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Dr. Ron, PhD in Chemistry under Nobel Laureate

Dr. Ron, PhD in Chemistry under Nobel Laureate

$24/hour

  • 1,709 hours tutoring

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I have a passion for helping young people in maximizing their potential and fully utilizing their talents and capabilities. I am very patient and able to diagnose the needs of each student under my care. In addition to the ability to explain things clearly, I can sense the proper strategy for reaching each of my students.

I have a PhD in chemistry from UC Berkeley under the tutelage of the late Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg. In addition to my diverse background as a research and development...

I have a passion for helping young people in maximizing their potential and fully utilizing their talents and capabilities. I am very patient and able to diagnose the needs of each student under my care. In addition to the ability to explain things clearly, I can sense the proper strategy for reaching each of my students.

I have a PhD in chemistry from UC Berkeley under the tutelage of the late Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg. In addition to my diverse background as a research and development chemist, quality control analytical chemist, and technical, scientific, and regulatory writer, I have experience in teaching a senior level chemistry class at Salve Regina University and general chemistry and foundational chemistry lab classes at Cal State East Bay. My classes as a teaching assistant at Berkeley consistently scored above the section average. I would be most happy to assist you or your child in developing your potential, especially as it applies to the real world.


Education

California State University, Hayward
Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I am able to explain things clearly to the student and help them apply it their life. I am very patient and employ a variety of methods to help students improve their math skills. I am skilled at diagnosing problem areas and addressing any issues your child may have. I like to share my enthusiasm for math with my students.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring students in writing. I am a professional writer, mainly in the area of science and technology. I am able to teach my students how to not only write using correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation, but also gain joy and satisfaction from writing by utilizing their creative abilities. I also encourage them to increase their appetite for reading to help them improve their writing skills. As a child I read extensively and realized that was critical in developing my writing abilities.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have expertise in working with students in algebra 1. I am able to get them to understand not just the method but also the reason why algebra 1 can be applied to the real world so that they are more motivated to learn about the subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring algebra 2 and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have extensive experience in tutoring chemistry to both high school and college students. Also I have taught at both the high school and college level. I am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering chemistry.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have/am tutoring several students in geometry. I am able to help them improve their visual perception to allow them to solve the problems more easily. Also I will be able to help them improve their skill in solving proofs by emphasizing that it is like an interesting puzzle. However, like all puzzles they need to have the proper pieces (theorems, corollaries, etc.) to put it together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My method is to make sure the student has a firm grounding in basic mathematics and is able to enjoy learning prealgebra, not just approach it in a mechanical way. Applications to real life often will motivate students to learn the basics and advance their mathematical skills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring precalculus and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor his or her progress in mastering precalculus.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring students in writing. I am a professional writer, mainly in the area of science and technology. I am able to teach my students how to not only write using correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation, but also gain joy and satisfaction from writing by utilizing their creative abilities. I also encourage them to increase their appetite for reading to help them improve their writing skills. As a child I read extensively and realized that was critical in developing my writing abilities.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have experience preparing a lesson plan for helping students to prepare for the ACT Math test. My strategy is to help students learn how to quickly find the correct answer by knowing what to focus on as well as methods for getting to the answer quickly.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have expertise in working with students in algebra 1. I am able to get them to understand not just the method but also the reason why algebra 1 can be applied to the real world so that they are more motivated to learn about the subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring algebra 2 and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering algebra 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have/am tutoring several students in geometry. I am able to help them improve their visual perception to allow them to solve the problems more easily. Also I will be able to help them improve their skill in solving proofs by emphasizing that it is like an interesting puzzle. However, like all puzzles they need to have the proper pieces (theorems, corollaries, etc.) to put it together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My method is to make sure the student has a firm grounding in basic mathematics and is able to enjoy learning prealgebra, not just approach it in a mechanical way. Applications to real life often will motivate students to learn the basics and advance their mathematical skills.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring precalculus and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor his or her progress in mastering precalculus.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have expertise in working with students in algebra 1. I am able to get them to understand not just the method but also the reason why algebra 1 can be applied to the real world so that they are more motivated to learn about the subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring algebra 2 and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have extensive experience in tutoring chemistry to both high school and college students. Also I have taught at both the high school and college level. I am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering chemistry.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have/am tutoring several students in geometry. I am able to help them improve their visual perception to allow them to solve the problems more easily. Also I will be able to help them improve their skill in solving proofs by emphasizing that it is like an interesting puzzle. However, like all puzzles they need to have the proper pieces (theorems, corollaries, etc.) to put it together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My method is to make sure the student has a firm grounding in basic mathematics and is able to enjoy learning prealgebra, not just approach it in a mechanical way. Applications to real life often will motivate students to learn the basics and advance their mathematical skills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience tutoring precalculus and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor his or her progress in mastering precalculus.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring students in writing. I am a professional writer, mainly in the area of science and technology. I am able to teach my students how to not only write using correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation, but also gain joy and satisfaction from writing by utilizing their creative abilities. I also encourage them to increase their appetite for reading to help them improve their writing skills. As a child I read extensively and realized that was critical in developing my writing abilities.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have extensive experience in tutoring chemistry to both high school and college students. Also I have taught at both the high school and college level. I am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering chemistry.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have experience tutoring physical science and taught a physical science class as a student teacher. I am especially adept at using practical examples to show how science can be applied to the real world as well as how it can be used to develop one's analytical thinking skills.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have expertise in working with students in algebra 1. I am able to get them to understand not just the method but also the reason why algebra 1 can be applied to the real world so that they are more motivated to learn about the subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience tutoring algebra 2 and am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have extensive experience in tutoring chemistry to both high school and college students. Also I have taught at both the high school and college level. I am willing to give practice exams at no extra cost to help evaluate you or your child's areas of strength and weakness as well as monitor your or his or her progress in mastering chemistry.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a professional writer that has helped students as young as age 9 to write in English. I am planning on moving to Taiwan in a couple of years after my wife, a Taiwan native, and I retire. As a result, I am certified to teach ESL, and recently taught an ESL class for ThinkTank Learning for teenage students visiting from China. I know several games and methods that can be utilized to help students with minimal speaking, listening, and writing English skills.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have/am tutoring several students in geometry. I am able to help them improve their visual perception to allow them to solve the problems more easily. Also I will be able to help them improve their skill in solving proofs by emphasizing that it is like an interesting puzzle. However, like all puzzles they need to have the proper pieces (theorems, corollaries, etc.) to put it together.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience tutoring students in writing. I am a professional writer, mainly in the area of science and technology. I am able to teach my students how to not only write using correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation, but also gain joy and satisfaction from writing by utilizing their creative abilities. I also encourage them to increase their appetite for reading to help them improve their writing skills. As a child I read extensively and realized that was critical in developing my writing abilities.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have experience preparing a lesson plan for helping students to prepare for the ACT Math test. My strategy is to help students learn how to quickly find the correct answer by knowing what to focus on as well as methods for getting to the answer quickly.
ASVAB

