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Victor K.

Top-Tier Professional Organic Chemistry Tutor

Top-Tier Professional Organic Chemistry Tutor

$125/hour

  • 1,411 hours tutoring

  • Westminster, CO 80031

"The old saying really is true."

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Bio

Hi, my name is Victor, I'm a professional full-time private chemistry educator, and I specialize in college-level organic chemistry. So, the short story is: if you want to maintain an excellent permanent academic record, master the course material, and develop the essential problem-solving skills to succeed in organic chemistry, send me a message. I understand that you sought out organic chemistry tutoring because you're struggling with the subject. I also understand that learning organic ch...

Hi, my name is Victor, I'm a professional full-time private chemistry educator, and I specialize in college-level organic chemistry. So, the short story is: if you want to maintain an excellent permanent academic record, master the course material, and develop the essential problem-solving skills to succeed in organic chemistry, send me a message.

I understand that you sought out organic chemistry tutoring because you're struggling with the subject. I also understand that learning organic 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 on 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.

Now, the long story:

I love chemistry. I’ve decided to become a chemist when I was six years old and I stayed true to it through my entire life. When I was first introduced to organic chemistry, it quickly became my true passion that later resulted in my first organic chemistry degree and a few publications.

Following a regular academic path (BS, MS, Ph.D, teaching appointment at a college), I learned the ins and outs of academia. I dealt with the administration, the collaborators, the researchers, the conferences, you name it. Yet, the most rewarding aspect of it all for me was teaching and working with students. The biggest challenge I faced daily was to reach every student in the classroom. For some, my teaching was too fast and involved, for others it was too slow and didn’t challenge them enough. The “golden middle” really doesn’t work in a 400-student auditorium. So, I quit academia and became a full-time private organic chemistry tutor. I love being a tutor as it allows me to help each individual student and not the theoretical “average” in the crowd. Doing that in a classroom where “one size fits all” approach is dictated by the setting is simply impossible.

I use a multifaceted approach in my teaching to help my students. I bring clarity in organic 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.

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!

I’ve helped hundreds of students achieve seemingly impossible: not just pass organic chemistry but master it! Don’t simply take my word for it, see my reviews and ratings. I’m proud of the work I do, and I would be happy to help you achieve similar results. Send me a message now and reserve your spot in my schedule for this semester.

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 expect my students to treat my appointments just like appointments with any other professional, such as a doctor, a therapist, or a lawyer.


Education

Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Chemistry
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Masters
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $125
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Westminster, CO 80031
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Science

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I'm a professional full-time organic chemistry tutor with a doctorate in chemical education (emphasis on organic chemistry education and research) and two masters' degrees in organic chemistry and synthetic organic photochemistry. I've been teaching college chemistry since 2004 and specialize in Organic Chemistry and Advanced Organic Chemistry and Synthesis. I have an extensive training in chemistry (see my profile) and published my research in multiple fields of chemistry including organic chemistry, mechanisms of organic reactions, and chemical education. I'm also a practicing organic chemist and routinely consult for chemistry-related industries, schools, and businesses across the US. While being an educator, I'm still active in the research fields of chemistry and chemistry education and regularly appear at the national conferences on chemistry and chemical education.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and amicable tutor

Victor is an excellent tutor. He had answers to every question I had, even if it wasn't on the topic we were reviewing. Thanks to the lessons I had with him, I scored 20 points above the mean on every test that he helped me prepare for. I would highly recommend him.

Jake, 4 lessons with Victor

Making Organic Chemistry easy!

Victor is an incredible Organic Chemistry tutor. He's able to diagnose your current level in chemistry to create specific problem sets that help you learn as quickly as possible. Victor will turn your weakness intro strengths in no time! Victor's many talents include the ability to explain concepts in multiple different ways until he finds an approach that work for you. He's extremely patient and will help you until you achieve your goals.

Elena, 20 lessons with Victor

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Victor works with me for my general chemistry college course. He is always patient and able to explain topics in different ways if I didn't understand them. He is very accommodating to find time around my busy schedule. I enjoy working with him and am planning to continue working with him in the future. I would highly recommend Victor to anyone seeking help in chemistry!

Matthew, 18 lessons with Victor

Very knowledgeable and excellent teacher

I have been struggling with organic chemistry a lot and I have to retake the class in order to get into pharmacy school and in our very first lesson I felt that I could actually pass the class He's an excellent teacher and explain things in simpler terms

Anna, 8 lessons with Victor

Knowledgeable and insightful tutor

Very good at explaining topics teachers just expect you to understand on your own, especially the more spatial aspects of organic chemistry. Also writes up great practice problems. Was instrumental in helping

Marian, 51 lessons with Victor

Great Chemistry Tutor

We are very pleased with Victor - he is such a knowledgeable person of the chemistry subject and a great Tutor! We highly recommend him if you need great tutor in chemistry.

Rashid., 34 lessons with Victor

Victor is the best!

Victor is great at explaining organic chemistry. Working with him is really helping me understand much more and improve my grade!

Kara, 9 lessons with Victor

Awesome and easy to understand!

Victor is my quantitative anaylsis Chem tutor. He was able to break down the topics I was confused on so that I actually know what I am doing! Even though it's pricey it was worth it and will definitely use him again.

Jessica, 1 lesson with Victor

knowledgeable and patient

Victor gave my son a great college level chemistry lesson. He knows the material very well and provided excellent guidance. My son said he helped clarify a lot of hard problems.

Charlotte, 3 lessons with Victor

$125/hour

Victor K.

$125/hour

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