Chemistry is the most difficult of the sciences because it requires two unrelated skills -- the ability to handle the math, and the ability to think like a molecule. I help students master this subject by helping them head off the mistakes I've seen many other students make over the years. The student sets the agenda for tutoring sessions; I don't present lectures. I interpret what the course instructor or study guide is saying, just using different words and examples. I prefer one-to-one tutoring, in a quiet neutral venue like a campus room or public library.
I graduated from Swarthmore with a Chemistry major, and earned my Ph.D.in Biochemistry at the University of Chicago. I taught General Chemistry, Organic and Biochemistry for Nursing students, and Environmental Chemistry for 15 years at William Paterson University (tenured), Boston University, and Hofstra University, with positions as a groundwater chemistry consultant and at U.S. EPA in between. Since retiring, I have tutored high school and college students in Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and First-year College Chemistry.
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