Regis University (Chemistry)
University of Colorado at Denver (Master's)
When I was very little, my mother called me "an information sponge," and that's because I've had and continue to have an enthusiastic thirst for all forms of knowledge. I chose chemistry as my principle field of study because I wanted to know what makes all creation "tick" beginning at the most minute level. Yet,my range of interests go far beyond the physical sciences into law and various writing techniques, styles, and disciplines.
Throughout the many years of my college and university education, my professors and instructors would often ask me if I'd tutor some their most challenging students who were having difficulties with their lessons. Through such experiences, and in teaching college chemistry students laboratory courses in general, analytical, and physical chemistry for four years at the Colorado School of Mines, I realized that I'm a natural born teacher (but I hate grading). I insist that the success of each and every student I've ever taught has always been and remains my personal responsibility. I've never met any student who cannot effectively learn the materials if they are provided with the right instructional approach.
So why not give me a call so that we can chat about your child's needs and interests. Then after I've addressed your concerns and questions, you can judge for yourself if I'm the right tutor for the task. When I was very little, my mother called me "an information sponge," and that's because I've had and continue to have an enthusiastic thirst for all forms of knowledge. I chose chemistry as my principle field of study because I wanted to know what makes all creation "tick" beginning at the most minute level. Yet,my range of interests go far beyond
Discounts available for meeting me locally in southwest Denver (Bear Valley Library) or Englewood Civic Center Library w/study rooms.
Samuel is very professional. His knowledge base is very specific to his specialty, and he has a general understanding of basic chemistry. He is also passionate about chemistry and is excited to share any info. When we met, I had just a few areas that I needed a little more explanation and he was able to word things so that a non-chemistry brain could understand it.
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I'm qualified for organic chemistry tutoring because my academic records show that I've successfully taken both undergraduate and graduate courses in this subject. My graduate research was based upon organometallic compound synthesis and crystallization for -ray diffraction analysis.
During the calendar years of 1979-1980, I was the elected treasurer of the largest German club in Colorado where I often gave public presentations before the board and members in attendance at the end of each month (approximately 200 members). From 1981-1985 I was a chemistry lab instructor for approximately 120-140 students each year (Colorado School of Mines). Then from 1994-1997, I was the paralegal coordinator at law offices for the Auraria Higher Education campus with a student body exceeding 6,000 students where I often gave seminars on subjects of law. I was even a successful lobbyist for a bill before the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee in 1993.