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Edwin R.

Dominate Organic Chemistry with a DMD/PhD grad student

Dominate Organic Chemistry with a DMD/PhD grad student

$50/hour

  • 155 hours tutoring

About Edwin


Bio

I graduated with a BA in Chemistry (ACS Biochemistry option) from Western Connecticut State University. I worked as an Organic Synthesis Research Assistant for the Whitesides Research Group at Harvard University. I am currently in a dual-degree DMD/PhD program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pursuing a PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. My research focuses on the synthesis and discovery of antibacterial agents for the prevention of dental...

I graduated with a BA in Chemistry (ACS Biochemistry option) from Western Connecticut State University. I worked as an Organic Synthesis Research Assistant for the Whitesides Research Group at Harvard University. I am currently in a dual-degree DMD/PhD program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pursuing a PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. My research focuses on the synthesis and discovery of antibacterial agents for the prevention of dental caries.

I am very passionate about teaching. I have taught private violin and viola lessons for many years, and my students are now musicians that play at gigs and orchestras. Working as a Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and College Algebra at WCSU has motivated me to pursue a career in dental education, where my goal is to become a faculty member at a dental school and provide research opportunities to students.

My philosophy:

We learn so we can share and give back.
We learn so we can understand the world.
We learn from being challenged.
We learn from our failures.

Policies:

Parents are free to observe lessons. I can be reached by phone or email (only once payment information has been provided) for any questions or a cancellation. However, I must be notified within 4 hours. I am also willing to make up any tutoring session for weather conditions/court/family emergency/sickness/religious events. If a session is cancelled without a valid excuse, or if it is skipped, there will be a penalty fee of half the hourly rate.

Approach:

If the parent and/or individual agrees, I will provide challenging homework assignments to complete based on the examples I provide. I will spend the time necessary every session to review prior homework and answer any questions before moving on to the next concept. I also ask for students to explain to me how they approached a problem. If they can do that and understand, then they have mastered the concept.


Education

western connecticut state university
Biochemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Online: $50. Violin lessons: $50. Group (2+ students)= $35 per student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to all ages, from my younger cousins in middle school to college students taking Algebra in the Math Emporium at WCSU. I have tutored Algebra for more than 5 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 in the Math Emporium at WCSU for 3 years. I work through homework problems and challenge students with variations of problems they have done. I like to be creative in my teaching by drawing world applications.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 4 in the AP Calculus AB exam my senior year in high school and received an A in Calculus II at Western Connecticut State University.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is everywhere, so why not learn how it works? My approach is to break down each problem into pieces, and use strategies to work towards obtaining the solution. I emphasize understanding the physical meaning to minimize memorization. I took AP/UCONN Chemistry in high school and General Chemistry at WCSU. I participated in the WCSU Chemistry team, whom won the Mole Bowl Competition in 2016 against Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. I was also a Teacher Assistant for General Chemistry II at WCSU for three years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took Geometry my freshman year in high school. I just find it very interesting to learn about the various ways we can look at geometrical objects, and how we can solve for angles, sides, areas, perimeters, volumes, arc lengths, and more. I tutor by demonstrating the various ways in solving for a quantity, and explaining which one is the most efficient. This subject has to be taught with graphs and drawings.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored pre-Algebra in the past to my cousin and she has enjoyed the examples I have given her. I challenge students by having them explain to me examples, and explore possibilities in solving problems.
Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to all ages, from my younger cousins in middle school to college students taking Algebra in the Math Emporium at WCSU. I have tutored Algebra for more than 5 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 in the Math Emporium at WCSU for 3 years. I work through homework problems and challenge students with variations of problems they have done. I like to be creative in my teaching by drawing world applications.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 4 in the AP Calculus AB exam my senior year in high school and received an A in Calculus II at Western Connecticut State University.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took Geometry my freshman year in high school. I just find it very interesting to learn about the various ways we can look at geometrical objects, and how we can solve for angles, sides, areas, perimeters, volumes, arc lengths, and more. I tutor by demonstrating the various ways in solving for a quantity, and explaining which one is the most efficient. This subject has to be taught with graphs and drawings.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored pre-Algebra in the past to my cousin and she has enjoyed the examples I have given her. I challenge students by having them explain to me examples, and explore possibilities in solving problems.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I tutor trigonometry through very visual examples. Trigonometry can seem intimidating because it is a step up from Geometry, but I will help you understand the importance of its concepts and connect it to the real world. Trigonometry is very important for future math courses, such as Calculus. I have tutored Trigonometry to 3 of my younger cousins in the past, and they have all dominated the course. I am determined to help you succeed!
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to all ages, from my younger cousins in middle school to college students taking Algebra in the Math Emporium at WCSU. I have tutored Algebra for more than 5 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 in the Math Emporium at WCSU for 3 years. I work through homework problems and challenge students with variations of problems they have done. I like to be creative in my teaching by drawing world applications.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 4 in the AP Calculus AB exam my senior year in high school and received an A in Calculus II at Western Connecticut State University.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is everywhere, so why not learn how it works? My approach is to break down each problem into pieces, and use strategies to work towards obtaining the solution. I emphasize understanding the physical meaning to minimize memorization. I took AP/UCONN Chemistry in high school and General Chemistry at WCSU. I participated in the WCSU Chemistry team, whom won the Mole Bowl Competition in 2016 against Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. I was also a Teacher Assistant for General Chemistry II at WCSU for three years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I took Geometry my freshman year in high school. I just find it very interesting to learn about the various ways we can look at geometrical objects, and how we can solve for angles, sides, areas, perimeters, volumes, arc lengths, and more. I tutor by demonstrating the various ways in solving for a quantity, and explaining which one is the most efficient. This subject has to be taught with graphs and drawings.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored pre-Algebra in the past to my cousin and she has enjoyed the examples I have given her. I challenge students by having them explain to me examples, and explore possibilities in solving problems.
Precalculus

