Jackson State University
Louisiana State University (PhD)
I am writing to potential students and parents as a former student who actually struggled in organic chemistry. After barely passing organic I with a C. My first test in organic II, I actually made a score of 13/100! That is not a typo! Afterwards, I was very discouraged at the fact that I may not be able to pursue my career as a chemical engineer because I was not going to be able to pass this class. Then, I called my mom and talked to her, and she basically said that I needed to study organic in a different way. I took the very unusual approach and told my teacher that I was going to teach myself organic chemistry and would not be attending class except for exam day. Much to her chagrin, I purchased a solution manual and began a journey that would forever change my life. When the second exam came around, I entered the classroom with many of the students thinking that I had dropped the class. After 30 minutes, I felt comfortable about the exam but at the same time still unsure. Nevertheless, I turned in the exam. A couple of days later as I was walking down the hall, my teacher motioned to me to come into her office. She said to me, "Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!" I had received a 90/100! The third test and final exam were A's as well.
After doing the impossible, I changed my major from chemical engineering to chemistry so that one day I could obtain my PhD in organic chemistry so that I could teach students the secrets to learning organic chemistry! That is why I love to teach the subject and that is why I love to tutor students. I am not one of the those individuals who act as if those who don't quite understand organic will never get it. I know the struggles and pain associated with learning those organic concepts. I want to help students see organic chemistry as a fun course. My teaching method is one of a demonstrator: I do problems over and over and over again. Take it from me, I did it!! I am writing to potential students and parents as a former student who actually struggled in organic chemistry. After barely passing organic I with a C. My first test in organic II, I actually made a score of 13/100! That is not a typo! Afterwards, I was very discouraged at the fact that I may not be able to pursue my career as a chemical engineer
I took Organic Chemistry II in a four week mini session this past July. After the second week I stood at an F average. After just one session with Dewayne I made a 90% on the next quiz/test. Dewayne does an excellent job of breaking Organic Chemistry down to a understandable level. In just two weeks Dewayne taught me the basics along with everything I needed to know to be caught up. Thanks to Dewayne I successfully passed the class. Something I thought wouldn't be possible. I strongly would recommend Dewayne.
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I have a Ph.D in organic chemistry and have been an instructor in the subject for 15 years. Currently, I teach organic chemistry at Baton Rouge Community College with previous stops at Louisiana State University and Our Lady of the Lake College. I am a highly qualified tutor.