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Melissa K.

Chemistry Explained Clearly

Chemistry Explained Clearly

$70/hour

  • 138 hours tutoring

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93109

About Melissa


Bio

I love learning and teaching. Chemistry is something I understand and can help to explain so that you will understand it too. I am currently working at Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, CA teaching college prep, honors and IB Chemistry. Prior to this I was a Senior Scientist at a start-up in Santa Barbara doing R&D on semi-transparent solar cells. Previously, I worked both at Merrimack College (2 years) and Saint Anselm College (1 year) in the Chemistry Departments as an adjunct...

I love learning and teaching. Chemistry is something I understand and can help to explain so that you will understand it too. I am currently working at Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, CA teaching college prep, honors and IB Chemistry. Prior to this I was a Senior Scientist at a start-up in Santa Barbara doing R&D on semi-transparent solar cells. Previously, I worked both at Merrimack College (2 years) and Saint Anselm College (1 year) in the Chemistry Departments as an adjunct lecturer.

I was a chemistry student in university for 14 years and then worked in industry for 10+ years on organic light emitting displays, conductive inks, device fabrication, organic photovoltaics, encapsulation, device characterization, reliability, lithium ion battery research & development, cell capacity, longevity and optimization.

I have a thorough understanding of the principles of chemistry with respect to education and application.


Education

University of California, Santa Cruz
undergrad
University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Homeschool

Chemistry

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Chemistry

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Chemistry

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Chemistry

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Reviews

Excellent Chemistry tutor!

Melissa is helping my daughter with AP Chemistry. She's familiar with the textbook the high school is using as well as the AP curriculum and exam. Melissa is very patient and great at taking difficult concepts and simplifying them. She teaches test strategies as well. She's also very personable, friendly and cares about her student's success.

Sydney, 15 lessons with Melissa

Knowledgeable and patient, genuinely cares about the student's success

Melissa provides an interactive tutoring style, it made my daughter feel connect and like she was working with her and not just lecturing. Her style allows her to witness first hand where my daughter is struggling and help her understand and correct along the way, rather than just doing it incorrectly over and over. FANTASTIC TUTOR!

Karen, 2 lessons with Melissa

Very enthusiastic and focused.

Melissa has been extremely helpful with my student in her efforts to provide better understanding of Honors level High School Chemistry. My student was struggling with concepts and Melissa was able to break things down and guide her through problem sets,study guides,and exam prep. With improving grades, my student has gained confidence and enthusiasm in learning chem. Melissa has been flexible with scheduling and replies to communications quickly. Will continue tutoring sessions throughout remaining semester and recommend Melissa K. for all levels of Chemistry assistance.

Audrey, 19 lessons with Melissa
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$70/hour

Melissa K.

$70/hour

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Response time: 2 hours