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I am currently a professor of chemistry at Samford University. I teach Foundations of Chemistry 1 and 2 (genchem), organic chemistry 1 and 2, and research internship. My deep passion for chemistry comes out in my active classrooms, weird chemistry analogies, and patient pastoral approach. Give me a chance to help you and I'm sure you'll succeed.

I love to teach organic chemistry, but I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn any subject within my proficiency. I can approach...

I am currently a professor of chemistry at Samford University. I teach Foundations of Chemistry 1 and 2 (genchem), organic chemistry 1 and 2, and research internship. My deep passion for chemistry comes out in my active classrooms, weird chemistry analogies, and patient pastoral approach. Give me a chance to help you and I'm sure you'll succeed.

I love to teach organic chemistry, but I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn any subject within my proficiency. I can approach the subjects from many different angles and can adapt to your level of need to find out the best way you learn. I love teaching in groups or one on one. I love this stuff! It's my life!

Great teaching comes from inviting the student to imagine what is possible, not only in the world but also in themselves, and to know they are capable of doing amazing things. Bringing one's passion and excitement for the subject and pouring it into the lectures and the research is absolutely essential to student success and the ultimate reward: discovery. It is discovery and ultimately the sharing of that discovery through publication that we strive for. Contribution to the world is the goal of the chemist, and the passion to do it drives us. Showing our students that the drugs, materials, sensors, foods, and methods which keep our world going start in a flask of things either dug from the earth, or distilled out of crude oil, simplifies the concept of synthesis. As in chemical synthesis, in education we must take students' knowledge and build them up step by step.

I believe that we must fundamentally avoid the fear of being wrong in front of our peers and learn the power of not knowing, for it is in our ignorance that question and research are born. In my graduate organic seminar very few people would ask questions. "I don't know," is where we begin rather than an end.

I live with my amazing wife and our four boys under 10 in Homewood, AL.
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Education

New Mexico State University--BA
Chemical Engineering
New Mexico State University--BA
PhD
University of Texas at Austin
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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. Let's do it!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center at the school where I received my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. My ultimate goal is to help you find ways to work independently: to teach you new ways of learning the material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a student of all STEM disciplines, I am happy to teach all levels of math and chemistry. After completing my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering I moved on to Chemistry. I love to teach chemistry and I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn. I can approach the subject from many different angles and can adapt to your level of need to find out the best way you learn. I love teaching in groups or one on one. I love this stuff! It's my life! Now that I've earned my PhD, I'm enjoying teaching all levels of Chemistry students. Let's find the best way you learn!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My Bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering and was therefore quite math intensive. I supplemented my income by work as a tutor both independently and at the University's Math Learning Center. I have learned that student want to understand as much as they want to pass. Unfortunately, so many have somehow convinced themselves they must sacrifice learning for low-level passing. This is something I hope to change. My goal is to work within the textbook and teaching you currently have and find ways of translating that information into way you understand. Then teach you to speak or write about it in the way your teacher or text desires. That way you get the knowledge AND the grade.
Precalculus

Precalculus

While working as a tutor in the Math Learning Center during my undergraduate work, I learned that math is a language. The more complicated the math gets, the more proficient we must be in our basic understanding of the fundamentals (the grammar of math). To be fluid in the language of calculus we must learn to think and speak in a manner conducive to expanding that knowledge in higher level math courses. In that regard, I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn 'the language.' It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. You can do it. I'm here to help.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. Let's do it!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center at the school where I received my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. My ultimate goal is to help you find ways to work independently: to teach you new ways of learning the material.
Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

My bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering. I am happy to work with students on stoichiometry and mass balance problems, as well as simply problem approach. My PhD is in Organic Chemistry. I received an A on my senior project which was the AIChE contest problem for finding a chemistry error. I am proficient in Excel and MathCad as well as Calculus and Algebra.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My Bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering and was therefore quite math intensive. I supplemented my income by work as a tutor both independently and at the University's Math Learning Center. I have learned that student want to understand as much as they want to pass. Unfortunately, so many have somehow convinced themselves they must sacrifice learning for low-level passing. This is something I hope to change. My goal is to work within the textbook and teaching you currently have and find ways of translating that information into way you understand. Then teach you to speak or write about it in the way your teacher or text desires. That way you get the knowledge AND the grade.
Precalculus

Precalculus

While working as a tutor in the Math Learning Center during my undergraduate work, I learned that math is a language. The more complicated the math gets, the more proficient we must be in our basic understanding of the fundamentals (the grammar of math). To be fluid in the language of calculus we must learn to think and speak in a manner conducive to expanding that knowledge in higher level math courses. In that regard, I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn 'the language.' It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. You can do it. I'm here to help.

