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Harvard University (Chemistry)
U.C. Berkeley (PhD)
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.
- 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.
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