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Brian S.

Fulton, IL

$35/hour

Lifetime Chemist

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University of Massachusetts
Chemistry
University of Rhode Island
PhD

Education

University of Massachusetts (Chemistry)

University of Rhode Island (PhD)

About Brian

I have been a chemist since I graduated from UMASS in 1984. I received my Ph.d. in chemistry in 1994. I have worked in many fields within chemistry: environmental, pharmaceutical, materials research and academia. I have been a full time chemistry instructor for the last six years-before that I was an adjunct instructor for chemistry two years. I have taught chemistry in Arizona, Missouri and Iowa. Principally I teach the beginning chemistry courses at community college: Intro to Chem and General Chemistry I & II. The material covered in Intro Chem at most community colleges is similar to high school chemistry. Teaching chemistry is really about helping students learn to teach themselves chemistry. Students are the big variable in chemical education not the instructors. I give students a pre and post test. This allows the student and I to track their growth in understanding and knowledge over the semester. Most of the students I teach grow enormously in understanding and knowledge. This student growth is what gives me most satisfaction.

I have a great deal of experience communicating with students. I help students learn to solve problems in general reproducible ways. I have sreencasts for many of the topics in standard chemistry. I addition I have prepared small problem sets that allow students to learn the basics.

I am available evenings after 5:30pm when my day classes are finished for tutoring. I am used to teaching one on one or in small groups and can personalize a study plan for an individual or group.
I have been a chemist since I graduated from UMASS in 1984. I received my Ph.d. in chemistry in 1994. I have worked in many fields within chemistry: environmental, pharmaceutical, materials research and academia. I have been a full time chemistry instructor for the last six years-before Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fulton, IL 61252
In-person lessons
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

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University of Massachusetts
Chemistry
University of Rhode Island
PhD

Education

University of Massachusetts (Chemistry)

University of Rhode Island (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 40 miles of Fulton, IL 61252.