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Alan L.

Chemistry and Mathematics Expert

Chemistry and Mathematics Expert

$30/hour

  • 1,022 hours tutoring

  • Mesa, AZ 85201

About Alan


Bio

I have taught chemistry at both university and high school levels. I have been a tutor for high school and college students for the last eight years. Aside from general and organic chemistry, I am of expert proficiency in all levels of mathematics through, and including, precalculus. This includes college algebra. I also have extensive experience in test prep, such as PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, and DAT.

I have taught chemistry at both university and high school levels. I have been a tutor for high school and college students for the last eight years. Aside from general and organic chemistry, I am of expert proficiency in all levels of mathematics through, and including, precalculus. This includes college algebra. I also have extensive experience in test prep, such as PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, and DAT.


Education

New York University
undergrad
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other
John F. Kennedy University
Masters

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Schedule

Alan hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an advanced degree in chemistry and have authored several books. I am highly skilled in English grammar and sentence structure. I have much experience in assisting students prepare for the ACT English portion of the test.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading quickly and accurately is key to doing well in the ACT Reading section. I can help you improve in reading speed and comprehension. I have worked with students on ACT prep both individually and in small groups.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My ability in reading quickly and with a high level of comprehension can be used to help you prepare for the SAT Reading section. I have assisted many in prior years.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

As the author of several books as well as an SAT tutor for many years, I am proficient in helping students develop greater levels of skill in the mechanics of writing (grammar, spelling, formatting, and so on). Let's work together.

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have a master's degree in philosophy and comparative religion. I have written books on the interrelation between philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly proficient in algebra and have tutored students in this subject for eight years. I can explain the material in simplified ways to facilitate understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra was my second favorite subject in school (chemistry was first). Being well-versed in both theoretical concepts and practical applications, I can help you improve your ability. I have worked with many students in the past, and they always improve their aptitude as a result.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry has been a passion of mine since I was eight. I have decades of training and practical experience. I have been a teacher for both high school and college level students, and conducted high level research for the pharmaceutical industry. I am coauthor of many articles and patents. I can help you if you need it.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience teaching geometry to students who have difficulty learning theorems, visualizing shapes and structures, or applying algebra when necessary. I can help you or your student in this subject area and understand the material.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

If you need help in basic arithmetic or their application to fractions, decimals, and/or percents, then contact me. I have helped many middle school students improve their knowledge and skill. I can explain the basic concepts and show you how to use them to problem solve quickly and efficiently.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My life-long aptitude in mathematics includes the algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts needed to do well in a precalculus course. I can demonstrate how to employ these constructs to solve problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Preparing for SAT Math? If you need assistance, I have extensive expertise in the included areas of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and trigonometry. Time management skills are also essential. I have worked with many students over the years in their preparation for this portion of the exam.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

My ability in reading quickly and with a high level of comprehension can be used to help you prepare for the SAT Reading section. I have assisted many in prior years.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have an advanced degree in chemistry and have taught math at all levels through college algebra. I have also had much success preparing students to take the ACT Math section. I look forward to helping you or your student pass the ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly proficient in algebra and have tutored students in this subject for eight years. I can explain the material in simplified ways to facilitate understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra was my second favorite subject in school (chemistry was first). Being well-versed in both theoretical concepts and practical applications, I can help you improve your ability. I have worked with many students in the past, and they always improve their aptitude as a result.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience teaching geometry to students who have difficulty learning theorems, visualizing shapes and structures, or applying algebra when necessary. I can help you or your student in this subject area and understand the material.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

