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Victor K.

Westminster, CO

$90/hour

Professional College Chemistry Tutor

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/13/15
5.0 average from 321 ratings
Awesome Tutor
— Megan, Everett, WA on 3/12/16

$90/Hour


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Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Chemistry
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Master's
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
PhD

Education

Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Chemistry)

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (Master's)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (PhD)

About Victor

Hi, my name is Victor and I'm a professional chemistry educator and an academic coach. I've been helping students with all levels of chemistry (from high school to graduate school level) since 2004. I believe I am one of the best chemistry instructors you can find (see my reviews and credentials) and I offer a lot of value with my services.

I specialize in college chemistry and will be happy to help you with any chemistry coursework you have. My specific area of expertise is organic and advanced organic chemistry. I have published my research in the fields of inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, organic mechanisms, and chemical education. I'm also a national-level speaker and annually present at national American Chemical Society conferences, conferences on chemical education, and at schools and private organizations across the US. As a professional chemist, I routinely consult for chemistry-related businesses across the US in addition to my teaching and work with chemistry educators.

MY APPROACH:

I use a multifaceted approach in my teaching to help my students. I bring clarity in chemistry by helping you review, organize, and systematize your chemistry knowledge into a coherent whole and I pride myself on my individualized and personalized approach to each student's needs. My goal is to help you master the concepts by teaching you how to break them down to fundamental principles and reconstruct them for yourself from ground-zero.

I'm very patient. I understand that you sought out chemistry tutoring because you're struggling with the subject. I also understand that learning chemistry takes time and considerable effort. Regardless of how hard or frustrating it can be, I'm on your side and I'm here to help you in this journey. I'm skilled at explaining concepts from different perspectives to accommodate your specific learning style. I pride myself on my rigorously individual approach to tutoring, tailoring my lessons to your individual needs, goals, and academic preparation. I write customized testing and practice materials for all of my students targeting your specific strengths and weaknesses. I also make myself infinitely available to provide feedback and answer questions via email or text-messages to all my students between our meetings.

Ultimately, whatever your current level or aptitude is, your success is my primary objective. I'll give you a safe and comfortable place to learn, make mistakes, learn from them, and grow academically to the next level. I'll help you set long- and short-term goals and help you achieve the outcomes you want. I have a proven record of success of my teaching approach. Many of my students come to me with a C's or even a D's at the beginning of the semester or after the first test and leave with A's and B's! See Megan's or Taylor's review for an example of such an accomplishment. However, I don't see college tutoring to be a remedial tool. To me, it is rather like having a personal academic coach who helps you to succeed!

MY EXPECTATIONS and WORK ETHICS:

I'm a highly trained and specialized professional educator. As an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Educational Research Association, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, I abide by the honor code and the work ethics associated with my profession. As such, I do all I can to help my students succeed in their college career, however, it is student's responsibility to work hard and apply what I teach them.

I commit myself 100% to my students and thus only work with students who are willing to commit to their success in return. In my experience, a regular schedule has the most impact on the student's achievement. Additional benefits of a regular schedule with me are: unlimited email or phone support, personalized practice and assessment materials, personalized study materials, guaranteed weekly availability, and more.

Please, send me a message, and I'll be happy to answer any of your questions.

WHERE I TEACH:

Since I strive to provide the best learning experience to all of my students, I have a private office conveniently located in Westminster, CO, right off Denver-Boulder turnpike, only a short drive from most Denver and Boulder schools. By having students come to my office, I can provide a safe, quiet, and comfortable place to learn and accommodate any of my student's needs (tea, coffee, paper, pens, copy/scan services included!) For my online sessions, I use wyzant state-of-art online classroom whiteboard environment.

Best,
Victor

Policy reminder: I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I understand that life happens, so I tend to be reasonably lenient about rescheduling. However, I'm a professional academic coach and teaching is my livelihood, so I would expect my students treat my appointments just like appointments with any other professional, such as a doctor, a therapist, or a lawyer.
Hi, my name is Victor and I'm a professional chemistry educator and an academic coach. I've been helping students with all levels of chemistry (from high school to graduate school level) since 2004. I believe I am one of the best chemistry instructors you can find (see my reviews and credentials) and I offer a lot of value with my services. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Regular schedule required. On-demand tutoring is $120 p/h.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Westminster, CO 80031
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome Tutor"

- Megan, Everett, WA on 3/12/16

"Great Chemistry Tutor"

- Rashid., Boulder, CO on 4/24/17

"Victor is the best!"

