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Brian R.

Philadelphia, PA

$45/hr

Friendly, Experienced Science Tutor Specializing in Organic Chemistry

Background check passed as of 12/5/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Friendly, Experienced Science Tutor Specializing in Organic Chemistry

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I graduated from college several years ago, and have been tutoring regularly ever since. My passion in college was Chemistry, so if you need help with any high school or college level Chem classes, I'm your guy. My strength in particular (and the subject of my thesis) was Organic Chemistry. Along the way I picked up some fluency in introductory Biology, Physics, and Math courses, any of which I would also be happy to teach.

In college I conducted over two years of original research in an Organic Chemistry lab, so I have abundant practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and skills. I also worked as a teaching assistant in an instructional Orgo lab for several years, during which time I graded countless lab reports. I can answer any questions you may have about your lab write-ups, either theoretical or practical.

I'm friendly, easygoing, and good at what I do. I aim to cultivate in my students a deep understanding of the material, rather than encouraging the brute memorization of facts. I try to avoid lecturing, and instead I ask questions that help the student discover the conceptual connections between ideas.

I have a flexible schedule, and will travel to meet you at whatever location is convenient for you. I'm based out of Philadelphia, but I can travel to the outlying suburbs as long as the regional rail can get me there.

Chemistry can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Let me help to demystify this misunderstood and beautiful subject for you.

Testimonials

"Absolutely amazing"

- Elisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/14/14

"Great tutor for organic chemistry! "

- Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr, PA on 2/17/14

"Excellent, dependable tutor"

- Sharon, Ambler, PA on 4/27/13

"THE BEST CHEMISTRY TUTOR!"

- Pamala, Philadelphia, PA on 2/6/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I was a Chemistry major at an elite liberal arts college. During my time at college I took a wide variety of Chemistry lectures and seminars and logged hundreds of hours in labs. I also conducted Synthetic Organic Chemistry research, culminating in a written Senior thesis. In addition, I served as a teaching assistant for several instructional Chemistry labs.

Organic Chemistry

I took two semesters of college level organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, as well as an advanced organic chemistry seminar. I also conducted organic chemistry research for two years in the laboratory of Professor Robert Paley. Furthermore, I served as a teaching assistant in organic chemistry instructional labs for underclassmen for 4 semesters.

Swarthmore College

Education

Swarthmore College

Absolutely amazing — I consider myself very lucky having stumbled upon Brian's profile and reaching out to him. He responded within a few hours of my request and met me on the same day! He is very experienced in orgo and is very easy to follow as he explains the concepts and mechanisms. Also if you're confused with exo and endo products, this is your guy. Within five minutes I understood something I had been desperate ...

— Elisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$45 is my baseline rate, but I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your needs!

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 6 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147.


About Brian

I graduated from college several years ago, and have been tutoring regularly ever since. My passion in college was Chemistry, so if you need help with any high school or college level Chem classes, I'm your guy. My strength in particular (and the subject of my thesis) was Organic Chemistry. Along the way I picked up some fluency in introductory Biology, Physics, and Math courses, any of which I would also be happy to teach.

In college I conducted over two years of original research in an Organic Chemistry lab, so I have abundant practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and skills. I also worked as a teaching assistant in an instructional Orgo lab for several years, during which time I graded countless lab reports. I can answer any questions you may have about your lab write-ups, either theoretical or practical.

I'm friendly, easygoing, and good at what I do. I aim to cultivate in my students a deep understanding of the material, rather than encouraging the brute memorization of facts. I try to avoid lecturing, and instead I ask questions that help the student discover the conceptual connections between ideas.

I have a flexible schedule, and will travel to meet you at whatever location is convenient for you. I'm based out of Philadelphia, but I can travel to the outlying suburbs as long as the regional rail can get me there.

Chemistry can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Let me help to demystify this misunderstood and beautiful subject for you.

Testimonials

"Absolutely amazing"

- Elisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/14/14

"Great tutor for organic chemistry! "

- Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr, PA on 2/17/14

"Excellent, dependable tutor"

- Sharon, Ambler, PA on 4/27/13

"THE BEST CHEMISTRY TUTOR!"

- Pamala, Philadelphia, PA on 2/6/13

Education

Swarthmore College

Education

Swarthmore College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$45 is my baseline rate, but I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your needs!

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147

Brian’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer

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.


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