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Jean B.

San Diego, CA

$60/hr

McGill Ph.D. Biochemist: Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology

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Background check passed as of 9/15/14

McGill Ph.D. Biochemist: Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology

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I have been teaching Chemistry and Biology courses both in the classroom and one-on-one private settings for almost a decade. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I was responsible for teaching Structural Bioinformatics to more than 300 students over three consecutive years. In addition to this, I have taught Freshman Biology, Introductory Microbiology, Freshman General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, and high school Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics through Wyzant. I graduated with a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research universities. I have succesfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation in Biochemistry (also at McGill); my research specialty in HIV drug design and the multidisciplinary research environment of my doctoral degree have given me a broad experience in the chemical and biological sciences.

My specialties include Organic Chemistry (Introductory Organic Chemistry I, II, III), Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Virology and Drug Design and Development. I first assess the current understanding of the material by the student, then attempt to fill any knowledge gaps that might exist. Learning Science is a step-wise process, and I believe that building from a solid foundation is a recipe for success. I assign regular homework and problem sets, taking into account the required assignments for a given class. After the material is assimilated, I set up practice exams with the student, so that they are well prepared for their evaluations in class.

I always listen to the needs and questions of my students; I constantly ask for feedback on my performance. Student satisfaction is very important to me.

I am quite flexible with meeting arrangements; I can offer both daytime and night classes, at the student's convenience. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy; I assess 1 hour's worth of lesson time as a cancellation fee if less than 24 hours notice is given.

Tutoring sessions can either occur in a public setting, such as a library, at the student's home or at my residence, whichever is most convenient for the student.

I look forward to meeting new students and sharing with them my passion for Biochemistry.

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Jean, San Francisco, CA on 6/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Veronica, Daly City, CA on 5/24/14

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Algebra 1

I have tutoring experience teaching Math (Algebra 1 and 2) to high school and college students. I have completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's top universities.

Algebra 2

I have tutoring experience teaching Algebra 2 to high school and college students. I have completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's top universities.

Biochemistry

I have doctoral biochemistry research experience and excellent grades in the subject area.

Biology

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have tutored General Biology I and II, Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology, and Introductory Microbiology previously.

Chemistry

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have tutored high school and freshman General Chemistry previously.

Microbiology

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have doctoral Biochemical Virology research experience in the area of HIV drug design and excellent grades in the subject area.

Organic Chemistry

I have organic synthesis research experience, excellent grades in the subject area (91, 80, 99 for Organic Chemistry I, II and III respectively) and have tutored Organic Chemistry I and II privately before to many students. I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, and I have completed a PhD in Biochemistry.

Pharmacology

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and extensive research experience and graduate course work training in drug design and development. I was actively involved in the development of new classes of antiretroviral inhibitors targeting HIV-1 reverse transcriptase during the course of my Ph.D., and have taught structural bioinformatics/computer-based drug discovery at the undergraduate level and through training graduate students.

Prealgebra

I have tutoring experience teaching Prealgebra to high school students. I have completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's top universities.

McGill University
Biochemistry
McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Program, convocation May 2015)
PhD

Education

McGill University (Biochemistry)

McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Program, convocation May 2015) (PhD)

Wonderful Tutor — Mr. Jean B. really knew his stuff. I was not disappointed at all. He explained and had good diction. My son was able to understand his explanations. I will continue with him as my son's tutor. ...

— Jean, San Francisco, CA on 6/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy entails a charge of 1 hour of lessons for any cancellations without 24-hour notice.

Travel policy

Jean will travel within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.


About Jean

I have been teaching Chemistry and Biology courses both in the classroom and one-on-one private settings for almost a decade. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I was responsible for teaching Structural Bioinformatics to more than 300 students over three consecutive years. In addition to this, I have taught Freshman Biology, Introductory Microbiology, Freshman General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, and high school Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics through Wyzant. I graduated with a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research universities. I have succesfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation in Biochemistry (also at McGill); my research specialty in HIV drug design and the multidisciplinary research environment of my doctoral degree have given me a broad experience in the chemical and biological sciences.

My specialties include Organic Chemistry (Introductory Organic Chemistry I, II, III), Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Virology and Drug Design and Development. I first assess the current understanding of the material by the student, then attempt to fill any knowledge gaps that might exist. Learning Science is a step-wise process, and I believe that building from a solid foundation is a recipe for success. I assign regular homework and problem sets, taking into account the required assignments for a given class. After the material is assimilated, I set up practice exams with the student, so that they are well prepared for their evaluations in class.

I always listen to the needs and questions of my students; I constantly ask for feedback on my performance. Student satisfaction is very important to me.

I am quite flexible with meeting arrangements; I can offer both daytime and night classes, at the student's convenience. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy; I assess 1 hour's worth of lesson time as a cancellation fee if less than 24 hours notice is given.

Tutoring sessions can either occur in a public setting, such as a library, at the student's home or at my residence, whichever is most convenient for the student.

I look forward to meeting new students and sharing with them my passion for Biochemistry.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Jean, San Francisco, CA on 6/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Veronica, Daly City, CA on 5/24/14

Education

McGill University
Biochemistry
McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Program, convocation May 2015)
PhD

Education

McGill University (Biochemistry)

McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Program, convocation May 2015) (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy entails a charge of 1 hour of lessons for any cancellations without 24-hour notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92122

Jean’s Subjects

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