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Debra A.

Phoenix, AZ

$50/hour

College Professor with over a decade of teaching experience

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 26 ratings
Organic Chemistry
— RICHARD, Phoenix, AZ on 10/18/16

$50/Hour


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Carnegie Mellon
Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Carnegie Mellon (Chemistry)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

About Debra

I have been teaching Chemistry at the college level at a variety of colleges in support of various health and engineering programs since 2003. At Apollo (Carrington) College, I taught Chemistry for the Dental Hygiene program.

At DeVry, I taught three chemistry courses in support of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist program, at ASU and Scottsdale Community College, I taught majors organic chemistry to pre-med, pre-vet, pre-PA, and pre-pharm students. At Glendale Community College I teach Fundamental Chemistry. At Grand Canyon University, from 2011-2015, I taught and was course lead for General Chemistry I and II for pre-med, forensic science, and engineering disciplines as well as Fundamental Chemistry for the nursing program.

I enjoyed teaching CHM101 (nearly identical to high school chemistry) and putting a friendly face on Chemistry for so many of whom might otherwise be dreadful of the subject; and I teach in a manner that anticipates the way students think, offering strategies and approaches that can be applied to many situations.

Not only have I taught Chemistry for over a decade, I have practiced it in the pharmaceutical industry (in development of an ultra pure standard for a co-compound of Cylastatin (antibiotic) at Merck and Company, Danville, PA in 1989; as part of the team to develop the first HIV vaccine, Crixivan, at Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Labs in the early 1990’s); and in the food and beverage industry as director of Quality Assurance (Three Rivers Bottling 1998 and Nutracea 2007).

I am prepared to take on the challenge of mentoring young learners with insight into the thought process, interpretation hurdles, and problem-solving ‘traps’ that accompany learning science and Chemistry in particular. I am excited to draw upon her repertoire and offer it to the enthused, eager young minds.
I have been teaching Chemistry at the college level at a variety of colleges in support of various health and engineering programs since 2003. At Apollo (Carrington) College, I taught Chemistry for the Dental Hygiene program.

At DeVry, I taught three chemistry courses in
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16 hours notice required
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Travels within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85028
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"Organic Chemistry"

- RICHARD, Phoenix, AZ on 10/18/16

"Thorough and engaging!"

- Brian, Phoenix, AZ on 6/8/16
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Carnegie Mellon
Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Education

Carnegie Mellon (Chemistry)

University of Pittsburgh (PhD)

Organic Chemistry — Debra was very helpful in tutoring (explaining clearly complex concepts) that our son was experiencing before his college exam. We will be certainly be asking her to tutor him again! ...

— RICHARD, Phoenix, AZ on 10/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85028.