If you need help in basic arithmetic or their application to fractions, decimals, and/or percents, then contact me. I have helped many middle school students improve their knowledge and skill. I can explain the basic concepts and show you how to use them to problem solve quickly and efficiently.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My life-long aptitude in mathematics includes the algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts needed to do well in a precalculus course. I can demonstrate how to employ these constructs to solve problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Preparing for SAT Math? If you need assistance, I have extensive expertise in the included areas of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and trigonometry. Time management skills are also essential. I have worked with many students over the years in their preparation for this portion of the exam.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Like most subjects, skill in trigonometry is acquired through understanding of fundamentals and application by extensive practice. I can give you the former and motivate you to do the latter.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly proficient in algebra and have tutored students in this subject for eight years. I can explain the material in simplified ways to facilitate understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra was my second favorite subject in school (chemistry was first). Being well-versed in both theoretical concepts and practical applications, I can help you improve your ability. I have worked with many students in the past, and they always improve their aptitude as a result.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry has been a passion of mine since I was eight. I have decades of training and practical experience. I have been a teacher for both high school and college level students, and conducted high level research for the pharmaceutical industry. I am coauthor of many articles and patents. I can help you if you need it.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience teaching geometry to students who have difficulty learning theorems, visualizing shapes and structures, or applying algebra when necessary. I can help you or your student in this subject area and understand the material.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

If you need help in basic arithmetic or their application to fractions, decimals, and/or percents, then contact me. I have helped many middle school students improve their knowledge and skill. I can explain the basic concepts and show you how to use them to problem solve quickly and efficiently.
Precalculus

Precalculus

My life-long aptitude in mathematics includes the algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts needed to do well in a precalculus course. I can demonstrate how to employ these constructs to solve problems.

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have a master's degree in philosophy and comparative religion. I have written books on the interrelation between philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a scientist with many years of experience in teaching chemistry and general science, as well as in doing research. I have helped many students prepare for the ACT Science section, and would be interested in helping you.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry has been a passion of mine since I was eight. I have decades of training and practical experience. I have been a teacher for both high school and college level students, and conducted high level research for the pharmaceutical industry. I am coauthor of many articles and patents. I can help you if you need it.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I specialized in organic chemistry in graduate school. I taught the subject to undergraduates at UCLA, UCSC, Pima Community College in Tucson, and at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. I have tutored in the subject for the last eight years. I have fifteen years of research experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and am coauthor on fourteen patents and journal articles.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a master's degree in philosophy and comparative religion. I have written books on the interrelation between philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have in-depth knowledge of chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, and biology. All of these topic areas are included in a general Physical Science course. Let me help you develop your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly proficient in algebra and have tutored students in this subject for eight years. I can explain the material in simplified ways to facilitate understanding.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra was my second favorite subject in school (chemistry was first). Being well-versed in both theoretical concepts and practical applications, I can help you improve your ability. I have worked with many students in the past, and they always improve their aptitude as a result.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry has been a passion of mine since I was eight. I have decades of training and practical experience. I have been a teacher for both high school and college level students, and conducted high level research for the pharmaceutical industry. I am coauthor of many articles and patents. I can help you if you need it.
GED,

GED

Many students attempting to obtain their GED feel overwhelmed by the number of topics. I can help you overcome any anxiety by training you to retain and apply the needed information.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have years of experience teaching geometry to students who have difficulty learning theorems, visualizing shapes and structures, or applying algebra when necessary. I can help you or your student in this subject area and understand the material.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Preparing for SAT Math? If you need assistance, I have extensive expertise in the included areas of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and trigonometry. Time management skills are also essential. I have worked with many students over the years in their preparation for this portion of the exam.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an advanced degree in chemistry and have authored several books. I am highly skilled in English grammar and sentence structure. I have much experience in assisting students prepare for the ACT English portion of the test.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have an advanced degree in chemistry and have taught math at all levels through college algebra. I have also had much success preparing students to take the ACT Math section. I look forward to helping you or your student pass the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading quickly and accurately is key to doing well in the ACT Reading section. I can help you improve in reading speed and comprehension. I have worked with students on ACT prep both individually and in small groups.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a scientist with many years of experience in teaching chemistry and general science, as well as in doing research. I have helped many students prepare for the ACT Science section, and would be interested in helping you.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

The ASVAB battery requires knowledge in many subjects. I can help prepare you to achieve the best possible result. Verbal and written skill in English, as well as quantitative reasoning ability, are strengths of mine.
GED,

GED

Many students attempting to obtain their GED feel overwhelmed by the number of topics. I can help you overcome any anxiety by training you to retain and apply the needed information.
MCAT,

MCAT

I have an advanced degree in chemistry, and many years of experience in teaching both general and organic chemistry. I have assisted several students in preparing for these sections of the MCAT exam.
PSAT,

