeable, thorough, patient & responsive tutor"

- Isabel, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/22/11

"helpful"

- Christy, Huntington Beach, CA on 4/22/10
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Education

Brown University
Chemistry
UC Irvine
Enrolled

Education

Brown University (Chemistry)

UC Irvine (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

I want to encourage group sessions. I charge $10 per hour for each additional student beyond the first. For example, I charge $70 per hour for two students and $80 for three students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Jeffrey’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Physics
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Economics, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Poker
Corporate Training:
Economics

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.


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