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Meg G.

Indianapolis, IN

$55/hour

Chemistry Teacher Meg

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/12/12
4.7 average from 29 ratings
Great tutor!
— Dianna, Indianapolis, IN on 12/2/13

$55/Hour


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Texas Woman's University
Chemistry
(University of Texas at Austin
Master's
Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI)
MEd

Education

Texas Woman's University (Chemistry)

(University of Texas at Austin (Master's)

Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI) (MEd)

About Meg

Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students due to the conceptual nature of the material. However, once it has been mastered, it can be fun. I am a firm believer that there are no "stupid" questions. Instead, it is a matter of students not completely grasping the material and I encourage them to ask as many questions as necessary until they understand the concepts being covered. My goal as a tutor is to help students understand how chemistry relates to their lives since introductory courses can come across as boring.

I like to use analogies to help explain difficult concepts, and I try to lead students to discover the answer on their own rather than simply providing them with answers to the problems they are working on. Sometimes this will require backing up to review a concept covered earlier in the class in order to master current material. My objective is for students to understand the "why" aspect of the subject instead of simply memorizing facts. If students understand how a concept works, they can apply that knowledge to related problems and solve them on their own, which leads to greater understanding of the subject and fewer mistakes on quizzes and exams.

I have taught and tutored general chemistry & organic chemistry for several years. Unlike most tutors, I have worked as a practicing chemist for ~20 years. In addition I am a licensed chemistry teacher in the state of Indiana, having completed my student teaching in a college prep chemistry classroom. This unique combination means that I KNOW the subject area, can RELATE concepts to "real world" applications, and UNDERSTAND how to help students improve their mastery over the subject. In addition, I was a mathematics minor in college and this has proven helpful in teaching chemistry since many students also struggle with the math involved in the coursework.
Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students due to the conceptual nature of the material. However, once it has been mastered, it can be fun. I am a firm believer that there are no "stupid" questions. Instead, it is a matter of students not completely grasping the material and I encourage them to ask as many questions as necessary Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

There will be a $25 fee for cancellation of a lesson already scheduled if I am not notified at least 2 hrs. ahead of time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46236
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"Great tutor!"

- Dianna, Indianapolis, IN on 12/2/13

"Very patient"

- Dyna, Indianapolis, IN on 10/31/14

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- Ron, Indianapolis, IN on 3/13/14

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- Eileen, Carmel, IN on 8/19/13

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- Vicky, Carmel, IN on 12/2/12

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- Melinda, Greenwood, IN on 11/12/12
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the study of linear equations. Students are expected to solve inequalities, use algebraic notation and graphic notation.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of atoms and elements and how they combine to form molecules and how they react.

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry involves the study of the element carbon and the many compounds it forms and the reactions those compounds are involved in. I have been a practicing organic chemist for 20 years and have taught both Organic Chemistry classes and laboratory work so can explain "how" reactions occur and why they are useful in real life situations.

Texas Woman's University
Chemistry
(University of Texas at Austin
Master's
Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI)
MEd

Education

Texas Woman's University (Chemistry)

(University of Texas at Austin (Master's)

Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI) (MEd)

Great tutor!

We hired Meg to tutor our daughter who is taking organic chemistry as a pre-pharmacy requirement. Our daughter is an incredibly strong student overall, but was feeling frustrated and began losing her confidence as the course work was progressing. We have hired tutors in the past for our other daughter and believe that a fresh one on one approach is often beneficial in their academic success. Me

— Dianna, Indianapolis, IN on 12/2/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

There will be a $25 fee for cancellation of a lesson already scheduled if I am not notified at least 2 hrs. ahead of time.

Travel policy

Meg will travel within 25 miles of Indianapolis, IN 46236.