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Christopher began his career as Lecturer in Chemistry at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies in the year 2000. Since then, he pioneered Northeastern University’s first online Chemical-Principles lecture curriculum, as well as a 6-week biannual blended sequence of Chemical Principles I, II, and III. Now a Senior Lecturer, Christopher has also taught General Chemistry for Engineers, and General Chemistry I II for undergraduates studying pharmacy and the life sciences.
In addition to teaching General and Organic Chemistry at the university and community-college levels, he writes standardized-test questions for multiple states across the U.S. and has over 10 years’ industry experience in materials research, technical training, and the sale and marketing of laboratory instrumentation. In 2006, he founded Higher Degree Consulting, Inc., an educational consulting firm providing learning and tutorial assistance to Chemistry students from the high-school through adult-education levels. Christopher holds a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Chemistry from Northeastern University.
In my two decades of experience as a Chemistry tutor, I have had the privilege to help hundreds of students from multiple age groups and backgrounds. I have provided students the strategies for success in the following areas:
High-School Level Courses: College-Prep Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry*
High-School Level Exams: MCAS Exam in Chemistry (Massachusetts Students), SAT II Examination in Chemistry, AP Examination in Chemistry*
College-Level Courses: Introductory Chemistry (General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry), General Chemistry I & II, General Chemistry for Engineers, Organic Chemistry I & II (Undergraduate Levels)
College/Post-Graduate-Level Exams: General & Organic-Chemistry sections of the MCAT and DAT, MTEL Teacher-Certification Exam in Chemistry
* One valuable component of my AP-Chemistry Test Preparation service is my collection of AP Chemistry Open-Response, and selected Multiple-Choice Questions from the years 1970 until 2007! While actual test questions are not re-used, students discover history can repeat itself in numerous ways with this test.
I have been a university chemistry instructor and therefore, have tutored students, both as preparation for Organic Chemistry (the interim between General Chemistry 2 and Organic 1), and the two semesters of undergraduate-level Organic Chemistry for over a decade. Standardized tests for which I have assisted in the Chemistry portion have included both the DAT and the MCAT.
In addition to content-area knowledge, and strategies for both studying and learning, among the tools I impart to students include the following:
1.) Identifying reaction conditions and predicting what product(s) is/are possible.
2.) Collecting spectroscopic data for NMR and identifying molecules consistent with the data.
3.) Performing retrosynthetic analysis of target molecules and planning strategies toward the synthesis of simple organic compounds.
I look forward to helping you and being a part of your success.
I have been writing in some capacity since the tender age of eight. In addition to my professional experience as a technical writer, curriculum developer, standardized-test item author, editor, and scientific researcher, I have assisted with hundreds of projects in which writing has played a central role. In the past, these have included:
1.) Admissions-Application Essays
2.) Research Papers
3.) Lab Reports
4.) Research Presentations
5.) Poster sessions
6.) Science-Fair Projects
7.) Critical writing/literary analysis
9.) Creative Writing
A. Short stories
C. Song lyrics
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