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Jairus V.

Pleasant Hill, CA


Chemistry | Math | Economics Tutor

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4.9 Avg. Rating
50 Ratings
23hrs Response Time
Very Professional and Clear!!!
— Kachina, Pittsburg, CA on 1/6/15

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University of California , Santa Barbara


University of California , Santa Barbara

About Jairus

I received a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics along with a minor in Science and Mathematics Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara during my undergraduate career.

During this time, I was actively involved in science outreach programs for elementary students, peer tutoring services and held a student teacher position in a high school chemistry class. By working with different ages and varying degrees of skill I've found the best way to communicate and relate subject material to the individual rather than a target grade level.

My style of tutoring is an inquiry-based learning system that focuses on critical thinking and deduction rather than memorizing procedures. The idea behind this approach is that students will have to constantly incorporate previous topics solidifying their mastery in the subject. Students that undergo inquiry-based learning are conditioned to the unique thought process necessary in science and math subjects and will be prepared to approach all varieties of problem solving. This style of learning allows my students to comprehend the subject as a whole rather than a topic by topic basis.

I typically like to assess my students' weakness and strengths early in the relationship in order to tailor the most effective tutoring agenda. This allows me to work with students who will need assistance throughout the course's entirety, need to get past a troubling topic or want the extra edge to be at the top of their class.
I received a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics along with a minor in Science and Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Professional and Clear!!!"

- Kachina, Pittsburg, CA on 1/6/15

"Awesome tutor"

- Athena, Bakersfield, CA on 10/22/13
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:

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Organic Chemistry

Extensive experience in tutoring the first year of organic chemistry including but not limited to the following topics:

Part 1
-IUPAC nomenclature
-Drawing compounds
-Geometry (Newman Projections, Chair confirmations)
-Identification and properties of functional groups
-Hybrid orbital theory
-Substitution and Elimination reactions
-Introduction to mechanisms

Part 2
-Properties of conjugation
-Carbonyl chemistry
-Aromatic compounds
-Ring formation reactions
-Thermal and kinetic controlled reactions
-Introduction to synthesis strategies

Part 3
-Introduction to bio-molecular compounds (identification and properties)
-Citric acid cycle process mechanism
-Respiration reactions
-Properties and reactions of basic proteins, polysaccharides , nucleic acids and lipds.

University of California , Santa Barbara


University of California , Santa Barbara

Very Professional and Clear!!! — Jairus V. is an excellent tutor! He arrives on time and gets straight to work. He is very knowledgeable with his Math (Trig) and is able to tutor my child in a way where she feels comfortable and confident about her upcoming math work. I will recommend Jairus V. to friends and family in need of a tutor. He is actually worth the time and money. Thank you Jairus V. for all of your help, and we will ...

— Kachina, Pittsburg, CA on 1/6/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jairus will travel within 15 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

Background Check Status for Jairus V.

Jairus V. passed a background check on 2/2/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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