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Parker C.

Honolulu, HI

$50/hour

Chemistry, General Science, and Music Tutor

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 57 ratings
Amazing approach on difficult subjects
— Punu, Springfield, VA on 4/23/14

$50/Hour


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

Education

Brigham Young University Idaho (Chemistry)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Graduate Coursework)

About Parker

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!
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Honolulu, HI 96822

"Amazing approach on difficult subjects"

- Punu, Springfield, VA on 4/23/14

"Very competent tutor, highly recommended"

- Dailin, Honolulu, HI on 6/3/16

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

- Sheil, Honolulu, HI on 6/5/15

"Fantastic!"

- Dmitry, Mc Lean, VA on 7/3/14

"Highly recommended."

- PRISCILA, Bethesda, MD on 2/10/14

"Great Lesson"

- Ivonne, Mc Lean, VA on 12/10/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Prealgebra
Science:
Chemistry,
Geology
Music:
Music Theory
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Education

Brigham Young University Idaho (Chemistry)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Graduate Coursework)

Amazing approach on difficult subjects

I was in a position to understand some very difficult concepts in chemistry for an upcoming exam and Parker managed to take hours of endless studying and help me understand it in a very short time. I did not think it would be possible for me to grasp the concepts of certain material so quickly. On top of this, he managed to do it with a smile as well as make me feel extremely comfortable. For anyo

— Punu, Springfield, VA on 4/23/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Parker will travel within 3 miles of Honolulu, HI 96822.