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Joel S.

Decatur, GA

$40/hour

Down-to-Earth Organic Chemistry Tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/27/15
4.9 average from 31 ratings
Joel S. - Specialist in Organic Chemistry
— Sandra, Tucker, GA on 1/25/17

$40/Hour


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Grove City College (Grove City, PA)
Chemistry
The University of Georgia - Athens, GA
PhD

Education

Grove City College (Grove City, PA) (Chemistry)

The University of Georgia - Athens, GA (PhD)

About Joel

Think of getting to play with the biggest set of the tiniest building toys ever made, using the most fascinating construction methods you've never thought of--that's organic chemistry! I spent seven years as a TA in organic chemistry, so I've heard all the horror stories, and know that it's viewed as one of "those" classes. During that time, I earned four teaching awards, and helped students ranging from dieticians picking up a required semester to majors facing their least favorite branch of the subject. You may never love the subject like I do, but it doesn't have to be "that" class--not by a long shot.

My goal is simple: Find the disconnect in understanding, and provide the student with a new model for understanding or visualizing of the material without destroying its integrity; that's just a fancy way of saying "Sometimes you have to explain it a different way." I stress conceptualization throughout the process, and always attempt to identify the material with the student's interests.

The choice of venue is up to the student, but it must have a proper environment for study and no appearance of impropriety. My travel radius is substantial, but certain locations may be subject to higher rates. Also, please note that while I currently have a liberal cancellation policy, giving the most advance notice is highly recommended, especially if you need to reschedule.

I look forward to assisting you as much as I can!
Think of getting to play with the biggest set of the tiniest building toys ever made, using the most fascinating construction methods you've never thought of--that's organic chemistry! I spent seven years as a TA in organic chemistry, so I've heard all the horror stories, and know that it's viewed as one of "those" classes. During that time, I Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Decatur, GA 30033
Background Check: Passed

"Joel S. - Specialist in Organic Chemistry"

- Sandra, Tucker, GA on 1/25/17

"Great Teacher"

- Alicia, Atlanta, GA on 11/1/15

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Shelly, Locust Grove, GA on 6/26/15

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Organic Chemistry

I hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, specializing in Organic Synthesis. During the process of earning this degree, I spent substantial time as a TA, teaching, writing, and grading labs and other course material. I was given four awards based on my performance in this area. In conjunction with these duties, I also served as a private tutor for several students. Most recently, I traveled across the country teaching general chemistry concepts and labs for home schooled students.

Grove City College (Grove City, PA)
Chemistry
The University of Georgia - Athens, GA
PhD

Education

Grove City College (Grove City, PA) (Chemistry)

The University of Georgia - Athens, GA (PhD)

Joel S. - Specialist in Organic Chemistry

Great Organic Chem tutor! He has helped our son for a few months now and is always on time and very informative. He works through problems and is patient. We are thankful that we found Joel.

— Sandra, Tucker, GA on 1/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 25 miles of Decatur, GA 30033.