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John P.

Santa Rosa, CA

$45/hr

Chemistry, physics, math... no problem -- John P.

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Chemistry, physics, math... no problem -- John P.

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Hello,

Do you find yourself struggling to understand science and math? Find your instructor confusing? Wondering just what complex numbers are good for?

Beginning to think these subjects are just too hard, that you will never ‘get it’?

Don’t worry, I can help. Most people can master science and math subjects with a bit of help – they just need motivation, explanations from someone familiar with the material, and a bit of practice. I can provide all three.

I can also help students figure out how to succeed in college. Having taught at high schools and university, I have observed the public system and have seen why students have trouble transitioning from high school to university. Student success is largely dependent upon study skills and understanding academic culture, such as knowing one is supposed to bug professors during office hours. Mastering courses such as chemistry and physics helps students develop these ‘college survival’ skills.

About me: I received my PhD in chemistry (spectroscopy) from the University of California (go Bears!). I am married and have two children, one of whom is in elementary school and benefits from my being a stay at home parent. Tutoring students gives me the satisfaction of watching students blossom while earning a bit of cash to keep my kid in Legos.

Testimonials

"Spectacular!"

- Ricki, Petaluma, CA on 5/5/14

"My daughter got an A on her midterm "

- Deborah, Windsor, CA on 7/21/14

"Tutor's knowledge is broad and deep."

- Marie, Cotati, CA on 11/10/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TEAS
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Organic Chemistry

I am a PhD. chemist (UC Berkeley, 1991).

I have taught Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Organic Spectroscopy, and Advanced Organic Spectroscopy as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Oregon University.

Praxis

I am a native speaker of American English with several peer-reviewed scientific publications. I am a graduate of the University of California, where I received a BS. and PhD. in chemistry. I have done quite well on several standardized tests, including the general and subject (chemistry) Praxis exams.

I recommend students prepare for standardized tests by working through practice exams for relatively short periods of time several times a day. This gives them familiarity with the test format while identifying areas to focus on during tutoring sessions.

Study Skills

I am a Ph.D. chemist who has taught at the university and high school level. It is my experience that problems with study skill generally result from lack of routine, failure to write down assignments, and failure to take the assignment seriously.

I stress that students should keep a notebook, and this notebook should include homework assignments with dates due and exam schedules for all classes. Students should take the notebook home each night and refer to it at a set time in order to keep up with assigned work. This set time should be as early as possible following school, and assignments should be checked off or otherwise marked once completed. (I have found that the act of physically marking an assignment as 'done' greatly increases the likelihood of doing the work.)

The main goal is to encourage daily work on assignments while the lessons are still fresh in mind and to prevent the student from falling behind. Establishing such a routine vital to good study habits.

TEAS

The TEAS exam tests potential nursing students in the subject areas of reading comprehension, math, science, and language usage.

I am a PhD. chemist with multiple peer-reviewed publications, a native speaker of Standard American English, and a part-time grant writer for non-profit agencies.

John’s Resources

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I assume you are asking about the mitigation of environmental impacts of civil engineering projects on the natural environment. Civil engineering projects often have significant impacts on the natural environment, and these impacts can adversely affect species at and around the project site...

UC Santa Barbara
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

UC Santa Barbara

UC Berkeley (PhD)

Spectacular! — John is an amazing teacher. Patient, thorough, and supportive; all the characteristics of an effective tutor. His tremendous knowledge of AP Calculus was just what we needed to successfully complete AP Calculus this year. We cannot recommend John more highly! He is a consummate professional. ...

— Ricki, Petaluma, CA on 5/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rates assume a single student. Multiple students may require increased rates. Cancellations of less than 12 hour notice require telephone contact prior to travel.

Travel policy

John will travel within 16 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95405.


About John

Hello,

Do you find yourself struggling to understand science and math? Find your instructor confusing? Wondering just what complex numbers are good for?

Beginning to think these subjects are just too hard, that you will never ‘get it’?

Don’t worry, I can help. Most people can master science and math subjects with a bit of help – they just need motivation, explanations from someone familiar with the material, and a bit of practice. I can provide all three.

I can also help students figure out how to succeed in college. Having taught at high schools and university, I have observed the public system and have seen why students have trouble transitioning from high school to university. Student success is largely dependent upon study skills and understanding academic culture, such as knowing one is supposed to bug professors during office hours. Mastering courses such as chemistry and physics helps students develop these ‘college survival’ skills.

About me: I received my PhD in chemistry (spectroscopy) from the University of California (go Bears!). I am married and have two children, one of whom is in elementary school and benefits from my being a stay at home parent. Tutoring students gives me the satisfaction of watching students blossom while earning a bit of cash to keep my kid in Legos.

Testimonials

"Spectacular!"

- Ricki, Petaluma, CA on 5/5/14

"My daughter got an A on her midterm "

- Deborah, Windsor, CA on 7/21/14

"Tutor's knowledge is broad and deep."

- Marie, Cotati, CA on 11/10/13
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Education

UC Santa Barbara
UC Berkeley
PhD

Education

UC Santa Barbara

UC Berkeley (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rates assume a single student. Multiple students may require increased rates. Cancellations of less than 12 hour notice require telephone contact prior to travel.

Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95405

John’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TEAS
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

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.


John’s Resources

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I assume you are asking about the mitigation of environmental impacts of civil engineering projects on the natural environment. Civil engineering projects often have significant impacts on the natural environment, and these impacts can adversely affect species at and around the project site...


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