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Frank M.

Affordable, Quality tutoring in Chemistry and Algebra

Willow Grove, PA (19090)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$25.00
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I have been involved in industrial chemical research (including pharmaceutical and biotech)for over 20 years. I have instructed technicians and chemists alike and have made presentations at major industrial meetings. I have a publication in a leading analytical journal and am co-inventor on a patent in synthetic chemistry.

I struggled with organic chemistry early on, until I realized the key is "don't memorize". Of course, some basic rules should be so well-entrenched that they become almost rote, but organic chemistry is a science and when treated with the same view as physics or math, it can also be comprehended and applied to future problems.

I have helped family members and friends through their chemistry courses, and I consider myself to be innovative and well-tempered while instructing. Most importantly, I have a good sense of humor! I would welcome the challenge of leading enthusiastic learners down the path to a better understanding of organic chemistry.

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Frank’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Reading
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, SAT Writing

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the cornerstone of understanding math and science. I attempt to help students learn how to approach problems that require discovering unknown variables from known information, and how to recognize these situations in the many different forms they can take. I am very passionate about teaching algebra, but am more passionate about students learning it and having some fun along the way as they experience how algebra can be "learnable" and even practical.

Chemistry

Chemistry is about what we are from; the construction of our cells, to the transmission of ideas in our brains. I am in awe of this subject matter and am always trying to learn more about it (a never ending quest) and to show others how this subject affects our daily lives. Tutoring this subject is a mighty and noble challenge and is rewarding.

Organic Chemistry

I have been an Organic Analytical chemist for over 20 years. I have had experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and industrial fields. I am familiar with most qualitative tests to determine functional groups, and am well-versed in infra-red analysis and HPLC and GC. I have analyzed small molecules (alcohols and glycols) by GC, and large molecules (lipids, liposomes, and surfactants) by HPLC.

Pharmacology

I am currently an Algebra 1 and Chemistry tutor and am very proficient in pharmacy calculations. I helped a student with a fifth grade understanding of math pass her Pharmacy Tech exam. I am also prepping another student with a third grade math background take her GED. I am well suited to help pharmacy interns take and pas their exams.

Prealgebra

I try to make the student's entrance into algebra one that flows from their knowledge of arithmetic. I constantly go back to the principles of arithmetic and show the student how algebra flows from the knowledge of arithmetic he or she already has in hand. This changes the concept of algebra from being something "out there" to a tool that can open new ways to look at math and actually be enjoyable.

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Education

St. Joseph's University

Yes (Graduate Coursework)

Drexel University (Master's)

Awesome Chemistry Tutor — Frank is very knowledgeable and he stuck to exactly what I needed to know for the class (never wasted time). He researched my topics and gave me extra informative papers and communicated through email if I had a hard time with topics. He always allowed enough time for us to go over material, and I never felt rushed. He was never late to our weekly meetings, very dependable. He helped me reach an A ...

— Shannon from Hatboro, PA on 5/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 20 miles of Willow Grove, PA 19090.

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