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Debra A.

College Professor with over a decade of teaching experience

College Professor with over a decade of teaching experience

$50/hour

  • 152 hours tutoring

  • Phoenix, AZ 85028

About Debra


Bio

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...

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 my repertoire and offer it to enthused, eager young minds.


Education

Carnegie Mellon
Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85028
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/6/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have a bachelors and a doctorate in chemistry. I have over 14 years of college level chemistry teaching experience. I currently teach both high school and college chemistry.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have a bachelors and a doctorate in chemistry. I have over 14 years of college level chemistry teaching experience. I currently teach both high school and college chemistry.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have a bachelors and a doctorate in chemistry. I have over 14 years of college level chemistry teaching experience. I currently teach both high school and college chemistry.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have a bachelors and a doctorate in chemistry. I have over 14 years of college level chemistry teaching experience. I currently teach both high school and college chemistry.

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4.9 (73 ratings)
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Reviews

Awesome tutor!

This was my first experience with a tutor and Debra surpassed my expectations. It was time very well spent and I feel much more confident going into my final exam. I highly recommend Debra for her knowledge, patience and super fast response time.

Fara, 2 lessons with Debra

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Debra has really helped my son this year with honors chemistry. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and knows how to teach. She is patient and understands teenagers! I would highly recommend Debra as a Chemitry tutor!

Robyn, 12 lessons with Debra

Debra is a great tutor

Debra helped my daughter to prep for a chemistry exam. She was really struggling and Debra helped her understand much better. She was struggling with stoichiometry and Debra helped her to understand it on a much easier level.

Jeff, 1 lesson with Debra

Great experience!

I highly recommend her!!! She was excellent! We will hire her again. She is so helpful! Great tutor for chemistry and more! This was our first time hiring a tutor and it was a great experience.

Kimberly, 1 lesson with Debra

Very Patient

Debra has helped my daughter feel like she can get an a on her finals now when before tutoring she thought she night just barely pass. she is very patient and takes her time making sure my daughter understands. even though she lives far from us we woukd get her again my daughter wants her to again if she needs help again. we met at a place halfway between my house and hers.

Jacque (jackie), 2 lessons with Debra

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, 3 lessons with Debra

Thorough and engaging!

I've had the best experience working with Debra, she explains things in such a way that makes it so much simpler and also relatable. She is always available and helpful even after our sessions and during our sessions she gives analogies that truly make the topic easier to comprehend.

Brian, 16 lessons with Debra

$50/hour

Debra A.

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