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

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

1,025 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,025 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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I have a Ph.D in chemistry and I have taught large lecture classes in a university for the past 18 years. I have taught both general & organic chemistry courses. My teaching method involves guiding students to understand basic principles behind complex concepts. I use simple analogy to breakdown the concepts, and also provide several similar problems so that students have chance to practice what they have learned. For organic chemistry, just memorization is not going to help, so I guide the...

I have a Ph.D in chemistry and I have taught large lecture classes in a university for the past 18 years. I have taught both general & organic chemistry courses. My teaching method involves guiding students to understand basic principles behind complex concepts. I use simple analogy to breakdown the concepts, and also provide several similar problems so that students have chance to practice what they have learned. For organic chemistry, just memorization is not going to help, so I guide the students to know what to study and how to apply their knowledge on a different situation.

Over the years I have tutored 100s of high school and college students for Honors, pre AP and AP chemistry, general and organic chemistry. My biggest strength in tutoring is to understand the weak areas of my students and start from there. Chemistry concepts are built on each other. If you don't understand the basics, you will not be successful in higher levels of chemistry. In genchem, try to fully understand periodic trends, electronegativity, valence electrons, bonding concepts, Lewis structures, formal charge and resonance structures, balancing equation, stoichiometry, moles, acid-base chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Some of these concepts are very essential before you venture into Ochem. In Ochem the main topics are naming compounds, stereochemistry, reagents and reactions, showing arrow pushing of electrons & mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopy (IR, NMR, Mass spec)
Everyone has different learning style. For some, making flashcards and memorizing may work (especially for organic). For others, working on the end of chapter problems, watching videos and writing number of times may be the best way to go. If one sets their focus and take dedicated effort, chemistry is not hard after all. So, if you are one of those individuals who struggles with chemistry but ready to put effort to succeed please reach out to me. Feel free to read through students feedback. Wish you all the best.


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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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.

Summer

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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Experienced, patient and effective chem tutor!

JV is encouraging and also constructive. He asks thoughtful follow up questions to ensure deeper understanding of the material in addition to helping me solve the problem sets.

Andrea, 3 lessons with Jv

amazing teacher

JV was really helpful and answered any questions i had very thoroughly for organic chemistry. He made confusing concepts easy to understand and gave me a way to approach the questions. Definitely one of the best tutors i have had for this class.

Madeeha, 1 lesson with Jv

An Amazing Tutor

J.V. tutored me on Organic Chemistry, probably one of the hardest subjects a student can take. I am a junior in college and had not taken general chemistry since freshman year, so there was a lot of information I had forgotten over the years. J.V. did not mind that my background in chemistry was not strong and would explain in great detail why reactions would occur the way they do. I learned more about chemistry from J.V. than I learned in my lectures. I seriously do not know what I would have done this semester if it was not for J.V. tutoring me. If you do not have worksheets to go along with your lectures, he can come up with example problems and talk you through it. He also will let you record your sessions so you can go back and watch your previous session whenever you need. If you are looking for a knowledgeable tutor, I highly recommend J.V.!

Patience, 13 lessons with Jv

really helpful teacher!

He is So patient and goes above and beyond to help student. He makes sure his student understands everything. My daughter loves her session with Mr. JV!!!

Jin, 5 lessons with Jv

Knowledgeable and accommodating tutor!

JV was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He also was very accommodating as well. He took time away from his travels to find time to hold a session with me. I would definitely work with him again.

Myles, 1 lesson with Jv

Simply Marvelous

He tutored my son in Engineering Chemistry. He said, “JV K used real world examples to help break down complicated problems, he learned a lot today.” Will definitely tutoring with him again.

Jacenta, 21 lessons with Jv

Simply Marvelous

He tutored my son in Engineering Chemistry. He said, “JV K used real world examples to help break down complicated problems, he learned a lot today.” Will definitely tutoring with him again.

Jacenta, 21 lessons with Jv

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jv taught my daughter org chemistry and explained the concepts very well. He is a very knowledgeable and a very dedicated teacher. He was very patient and professional and used the time effectively and efficiently. My daughter is feeling much more confident in the subject.

Ann, 6 lessons with Jv

saved me!

I was really struggling with the concepts of what we were learning in class. However, once Dr JV stated explaining , I knew right away. Everything was spoken in such a manner that I understand everything. If I have any more problems, I will be going right back to him.

Rebecca, 6 lessons with Jv
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