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Jean B.

San Diego, CA

$85/hour

McGill Ph.D. Biochemist: Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology

Background check passed as of 9/15/14
4.9 average from 353 ratings
Extremely Knowledgeable
— Erika, La Jolla, CA on 1/22/16

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McGill University
Biochemistry
McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Interdepartmental Program)
PhD
American Society for Microbiology, Science Teaching Fellowship
Other

Education

McGill University (Biochemistry)

McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Interdepartmental Program) (PhD)

American Society for Microbiology, Science Teaching Fellowship (Other)

About Jean

~Named by Wyzant as one of their Top 100 Tutors in the United States for 2015~

I have been teaching Chemistry and Biology courses both in the classroom and one-on-one private settings for almost a decade. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I was responsible for teaching Structural Bioinformatics to more than 300 students over three consecutive years. In addition to this, I have taught high school, undergraduate, graduate, medical and pharmacy students in many subjects in the chemical and biological sciences, including Freshman Biology, Introductory Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Introductory and Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology, Evolution, Structural Biochemistry, Freshman General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I, II and III, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology through Wyzant. I have also assisted students in preparing for the SAT Biology subject test and the General Chemistry and Physics/Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry sections of the MCAT, both old and new versions.

I graduated with a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research universities, and went on to complete a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the same university. My research specialty in HIV drug design and development and the multidisciplinary research environment of my doctoral degree have given me a broad experience in the chemical and biological sciences. I am the co-author of seven peer-reviewed articles in the fields of antivirals and nucleic acid polymerase enzymology. In February 2015, I completed a Science Teaching Fellowship with the American Society for Microbiology.

My specialties include Organic Chemistry (Organic Chemistry I, II, III), Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Virology and Drug Design and Development. I first assess the current understanding of the material by the student, then attempt to fill any knowledge gaps that might exist. Learning Science is a step-wise process, and I believe that building from a solid foundation is a recipe for success. I assign regular homework and problem sets, taking into account the required assignments for a given class. After the material is assimilated, I set up practice exams with the student, so that they are well prepared for their evaluations in class.

I always listen to the needs and questions of my students; I constantly ask for feedback on my performance. Student satisfaction is very important to me.

I am quite flexible with meeting arrangements; I can offer both daytime and night classes, at the student's convenience. However, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy; I assess 1 hour's worth of lesson time as a cancellation fee if less than 24 hours notice is given. Tutoring sessions can either occur in a public setting, such as a library, at the student's home or at my residence.

I look forward to meeting new students and sharing with them my passion for Biochemistry.
~Named by Wyzant as one of their Top 100 Tutors in the United States for 2015~

I have been teaching Chemistry and Biology courses both in the classroom and one-on-one private settings for almost a decade. As a teaching
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: charge of 1 hour of lessons for any cancellations without 24-hour notice. Group rate for up to 4 students: 25% off hourly rate for each person; price negotiable for larger groups.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92122
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Erika, La Jolla, CA on 1/22/16

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Cerrisa, O Fallon, MO on 4/10/16

"Helpful study methods for anatomy"

- Jawad, Sylvania, OH on 10/4/15

"Very knowledgeable."

- Akoaya, Spring, TX on 8/26/15

"Good at breaking down problems"

- Diana, Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20/15

"Just what we needed!"

- Lori, Oceanside, CA on 8/12/15

"Great and worth it"

- Jeremy, Mahopac, NY on 8/2/15

"Dedicated his life to teaching college"

- Robert, Santa Cruz, CA on 7/28/15

"Very intelligent and responds quickly and is helping me understand my issues."

- Aaron, Jacksonville, FL on 7/16/15

"Very helpful and explained everything clearly"

- Nicholle, Moline, IL on 7/6/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Jean, San Francisco, CA on 6/16/14

"Great tutor!"

- Veronica, Daly City, CA on 5/24/14
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Biochemistry

I have doctoral biochemistry research experience and excellent grades in the subject area.

Biology

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have tutored General Biology I and II, Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology, and Introductory Microbiology previously.

Chemistry

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have tutored high school and freshman General Chemistry previously.

MCAT

I have tutored several students for both the old and new versions of the MCAT, particularly the Physical Science, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry sections. I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's top research-intensive universities, and I have extensive tutoring experience in the chemical and biological sciences.

Microbiology

I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, and I have completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the same university. I have doctoral Biochemical Virology research experience in the area of HIV drug design and excellent grades in the subject area.

Organic Chemistry

I have organic synthesis research experience, excellent grades in the subject area and have tutored Organic Chemistry I, II and III privately before to many students. I have a B.Sc. with First-Class Honors in Biochemistry from McGill University, and I have completed a PhD in Biochemistry.

Pharmacology

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and extensive research experience and graduate course work training in drug design and development. I was actively involved in the development of new classes of antiretroviral inhibitors targeting HIV-1 reverse transcriptase during the course of my Ph.D., and have taught structural bioinformatics/computer-based drug discovery at the undergraduate level and through training graduate students.

McGill University
Biochemistry
McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Interdepartmental Program)
PhD
American Society for Microbiology, Science Teaching Fellowship
Other

Education

McGill University (Biochemistry)

McGill University (Biochemistry, Chemical Biology Interdepartmental Program) (PhD)

American Society for Microbiology, Science Teaching Fellowship (Other)

Extremely Knowledgeable — He is ready and willing to help you. He is very patient, and his knowledge of organic chemistry will calm any and all fears you have toward the material. ...

— Erika, La Jolla, CA on 1/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation policy: charge of 1 hour of lessons for any cancellations without 24-hour notice. Group rate for up to 4 students: 25% off hourly rate for each person; price negotiable for larger groups.

Travel policy

Jean will travel within 5 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.