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Rowan University (Chemistry)
I went to college at Rowan University where I studied Chemistry and Metalworking. Before that I was an honor student at Williamstown High School with such classes as honors Art, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, History.
My post-collegiate academic pursuits include designing and acquiring a patent, reading a lot of books, and studying for the permaculture landscape design certification.
I have tutored professionally for over 14 years while going to school and working in my fields of study. While tutoring I have run my own custom jewelry business, worked as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, practiced Wing Chun, repaired and upgraded my fixer-upper house, and helped raise my 3 children (they still have some raising to do). I currently home-school my three children and tutor.
I really enjoy tutoring and mentoring. I feel that a great teacher's knowledge of their subject deepens while their students learning is accelerated at a far greater pace in a mentoring environment than in a classroom, making tutoring, in my opinion, the greatest vehicle for honing one's skills while building up the proficiency and potential of another. It is inspirational to be a part of and witness a student's advancement in a subject that they had struggled with previously. It is rewarding in a very holistic way
My teaching style is conversational and interdisciplinary.
-Conversational, because it is a tutoring session, a one on one teaching session, and it should feel like a discussion, not a classroom with one student listening (why pay for an extra class at home when you can get a mentor at home).
-Interdisciplinary, because understanding and problem solving of a real life, complex issue is best accomplished by a person with a broad knowledge base. Broadening that knowledge base brings about a greater understanding of the initial subject while creating a bridge of understanding between that subject and another. This creates a synergistic growth of competency in multiple subjects, while allowing for explosive growth in the primary subject.
A large part of being a success as a mentor is learning why my assistance is needed in the first place. There are many different reasons why a student may need tutoring. It may have little to do with the aptitude and current potential of the student and more to do with knowledge gaps in their academic background, study skills, or how much a students likes or dislikes a subject.
The tutoring sessions are designed so that my students are always gaining proficiency and building confidence in their subjects and themselves. At the same time we will be exploring their options and then implementing a strategy that will enable them to be a success in the classroom as well as outside the classroom.
Sessions are also offered for general enrichment, accelerated programs for advanced students, research assistance, consultations, and any of the subjects listed in my profile.
Ideally my desire and goal for my students is that they will get to a point where long term tutoring will no longer be used to simply pass a class but it will be utilized to excel beyond it.
I went to college at Rowan University where I studied Chemistry and Metalworking. Before that I was an honor student at Williamstown High School with such classes as honors Art, Read more
My daughter got on well with Nate -- he was patient and not overbearing. She felt she understood the material better even after the first lesson. Very well mannered, nice guy!
Nathan was a great tutor and taught Excel in a direct, precise matter. He was very clear in explaining different aspects of the program and was very knowledgeable.
After our third session Nathan is keeping up with our expectations. He is very consistent, knowledgeable, and easy to understand. His services will be used by this family indefinitely.
My daughter was very happy after her lesson with Nathan, said it was really great. Thanks Nathan. Nathan always answers back when you are trying to connect with a tutor.
I would have liked to have waited until the end of the semester to rate Nathan so his schedule would not fill up but needed to say how helpful an patient he has been explaining items in a way that clicked in my head and not how I was taught in class. Many of my fellow students have similar issues with our instructor but Nathan has made all the difference in me understanding the material.
I have never used a tutor before, but I’m very happy that I did! Nathan is very patient and nonjudgmental. I am horrible at math, and he really simplified things for me. If I didn't understand something, he revisited the subject matter enough times until I did. That also included trying to teach me how make connections where I saw none. Nathan is very knowledgeable, intelligent, versatile, and most of all understanding. I totally recommend him!
My son appreciates that Nathan takes the time to discuss each math problem from start to completion. He ensures that my son is grasping all concepts before moving on to the next problem. His thoroughness is most appreciated!
I'm a senior at Bloomsburg University and wanted to take an online winter course to stay on top of my course load. I thought I was going to be able to handle a 3 week course in College Algebra, but little did I know the amount of material that was required in such a short amount of time. I immediately started a search online for a tutor one night and came across WyzAnt Tutoring. I contacted 3 individuals that night and was lucky enough to hear back from Nathan right away. (That same night.) He was very kind and offered to come that night and stay until we completed a good amount of material to get a heads start on my understanding of what was going to be asked on my following exam. He is a very flexible and kindhearted individual that was willing to set aside time for me on such short notice where he came every day since that night I contacted him. He was patient with me and made sure I understood the material before moving on to the next. He is also a great person to get in contact with. Any time I found myself in need of him, I was able to contact him immediately. If you are in need a tutor on a particular subject in which Nathan is qualified under, I highly recommend hiring him. You won't regret it.
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I have an extensive background in Calculus from pre-Calculus through Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Calculus 3. I have practiced utilizing the skills I learned in calculus in science classes and science applications. I have tutored in this subject for over 10 years.
I have taken over thirty college credits in art, from drawing to jewelry. In each of those classes it was important to excel at drawing, in both detail and overall composition. Without a fully detailed drawing, from multiple angles and lighting, a jewelry piece is difficult to plan out.
One of my favorite aspects of tutoring and mentoring students in drawing is helping to bring them from the mindset of "I can't" into the understanding that they can draw and draw well.
I do this through my teaching style of visualization and incremental mastery.
From still lives, to human forms, to exact custom jewelry drawings - I do it all and can show you how to do it as well.
I have taken both organic chemistry I and II as well as inorganic chemistry at the college level. I have over 5 years of chemical industry level experience as a quality control chemist in the pharmaceutical, petroleum, and refrigerant industry.
Whether it is naming compounds or chemical synthesis- I am available to help.
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