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Michael W.

San Francisco, CA

$80/hour

Ph.D. Tutor: College Level Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Math + more

5.0 average from 112 ratings
Very knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Robert, San Mateo, CA on 6/17/16

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About Michael

+++ Best Availability right now:+++
WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS and EVENINGS; please contact me anytime, to discuss further details, and find a time slot that works for you. Thanks!
++Locations I cover++: San Francisco (Mon - Fri), San Mateo County (from Foster City to South San Fran), and the area around UCB near Bart, but NOT any other areas on the East Bay nor the North Bay.
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I earned a Chemistry PhD, as well as a bachelor of Math overseas in Germany, and worked as a researcher for five years, three of those in the U.S.; among various enjoyable positions - other than Science and Math related, I worked as an IT Instructor in Sydney, Australia for several years; in the same country I administered a large eBay Sales Business (built from scratch) with the assistance of a program employing disadvantaged youth. I also worked as a business project manager for a large corporation in Germany for three years.

I continued teaching and tutoring (small classes, 1-on-1-or-few, as well as online tutoring via skype) Chemistry and Math subjects since 1995; I have lived in different places worldwide, tutoring/coaching and teaching in Europe, Australia and the USA. I have over 15 years of experience in any Chemistry / Math related tutoring, as well as teaching small and large groups. If you tried tutoring before but didn't get the desired results, I encourage you to try it again - this time you might find it's worth it.

I have mostly taught University/College class level, but also many high school students, and also worked in adult education (in beginning computer science classes). I have many strong references - all recent college students and/or parents of high school students alike, all from the Bay area, where I have taught hundreds of students in the last three years. Most of my students come from referrals from former students.
Also, please take a look at my WyzAnt ratings and feedbacks.

My strengths are pretty much all subjects which have to do with chemistry or math (HW support, thorough test and exam prep, additional practice if needed and so on).

Summary of Areas/Subjects: chemistry - University/College-level and 9-12 grade high school; general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, structural chemistry and so on; math high school 9-12: algebra I-II-III, pre-algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus; AP chemistry; SAT subject test chemistry, regular SAT math portions and SAT subject test Math; ACT math and science sections); this is just some common examples of subjects - if you need help in a certain area, just email me briefly and I'll let you know if I am able to help you properly or not, usually within 24 hours.

I absolutely enjoy being a teacher/tutor/instructor and educator. If you need help in Math or Chemistry/Science subjects, please just ask me and I will give you an honest response regarding what I can do for you!

I am covering all of SF as well as the northern half of the Peninsula (down to San Mateo/Foster City) for in-person tutoring. The advertised price is valid for one or two students. If you live anywhere else in the country, we can do online tutoring anytime, anywhere; just contact me so we can discuss the options.
+++ Best Availability right now:+++
WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS and EVENINGS; please contact me anytime, to discuss further details, and find a time slot that works for you. Thanks!
++Locations I cover++: San Francisco (Mon - Fri), San Mateo County (from Foster City to South San Fran), and the area around UCB near Bart, but NOT any other areas
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Two students pay the same rate!

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94132

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Robert, San Mateo, CA on 6/17/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Leila, San Mateo, CA on 11/14/15

"Michael is a ROCKSTAR!"

- Caitlin, San Francisco, CA on 7/29/14

"Great tutor!"

- Morgan, San Francisco, CA on 6/20/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kathy, Sunnyvale, CA on 5/22/08
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, ISEE, MCAT, SAT Math
Business:
GRE

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ACT Math

I have tutored the ACT Math section successfully for many years.

Chemistry

By now I have probably helped hundreds of Bay area students with their Chemistry / General Chemistry classes, and I am able to provide references if you wish.
In the past I had Chemistry students from all colleges in the SF Bay Area: SFSU, USF, UC Berkeley, City College SF, Skyline, San Mateo, Canada College, etc.

I can help you with ANY Chemistry I and II subjects;

FYI I know the following Chem books from cover to cover:
- Zumdahl, Chemistry
- Chemistry - A Central Science
- Silberberg - Chemistry
- Oxtoby - Chemistry
and a few more but they are not used as frequently.

To summarize, I can help you with:
* exam prep/practice exams/online exams
* any homework prep
* lab reports
* any other Chemistry related tasks you have to do

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Organic Chemistry

By now I have helped hundreds of Bay area students with their Organic Chemistry classes; if desired, I I'll be more than happy to provide references.
I had Ochem students from all colleges in the SF Bay Area, SFSU, USF, UC Berkeley, CCSF, Skyline, College of San Mateo, Canada College, etc.
I'll help you with any Organic Chemistry I and II subjects, from Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes to Alcohols, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and its derivatives, Aromatics, Amines, alpha-Carbon Chemistry as well as Introduction to Biochemistry (e.g. sugars, amino-acids and so on).
FYI I know the following OrgChem books pretty much from cover to cover:
- D. Klein - Organic Chemistry
- P. Vollhardt - Organic Chemistry
- L.G. Wade - Organic Chemistry
- J. McMurry - Organic Chemistry
- W.H. Brown, C.S. Foote, B.L. Iverson - Organic Chemistry
- Bruice - Organic Chemistry
I know a bunch more, though they are not used that frequently in college courses.

To summarize, I can help you with:
* exam prep/practice exams/online exams
* any homework prep
* lab reports
* any other Ochem-related tasks

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Chemistry
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry
Master's
Chemistry
PhD

Education

Chemistry (CHEMISTRY)

Chemistry (Master's)

Chemistry (PhD)

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor — Michael has been teaching my daughter grade 10 Chemistry. He is very knowledgeable and patient tutor. I recommend him for other high school students. ...

— Robert, San Mateo, CA on 6/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Two students pay the same rate!

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94132.