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Scott M.

Murrieta, CA

$44/hour

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

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/21/15
5.0 average from 112 ratings
Excellent Tutor! Better than my teacher!
— Chelsea, Lake Elsinore, CA on 4/10/16

$44/Hour


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UCLA & East Los Angeles College
Biochemistry
Washington State University
PhD
Washington State University
Master's

Education

UCLA & East Los Angeles College (Biochemistry)

Washington State University (PhD)

Washington State University (Master's)

About Scott

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I usually have a minimum of 1 hour for a session, though it may be more for long distances.

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Murrieta, CA 92563
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor! Better than my teacher!"

- Chelsea, Lake Elsinore, CA on 4/10/16

"Awesome Chemistry Tutor!"

- Jane, Temecula, CA on 9/19/17

"One of the best tutors we have ever had!"

- Diane, Temecula, CA on 8/28/17

"Knowledgeable and Outstanding Tutor"

- Shelley, Murrieta, CA on 8/23/17

"Very knowledgeable and patient. Easy to understand"

- Jamie, Murrieta, CA on 4/28/17

"Simply Excellent"

- Erin, Temecula, CA on 3/1/17

"Excellent, knowlegable, patient, helpful"

- Sneha, Hemet, CA on 12/19/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Leah, Winchester, CA on 11/14/16

"Awesome!! She's happy to do chemistry work!!"

- Rhonda, Temecula, CA on 3/6/16

"My kids actually had fun in chemistry!"

- Gia, Temecula, CA on 2/17/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Brett, Murrieta, CA on 12/12/15

"Very helpful patient and kind"

- Sade, San Marcos, CA on 10/18/15

"Knowledgeable, patient, and has the gift of being able to teach it!"

- Yesenia, Winchester, CA on 10/11/15

"Knowledgeable, skilled teacher"

- Greta, Riverside, CA on 8/19/15

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Elise, Murrieta, CA on 7/18/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, SAT Math
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
History:
European History

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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.

UCLA & East Los Angeles College
Biochemistry
Washington State University
PhD
Washington State University
Master's

Education

UCLA & East Los Angeles College (Biochemistry)

Washington State University (PhD)

Washington State University (Master's)

Excellent Tutor! Better than my teacher!

Mr. Scott M. is a superb tutor. Nothing compares to the lessons that he provides. He is extremely well versed in ALL aspects of chemistry. I had asked him to tutor me in AP Chemistry. It went very well. I went from disliking the material in the class to actually enjoying it! I loved learning from him. So much so, that I wished he was a teacher at my school. Mr. Scott M. is remarkable, friendly and

— Chelsea, Lake Elsinore, CA on 4/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I usually have a minimum of 1 hour for a session, though it may be more for long distances.

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 35 miles of Murrieta, CA 92563.