UCLA & East Los Angeles College (Biochemistry)
Washington State University (PhD)
Washington State University (Master's)
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!). 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
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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.