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Jv K.

Chemistry (General/Organic) Professor with 18 Years of Experience

Chemistry (General/Organic) Professor with 18 Years of Experience

$45/hour

  • 450 hours tutoring

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I have a Ph.D in Organic and Organometallic chemistry and I have taught large lecture classes in a university for the past 18 years. I have taught both general and organic chemistry courses. My teaching method involves guiding students to understand basic principles behind complex concepts. During my university teaching tenure, students have started to appreciate and begin to love organic chemistry which is one of the most challenging college chemistry courses. Similarly for general...

I have a Ph.D in Organic and Organometallic chemistry and I have taught large lecture classes in a university for the past 18 years. I have taught both general and organic chemistry courses. My teaching method involves guiding students to understand basic principles behind complex concepts. During my university teaching tenure, students have started to appreciate and begin to love organic chemistry which is one of the most challenging college chemistry courses. Similarly for general chemistry, I primarily focus on more problem solving which help students to understand the methodology in solving problems and also understand and connect different chemistry concepts. Most of the students having difficulty with chemistry is not actually chemistry, it is the math involved in chemistry calculations. So, as long as the students can do simple Algebra and understand mathematical operations, anyone can appreciate the world of chemistry.

Even though my university classes were nearly 400, I maintained regular office hours and review sessions for students to get more one-on-one support with their learning. I have enjoyed those small group or individual teaching moments as I could understand each of my students struggle and help with their progress. Each individual has different learning style. Sometimes making flashcards would work for some students but not for everyone. Working on the end of chapter problems, understanding the basic principles of chemistry, of course sometimes memorizing chemical formula would greatly help with learning chemistry and ultimately achieve impressive grade.

My biggest strength in tutoring is to understand the weak areas of my students first and start from there. Chemistry concepts are all build on each other. So, if you don't understand the basics, you will not be successful in understanding higher levels of chemistry. For examples, almost all of the organic chemistry concepts are based on general chemistry or AP chemistry concepts. So, it is better to review and refresh your general chemistry


Education

The American College, Madurai, India
Chemistry
The American College, Madurai, India
Other
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
PhD

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Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught general chemistry for chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and other life science major students. I teach them the knack of solving chemistry problems. I give them lot of worksheets with problems of varying degrees of difficulty level. Also, I teach them the connection between different concepts so that they can build a strong foundation in chemistry which will help in other higher level chemistry courses or even courses in their own major. Just rote memorization of solving problems is not going to help during exams, that why I emphasize on understanding the concepts.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught general chemistry for chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and other life science major students. I teach them the knack of solving chemistry problems. I give them lot of worksheets with problems of varying degrees of difficulty level. Also, I teach them the connection between different concepts so that they can build a strong foundation in chemistry which will help in other higher level chemistry courses or even courses in their own major. Just rote memorization of solving problems is not going to help during exams, that why I emphasize on understanding the concepts.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught general chemistry for chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and other life science major students. I teach them the knack of solving chemistry problems. I give them lot of worksheets with problems of varying degrees of difficulty level. Also, I teach them the connection between different concepts so that they can build a strong foundation in chemistry which will help in other higher level chemistry courses or even courses in their own major. Just rote memorization of solving problems is not going to help during exams, that why I emphasize on understanding the concepts.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have taught Organic Chemistry - I and II for Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineer students 6+ years. I teach Stereochemistry with molecular models and I work on worksheets for organic synthesis and reaction mechanisms. I review all of the fundamental general chemistry concepts that are essential for understanding Organic Chemistry. If you want to change your perception about Organic Chemistry, I strongly recommend you to have strong foundation on the general chemistry concepts.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught general chemistry for chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and other life science major students. I teach them the knack of solving chemistry problems. I give them lot of worksheets with problems of varying degrees of difficulty level. Also, I teach them the connection between different concepts so that they can build a strong foundation in chemistry which will help in other higher level chemistry courses or even courses in their own major. Just rote memorization of solving problems is not going to help during exams, that why I emphasize on understanding the concepts.

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Jv has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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great with explanations!

JV K. Came to the tutoring session already having looked over my questions to maximize time. I was so impressed! He knew not only every answer, but the best way to explain it. Will definitely go back to him again!

Bebe, 1 lesson with Jv

KNOWLEDGEABLE! PATIENT! BROKE DOWN INFORMATION INTO SIMPLE TERMS!

I had my first lesson and it was AWESOME! He turned a complicated subject (Organic Chemistry) into a subject in which I could grasp. I have always been intimidated by Chemistry courses, however he has eased my worries. Thank you so much and I hope you continue to be a blessing to your students!

Cassandra, 8 lessons with Jv

Best Tutor I’ve ever had.

JV has been helping me with Organic chemistry two. He’s very knowledgeable and extremely patient! The learning atmosphere was comfortable; He knows what he’s doing And worth it.

Abigail, 7 lessons with Jv

Excellent

Best tutor ever. It is easy to understand his explanations and he never makes me feel bad for not understanding material. He is well prepared for session and I am finally able to grasp concepts that I could not.

Teresa, 5 lessons with Jv

Patient and Very Good Teacher

Worked through a practice set with me and explained and taught concepts through problems. Was incredibly patient and worked hard to make sure I was understanding the concepts

Jake, 2 lessons with Jv

Knowledgeable and Patient

Non-judgmental tutor who is infinitely patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is also very flexible with his schedule and helps me greatly in my prep for Chem finals

Colin, 7 lessons with Jv

Great Teacher!

Patiently explained how he got to the answers he got while guiding me toward the solution. Thank you so much for the help!

Yingying, 6 lessons with Jv

Knowledgeable and Patient

Non-judgmental tutor who is infinitely patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is also very flexible with his schedule and helps me greatly in my prep for Chem finals

Colin, 7 lessons with Jv

Positive First Session

Hello JV - Thanks for your time earlier this week. Look forward to working with you going forward. Please let me know.

Karthik, 1 lesson with Jv
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