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. Let's do it!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center at the school where I received my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. My ultimate goal is to help you find ways to work independently: to teach you new ways of learning the material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a student of all STEM disciplines, I am happy to teach all levels of math and chemistry. After completing my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering I moved on to Chemistry. I love to teach chemistry and I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn. I can approach the subject from many different angles and can adapt to your level of need to find out the best way you learn. I love teaching in groups or one on one. I love this stuff! It's my life! Now that I've earned my PhD, I'm enjoying teaching all levels of Chemistry students. Let's find the best way you learn!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My Bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering and was therefore quite math intensive. I supplemented my income by work as a tutor both independently and at the University's Math Learning Center. I have learned that student want to understand as much as they want to pass. Unfortunately, so many have somehow convinced themselves they must sacrifice learning for low-level passing. This is something I hope to change. My goal is to work within the textbook and teaching you currently have and find ways of translating that information into way you understand. Then teach you to speak or write about it in the way your teacher or text desires. That way you get the knowledge AND the grade.
Precalculus

Precalculus

While working as a tutor in the Math Learning Center during my undergraduate work, I learned that math is a language. The more complicated the math gets, the more proficient we must be in our basic understanding of the fundamentals (the grammar of math). To be fluid in the language of calculus we must learn to think and speak in a manner conducive to expanding that knowledge in higher level math courses. In that regard, I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn 'the language.' It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. You can do it. I'm here to help.

Science

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

My bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering. I am happy to work with students on stoichiometry and mass balance problems, as well as simply problem approach. My PhD is in Organic Chemistry. I received an A on my senior project which was the AIChE contest problem for finding a chemistry error. I am proficient in Excel and MathCad as well as Calculus and Algebra.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a student of all STEM disciplines, I am happy to teach all levels of math and chemistry. After completing my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering I moved on to Chemistry. I love to teach chemistry and I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn. I can approach the subject from many different angles and can adapt to your level of need to find out the best way you learn. I love teaching in groups or one on one. I love this stuff! It's my life! Now that I've earned my PhD, I'm enjoying teaching all levels of Chemistry students. Let's find the best way you learn!
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is the study of carbon containing molecules. Typically organic chemists are interested in the structure and reactivity of molecules made up by carbon and elements on the top right region of the periodic table of elements. Physical organic chemistry focuses describing bonding, kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions. Synthesis is the study of how to build molecules you want. Together these two subsets of organic chemistry describe a very exciting field that effects everything from the gas in your car and your plastic water bottle to drugs and medicines. I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry and have studied all facets of this exciting field. I also love to teach it because I believe that in teaching we share an exciting world with future scientists while simultaneously perfecting out own understanding.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. Let's do it!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I worked as a tutor in the Math Learning Center at the school where I received my Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. I have always enjoyed working with math students of all levels to determine the best way they learn. It is all about finding a way to see material in a different way then translating the book or teaching in to that new light or language. My ultimate goal is to help you find ways to work independently: to teach you new ways of learning the material.
Chemistry

Chemistry

As a student of all STEM disciplines, I am happy to teach all levels of math and chemistry. After completing my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering I moved on to Chemistry. I love to teach chemistry and I'm convinced I can teach anyone who is willing to learn. I can approach the subject from many different angles and can adapt to your level of need to find out the best way you learn. I love teaching in groups or one on one. I love this stuff! It's my life! Now that I've earned my PhD, I'm enjoying teaching all levels of Chemistry students. Let's find the best way you learn!

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Great Teacher! Customizes Teaching Style to Match Your Needs.

Paul is one of the best teachers and tutors I have encountered. He is very patient and he starts by figuring out your goals, how you best learn, what has worked and not worked in the past, and tutors based on these things. He is very concerned with your success and knowledgeable and willing to put in the extra time to make sure you have the best chance of reaching your goals. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a tutor who can help supplement class material or needs someone to explain things in a way that makes sense to you. Again, he is one of the best and I highly recommend his services!

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