College Chemistry Professor and Biology/Math Tutor!

Sean M.
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College Chemistry Professor and Biology/Math Tutor!

Sean M.
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## Chemistry genius

Ashley, 5 lessons with SeanSean is the most educated, advanced, and helpful Chemistry tutor I've ever had. I told him brief key points I needed to learn and he made sure I knew all the basics before hand so I could fully understand the concept of what we were going over. In a matter of a couple hours he taught me 3 almost 4 chapters of chem very detailed, and in a effective manner. I came to him knowing nothing and left with almost mastering what we went over. He truly wants you to understand and learn what he’s...

I've taught college level Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at the Community Colleges since 1998. My expertise is in developing entire courses and designing labs for both Organic and General Chemistry. My tutoring experience started back in 1994 teaching both SAT and GRE study techniques. Because I understand how all disciplines are truly integrated I can teach all High School and College level science and math courses.

I received my BS in Biology from the University of California, San Diego...

Biochemistry

Masters

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GRE
#### GRE

I scored a 750 on the Math section of the GRE when I took it back in 1995, without a calculator.

Spanish

Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: simplifying algebraic expressions involving polynomials and rational terms; factoring; solving linear equations; solving quadratic equations using factoring; analyzing graphs of linear equations; and solving applied problems.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: radicals, exponents, rational expressions, concepts of relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and quadratic functions, and the solutions of equations from these topics.

Biology,
#### Biology

I can help students with the following topics, but not limited to: the process of scientific inquiry, the structure and function of life, the biochemistry of biomolecules, metabolism and manipulation of energy by plants and animals, cell division, classical and molecular genetics, development, and the evolution and adaptation of living organisms.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

I can help students learn to analyze and interpret the periodic table to predict and explain the element’s physical and chemical properties, based on the concepts of atomic structure, electron configurations and periodic properties.
Students will learn to construct the Lewis structure of a given molecule or polyatomic ion that obeys the octet rule and use the Lewis structure to predict the number and types of bonds (single, double and triple) it has and it’s geometry based on the principles of covalent bonding and valence shell electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR).
Students will learn to analyze a given chemical reaction, including the amounts of reactants to write the balanced equation and to calculate the theoretical yield of the products, based on the concepts of molar mass and stoichiometery.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: lines, angle postulates, triangles including the special right triangle ratios, quadralaterals, circles, polygons, postulates, and theorems.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I can help students with the following topics: operations on positive and negative numbers; fractions, decimals, and percents; perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures; fundamental algebraic concepts; square roots; and applications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; and conics.

SAT Math,
Spanish
Spanish

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: simplifying algebraic expressions involving polynomials and rational terms; factoring; solving linear equations; solving quadratic equations using factoring; analyzing graphs of linear equations; and solving applied problems.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: radicals, exponents, rational expressions, concepts of relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and quadratic functions, and the solutions of equations from these topics.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: lines, angle postulates, triangles including the special right triangle ratios, quadralaterals, circles, polygons, postulates, and theorems.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I can help students with the following topics: operations on positive and negative numbers; fractions, decimals, and percents; perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures; fundamental algebraic concepts; square roots; and applications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; and conics.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: solutions of applied problems involving right triangles; graphs of trigonometric functions, including period changes, amplitude changes, and phase shifts; trigonometric identities; trigonometric equation solving; and evaluation of inverse trigonometric functions.

ACT Math,
SAT Math
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: simplifying algebraic expressions involving polynomials and rational terms; factoring; solving linear equations; solving quadratic equations using factoring; analyzing graphs of linear equations; and solving applied problems.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: radicals, exponents, rational expressions, concepts of relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and quadratic functions, and the solutions of equations from these topics.

Biology,
#### Biology

I can help students with the following topics, but not limited to: the process of scientific inquiry, the structure and function of life, the biochemistry of biomolecules, metabolism and manipulation of energy by plants and animals, cell division, classical and molecular genetics, development, and the evolution and adaptation of living organisms.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

I can help students learn to analyze and interpret the periodic table to predict and explain the element’s physical and chemical properties, based on the concepts of atomic structure, electron configurations and periodic properties.
Students will learn to construct the Lewis structure of a given molecule or polyatomic ion that obeys the octet rule and use the Lewis structure to predict the number and types of bonds (single, double and triple) it has and it’s geometry based on the principles of covalent bonding and valence shell electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR).
Students will learn to analyze a given chemical reaction, including the amounts of reactants to write the balanced equation and to calculate the theoretical yield of the products, based on the concepts of molar mass and stoichiometery.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: lines, angle postulates, triangles including the special right triangle ratios, quadralaterals, circles, polygons, postulates, and theorems.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I can help students with the following topics: operations on positive and negative numbers; fractions, decimals, and percents; perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures; fundamental algebraic concepts; square roots; and applications.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

Topics I can help with include, but are not limited to: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; and conics.

