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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master's)
My name is Cindy, and I graduated from Wellesley College in 2007 with a degree in chemistry and from MIT in 2010 with an MS degree. I specialized in organic chemistry, but I am happy to tutor in other specialized fields or general chemistry at most levels. I have experience as a teaching assistant at MIT and in general tutoring (non-specialized, through an honor society in school). I have worked in laboratories in the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and materials chemistry both in academia and industry.
I love chemistry and want to share my passion with anyone who would like to learn about it. I am very patient and good at explaining things in different ways to try to make complex ideas more understandable. I believe in the importance of understanding the underlying principles in any system before trying to figure out the answers (or questions!) needed to solve it.
Please contact me if you'd like to learn Chemistry with someone who loves the subject and is eager to help!
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My name is Cindy, and I graduated from Wellesley College in 2007 with a degree in chemistry and from MIT in 2010 with an MS degree. I specialized in organic chemistry, but I am happy to tutor… Read more
Cynthia was a great tutor! She was very helpful and patient throughout the entire time. She always comes prepared with stuff and has a gift of explaining things in simpler terms.
Cynthia is a dedicated, organized, smart tutor. My daughter gained a lot of confidence and learned to like chemistry, as well as get an A in AP Chemistry all year long. We highly, highly recommend Cynthia and are very thankful to her.
My daughter really appreciated how Cynthia explained the lessons. It helped her to do better on tests. It was easy to communicate with Cynthia by email to schedule tutoring sessions. She was also very available to come to the house. We highly recommend her!
Cynthia definitely knows AP CHEM! We went through 4 other tutors we found on Wyzant but Cynthia was knowledgeable and thorough! It is very difficult to find qualified tutor and we are just so blessed to have her as Chemistry Tutor!
I was in a desperate need to understand OChem as it has been a while since I last did any chemistry courses. Cindy was an excellent tutor. She really knows her stuff. I was fuzzy with the basics and after the session I felt much more confident. Prior to the lesson, I emailed her with all the course material to get her up to speed with my course, and she was able to pick it up and walked me through the concepts. She came prepared with the material and left me excellent summary notes of everything we covered. I highly recommend Cindy not just for her solid background, but also her friendly demeanor and patience in explaining concepts through derivations and application.
1. My daughter schedules her own appts as needed, and Cynthia is always on-time and stays as long as needed.
2. My daughter feels clear on the material covered and Cynthia validates her progress, even if the curriculum is often overwhelming.
3. Cynthia is positive, patient and approachable!
Cynthia is a very good tutor. She is very concerned about your understanding of the material. She comes prepared to the tutoring session and has a good grasp of the knowledge. I would recommend her to a friend. Additionally she is flexible with her schedule and is willing to accommodate your schedule change if you give a reasonable notice. I especially like this aspect, since I have a very busy and unpredictable schedule.
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I have a B.A. in Chemistry from Wellesley College. My research focused on peptide synthesis and secondary structures.
I also have an M.S. in Chemistry from MIT. My research there focused on Organic Chemistry.
I have experience in teaching chemistry as a TA, as well.
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