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Jordan V.

Long Beach, CA

$150/hour

Demystifying Chemistry Since 2007

In-person lessons
500+ Hours
5.0 average from 158 ratings
Practically Perfect in Every Way
— Lynn, Orange, CA on 3/20/13

$150/Hour


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University of California at Irvine
PhD, Chemistry

Education

University of California at Irvine (PhD, Chemistry)

About Jordan

Experience: Jordan has over 10 years of college teaching, and mentoring experience, and has logged over 500 hours of one-to-one tutoring. He works primarily with high school and college students taking chemistry, physics, and calculus courses. Jordan’s mentee’s have moved on to prestigious undergraduate programs at the Universities of California at San Diego, Berkeley, and Irvine (UCI) and the theoretical chemistry PhD program at Virgina Tech.

Jordan is a lecturer in lower and upper division chemistry courses at a local university. He brings his expertise in photochemistry into the classroom to illustrate the real-life impact of chemistry. As a tutor, Jordan brings his passion for science and mathematics education into his lessons.

Activism for Education: When he was a graduate student at UCI, Jordan served as a graduate student body 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. In 2011, Jordan created the first Student Forum on the UC Budget: The Future of Higher Education in California, wherein university administrators, student body representatives, and local legislators met to discuss the crises in higher education funding.

Research: In addition to his teaching Jordan is actively involved as a practicing chemist. In his PhD 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. Jordan’s work involves applying the principles of physics, chemistry, calculus, and other higher mathematics on a frequent basis.

Jordan’s broad perspective on the field of chemistry and science/mathematics education comes from his research at a number of institutions including Princeton University, Georgia Tech, and both Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He has co-authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reported his work at a number of international conferences.

Fun: As the seventh born of nine children, Jordan has 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.

Education: Jordan earned his PhD and MS degrees in theoretical chemistry from UCI in 2016 and 2011, respectively. In 2007, Jordan graduated magna cum laude from Saint Cloud State University, in Minnesota, with a BS in chemistry and a BA in mathematics.
Experience: Jordan has over 10 years of college teaching, and mentoring experience, and has logged over 500 hours of one-to-one tutoring. He works primarily with high school and college students taking chemistry, physics, and calculus courses. Jordan’s mentee’s have moved on to prestigious undergraduate programs at the Universities of California Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Minimum 1 hour per session. Full satisfaction is guaranteed for each lesson or you don't pay. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed lessons are charged 75% full rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Long Beach, CA 90802
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Practically Perfect in Every Way"

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

"He know his stuff"

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"A dedicated tutor"

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"Very patient tutor!"

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Chemistry

I am a college chemistry professor with over 10 years experience teaching and tutoring the subject. Students appreciate my ability to clearly explain concepts and calculation procedures.

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: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Minimum 1 hour per session. Full satisfaction is guaranteed for each lesson or you don't pay. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed lessons are charged 75% full rate.

Travel policy

Jordan will travel within 15 miles of Long Beach, CA 90802.