I am a highly experienced, professional educator. I have extensive classroom and individual teaching/tutoring experience in the fields of general chemistry and organic chemistry. In my over 20 years of teaching, I have worked with a wide range of students, middle school through college and beyond. I take pride in my ability to gauge and challenge students within their means. I work with the student to develop essential problem solving skills that will help them understand the subject beyond the simple application of facts. Students learn science through solving problems, and thinking like a scientist. Anyone can follow a recipe. Through my tutoring techniques I help the student move past simple memorization of the material or plugging numbers into the equation. Together we will develop skills that will not only help them in chemistry or biology, but in every challenge they encounter.
Here are some of the ways I can assist you:
For high schoolers:
Test preparation - "I have a test next week and I feel completely lost!"
Topic clarification - "I just don't understand how to do those gram-mole conversions!"
AP course help - "What do I really need to know to succeed in college chemistry? The math seems too hard!"
Learning how to properly approach word problems - "I think I get the math, but these chemistry word problems drive me crazy!"
For college students in general or organic chemistry:
Test preparation in general chemistry or organic chemistry. Go beyond simply memory tricks toward real understanding.
Ongoing concept clarification. Working though challenging math issues in general chemistry. Keep up in class!
Learning techniques to visualize organic molecules in 3D, working through challenging stereochemistry problems
Learning to solve problems logically, consistently and systematically.
GRE subject test preparation
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