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Alan L.

Mesa, AZ

$30/hour

Chemistry and Mathematics Expert

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Background check passed as of 1/20/12
4.9 average from 281 ratings
Exceptional tutor who is quick and efficient with great results!!
— Georgette, Orlando, FL on 9/9/11

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New York University
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
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John F. Kennedy University
Master's

Education

New York University

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (Other)

John F. Kennedy University (Master's)

About Alan

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 Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Mesa, AZ 85201
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In-person lessons

"Exceptional tutor who is quick and efficient with great results!!"

- Georgette, Orlando, FL on 9/9/11

"Knowledgable tutor!"

- Katie, Mesa, AZ on 1/31/16

"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."

- Gwendolyn, Mesa, AZ on 8/15/15

"Great tutor even being contacted at last minute"

- Karen, Windermere, FL on 9/29/13

"Awesome tutor!"

- Kathleen, Clermont, FL on 3/24/13

"First session success ."

- Kimberley, Orlando, FL on 2/27/13

"GREAT TUTOR!!!"

- Barbara, Orlando, FL on 2/5/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Michelle, Orlando, FL on 12/13/12

"Incredible Tutor!!!"

- Jaime, Winter Garden, FL on 9/24/12

"Patient and Extremely Educated"

- Ashley, Windermere, FL on 8/7/12

"Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!"

- Alanna, Kissimmee, FL on 5/11/12

"Excellent tutor!"

- Daniel, Ocoee, FL on 4/19/12

"Made sense of Pre calculus and honors chemistry!"

- Diane, Orlando, FL on 4/16/12

"Incredibly smart tutor!"

- Shawn, Windermere, FL on 4/3/12

"Great tutor!"

- Chase, Orlando, FL on 3/22/12

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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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

New York University
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other
John F. Kennedy University
Master's

Education

New York University

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (Other)

John F. Kennedy University (Master's)

Exceptional tutor who is quick and efficient with great results!! — Alan is an incredibly patient tutor with exceptional skill in breaking down mathematical concepts. This was really important for me as I have struggled for many years with a learning disability. He helped me pin the problems to my miscalculations. Moreover, he helped me develop a broader understanding about solving college level algebraic equations so that I am not simply looking for the correct a ...

— Georgette, Orlando, FL on 9/9/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 10 miles of Mesa, AZ 85201.