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Kelly D.

Marietta, GA

$50/hr

General & Nursing Chem, Organic, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chem

Usually responds in about 11 hours

General & Nursing Chem, Organic, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chem

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One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of teaching and tutoring is having the opportunity to interact with high school and undergraduate students. An effective instructor is one that can make a difference in the life of a student. I like to challenge students to explore and solve problems in new ways. I believe that this is not only a goal, but is, by definition, our role as mentors. As mentors, we have the ability to guide students in their approach to problem solving, such as, thinking independently and challenging themselves. I have taught a variety of lectures and laboratories at Kennesaw State, Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College, and Oxford College of Emory University. These courses include general nursing chemistry, nursing organic/biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical and physical chemistry.

My goal is to foster an environment where students learn to appreciate problem solving and have a passion for science rather than being intimidated by the complexity of material presented. All too often, many students would rather be told what they have to learn, memorize it, and repeat it on an exam. However, this method of “teaching to a test” limits the skill-building techniques that students must develop in order to compete in a professional environment. In my tutoring of chemistry subjects, I challenge students to look at a problem that seems complex, but upon further examination, can be broken down into parts that can be solved more easily. This method teaches students thinking skills that are absolutely necessary in graduate school and various medical and forensic professions. Students must be able to examine a complex situation, break it down into solvable parts, and then make an assessment of the problem at hand if they are to succeed in the professional scientific community.

My ultimate goal in tutoring is to leave students with the impression that they have the means and ability to achieve their dreams.

Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Homeschool:
Chemistry

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Organic Chemistry

As an undergraduate, I was an organic tutor and teaching assistant and was responsible for running the GC, IR, and NMR. As a graduate student, I was a teaching assistant for organic courses at Georgia Tech where I held tutorial hours, proctored, and graded homework and exams. I synthesized and tested many organic compounds as potential inhibitors for HTLV-I protease. My graduate organic courses include: Organic Compound Spectroscopy, Advanced Organic Synthesis, Physical Organic Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, Protein NMR, and Enzymology (focused on organic reaction mechanisms).

Kennesaw State University
Chemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD

Education

Kennesaw State University (Chemistry)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

Georgia Institute of Technology (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 25 miles of Marietta, GA 30066.


About Kelly

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of teaching and tutoring is having the opportunity to interact with high school and undergraduate students. An effective instructor is one that can make a difference in the life of a student. I like to challenge students to explore and solve problems in new ways. I believe that this is not only a goal, but is, by definition, our role as mentors. As mentors, we have the ability to guide students in their approach to problem solving, such as, thinking independently and challenging themselves. I have taught a variety of lectures and laboratories at Kennesaw State, Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College, and Oxford College of Emory University. These courses include general nursing chemistry, nursing organic/biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical and physical chemistry.

My goal is to foster an environment where students learn to appreciate problem solving and have a passion for science rather than being intimidated by the complexity of material presented. All too often, many students would rather be told what they have to learn, memorize it, and repeat it on an exam. However, this method of “teaching to a test” limits the skill-building techniques that students must develop in order to compete in a professional environment. In my tutoring of chemistry subjects, I challenge students to look at a problem that seems complex, but upon further examination, can be broken down into parts that can be solved more easily. This method teaches students thinking skills that are absolutely necessary in graduate school and various medical and forensic professions. Students must be able to examine a complex situation, break it down into solvable parts, and then make an assessment of the problem at hand if they are to succeed in the professional scientific community.

My ultimate goal in tutoring is to leave students with the impression that they have the means and ability to achieve their dreams.

Education

Kennesaw State University
Chemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD

Education

Kennesaw State University (Chemistry)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

Georgia Institute of Technology (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Marietta, GA 30066

Kelly’s Subjects

Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Homeschool:
Chemistry

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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