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Robert B.

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

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

$60/hour

  • 512 hours tutoring

  • New Haven, CT 06511

"Customized tutoring style to meet your child's individualized needs"

Deborah, 18 lessons with Robert

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About Robert


Bio

I have a Harvard B.A. and U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. in Chemistry.
I have over 30 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...

I have a Harvard B.A. and U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. in Chemistry.
I have over 30 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 and videos like: The E-textbook from UC Davis, Quizlet, and Khan Academy.

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 500 tutoring hours

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

COLLEGE TUTORING EXPERIENCE
- students from
California: USC, Caltech, BIOLA, University of the Pacific, Occidental College, UC San Diego, UCLA
CSU-Dominguez Hills, Cal State LA, PCC, Citrus College.
Connecticut: Gateway Community College, Quinnipiac University
Online Nationally: Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE [California]
- 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 [LOS ANGELES, CA]
- students from
San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Gabrielino, La Canada, La Crescenta
St. Francis, Loyola, LaSalle, Notre Dame, Polytechnic.

HIGH SCHOOL TUTORING EXPERIENCE [NEW HAVEN, CT]
- students from
Hamden Hall, Sacred Heart Academy, North Haven high school, Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) at UNH, North Branford high school.

EDUCATION RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

EDUCATION

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

- A.B., 1988. Harvard University. Chemistry


Education

Harvard University
Chemistry
U.C. Berkeley
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: $40 per hour for ONLINE lessons
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry

Science

Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (131 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent Chemistry Tutor

I contacted Robert B. to tutor my son in preparation for the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry. Due to an illness, my son was not able to take AP Chemistry his junior year and had to instead home school the subject in a non AP textbook. In mid October of his senior year, he decided he wanted to take the SAT Chemistry Test at the beginning of December. This gave him about six weeks of prep time for a subject he was not very comfortable with. I contacted Robert, and he agreed to help my son with this monumental task. They had sessions multiple times per week for the six weeks and my son's confidence grew with each session. Robert is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. My son took the Chemistry exam the first week of December and scored an 800. There is no way this could have happened without Robert's efforts and my son's determination. As a parent, and my son as a student, would highly recommend Robert for any level of Chemistry tutoring. You will not be disappointed.

James, 18 lessons with Robert

Great tutor for AP Chemistry

Robert was able to help in a pinch on very short notice and alleviate a full blown panic attack the night before an exam. My daughter found him to be easy to understand and very helpful. He helped clarify concepts she needed help with and gave her more confidence before the test. Will continue to use Robert for future sessions.

Julie, 1 lesson with Robert

Very good at adjusting for students

He taught both math and chemistry. In each subject, he was patient and allowed the student to practice after so she could secure her knowledge. He also used a lot of real life examples while teaching chemistry.

Lei, 1 lesson with Robert

Would recommend Robert very strongly!

Robert is wonderful! My 11 yo sister loved a class with him! His explanations were very straightforward and clear and he made the class very interesting and entertaining. Would strongly recommend Robert as a tutor!

Olga, 1 lesson with Robert

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, 9 lessons with Robert

Broke everything down

Robert broke everything down from General chemistry in order for me to understand organic chemistry. He was very patient and work with my learning style. I was able to ask questions without feeling intimidated. He also took a look at a problem in my book and broke the book down in steps. I was impressed with his tutoring style.

Tina, 7 lessons with Robert

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