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I am fully bilingual, being fluent in English and Spanish. I have been living in the US for more than 17 years. I have taught college-level chemistry classes in English for many years.
I received a Master's and PhD in chemistry from US-accredited universities (the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, respectively). I have taught and tutored chemistry for over 15 years at the university level (since I was an undergraduate student). I can tutor almost any chemistry: organic, general, introductory, etc. I can also tutor algebra I and II and Spanish. Please, check my profile for other subjects I am qualified to tutor.
I was born in Argentina, so my mother tongue is Spanish. There are not many Spanish tutors who can give you the advantage of a true Spanish speaker. I have been in the US since 1995, so you should not have any problem understanding my English.
As a former professor of chemistry, I can provide my students with the unique feedback and insight that comes from the instructor side. How many other tutors can do that? I know what is important to know and what is not. I will not waste your time by endlessly hammering on topics that are not important. I will give you the 'short version' of every topic to help you understand the basics. I will teach you problem-solving skills by reasoning. I will help you understand the topics that are crucial to your grade and your understanding of future topics.
I learned computer programming (DOS, Basic, QBasic, FORTRAN) as a hobby in the 80's, when everybody was starting to write their own programs. I also received classes in FORTRAN programming when I was in college (as apart of a chemistry class where the final exam was to write a program in FORTRAN that would calculate some chemical properties that can be found in tables; the better the agreement between the program and the table, the higher your grade... so we had to do well to pass the class)
I worked for The Princeton Review in Amherst for 3 years, teaching the science sections of the MCAT course. The most important issue when students take the MCAT is to understand that most stdeunts know the subject, but do not manage their time correctly... and they run out of time answering questions. I can teach you not only the basic material that covers 90% of the content of the science subjects, but also tricks to manage your test-taking time better.
I have been using using Windows software and operating systems since the beginning of Windows 3.1. This includes all versions of Windows up to the most recent one, Windows 7 (since 1992). I also have a PhD in chemistry and work with computers on a daily basis.
My undergraduate (BS) and my 2 graduate degrees (MS and PhD) were in Organic Chemistry. I have taught and tutored Organic Chemistry I and II (as a 2 semester course), Introductory Organic Chemistry (as a 1 semester course) both at the college/university levels and also high school.
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina (Chemistry)
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (Master's)
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (PhD)
Absolutely a wonderful caring kind and knowledgeable tutor who goes above and beyond the expected to bring out the best in his students ! — We have come to know this gentleman who has tutored our daughter to be a kind, considerate and knowledgeable man who really knows his fields of science but who is also kind careful and considerate. He has been responsive when schedules did not seem convenient and he has been polite and understanding at all times. Moreover, he has brought out the best in Tiffany who has gone on to excellence in her ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Alejandro will travel within 12 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27127.
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