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Joe S.

Rochester, NY

$48/hr

Retired chemistry teacher and tutor : Regents, AP, College, Organic

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Retired chemistry teacher and tutor : Regents, AP, College, Organic

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Working together to improve your understanding and your scores.

I bring enthusiasm, experience and commitment to my tutoring. I will assess your needs quickly and adjust my tutoring style to accommodate those needs. I develop worksheets and practice tests that specifically benefit those I tutor. I succeed in helping students improve grades because I teach problem solving and test taking techniques as well as subject matter. I love connecting with my students and it is a pleasure to see them grow as learners.

I hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Yale University, and teaching certification in Secondary Education from Brockport.

I am currently adjunct professor at MCC and Roberts, I teach General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Lab as well as Science for Teachers. At Rush Henrietta High School, I taught Regents Chemistry, General Chemistry and AP Chemistry for 12 years. I have years of experience tutoring students in Regents, AP and Freshman Chemistry.

Before teaching high school I enjoyed a successful career as a researcher and research manager at Kodak. I use my practical experience to enrich my courses and my tutoring and I help students understand the practical and relevant application of science. I've have received awards for excellent teaching both from colleagues and students.

I know my stuff and I love what I do; let’s work together to improve your understanding and performance.

Testimonials

"More than I could ever expect"

- Sia, Victor, NY on 10/15/12

"One of the Best Tutors"

- Cindy, Pittsford, NY on 5/13/13

"Great educator!"

- Jane, Victor, NY on 4/24/13

"Great tutor!"

- Jessica, Geneseo, NY on 1/13/13
Math:
Algebra 1
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Chemistry
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents Chemistry and for AP Chemistry. A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs.

I have taught freshman chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters).

I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).

Organic Chemistry

I have a PhD in organic chemistry from Yale University. I have done organic chemical research and have patents and publications. I have taught Organic Chemistry as an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College and the University of Rochester. I recently taught the lab portion of organic chemistry at Monroe Community College.

Physical Science

I am thoroughly familiar with the Physical Science middle school curriculum, including physics, chemistry and earth science topics. I have taught a science course for special ed teachers and am currently scheduled to teach a course called "Science for Elementary School Teachers" at MCC. This course uses a middle school textbook.

Joe’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Joe. View all of Joe’s resources

If you are dealing with net ionic equations, you would write:    6 Na(s)  +    2 H3PO4(aq)  -->   3H2(g)  +  6 Na+  +  2 PO43-   

City College of City University of New York
Organic Chemistry
Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT
PhD
Suny Brockport University
Graduate Coursework

Education

City College of City University of New York (Organic Chemistry)

Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT (PhD)

Suny Brockport University (Graduate Coursework)

More than I could ever expect — Amazing! Readily available. Applies course material to different learning styles VERY WELL. I really struggled with chemistry before I met him. He made it fun and understandable to someone lacking a strong science background. He is patient and encourages you to do the work/practice. Honestly can't say enough positive things about my overall experience with chemistry because of Joe. ...

— Sia, Victor, NY on 10/15/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I would be happy to tutor two students at once for at least a 1.5 hour session for 1 1/2 times my usual rate, that is $66/hour

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 15 miles of Rochester, NY 14625.


About Joe

Working together to improve your understanding and your scores.

I bring enthusiasm, experience and commitment to my tutoring. I will assess your needs quickly and adjust my tutoring style to accommodate those needs. I develop worksheets and practice tests that specifically benefit those I tutor. I succeed in helping students improve grades because I teach problem solving and test taking techniques as well as subject matter. I love connecting with my students and it is a pleasure to see them grow as learners.

I hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Yale University, and teaching certification in Secondary Education from Brockport.

I am currently adjunct professor at MCC and Roberts, I teach General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Lab as well as Science for Teachers. At Rush Henrietta High School, I taught Regents Chemistry, General Chemistry and AP Chemistry for 12 years. I have years of experience tutoring students in Regents, AP and Freshman Chemistry.

Before teaching high school I enjoyed a successful career as a researcher and research manager at Kodak. I use my practical experience to enrich my courses and my tutoring and I help students understand the practical and relevant application of science. I've have received awards for excellent teaching both from colleagues and students.

I know my stuff and I love what I do; let’s work together to improve your understanding and performance.

Testimonials

"More than I could ever expect"

- Sia, Victor, NY on 10/15/12

"One of the Best Tutors"

- Cindy, Pittsford, NY on 5/13/13

"Great educator!"

- Jane, Victor, NY on 4/24/13

"Great tutor!"

- Jessica, Geneseo, NY on 1/13/13
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Education

City College of City University of New York
Organic Chemistry
Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT
PhD
Suny Brockport University
Graduate Coursework

Education

City College of City University of New York (Organic Chemistry)

Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT (PhD)

Suny Brockport University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I would be happy to tutor two students at once for at least a 1.5 hour session for 1 1/2 times my usual rate, that is $66/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rochester, NY 14625

Joe’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Chemistry
Test Preparation:
GED, Regents

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.


Joe’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Joe. View all of Joe’s resources

If you are dealing with net ionic equations, you would write:    6 Na(s)  +    2 H3PO4(aq)  -->   3H2(g)  +  6 Na+  +  2 PO43-   


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