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Scott P.

Naperville, IL

$50/hour

Organic Chemistry Demystified

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Background check passed as of 2/28/15
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Saint Xavier University
Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

Saint Xavier University (Chemistry)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

About Scott

Making sense of difficult material not only makes for a challenge but also a sense of accomplishment. I take the approach that most material that is perceived as difficult is only viewed that way due to the way the material is presented. I tend to break concepts down using common language and parallel those concepts with information that is already well understood. Most importantly, I feel that the information is interesting and engaging and I try to present it in exactly that manner.

I have a broad range of educational experience as I started my college life attending art school to pursue a degree in traditional animation for making films. Although I did not finish my degree in animation I did acquire some unique skills and experiences in the realm of fine art and drawing.
I started pursuing subjects that interested me and was specifically pulled toward the sciences. I was lucky to have had several exceptional teachers and their guidance inspired me to obtain a degree in Chemistry. It was during this path to obtain my Bachelor's degree that I was introduced to my favorite subject, Organic Chemistry.

The instructor that I had for Organic Chemistry was amazing and made the class not only amusing and interesting but also fun. The experience of understanding Organic Chemistry inspired me to pursue a Master's degree specifically in this subject.

While in graduate school, I was a teaching assistant and this was very rewarding for me as I had the opportunity to share the knowledge that I had gained over my college years and pass that information on to students that were currently taking the class. It was this experience that caused me to realize that I really had a passion for teaching. To see how grateful students were to have me help them understand Chemistry was more fulfilling that any other employment experience that I have ever had.

I am currently working full time so my schedule is restricted to evenings with some availability on the weekends.
Making sense of difficult material not only makes for a challenge but also a sense of accomplishment. I take the approach that most material that is perceived as difficult is only viewed that way due to the way the material is presented. I tend to break concepts down using common language Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Naperville, IL 60563
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Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

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Organic Chemistry

I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in chemistry with Organic chemistry in particular being my strongest subject. While in graduate school I was a teaching assistant and led discussion sessions for general chemistry and organic chemistry and held weekly office hours helping several students understand core concepts of both chemistry subjects. I am currently an instructor of Organic Chemistry at the College of DuPage and create my own quizzes and exams on a regular basis.

Saint Xavier University
Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

Saint Xavier University (Chemistry)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 10 miles of Naperville, IL 60563.