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I'm weird. Weird in the sense that I "threw away" a nearly perfect GPA, a great MCAT score, and a spotless Medical School application to pursue an Acting Career full-time. I didn't become a doctor because I understand the utmost value of personal drive, and although I was extremely successful as a Pre-Med student I was not personally driven in the least to continue as a Medical School student. I was however, driven by doing my absolute best and getting extremely good grades, and found the techniques necessary to get A+'s in the hardest classes most colleges have to offer (including Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry). I also understand that most students are struggling to do the exact same thing- they want to do their best but are struggling to find the techniques that will get them there. This is what separates me from most tutors- I'm here to get your students the maximum number of points on their assignments and pique their interests in the process. We all become most interested in our endeavors when we experience high levels of competence in what we do, and the same holds for any student in any class. Many of my students are driven to pursue careers in medicine, but struggle in the classes required to get them there. However, many of my students are driven in other fields, including the arts, and are required to take a difficult Chemistry or Biology course to fulfill their school's requirements for graduation. With students, I strive to instill increased competence and create an immeasurable boost of self-esteem during classes that are usually so difficult that they can really drag even the smartest individuals down! Students deserve to have free time to pursue their gifts and interests so that they can reach their maximum potential as individuals. I like helping dreams come true, whatever those dreams may be.
In addition to the Sciences, I have 3+ years of experience tutoring students in Math from the middle school to high school level as well. During college, I worked at the Mathnasium Tutoring Center in town and learned many of the "Mental Math" tricks and shortcuts they taught. You are coming to the right place if your high school student needs combined Science and Math help through Algebra I.
In addition to the Sciences, I have 3+ years of experience tutoring students in Math from the middle school to high school level as well. During college, I worked at the Mathnasium Tutoring Center in town and learned many of the "Mental Math" tricks and shortcuts they taught. You are coming to the right place if your high school student needs combined Science and Math help through Algebra II in addition to Algebra I and Prealgebra!
I can help you get through the beast that follows Organic Chemistry- the dreaded Biochemistry!
My Biochemistry qualifications include:
1. 100th Percentile on the ACS National Biochemistry Exam.
2. B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
3. Two years of university Biochemistry laboratory research!
4. I make sure that we speed up all the memorization you will be doing by putting all the information into context!
I graduated at the top of my college class with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I have tutored college Biology as well for the past 5 years, and have tutored scores of AP and IB Bio students in those 5 years. My Biology students have seen success because I focus on making the material relatable to each individual student's unique interests, instead of a bland game of "How well can I help you memorize this junk?"
General Chemistry is an old friend of mine. I graduated with a Minor in Chemistry from Southwestern University, but was the top Chemistry student at the school during my 4 years there. I have tutored General Chemistry for 7 years and counting, and most of my students increase by a letter grade or more. General Chemistry mostly comes down to crunching numbers on a calculator, along with a few concepts that are presented often like treatise on Constitutional Law. I provide proven shortcuts and memorable (not to mention much simpler) explanations to tricky concepts to help my students plow through General Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry is my specialty, and I've helped my students steamroll this class for 5 years and counting. In addition to winning the prestigious award at my university for the top Organic Chemistry student (believe me, I'm not as big of a nerd as it seems).
My organic chemistry qualifications include:
1. A perfect score (100th Percentile) on the ACS National Organic Chemistry Exam.
2. 1 year of Graduate Level Organic Chemistry (A+ both semesters)
3. B.S. in biology with a minor in Chemistry.
4. One year of university Organic Chemistry laboratory research.
5. I make the class understandable and interesting!!!!!!
6. Oh, and I have lots of study materials for my students.
In addition to the Sciences, I have 3+ years of experience tutoring students in Math from the middle school to high school level as well. During college, I worked at the Mathnasium Tutoring Center in town and learned many of the "Mental Math" tricks and shortcuts they taught. You are coming to the right place if your high school student needs combined Science and Math help.
Southwestern University (Biology)
I wouldn't be headed to med school without Joe! — I have had the pleasure of being tutored by Joe in Biochemistry and cannot sing his praises enough. I highly recommend him to anyone considering being tutored! He is the most patient, reliable, positive, flexible, knowledgeable, supportive, and relatable tutor I’ve ever worked with. It is quite obvious that he genuinely cares and has a passion for helping students understand the material and ultim ...
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Joe will travel within 25 miles of Austin, TX 78726.
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