ASVAB

I have extensive experience in helping students prepare for standardized tests. I will be able to assist them in learning some of the tricks for taking multiple choice tests. This includes compartmentalizing the questions and working on them in groups. Also I will teach them a method for quickly eliminating the wrong choices and making intelligent choices if they are not 100% certain of the answer for the problem. In addition, I will offer them pointers how to avoid common pitfalls in answering questions such as not reading the question carefully, not being able to figure out exactly what the problem is asking for, or forgetting what is being asked.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (482 ratings)
5 star
(396)
4 star
(75)
3 star
(7)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


General chemistry

Ron knows his stuff! He can easily take what looks like a complex concept snd break it down so it’s easier to solve and understand. He also makes you feel comfortable - there are no silly questions, so you can ask whatever you don’t understand. Will work with him again!

Rachel, 2 lessons with Ron

Knowledgeable, patient and wonderful tutor!

Ron is a very good man, he took the time to know what I needed help with first and then he went over everything with me. Very knowledgeable and patient! Thank you so much Ron!

Adam , 1 lesson with Ron

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Rons is a very rich tutor, soon found my son's question, helping him to re-clarify knowledge, very patient. After class, my son is very excited to say that he has got a lot today. We will continue to class with him.

Angela, 6 lessons with Ron

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Answered all my questions with clarity and accuracy. Went over materials and subjects I still had questions about or were unsure about the topic. Drew diagrams to help with understanding of material, used the laws provided in actual problems that he provided.

Martin , 1 lesson with Ron

great teacher

explain in details and clear enough Ron helped me analyze the problem and explained why I should go this way. I will ask for his help next time!

GONGYU, 1 lesson with Ron

Awesome tutor

Ron was very thorough and did a great job helping my son with Geometry! He was pleasant and my son will also get him to help us with chemistry too.....thank you Wyzant for helping us find such a great tutor!!

Nevine , 3 lessons with Ron

Ron is a good tutor

Ron was very thorough and clear with his way explaining. He also explains problem in a very clear way. He really helped my daughter to understand each problem and how he got the answers. Altogether he was a good tutor.

Annie, 1 lesson with Ron

Great first impression of this tutor!

Ron was very flexible with the scheduling of our last minute appointment and although it was our first appt. with him, he made my daughter comfortable right away and they got right to work. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Nancy, 13 lessons with Ron

Helped with Word Problems

How to solve advance rate problems in a timely manner. Ron also went over some quiz questions with me that we didn't have time to go over last lesson.

Andre', 15 lessons with Ron
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Ron S.

$24/hour

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Response time: 1 hour