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Robert B.

New Haven, CT

$60/hour

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

400+ Hours
4.9 average from 119 ratings
Customized tutoring style to meet your child's individualized needs
— Deborah, Northford, CT on 4/27/17

$60/Hour


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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 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 400 tutoring hours

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- 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.

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 (LOS ANGELES, CA)
- students from
San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Gabrielino, La Canada, La Crescenta
St. Francis, Loyola, LaSalle, Notre Dame, Polytechnic.

LOCAL 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
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
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

$40 per hour for ONLINE lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Haven, CT 06511
Background Check: Passed

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

- Deborah, Northford, CT on 4/27/17

"Great tutor for AP Chemistry"

- Julie, Aurora, CO on 10/13/17

"Very good at adjusting for students"

- Lei, Wallingford, CT on 9/14/17

"Would recommend Robert very strongly!"

- Olga, New Haven, CT on 12/29/16

"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
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading

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Harvard University
Chemistry
U.C. Berkeley
PhD

Education

Harvard University (Chemistry)

U.C. Berkeley (PhD)

Customized tutoring style to meet your child's individualized needs

Robert has been tutoring both of my daughter's, ages 17 and 22, in Chemistry and Statistics respectively, for approximatley 4 months. I could not be more pleased with Robert's teaching style. He took time to learn about my daughters' learning styles and tailored his lessons to meet their individual needs. My daughter's grade in Chemistry improved 15 points from the second to the third semester. R

— Deborah, Northford, CT on 4/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$40 per hour for ONLINE lessons

Travel policy

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