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Alex L.

La Jolla, CA

$45/hour

Experienced College Level Chemistry Tutor

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Very good at teaching
— Moira, Durham, NC on 2/28/16

$45/Hour


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Ithaca College
Biochemistry
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PhD

Education

Ithaca College (Biochemistry)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (PhD)

About Alex

I believe that anyone can learn chemistry. With the right tools and strategies, no subject is out of reach for those willing to commit the effort to reach their goals. I take great pride in my students whom initially thought chemistry "was not for them" and end up not only passing, but enjoying their classes. No matter where you're starting from, I'm confident that together we can meet your chemistry goals.

Though I received my PhD in chemistry in November 2016, I've been tutoring students in biochemistry and organic chemistry at the college level since 2008. I feel fortunate to be in a position to tutor what is considered complicated subject matter, as it provides immense satisfaction for both the tutor and student. The harder the task, the greater sense of accomplishment we can both feel through the improvement of the student's confidence and grades. I am a published author in the fields of polymer chemistry and biodegradable plastics, with a specialization in biomaterials and tissue engineering. I'm always happy to chat about the possibilities of chemistry and why it is important.

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I believe that anyone can learn chemistry. With the right tools and strategies, no subject is out of reach for those willing to commit the effort to reach their goals. I take great pride in my students whom initially thought chemistry "was not for them" and end up not only passing, but enjoying their classes. No matter where you're starting from, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Flexible rates for groups and multi-hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of La Jolla, CA 92093

"Very good at teaching"

- Moira, Durham, NC on 2/28/16

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Chemistry

I have both taught and tutored organic chemistry at the college level, and have published papers in the scientific literature in the field of organic chemistry.

Genetics

I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry, which requires half of its classwork to relate to genetics. Additionally, my PhD involves the use of genetically modified bacteria.

Organic Chemistry

I have both taught and tutored organic chemistry at the college level, and have published papers in the scientific literature in the field of organic chemistry.

Ithaca College
Biochemistry
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PhD

Education

Ithaca College (Biochemistry)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (PhD)

Very good at teaching

I had given Alex a list of topics in Chemistry that my son was struggling with, and he arrived early and prepared to deal with those topics. My 16-year-old son found him to be very calm and easy to be with. He presented the information in a way that my son could understand it. My son appeared more confident after the session. We have booked him for two more session this week!

— Moira, Durham, NC on 2/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Flexible rates for groups and multi-hour lessons.

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 3 miles of La Jolla, CA 92093.