Over 50 tutoring hours

J.R. S.

Carmel, IN

$50/hr

Ph.D. in Biochemistry--University Professor

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Background check passed as of 8/15/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
18 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Very knowledgeable
— John, Carmel, IN on 11/16/14

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University of Rhode Island-Pharmacy
Pharmacy
University of Maryland-Biochemistry
PhD
Yale University School of Medicine-Pharmacology
Other

Education

University of Rhode Island-Pharmacy (Pharmacy)

University of Maryland-Biochemistry (PhD)

Yale University School of Medicine-Pharmacology (Other)

About J.R.

I have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and have many years of experience teaching at the University undergraduate and graduate levels. I have tutored many high school and college students in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Algebra and Prealgebra, and have had excellent results.

My approach to tutoring is a very simple one: teach the basics in a way the student "relates" and understands. I do not believe in rote memorization. Chemistry and Math are disciplines that build from the basics. I do NOT do homework for students, but will assist them as they work through the assignments on their own. In this regard, the Socratic Method works well.

Outside of the classroom, I am an avid sports fan enjoying golf, football, basketball, etc.
I have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and have many years of experience teaching at the University undergraduate and graduate levels. I have tutored many high school and college students in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate for Chemistry tutoring is $50/hr Rate for pre-algebra/algebra tutoring is $35/hr Rate for Nursing and GED is $45/hr Rate for 2 or more students at one time is negotiable

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Carmel, IN 46032
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable"

- John, Carmel, IN on 11/16/14
J.R. replied on 11/18/2014

Thank you John. It's been a pleasure working with you. Keep up the good work.

"Excellent and responsive Chemistry tutor"

- Kim, Westfield, IN on 4/29/15

"Excellent experience"

- Daniela, Zionsville, IN on 3/15/15
J.R. replied on 3/16/2015

Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure working with your son, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. I'm sure he'll do very well in his Chemistry class.

"Highly Recommend"

- Julia, Westfield, IN on 10/20/14

"Very patient and great at explaining challenging material"

- Shirley, Indianapolis, IN on 12/20/12

"Patient, kind, and knows his chemistry!"

- Kristen, Atlanta, IN on 12/6/12

"Great Tutor with emphasis on foundation building"

- MC, Carmel, IN on 8/16/11

"Excellent Tutor. Made Chemistry easy for my son to understand!"

- Kim, Indianapolis, IN on 8/14/11
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Nursing,
Pharmacology
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Test Preparation:
GED

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Algebra 1

My approach to teaching algebra is similar to that used in teaching other subjects. I try to impart an understanding of the fundamentals, with logic and reasoning, and shy away from memorization, unless necessary.

Biology

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and have taught Chemistry, Biology and Pharmacology at the University level. I have done independent research in Biochemistry and Biology, and have a good knowledge of Biology and how it relates to the cell, and the organism.

Chemistry

High school and college level general chemistry (inorganic), introductory chemistry, and analytical chemistry are some of the areas in which I can help. I approach tutoring Chemistry from a point of view where I explain concepts in an easy to understand manner, and supplement what the text book has to offer. I have had great success with all of the students I have assisted.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is probably the most critical subject in mathematics because it sets the stage for all other math courses. My approach is to make sure the student truly grasps the concepts involved, and does not just "memorize" the processes or procedures that are used to achieve the correct answers to problems.

Nursing

Nursing involves many disciplines, including math, chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, anatomy, and many others. I try to integrate all of the life sciences and math into my approach in assisting nursing students so that they might gain a full and complete understanding of the concepts being studied. I have a background in Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Life Sciences, which makes me uniquely qualified to integrate all of these subjects into the field of Nursing.

Pharmacology

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Neuroscience, and did 4 years of postdoctoral study in Neuropharmacology. I also taught medical pharmacology at a State Medical School for more than 25 years. Finally, I have conducted laboratory research in pharmacology for more than 2 decades, and have published in peer reviewed pharmacology journals.

Prealgebra

My approach to pre-algebra is slightly different from what the text books cover. This gives the student a "second" way of working out the problems and an alternate way of trying to understand the basis of the various operations.

University of Rhode Island-Pharmacy
Pharmacy
University of Maryland-Biochemistry
PhD
Yale University School of Medicine-Pharmacology
Other

Education

University of Rhode Island-Pharmacy (Pharmacy)

University of Maryland-Biochemistry (PhD)

Yale University School of Medicine-Pharmacology (Other)

Very knowledgeable — I highly recommend J.R. as an outstanding chemistry tutor. I have met with him three times to work through practice tests before the three chemistry exams this semester. He explains concepts very well and he showed me multiple ways to solve several of the problems. Because of J.R.'s help, I have scored well on the exams. If you want to improve your chemistry grade, call J.R.! ...

— John, Carmel, IN on 11/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate for Chemistry tutoring is $50/hr Rate for pre-algebra/algebra tutoring is $35/hr Rate for Nursing and GED is $45/hr Rate for 2 or more students at one time is negotiable

Travel policy

J.R. will travel within 15 miles of Carmel, IN 46032.

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