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Parker C.

Chemistry, General Science, and Music Tutor

Chemistry, General Science, and Music Tutor

$50/hour

  • 185 hours tutoring

  • Manoa Honolulu, HI 96822

"Amazing approach on difficult subjects"

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About Parker


Bio

I know what it's like to struggle with Chemistry. When I started college, I picked it up as my major (I had a great high school teacher) but quickly felt lost and bewildered in my first semester of general chemistry. My biggest mistake that first year was trying to do it on my own, and honestly, I didn't do very well. I gave up after two semesters and tried moving on to something else. But being away from it, I realized that I wasn't satisfied by quitting. Long story short, I switched my...

I know what it's like to struggle with Chemistry. When I started college, I picked it up as my major (I had a great high school teacher) but quickly felt lost and bewildered in my first semester of general chemistry. My biggest mistake that first year was trying to do it on my own, and honestly, I didn't do very well. I gave up after two semesters and tried moving on to something else. But being away from it, I realized that I wasn't satisfied by quitting. Long story short, I switched my major back and although it took some time, I developed a passion for chemistry and I believe it had everything to do with attitude. Great opportunities came as a result, including an internship at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Currently I am working towards my doctorate at UH Manoa.

During my senior year as an undergraduate, I served as the Chemistry Society President on our campus and planned activities/forums to help students overcome their fears of chemistry and collaborate in their studies. We helped launch a tutor lab, from which I gained teaching experience. I'm familiar with many concepts that students often struggle with. I can adapt to various learning styles by explaining with pictures, using analogies of real-life situations, or combining content from various sources to convey the large picture. Since the majority of students taking chemistry are on track to becoming future doctors, lawyers, or scientists, it is equally important to me that they succeed as it is to them. If you struggle grasping those beginning concepts like I did, or if those two semesters of P Chem are turning into the worst four semesters of your life, contact me soon!


Education

Brigham Young University Idaho
Chemistry
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I took a microapplications class in college, which was entirely based on Microsoft Excel, and received an A in the course. As a chemistry major, I learned to use advanced features of the software for homework and exam problems, including a simulator for rotational/vibrational spectra of basic diatomic molecules.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I took a microapplications class in college, which was entirely based on Microsoft Excel, and received an A in the course. As a chemistry major, I learned to use advanced features of the software for homework and exam problems, including a simulator for rotational/vibrational spectra of basic diatomic molecules.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I took a microapplications class in college, which was entirely based on Microsoft Excel, and received an A in the course. As a chemistry major, I learned to use advanced features of the software for homework and exam problems, including a simulator for rotational/vibrational spectra of basic diatomic molecules.
Spanish

Spanish

I began studying Spanish while spending two years in south Texas doing humanitarian service. I started with an eight week immersion course studying 4-5 hours everyday followed by at least one hour of study everyday for the next two years. The nature of the work I did provided opportunities to speak the language almost daily. Upon my return, I took a Spanish literature class and received an A in the course.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many high level math courses and have found that a solid foundation in algebra is invaluable. What has helped me the most is learning to convert an algebraic expression into common english so I can easily determine the solution. This is what I aim to teach students so that they can solve any expression on their own.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I was a chemistry research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the summer of 2013. I also gained two years of undergraduate research experience in biochemistry investigating light-dependent nitrogen fixation. During my senior year in college, I served as the American Chemical Society student chapter president. Relevant coursework includes: general chemistry (two semesters), physical chemistry (two semesters), inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry.
Spanish,

Spanish

I began studying Spanish while spending two years in south Texas doing humanitarian service. I started with an eight week immersion course studying 4-5 hours everyday followed by at least one hour of study everyday for the next two years. The nature of the work I did provided opportunities to speak the language almost daily. Upon my return, I took a Spanish literature class and received an A in the course.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I began studying Spanish while spending two years in south Texas doing humanitarian service. I started with an eight week immersion course studying 4-5 hours everyday followed by at least one hour of study everyday for the next two years. The nature of the work I did provided opportunities to speak the language almost daily. Upon my return, I took a Spanish literature class and received an A in the course.

