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Jordan V.

Irvine, CA

$80/hour

Dr. Jordan for Chemistry & Math Tutoring

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/10/16
5.0 average from 128 ratings
Practically Perfect in Every Way
— Lynn, Orange, CA on 3/20/13

$80/Hour


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University of California at Irvine
PhD, Chemistry

Education

University of California at Irvine (PhD, Chemistry)

About Jordan

"There are no quick fixes for academic success"

Goals:

Jordan's goal is to teach students how to become successful and resourceful learners. Whether that learning occurs in the chemistry, physics, or math classrooms, there are general principles which help each student thrive. Furthermore, Jordan prides himself in his students' academic progress and success.

Experience:

Jordan has over 10 years of college teaching, tutoring and mentoring experience. He works primarily with high school and college students taking chemistry, physics, and calculus courses. Jordan's students have moved on to prestigious undergraduate programs at the Universities of California at San Diego, Berkeley, and Irvine (UCI) and the theoretical chemistry Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech.

Jordan is a lecturer in general chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. He brings his expertise into the classroom to illustrate the real-life impact of chemistry. This further reinforces the material, and helps to engage his students in this difficult topic. As a tutor, Jordan brings this passion for chemical education into his lessons. He furthermore reinforces subject matter through frequent quizzing, extra homework, and outside-of-lesson feedback.

Miscellaneous:

In his Ph.D. work, Jordan developed new methods to predict important photochemical bond breaking. His developments are used to understand the behavior of materials relevant to catalysis and air pollution. As a researcher at UCI, Jordan's work involves applying the principles of physics, chemistry, calculus, and other higher mathematics on a daily basis. Furthermore, Jordan's broad perspective on the field of chemistry comes from his work at a number of institutions including Princeton University, Georgia Tech, and both Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Jordan has co-authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reported his work at a number of international conferences.

As a graduate student, Jordan was representative to the University of California (UC) Student Association's Legislative Committee, which represents over 200,000 students in the UC system, Jordan lobbied state and national legislators, advocating for open access to college education and for sustained public university funding to keep tuition costs down.

Fun:

As the seventh born of nine children, Jordan developed a unique capability to connect with almost anyone. When he's not talking in the third person, Jordan enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, friends and family.
"There are no quick fixes for academic success"

Goals:

Jordan's goal is to teach students how to become successful and resourceful learners. Whether that learning occurs in the chemistry, physics, or math classrooms, there are general principles which help each student thrive. Furthermore, Jordan prides himself in his
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Full satisfaction is guaranteed for each tutoring session. No fees are assessed for any unsatisfactory session. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed lessons are charged at 75% full rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Irvine, CA 92617
Background Check: Passed

"Practically Perfect in Every Way"

- Lynn, Orange, CA on 3/20/13

"Strategy for test prep"

- Jesusa, Huntington Beach, CA on 11/2/16

"knowledgable and kind tutor"

- Dania, Huntington Beach, CA on 10/13/16

"Great tutor"

- Harvey, Villa Park, CA on 7/24/13

"Very patient tutor!"

- Cindy, Lake Forest, CA on 6/18/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Malinda, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/12/13

"Very helpful and prepared"

- John, Laguna Hills, CA on 4/2/12

"Excellent tutor"

- Annette, San Clemente, CA on 1/15/12
Science:
Chemistry,
Physics
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is the single most important math course a student will take. Understanding chemistry, physics, and calculus is impossible without a strong foundation in Algebra 2. My hope is to instill in my students an awareness of the importance of this course, and help them build a solid understanding of the material.

Calculus

Success in the sciences starts with a solid foundation in calculus. I have over 10 years of experience tutoring calculus to high school and college students. My success as a tutor is evidenced in the success of my students. I have calculus students who have gone on to pursue studies at top universities such as UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Embry-Riddle.

I hold a B.A. degree in mathematics, and employ calculus constantly in my work as a theoretical chemist.

Chemistry

There are two main areas of difficulty that chemistry students encounter: 1) understanding chemical principles (concepts), and 2) solving chemistry problems (applied math). Jordan prepares his students for concepts and problem solving by showing them how to think like a chemist - this is undoubtedly the most effective (and enjoyable) way for students to learn chemistry. Furthermore, he reinforces the material by frequent quizzing and outside-of-lesson follow-up.

As a researcher at UCI, Jordan is actively involved in the chemical enterprise which makes him uniquely qualified to teach the subject. His work involves applying the principles of physics, chemistry, and computer programming on a daily basis. Jordan has co-authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reported his work at a number of international conferences.

In addition to his research, Jordan is a lecturer in general chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. He brings his expertise in photochemistry into the classroom to illustrate the real-life impact of chemistry. This further reinforces the material, and helps to engage his students in this difficult topic. As a tutor, Jordan brings this passion for chemical education into his lessons.

As a graduate student Jordan taught five quarters of general chemistry (CHEM 1LA, 1B, 1LC, and H2A), one quarter of scientific computing skills (CHEM 5), and even one quarter of graduate-level physics (CHEM 235) at UCI.

Additionally, Jordan has privately tutored high school and undergraduate students in general chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry.

Physics

As a theoretical chemist, I use quantum and classical physics to compute the behavior of atoms and molecules - this requires a deep understanding of the principles of physics.

Many high school and college students will study Newtonian physics (also called "classical physics"). I will be able to show these students how to work out the problems, and also - to the interested students - can show them how Newtonian physics is applied to real-world problems (i.e., my research).

University of California at Irvine
PhD, Chemistry

Education

University of California at Irvine (PhD, Chemistry)

Practically Perfect in Every Way

My teenaged son has had 11 math tutoring lessons with Jordan so far, and I expect we'll call Jordan anytime he needs additional help with math or science. We've asked Jordan to help with both Honors Geometry and Algebra II/Trig, and he knows these subjects thoroughly. He's easy to reach, incredibly accommodating, and has an easy, friendly, effective style. My son looks forward to working with J

— Lynn, Orange, CA on 3/20/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Full satisfaction is guaranteed for each tutoring session. No fees are assessed for any unsatisfactory session. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed lessons are charged at 75% full rate.

Travel policy

Jordan will travel within 16 miles of Irvine, CA 92617.