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Scott M.

Scott M, Ph.D., M.S.

Scott M, Ph.D., M.S.

$44/hour

  • 379 hours tutoring

  • Murrieta, CA 92563

"Excellent Tutor! Better than my teacher!"

Chelsea, 4 lessons with Scott

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About Scott


Bio

I have a Ph.D and M.S. in biochemistry, my specialty being bio-organic chemistry. I was a professor at a prestigious four-year liberal arts college where I taught upper division biochemistry and organic chemistry. I have taught and tutored chemistry at MSJC and other colleges. I LOVE teaching, and always have from the very beginning. There is no greater fulfillment than helping a student to achieve their academic goals. My teaching specialty is taking the fear out of chemistry- particularly...

I have a Ph.D and M.S. in biochemistry, my specialty being bio-organic chemistry. I was a professor at a prestigious four-year liberal arts college where I taught upper division biochemistry and organic chemistry. I have taught and tutored chemistry at MSJC and other colleges. I LOVE teaching, and always have from the very beginning. There is no greater fulfillment than helping a student to achieve their academic goals. My teaching specialty is taking the fear out of chemistry- particularly organic chemistry and biochemical pathways, to show you how to understand the logic behind the reactions and pathways and thus to minimize memorization. With chemistry in general I can show you how it's really nothing more than applied common sense. I can do this with math as well. There will always be some amount of memorization, but I can show you where it's important, where it's not, and how to achieve it. But it's the understanding that I emphasize.

I will not lecture to you. I will instead guide you to achieve a greater understanding that you will acquire through your own thought processes. I will do whatever it takes to make sure you understand the material, so long as you are also willing to put in the effort. I also won't be a minute stickler. If it takes a little more time to cover the material, and you're really trying, I'll stay for it and I won't charge you for the extra time.

Because of my 24 years in the medical device industry where I applied chemical concepts on an almost daily basis, I can also show you the relevance of chemistry to medicine and other "real-world" situations.

Although I do not have a history degree, I have been studying European History for 25 years (post-Roman through WW2) and I know how to make the subject fun and interesting (think Game of Thrones!).


Education

UCLA & East Los Angeles College
Biochemistry
Washington State University
PhD
Washington State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $44
  • Rate details: I usually have a minimum of 1 hour for a session, though it may be more for long distances.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Murrieta, CA 92563
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

History

European History

Homeschool

Algebra 2, Chemistry

Math

Algebra 2

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Algebra 2, Chemistry

Science

Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry that included a heavy emphasis in organic chemistry (bio-organic chemistry). I have taught organic chemistry at the college level: Two upper division and two lower division classes. During graduate school I was a T.A. exclusively in organic chemistry for almost three years. Additionally in my 24 years in private industry I have used organic chemistry to synthesize new compounds for applications in the in vitro diagnostics industry. In fact teaching organic chemistry is my specialty.
Biochemistry, Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 2, Chemistry

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Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent teacher

Scott is very knowledgeable and knows how to convey that knowledge to his students. He takes the time to confirm that you understand what he is is teaching and really cares about you being successful.

Fritz, 5 lessons with Scott

Professional and knowledgeable tutor

Scott had great communication with us, he was punctual, and he really helped our son grasp the material for his AP Chemistry class. We will definitely be hiring him again in the near future!

Stacie, 5 lessons with Scott

Awesome Chemistry Tutor!

My daughter needed help to get through IB Chemistry. Scott is great at teaching the basics through the more complicated concepts.

Jane, 5 lessons with Scott

One of the best tutors we have ever had!

Scott did an outstanding job with my son. Not only did he answer all questions, but he actually spent the time to teach the materials. My son has had no chemistry in over 4 years and felt overwhelmed and hopeless....until we met Scott. Now he has hope and is actually beginning to understand the materials. We plan to meet with Scott weekly throughout the semester.

Diane, 7 lessons with Scott

Knowledgeable and Outstanding Tutor

During the first Chemistry tutoring lesson, he provided me with a lot of good information that was relevant to my first assignments. Explained the information so that it was very easy to comprehend.

Shelley, 22 lessons with Scott

Very knowledgeable and patient. Easy to understand

My daughter aced her Chemistry test and was so grateful for the help in understanding Scott provided. We will definitely be using Scott again. Thank 6ou again Scott for being legible and for you help.

Jamie, 1 lesson with Scott

Simply Excellent

Scott is a great tutor! He was patient and my daughter has a better understanding. He is easy to talk to and works to the stidents ability. We will definitely call on him again!

Erin , 1 lesson with Scott

Excellent, knowlegable, patient, helpful

He teached chemistry Very kind,patient,knowelagable I am glad I found him as a teacher for my daughter. Looking forward to have more lessions We have chose him because of good reviews.We are glad that we have chose him

Sneha, 3 lessons with Scott

Very knowledgeable

Scott was super friendly and did a great job breaking down and explaining chemistry topics. Very very great tutor!

Leah, 1 lesson with Scott

$44/hour

Scott M.

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