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many high level math courses and have found that a solid foundation in algebra is invaluable. What has helped me the most is learning to convert an algebraic expression into common english so I can easily determine the solution. This is what I aim to teach students so that they can solve any expression on their own.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many high level math courses and have found that a solid foundation in algebra is invaluable. What has helped me the most is learning to convert an algebraic expression into common english so I can easily determine the solution. This is what I aim to teach students so that they can solve any expression on their own.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I was a chemistry research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the summer of 2013. I also gained two years of undergraduate research experience in biochemistry investigating light-dependent nitrogen fixation. During my senior year in college, I served as the American Chemical Society student chapter president. Relevant coursework includes: general chemistry (two semesters), physical chemistry (two semesters), inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry.
Spanish,

Spanish

I began studying Spanish while spending two years in south Texas doing humanitarian service. I started with an eight week immersion course studying 4-5 hours everyday followed by at least one hour of study everyday for the next two years. The nature of the work I did provided opportunities to speak the language almost daily. Upon my return, I took a Spanish literature class and received an A in the course.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Music

Music Theory

Music Theory

I began studying Jazz theory in 2003 and have had a few private tutors since that time. I have played in numerous Jazz bands/combos as a pianist and performed at various concerts, weddings, and clubs with these groups.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I was a chemistry research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the summer of 2013. I also gained two years of undergraduate research experience in biochemistry investigating light-dependent nitrogen fixation. During my senior year in college, I served as the American Chemical Society student chapter president. Relevant coursework includes: general chemistry (two semesters), physical chemistry (two semesters), inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry.
Geology

Geology

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minor in Geology. My main interests include Geochemistry, crystal structure, and GIS applications.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taken many high level math courses and have found that a solid foundation in algebra is invaluable. What has helped me the most is learning to convert an algebraic expression into common english so I can easily determine the solution. This is what I aim to teach students so that they can solve any expression on their own.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I was a chemistry research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the summer of 2013. I also gained two years of undergraduate research experience in biochemistry investigating light-dependent nitrogen fixation. During my senior year in college, I served as the American Chemical Society student chapter president. Relevant coursework includes: general chemistry (two semesters), physical chemistry (two semesters), inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry.
Spanish,

Spanish

I began studying Spanish while spending two years in south Texas doing humanitarian service. I started with an eight week immersion course studying 4-5 hours everyday followed by at least one hour of study everyday for the next two years. The nature of the work I did provided opportunities to speak the language almost daily. Upon my return, I took a Spanish literature class and received an A in the course.
Algebra 1

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Very competent tutor, highly recommended

Parker is very friendly and professional. He helped my son greatly in preparing for his chemistry final exam. I asked my son how he would describe Parker. This is what he said: Parker is very friendly. He made me feel at ease/comfortable. He makes very good use of analogies to help me understand the concepts. I went to the final exam feeling much better prepared because of the lessons with him.

Dailin, 3 lessons with Parker

Parker is a teacher and I wish all teachers like him.

Parker was everything I want for a teacher. He's fun, full of knowledge, he's patient with me. Thank you again!

Sheil, 13 lessons with Parker

Fantastic!

We had the pleasure of having Parker help our son with High School Honors Chemistry. He is extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and accessible. It's clear that he truly enjoys teaching. Our son got an A for the year primarily because of Parker's help. He was great! Thanks, Parker!

Dmitry, 11 lessons with Parker

Highly recommended.

Parker is an excellent tutor. He makes complex concepts in organic chemistry clear and understandable, explaining things from their patterns and roots. From a non-traditional student perspective, I believe this is a crucial approach to be used by all teachers, especially because most professors don't have time to go over too many details while lecturing complicated subjects such as organic chemistry. Parker is also very patient and a pleasant person, which is a plus for those students who may feel intimidated by tutors. Overall, a great experience.

PRISCILA, 1 lesson with Parker

Great Lesson

My daughter really enjoyed her 1st lesson and said that his examples helped her understand. Very encouraging and looking forward to future lessons.

Ivonne, 24 lessons with Parker

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