Spanish
Biology,
#### Biology

I can help students with the following topics, but not limited to: the process of scientific inquiry, the structure and function of life, the biochemistry of biomolecules, metabolism and manipulation of energy by plants and animals, cell division, classical and molecular genetics, development, and the evolution and adaptation of living organisms.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

I can help students learn to analyze and interpret the periodic table to predict and explain the element’s physical and chemical properties, based on the concepts of atomic structure, electron configurations and periodic properties.
Students will learn to construct the Lewis structure of a given molecule or polyatomic ion that obeys the octet rule and use the Lewis structure to predict the number and types of bonds (single, double and triple) it has and it’s geometry based on the principles of covalent bonding and valence shell electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR).
Students will learn to analyze a given chemical reaction, including the amounts of reactants to write the balanced equation and to calculate the theoretical yield of the products, based on the concepts of molar mass and stoichiometery.

Nutrition,
#### Nutrition

I am capable of discussing both Anabolic and Catabolic reactions involved in metabolism. I have a strong grasp of the biochemistry seen in the digestion of the four macromolecules and how it ties into cellular respiration. I also can easily teach the difference between the dietic calorie and calorie and show their different calculations.

Organic Chemistry,
#### Organic Chemistry

I can help students with basic nomenclature, stereoisomers, nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic addition, radical mechanisms and other synthesis reactions. I have taught, created, and designed curriculum for college level Organic Chemistry. I can easily implement background information of lab techniques such as melting point, boiling point, simple distillation, fractional distillation, vacuum distillation, steam distillation, recrystalization, acid-base extraction, chromatography, and spectral analysis (Infrared, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectroscopy, and Gas Chromatography)into tutoring and discuss the relevance of each technique and the importance for synthesis. Once the techniques are understood and students know when to use them, then the mechanisms can be better understood.

ACT Science,
Physical Science
Chess,
#### Chess

I can assist both the young enthusiast and/or mature learner. I have experience in showing students all the basic moves for each piece, basic strategies including castling and passing pawns, and overall positioning of pieces to put opponents in check or checkmate!

Nutrition
#### Nutrition

I am capable of discussing both Anabolic and Catabolic reactions involved in metabolism. I have a strong grasp of the biochemistry seen in the digestion of the four macromolecules and how it ties into cellular respiration. I also can easily teach the difference between the dietic calorie and calorie and show their different calculations.

GRE,
#### GRE

I scored a 750 on the Math section of the GRE when I took it back in 1995, without a calculator.

ACT Math,
ACT Science,
PSAT,
SAT Math
Sean has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **2 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Awesome tutor and responded to us in minutes

Sean reviewed many topics with my son for his honors chemistry class. My son had a test the next day and was stuck and frustrated on a few concepts and Sean was able to get a session in within minutes. It made a huge difference and cleared the confusion. I would definitely recommend Sean for anyone looking for chemistry help although I know he tutors many other subjects as well.

Jen, 1 lesson with Sean

## Knowledgeable and Amazing tutor

Sean helped me with my Bio and Chem college classes. He was very helpful and explained everything with clarity. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needed tutoring!

Katia, 8 lessons with Sean

## Patient Tutor and works with

In my first lesson i was able to understand more than I could all semester in my combined gen chem/organic chem/bio chem class. Sean makes things so easy to understand and easy to remember and we got to give a lot in just 70min. He’s an amazing tutor.

Janae, 4 lessons with Sean

## Well worth the money!

Sean helped me with Organic Chemistry (College level) and seemed to know it by heart. No time was wasted and I felt 10 times better after meeting with him. Highly recommended to all levels.

Brian, 2 lessons with Sean

## Sean is an incredible chemistry tutor.

He simplified a very complex subject for my 10th grade daughter. He filled in many of the missing pieces that have not been taught in her chemistry class. He has the ideal temperament to tutor high school students.

Cynthia, 3 lessons with SeanTutor responded:It's been an absolute joy to work with your daughter, Cynthia, and I look forward to future lessons.

## Knowledgeable and friendly tutor

Sean did a great job helping my son with college level Chemistry. My son can be a little difficult at first and Sean did a great job of jumping in and breaking those barriers.

Karen, 10 lessons with SeanTutor responded:It's been a pleasure working with your son, Karen, and he is developing an understanding of the material.

## Great Tutor!

Sean instantly established a great rapport with my son. He has a great technique of presenting a hard subject in a very easy to understand way - teaching both comprehension and test taking skills - that has helped my son excel in Geometry.

Ann, 4 lessons with Sean

## Awesome tutor

I've worked with Sean for one session so far, but he's made a subject I struggle with very interesting and fun to learn. He's a very patient tutor, and will break down the material and relay it back to you in a way you understand and can apply to your work. I strongly recommend working with Sean.

Ross, 1 lesson with SeanTutor responded:Thanks Ross. It was really easy to show you how to solve those stoichiometry problems. You have a solid foundation. With those additional rules and tricks I provided, you're well on your way to solving problems involving quantitative analysis of reactions!

## Awesome tutor

Sean, I would like to say thank you for all your help. This is my third lesson and when I first went to you, I had no idea what I was doing in Chemistry. Every tutoring session is helping me and thanks to you, not only will I pass my test, but your setting me up to pass the class.. looking forward to our next session.

Lisa, 4 lessons with SeanTutor responded:Lisa, you'll do more than just pass the class. You're going to Ace it!