- Kara, Longmont, CO on 3/30/17

"Awesome and easy to understand!"

- Jessica, Whitewater, WI on 3/6/17

"knowledgeable and patient"

- Charlotte, Santa Monica, CA on 2/1/17

"Chemistry Guru"

- Kiran, Rochester, MN on 1/26/17

"One of the best tutors I've had for one of my toughest subjects"

- Okhee, Northbrook, IL on 1/26/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Kayleigh, Allendale, MI on 1/19/17

"Great Organic Chemistry Tutor"

- Jenny, Plano, TX on 12/21/16

"Helps to see problems in different forms."

- Gabrielle, San Rafael, CA on 12/5/16

"Extraordinary professor of Organic Chemistry"

- JULIA K, Montgomery, TX on 11/5/16

"Patient and very straight"

- Dayane, Elizabeth, NJ on 11/5/16

"The answer to a cry for help"

- Samantha, Baton Rouge, LA on 11/2/16

"Very helpful"

- Josh, Denver, CO on 10/28/16

"So helpful!"

- Katie, Denver, CO on 10/21/16

"Great tutor!"

- Kristen, Denver, CO on 10/21/16

"Very Patient Tutor!"

- Karen, Bothell, WA on 6/3/16

"Excellent tutor, knows his stuff, replies quickly, good availability..."

- Eric, Broomfield, CO on 5/5/16

"Good lesson"

- Sara, Denver, CO on 5/4/16

"Great help for Biochemistry"

- Kristen, Denver, CO on 3/11/16

"Best chemistry tutor I've ever had!"

- Zahar, Greeley, CO on 3/5/16

"Best tutor I have ever had!"

- Allen, High Point, NC on 1/28/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and helpful tutor"

- Robby, College Station, TX on 12/9/15

"Victor - a caring, passionate, and all-around great tutor"

- Taylor, Spokane, WA on 11/30/15
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I've been teaching college chemistry for 10+ years. I have an extensive training in chemistry:
BS and MS in Chemistry (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia), MS in Chemistry (Bowling Green State University, OH) and did my Doctorate Research in Chemical Education (University of Northern Colorado) focusing on students' learning chemistry. I'm also well versed in cognitive psychology and pedagogy (over 40 graduate credit hours).

I'm a seasoned education researcher and practitioner, and my research is focused on students' problems when learning chemistry. So, you can count on my teaching experience, content knowledge, and pedagogy knowledge to help you with any level of organic chemistry you need.

Organic Chemistry

I've been teaching college chemistry for 10+ years. I have an extensive training in chemistry:
BS and MS in Chemistry (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia), MS in Chemistry (Bowling Green State University, OH) and did my Doctorate Research in Chemical Education (University of Northern Colorado) focusing on students' learning organic chemistry. I'm also well versed in cognitive psychology and pedagogy (over 40 graduate credit hours).
I specialize in organic chemistry, and my research is focused on students' problems when learning organic chemistry. So, you can count on my teaching experience, content knowledge, and pedagogy knowledge to help you with any level of organic chemistry you need.

Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Chemistry
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Master's
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
PhD

Education

Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Chemistry)

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (Master's)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (PhD)

Awesome Tutor

I have been tutoring with Victor for my entire quarter of school (about 12 weeks) and have been taught so much. Victor always knows how to clarify any questions that I have and is very patient with me. Prior to having sessions with Victor I had a lot of anxiety and struggles, as I was taking Ochem 1 with no help; ultimately leaving me with a finishing grade of a 2.1. After learning my lesson and m

— Megan, Everett, WA on 3/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Regular schedule required. On-demand tutoring is $120 p/h.

Travel policy

Victor will travel within 40 miles of Westminster, CO 80031.