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Robert B.

Chemistry Teacher, UC Berkeley Ph.D. 25 years' experience

Pasadena, CA (91101)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$60.00
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I have a Harvard B.A., U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. in Chemistry, and 25 years experience teaching chemistry.

I believe that every student is unique. When I teach, I focus on how YOU learn, YOUR knowledge, and YOUR skills. I do not lecture at students. Students learn best by: solving problems, asking questions, answering questions, discussing, making the most of textbooks, making mistakes, sharing ideas. I help YOU understand the words, math, and pictures of chemistry.

I help you set up and follow your own weekly study program for chemistry class. We make a weekday study plan for lecture days and a weekend study plan. We figure out YOUR goal for the final course grade. I help focus your work, attention, and motivation on YOUR goal EVERY WEEK.

Please see my qualifications below:

WYZANT TUTORING EXPERIENCE -- CHEMISTRY

- October 2010 - present
- Over 300 tutoring hours

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE -- CHEMISTRY

- U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State University, California State University Northridge, Pomona College

LOCAL COLLEGE TUTORING EXPERIENCE -- CHEMISTRY
- students from
USC, BIOLA, University of the Pacific
UCLA, CSU-Dominguez Hills, PCC, Citrus College

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING AND TUTORING EXPERIENCE

- LearningEdge, South Pasadena; TestMagic, San Francisco
- Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, SAT II Chemistry
- Algebra, Geometry, PSAT Math, SAT I Math

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TUTORING EXPERIENCE -- CHEMISTRY
- students from
San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Gabrielino, La Crescenta
St. Francis, LaSalle, Polytechnic

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

- U.C. Berkeley. Designed, tested, and implemented innovative Teaching Guides and Student Learning Workbooks for College Chemistry. Accepted for publication by Prentice Hall Publishers. 1999-2005.

EDUCATION

- Ph.D., 1993. U.C. Berkeley. Chemistry

- A.B., 1988. Harvard University. Chemistry

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Robert’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Chemistry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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Education

Harvard University (Chemistry)

U.C. Berkeley (PhD)

Broke everything down Robert broke everything down from General chemistry in order for me to understand organic chemistry. He was very patient and work with my learning style. I was able to ask questions without feeling intimidated. He also took a look at a problem in my book and broke the book down in steps. I was impressed with his tutoring style. ...

— Tina from West Covina, CA on 8/25/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101.

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