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Jack S.

Chemistry-Science Master

York Springs, PA (17372)

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I have been involved in science education for over 30 years and I have taught chemistry from the middle school level up to and including pre-med students preparing for the MCAT. There is no magic bullet to replace a students willingness to work and their desire to learn. I as a tutor, simply know how to ask a student the right questions and they are then able to find the answers themselves. Sometimes a student is overwhelmed and just needs help in organizing their thoughts. In addition to problem solving hints and techniques, I will show the student how to more efficiently and effectively read their text.

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Jack’s subjects

Test Preparation:
MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Chemistry

I have a BS and an MS in Chemistry, and have spent 17 years teaching high school chemistry in both public and private schools, including all levels of chemistry.
I am PA state certified in Chemistry - Instructional II.
I am Certified by the Princeton Review to teach General Chemistry for their MCAT preparation course.
I have spent 14 years as an adjunct chemistry professor at 4 local colleges and universities, and 5 years as an industrial/analytical chemist.
I have been a speaker and presenter at state, national and international science conventions including: PSTA, CAST, NSTA and Chem Ed.

MCAT

I have been working for the Princeton Review for 4 years as an MCAT test prep instructor. I am certified in both general chemistry and physics. I have taught the general chemistry portion of their course six times. I have tutored students privately in both chemistry and physics. My most recent students physical science score increased by 4 points following 8 hours of tutoring. I am scheduled for re certification by TPR next month for the newly formatted MCAT (2015) exam.

Organic Chemistry

I majored in chemistry as an undergraduate, scoring 3rd out of 50 in ACS comprehensive 2 semester final exam. I have also earned a masters degree in chemistry which included studies in organic chemistry. I have experience running and interpreting IR, MS, NMR spectra as well as GC and HPLC. Most recently, I have taught 2 semesters of organic chemistry laboratory at Millersville University (2013-14).

SAT Math

I have worked with high school students for three decades as a chemistry teacher with uses many math skills. I also have assisted my students informally in preparing for Math SAT's. Over the last two years, I have been an active tutor in mathematics and have studied and reviewed all the math concepts and techniques of the SAT test so that I am up to date on the latest versions of the SAT.

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Education

Millersville Univ. of PA, (Chemistry)

Shippensburg University of PA (Master's)

Heaven sent. The rating scale is a little off should be 4 and 1/2 stars. Jack is better than just four stars. For 12/30/2013: "Jack is heaven sent!!" ...

— Leah from York, PA on 12/31/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jack will travel within 35 miles of York Springs, PA 17372.

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