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Josiah R.

Chemistry tutor for High School and College students

Chemistry tutor for High School and College students

$50/hour

  • 336 hours tutoring

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I have been tutoring Chemistry for almost 4 years now. I have a B.S. in chemistry from the University of UCLA. During that time I was involved in several research projects which lead to two published papers in academic journals.

While I have enjoyed research I also really enjoy teaching as I believe I have good ways of breaking down topics. I enjoy the challenge of explaining the topic in ways that make sense to the student. Often students think they can memorize their way through...

I have been tutoring Chemistry for almost 4 years now. I have a B.S. in chemistry from the University of UCLA. During that time I was involved in several research projects which lead to two published papers in academic journals.

While I have enjoyed research I also really enjoy teaching as I believe I have good ways of breaking down topics. I enjoy the challenge of explaining the topic in ways that make sense to the student. Often students think they can memorize their way through chemistry. While there are times to memorize information often there are patterns to look for which give chemical insight and intuitions. In my teaching, I like to stress intuitions and showing students how they can learn on their own.

Chemistry can be a particularly challenging topic for some but I find ways of breaking it down into pieces that make sense to the student. Take for instance Stoichiometry, often teachers provide equations for students to convert between different units. This can be a trap for many students as they memorize these equations and then when a question arises that doesn't seem to fit the equation they learned they freeze up and don't complete the question. This is why I prefer to develop a tool box for students and encourage them to think about ways they can use their tools to get the answers. For stoichiometry, it is imperative that students are comfortable with dimensional analysis. I try to develop those skills when students are struggling in that area.

I have a degree in chemistry from UCLA. I have taken Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry as well as Biochemistry. I've taught Chemistry before and after getting my degree and I understand the challenges students face.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are struggling in your class or want to boost your academics to the next level!


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UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
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Beyond helpful and patient!

Josiah is a fantastic chem tutor! I have a learning difference and struggle with science. He took the time and energy to help me fully understand the topics! Ended the semester with an A in my chem class, and couldn't have achieved that without his guidance! Thank you for all your help!

Grace, 44 lessons with Josiah

Last minute help really helped!

My son found out that he had a chemistry test the next day. Josiah was able to meet with him that same night (he even started 15 minutes later than planned to accommodate my son’s baseball practice that went long). They completed the study guide together and my son scored 100% on the test. Thank you Josiah!

Carrie, 1 lesson with Josiah

Very knowledgeable, responsive and flexible

Josiah jumped right in to the subject matter even on our first session and helped shed light on some things that the in-school "teacher" wasn't teaching. Recommend!

Shelby, 2 lessons with Josiah
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