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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

  • 728 hours tutoring

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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, balanced 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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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.

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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Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor. Readily available during late nights. Responds quickly to your messages.

JV K. helped my 15 yr old daughter, who was really struggling in AP Chemistry (High School Level 10th grade). She was consistently failing all her tests and quizzes. JV K. was so helpful and able to explain her classroom material in a way she could understand. He also noted alot of what she was learning was way to advance for AP chemistry, however, after several sessions , something clicked and she made a 102 on last quizz. He took time to talk with me (parent) about her progress and what she struggled in, even sending extra problems for her to practice. He is readily available. even really late at night when you are in a bind.

Candice, 7 lessons with Jv

Helpful and patient

This semester I am taking organic chemistry, by far one of the most challenging topics I have taken in college. JV has been so helpful, responsive, and patient during our tutoring sessions. He is able to break down a topic and explain it in a way that I can understand. I have seen a great improvement in my grades since working together and highly recommend him to any struggling students!

Sabrina, 5 lessons with Jv

Very helpful

JV spent time before our session reviewing the material I needed help with, and then gave me both background info and specific help with those questions. Definitely recommend.

Carissa, 1 lesson with Jv

Very helpful! 100% recommend!

JV was very patient and helpful. I was able to grasp some of the major concepts of organic chemistry.

Aleena, 2 lessons with Jv

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, 9 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, 10 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, 7 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
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