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Over 300 tutoring hours

Robert B.

New Haven, CT

$60/hour

Chemistry Educator, UC Berkeley Ph.D. 28 years' experience

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 85 ratings
Great tutor!
— Alice, South Pasadena, CA on 3/26/15

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Harvard University
Chemistry
U.C. Berkeley
PhD

Education

Harvard University (Chemistry)

U.C. Berkeley (PhD)

About Robert

I have a Harvard B.A. and U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. in Chemistry.
I have over 25 years experience teaching chemistry: high school AP chem and college freshman chem.
My first teaching position was at Harvard in 1987.

I believe that every student I teach I is a unique learner. When I tutor, I focus on YOUR learning style, YOUR knowledge, and YOUR problem solving skills.

I do not lecture at students. Students learn best by doing: solving problems, asking questions, explaining answers, teaching each other, working together.

Learning chem is messy. I make sure YOU feel comfortable making mistakes in front of me. I don't believe there are any "dumb" questions. I help YOU understand the words, math, and pictures of chemistry. I teach you how to study chem from YOUR class notes, textbooks, and labs. We find the best learning websites like: The E-textbook from UC Davis.

We set up YOUR own chem study program. We create YOUR homework schedule for evenings/weekends. We define YOUR goal for the exams, final exam, AP exam, and SAT exam. I help YOU work hard, concentrate, and motivate YOURself EVERY WEEK.

Please read my qualifications below:

WYZANT TUTORING EXPERIENCE

- October 2010 - present
- Over 350 tutoring hours

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State, CSUN, Northwestern, Pomona College, Harvard

COLLEGE TUTORING EXPERIENCE
- students from
USC, Caltech, BIOLA, University of the Pacific, Occidental College, UC San Diego, UCLA
CSU-Dominguez Hills, Cal State LA, PCC, Citrus College

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- LearningEdge, South Pasadena; TestMagic, San Francisco
- Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, SAT II Chemistry
- Algebra, Geometry, PSAT Math, SAT I Math

HIGH SCHOOL TUTORING EXPERIENCE
- students from
San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Gabrielino, La Canada, La Crescenta
St. Francis, Loyola, LaSalle, Notre Dame, Polytechnic.

EDUCATION RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

- U.C. Berkeley. Freshman Chemistry. Designed, tested, and implemented innovative Teaching Guides and Student Learning Workbooks. Accepted for publication by Prentice Hall Publishers. 1999-2005.

EDUCATION

- Ph.D., 1993. U.C. Berkeley. Chemistry

- A.B., 1988. Harvard University. Chemistry
I have a Harvard B.A. and U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. in Chemistry.
I have over 25 years experience teaching chemistry: high school AP chem and college freshman
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511
In-person lessons

"Great tutor!"

- Alice, South Pasadena, CA on 3/26/15

"Broke everything down"

- Tina, West Covina, CA on 8/26/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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Harvard University
Chemistry
U.C. Berkeley
PhD

Education

Harvard University (Chemistry)

U.C. Berkeley (PhD)

Great tutor! — We are very pleased to have Robert as my son's AP Chemistry tutor. We had tried another tutor before but didn't get a very good result. Robert is very experienced and knows how to identify the student's weakness, and he can accommodate my son's busy schedule. Most importantly, my son's score has been greatly improved. I highly recommend Robert. ...

— Alice, South Pasadena, CA on 3/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511.