Music

Violin

Violin

I have been playing the violin for 14 years and have instructed 10 violin students. I studied violin with Eric (former U.S. cultural ambassador to Soviet Union and Professor) and Katherine Lewis. I also studied under Patti Kilroy, a violinist and PhD candidate at NYU. One of my students has auditioned and been accepted to the Violin Performance degree program at FAU. I was concertmaster during high school and was assistant concertmaster in the WCSU Symphony Orchestra.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is everywhere, so why not learn how it works? My approach is to break down each problem into pieces, and use strategies to work towards obtaining the solution. I emphasize understanding the physical meaning to minimize memorization. I took AP/UCONN Chemistry in high school and General Chemistry at WCSU. I participated in the WCSU Chemistry team, whom won the Mole Bowl Competition in 2016 against Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. I was also a Teacher Assistant for General Chemistry II at WCSU for three years.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I received a perfect score (30) on the Organic Chemistry Section of the Dental Admissions Test. I am currently an Organic Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant at UAB. I was an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry I at WCSU, and have done extensive organic chemistry research while at WCSU and at Harvard University. I have also lectured for Dr. Velu's Organic I and II classes at UAB.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to all ages, from my younger cousins in middle school to college students taking Algebra in the Math Emporium at WCSU. I have tutored Algebra for more than 5 years.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 in the Math Emporium at WCSU for 3 years. I work through homework problems and challenge students with variations of problems they have done. I like to be creative in my teaching by drawing world applications.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 4 in the AP Calculus AB exam my senior year in high school and received an A in Calculus II at Western Connecticut State University.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is everywhere, so why not learn how it works? My approach is to break down each problem into pieces, and use strategies to work towards obtaining the solution. I emphasize understanding the physical meaning to minimize memorization. I took AP/UCONN Chemistry in high school and General Chemistry at WCSU. I participated in the WCSU Chemistry team, whom won the Mole Bowl Competition in 2016 against Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. I was also a Teacher Assistant for General Chemistry II at WCSU for three years.
Geometry

Geometry

I took Geometry my freshman year in high school. I just find it very interesting to learn about the various ways we can look at geometrical objects, and how we can solve for angles, sides, areas, perimeters, volumes, arc lengths, and more. I tutor by demonstrating the various ways in solving for a quantity, and explaining which one is the most efficient. This subject has to be taught with graphs and drawings.

Examples of Expertise


Edwin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Awesome chem tutor

Great lesson and very responsive. ! Will definitely be using again! To prepare for exams. Online college chem has been difficult. Helped make sense of chem 2.

Amy, 1 lesson with Edwin

Patient, knowledgeable, and understandable

Edwin and I covered Organic Chemistry, intensely focusing on Newman Projections, Chairs and Boats. I thank him for the excellent quality of tutoring he provided as well as his patience and relatability. Thank you Edwin!

Jacob, 3 lessons with Edwin

very knowledgeable

Hes really knows his stuff and explains it well! I think its great that he knows its hard and gets on your level to teach.

Dana, 2 lessons with Edwin

Dedicated and talented

Geometry. He knows the subject matter well. He has created a strong rapport with my son. I recommend him to other parents and students. My son is gaining confidence in this subject.

Scott, 8 lessons with Edwin

Through and Knowledgeable

Edwin is very professional and was ready to prepare for his first session with my before it took place. I felt he really cared and wanted to be on point to be prepared and work with my son.

Julie, 20 lessons with Edwin

Help with Chemistry

My son had his first lesson tonight and was very happy with it. He has a quiz Thursday I'm sure it's going to help a lot. Will book again for sure. After a few more lessons my son will let you know what he thinks. So far happy with him.

Angela, 3 lessons with Edwin

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

He helped me in getting a greater understanding in drawing isomers, hemiketals, ketals, acid/base reactions, reducing ketones to alcohol's, designing reactions, boiling points and polarity.

Andrew, 1 lesson with Edwin

Easy to follow

Breaks down the material to the easy level. My daughter's grade in the mass class improved significantly just after few classes. She is more confident and stated that able to help her peers with math problems.

Kassandra, 6 lessons with Edwin

Edwin is very knowledgeable

I am glad to find Edwin as my son's chemistry tutor. Edwin is very Knowledgeable. He came on time. Taught my son Honors chemistry lesson very well, cleared all his doubts. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and looking forward to have more classes with him. Thanks!

sanjay, 10 lessons with Edwin

Very Professional & Efficient

Edwin tutors my 17 year senior in Pre-Calculus. We recently moved and my son was really having a hard time in his math class. With this being his last year in high school it was very important to find a tutor that my son could understand and could relate to. Edwin is flexable, very well knowledgeable of the subject and as my son would say "He just has a way of making sure that I get it". He breaks everything down in a format that your child can grasp. He has boosted my son's confidence in test taking and assisted him in pulling up his math grade. I would recommend Edwin to anyone that is really looking for an AWESOME tutor. Thanks Edwin for all of your help.

Kizzy, 2 lessons with Edwin
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$50/hour

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Response time: 12 hours