PSAT

If you need help in developing your mathematical, verbal, or written skills in order to do well on the PSAT, let me know. I have helped many students perform at their best. Many students I have worked with on the PSAT come back to me for help with SAT or ACT.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Preparing for SAT Math? If you need assistance, I have extensive expertise in the included areas of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and trigonometry. Time management skills are also essential. I have worked with many students over the years in their preparation for this portion of the exam.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My ability in reading quickly and with a high level of comprehension can be used to help you prepare for the SAT Reading section. I have assisted many in prior years.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As the author of several books as well as an SAT tutor for many years, I am proficient in helping students develop greater levels of skill in the mechanics of writing (grammar, spelling, formatting, and so on). Let's work together.
SSAT,

SSAT

I am excellent in all mathematical and verbal areas found on the SSAT. I like working with younger students who look to excel. Contact me if you want an expert.
TEAS

TEAS

I am proficient in the subjects found on the TEAS: English reading comprehension and grammar, mathematics, and general science. I can also assist in test strategies. With respect to English reading comprehension and grammar, I am the author of several books and have served as a proofreader for other individuals. With respect to mathematics and general science expertise, I have a doctorate in chemistry, and have tutored students in all aspects of chemistry and mathematics (from basic arithmetic through pre-calculus) for the last eight years.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (326 ratings)
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Reviews


best tutor ever!

Allen was the best tutor I've ever hoped for! He is a true master of organic chemistry and was able to teach me things in a simple and clear way. He didn't waste my time with small talk and was patient while I tried to figure things out. He also required me to think through things instead of just telling me the answer which really solidifies the concepts being taught. I'm much better prepared for class and my test now. I hope he's still willing to tutor in a few years when my kids get into those classes!

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Alan

Clear, Concise, and Experienced in Chemistry

Alan is extremely helpful with tutoring me in Chemistry! He has decades of experience in chemistry, and has taught at a collegiate level. When he explains a concept, he is able to connect one idea to another, thoroughly detail the background and derivation of the subject matter, and show the basic principles in such a clear, concise way. Before I met with Alan, I struggled with understanding the course material in AP Chemistry. Now, I have a deep and broad understanding of the subject matter at hand, thanks to Alan.

Harrison, 16 lessons with Alan

The best chemistry tutor so far!

So the best chemistry tutor I've ever hired for my son. I can actually hear him talking and asking questions. And I can see a bit of enthusiasm in his eyes about chemistry and relive ! It's a huge deal for someone who absolutely dislike chemistry. I hope he can like chemistry with Alan's help!

Mira, 2 lessons with Alan

Very patient tutor

I love working with Alan. He is very patient and explains things in real world scenarios to help you understand the material better. He makes sure you understand things before moving onto the next problem. I would definitely recommend him to other students!

Shelbeigh, 2 lessons with Alan

Knowledgeable Tutor

Alan was very knowledgeable and went took it one step at a time. He was prompt and efficient. The session was driven to us specifically so he was very flexible.

Jamie, 2 lessons with Alan

Knowledgable tutor!

I have been working with Alan to prepare for the MCAT and I am so glad I found him! He is incredibly knowledgable and I know he will help me feel as prepared as possible when I take the exam.

Katie, 28 lessons with Alan

Alan was very knowledgeable about the content of the TEAS exam itself and, importantly, about which study guide provided the best content to ensure success on this exam.

Alan provided a comprehensive overview of the TEAS exam, an overview of each section, and highlights of specific questions/problems that would be presented on the exam. He talked about some specific study techniques as well as test taking techniques. He also talked through the next steps with respect to studying, practice test taking, and analyzing problem areas for possible follow up with him. I now have a clear path with respect to preparing for the TEAS exam.

Gwendolyn, 1 lesson with Alan

Great tutor even being contacted at last minute

Needed to get a tutor to help my son with his Organic Chemistry, contacted Alan and he was very flexible and able to get to us quickly. My son will end up using him the whole semester to help him along with the subject. He really knows Organic Chemistry as well as a host of other subjects. Great tutor!

Karen, 3 lessons with Alan

Awesome tutor!

Alan has helped my daughter understand chemistry and I can see her confidence growing more and more. Thanks Alan for your teaching skills and genuine concern!

Kathleen, 24 lessons with Alan
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