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Anna T.

Mountain View, CA

$60/hour

Anna T., experienced and patient chemistry tutor with a Ph.D.

5.0 average from 18 ratings
She is a natural
— Mojdeh, Mount Laurel, NJ on 2/24/15

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Loyola University, Chicago
chemistry
UCSC
PhD

Education

Loyola University, Chicago (chemistry)

UCSC (PhD)

About Anna

I am currently teaching an organic chemistry course at SFSU.

I have tutored students from very competitive Bay Area high schools, both private and public, such as Gunn, Lynbrook, Cupertino High, Menlo School and Castilleja. I am familiar with the extensive curriculum and the high expectations in these school.

I have also tutored students from some of most prestigious universities in the country, such as Stanford and Uc Berkeley. I understand the enormous pressures that these students experience in the face of very challenging curriculum.

I obtained my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCSC. As a graduate student I taught both general chemistry and organic chemistry courses and also made extra money tutoring college and high school students. After getting my Ph.D. I worked as a research scientist in a few Bay Area startups. I really enjoyed the thrill of scientific discovery but something was missing from my life. Even though the research I was doing was useful, the effects of it could be seen thirty years from now or may be never at all. Tutoring is a chance for me to be useful right away. There is nothing more gratifying than when you see this light in student's eyes and hear the phrase: "I finally got it!"

I see my job as to provide the missing ingredients from the educational experience. For some students the lecture or the book simply does not make sense. I will explain the concept in as many different ways as needed until the student gets it. For some students more practice problems are needed and I am happy to provide as many problems as needed and guide the student through a solution. We are all different and learn in different fashions. I see my job as to find the right way and to unlock that potential that I see in every student who comes to me.

Being a parent of a teenager can be very stressful and very busy and can involve lots of driving. To make parent's life easier I provide in-home tutoring for high school students.

I am looking forward to tutoring both high school and college students. Thank you for checking our my profile.

Best of luck,
Anna
I am currently teaching an organic chemistry course at SFSU.

I have tutored students from very competitive Bay Area high schools, both private and public, such as Gunn, Lynbrook, Cupertino High, Menlo School and Castilleja. I am familiar with the extensive
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mountain View, CA 94041
Background Check: Passed

"She is a natural"

- Mojdeh, Mount Laurel, NJ on 2/24/15

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Tatjana, Santa Clara, CA on 5/31/15

"Overall Good Tutor"

- Rachelle, Stanford, CA on 9/1/14

"Great Tutor with Easy to Understand Explanations!"

- Sim, Saratoga, CA on 8/20/14

"Best Tutor I've Ever Had"

- Lohan, Burlingame, CA on 8/20/14

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Chemistry

I can tutor honors chemistry, AP chemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry. I have a lot of experience in tutoring high school students for chemistry, Honors Chemistry and AP chemistry. I also helped students prepare for the AP Chemistry exam and SAT chemistry exam.

Organic Chemistry

I obtained my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCSC in 2005. I have been working as a chemist in local startups on and off for the past 9 years. As a graduate student I taught organic chemistry many times and tutored a number of students.

Loyola University, Chicago
chemistry
UCSC
PhD

Education

Loyola University, Chicago (chemistry)

UCSC (PhD)

She is a natural — Anna has been amazing. She is very organized, punctual and has a true gift; she is very passionate about chemistry and creates an environment that is inviting and conducive to a great pain free learning experience. I strongly recommend her to any one seeking a jump start and maintenance of basic and advance knowledge about chemistry. She rocks. ...

— Mojdeh, Mount Laurel, NJ on 2/24/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anna will travel within 30 miles of Mountain View, CA 94041.