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John T.

Professor of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, Yale University Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, Yale University Ph.D.

$100/hour

  • 1,213 hours tutoring

  • Redlands, CA 92373

About John


Bio

I am a professor of chemistry and organic chemistry in Redlands, CA with 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

I teach general chemistry, organic chemistry, and spectroscopy at my University, and I tutor introductory, AP, general, and organic chemistry from my home. I completed two undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and I completed my graduate degrees (MS, Ph.D.) in chemistry at Yale University in New Haven, CT. My...

I am a professor of chemistry and organic chemistry in Redlands, CA with 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

I teach general chemistry, organic chemistry, and spectroscopy at my University, and I tutor introductory, AP, general, and organic chemistry from my home. I completed two undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and I completed my graduate degrees (MS, Ph.D.) in chemistry at Yale University in New Haven, CT. My specialty is organic chemistry.

As an undergraduate, I tutored general and organic chemistry for three years as an individual and group-based tutor. In 2005 (at the end of my junior year) I was named Tutor of the Year by the University of Redlands Tutoring Center. I continued to pursue my love of teaching in graduate school, teaching organic chemistry as a Teaching Fellow and tutor at Yale's Center for Science and Quantitative Reasoning. In the four years that I served as a tutor, I was nominated for the University's Graduate Teaching Prize three times.

Organic chemistry is notoriously a very difficult subject for young scientists as it is traditionally revered as heavy on memorization and excruciating in its complexity. It is also a very different style of chemistry compared to most others, in that it is much more qualitative than quantitative. As a tutor, I teach organizational techniques that simplify memorization tasks and emphasize thinking in the "big picture" to avoid getting bogged down in minutia. Students often come to discover that mastering just a handful of fundamental concepts can make learning large volumes of material fairly painless. In fact, the rules of chemistry are very simple. Once you master those rules, any problem, no matter how complicated, becomes trivial.

I am 35 years old and come from a family of educators. I am also patient with students and do my best to promote a relaxed, productive, and respectful working relationship. Additionally, I am willing to take on students who are struggling or those who are looking to get ahead in their studies.

NOTE: I cannot take lesson requests on short notice. Please give me approximately 8 hours advanced notice for lesson requests. Thank you!


Education

The University of Redlands
Chemistry, Biology
Yale College, Yale University
Masters
Yale College, Yale University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Redlands, CA 92373
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/22/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a chemistry professor at Vanguard University. I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry since 2003 and enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. My undergraduate degrees (I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude) are from the University of Redlands.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a chemistry professor at Vanguard University. I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry since 2003 and enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. My undergraduate degrees (I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude) are from the University of Redlands.

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a chemistry professor at Vanguard University. I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry since 2003 and enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. My undergraduate degrees (I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude) are from the University of Redlands.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I am a chemistry professor at Vanguard University. I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry since 2003 and enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. My undergraduate degrees (I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude) are from the University of Redlands.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a chemistry professor at Vanguard University. I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry since 2003 and enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. My undergraduate degrees (I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude) are from the University of Redlands.

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Organic chemistry

Early in my daughter's first term of Organic Chemistry it was apparent she was struggling. John is an amazing tutor and has been an excellent fit for her. He is very patient. He not only explains underlying principles but anticipates and prepares her for the next question she is likely to see on an exam. He is flexible and very generous with his time. With John's help my daughter completed the term with an A- and has started working with John again this term!

Barbi, 12 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and patient

John has been a game changer for my daughter! He has helped her to feel so much more at ease and enjoy her chemistry class by working with her to strengthen her understanding of each unit. Since starting to work with John, her test grades have shot up, and she is confident in her ability to do well in chemistry. John is incredibly knowledgeable of the material, and patient and explains difficult concepts easily as well. We will definitely continue to work with John, and highly recommend him to students at any level of chemistry.

Rosie, 51 lessons with John

Excellent tutor, very thorough and patient

John has been instrumental in helping me with homework assignments, material review, and preparing for my exams. I couldn't take o-chem and be successful without John's help!

Dustin, 17 lessons with John

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

We went over Sn1, Sn2, E1, and E2. It was very helpful. He created real life examples so it was easier for me to understand the information. He draws pictures that make the information easy to understand. He simplifies the most complex concepts.

Jessica, 9 lessons with John

Good at explaining

John does an excellent job at explaining concepts. He takes things slow and answers any questions you may have. He is great at tutoring, and I recommend him for anyone taking orgo.

Cheryl, 1 lesson with John

Great Teacher, extremely patient!

John responded to our request really fast and addressed the situation that our daughter is in dealing with a midterm in Chem 1. We are very happy with his response and approach. We already set up a second session. Thank you!

Cristina, 6 lessons with John

Intelligent and patient tutor

John is an amazing tutor. Without him, I would not have been able to continue taking Organic Chemistry. I was very close to dropping the class, but with John's help, I was able to continue and excel in the subject. I could ask him any type of organic chemistry (and even biochem) question, and he not only knows the answer, but explains the concept and details behind the problem. He never made me feel unintelligent for not knowing a specific answer, and would patiently work through each problem. Thanks to John, I have a better and more clear understanding of a highly complex subject, that I would not have been able to attain if I had done it on my own.

Stefani, 11 lessons with John

Awesome teacher

When my daughter failed her chemistry midterm I was looking for a qualified chemistry tutor. After going through several of them, I was quite disappointed because they focused on solving problems without sufficient explanation of the chemistry concepts. That’s when I met John. He really took his time explaining the chemistry concepts, allowing my daughter to get a greater understanding of the concepts, and be confident knowing that she could solve difficult chemistry problems. My daughter jumped from failing her midterm to acing her final. Thanks again, John.

Don, 32 lessons with John

Excellent chemistry tutor

John tutored my daughter in AP Chem from November 2016 through May 2017 on a weekly basis. The AP Chem class was hands down the toughest class my daughter took in school. The year before she took Honors Chem and got As in the class without help. AP Chem was altogether a different story. Right away I hired her a highly recommended chemistry/physics tutor used by several of my friends. But after a month my daughter said he wasn't able to explain the concepts to her and had to look up on google many of the questions she had for him. When I looked for a replacement tutor, what drew me to John was his extensive credentials in chemistry. I am so glad I chose him. In the six months he tutored my daughter, she said he was always patient, that he always knew the answers to the questions she asked, and instead of just having her memorize things, he would walk through the steps to each problem and explain the ideas behind the concepts so she would really understand it. From my perspective, John has always been beyond professional in providing prompt responses and very fair and accurate time for his lessons. If you are in need of an excellent chemistry tutor who really knows the subject, give him a try, you will not regret it.

Julia, 24 lessons with John

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