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Timothy F.

Lexington, KY

$50/hour

PhD scientist available for help with math, science, and economics

Background check passed as of 2/20/15
4.8 average from 144 ratings
Fantastic tutor! Knowledgeable, patient, encouraging.
— Valerie, Springdale, PA on 12/7/13

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Hobart & William Smith
State University of New York at Buffalo
Other
Duquene University
PhD

Education

Hobart & William Smith

State University of New York at Buffalo (Other)

Duquene University (PhD)

About Timothy

I have had the good fortune of tutoring several high school and college students in math, science, and economics over the years. When I first start tutoring someone, s/he is often frustrated and discouraged, so my first objective is to get his/her confidence back. That is even more important than the subject matter, as important as that is. Once the person's confidence returns, then s/he will be more receptive to what I am teaching, and significant improvement will follow.

One person came to me a few years back having flunked two chemistry exams. I was able to work with this person and, through his dedication, he improved significantly. He eventually graduated with a degree in pharmacy. Another person I taught failed the first chemistry quiz of the semester (2 out of 10). I worked with this person, and he went on to do very well in the course.

The approach that I take is that, as long as students don't give up on themselves, I won't give up on them either, regardless of what their grades are. I know someone who got a C- in the first chemistry course that he took, then got an A in the second one. The same can happen for other struggling students as well.
I have had the good fortune of tutoring several high school and college students in math, science, and economics over the years. When I first start tutoring someone, s/he is Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lexington, KY 40505
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic tutor! Knowledgeable, patient, encouraging."

- Valerie, Springdale, PA on 12/7/13

"Patient and positive."

- Rosanne, Pittsburgh, PA on 12/2/13

"Great tutor, highly recommend!"

- Suhad, Mars, PA on 5/9/13

"Has the patience of Job"

- Valerie, Pittsburgh, PA on 4/25/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science,
Physics
English:
English, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
Economics,
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have tutored several students over the years in math and would be honored to have the opportunity to do so again.

Chemistry

I have tutored several high school and college students in general chemistry over the years, and I would be happy to serve in that capacity again.

Economics

I earned an A+ in Microeconomics in college, and I also have tutored several students in economics as well.

MCAT

I have a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. In the process of obtaining my education, I have taken courses in all of the science related subjects covered on the test (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics). In addition, I am qualified to tutor in all of those subjects through WyzAnt and have already successfully tutored in three of them (General Chemistry, Organic, Chemistry, Biology), both in person and online.

Organic Chemistry

I have an M.S. degree in Medicinal Chemistry, which is described on the University of Washington website as "a discipline with a traditional focus on organic synthetic chemistry with the broad goals of drug discovery and optimization" (website reference: http://sop.washington.edu/medchem). My thesis research included the organic synthesis of inhibitors of Carboxypeptidase G-2. Additionally, when I was a graduate student, I served as a teaching assistant for organic chemistry laboratory. I have already served as a general chemistry tutor for several students, and would be honored to use that tutoring experience to help organic chemistry students as well.

Physical Science

I have had the good fortune of tutoring several students in science over the years and would welcome the opportunity to serve in that capacity again.

Hobart & William Smith
State University of New York at Buffalo
Other
Duquene University
PhD

Education

Hobart & William Smith

State University of New York at Buffalo (Other)

Duquene University (PhD)

Fantastic tutor! Knowledgeable, patient, encouraging. — I have only worked with Timothy for a few sessions so far, but already he is helping me immensely with chemistry. He is super patient, and is able to relate complicated material to simple every day things so it makes it more understandable. He is very encouraging and positive, even if I don't get something he will explain it in a different way. I am finally grasping things that I had so much tr ...

— Valerie, Springdale, PA on 12/7/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Timothy will travel within 40 miles of Lexington, KY 40505.