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University of Iowa (Chemistry)
Pace University (Master's)
University of Massachussets (PhD)
I am a certified and tenured NYC teacher with over 7 years of experience teaching math and science. My training and experience includes working with students with special needs and accommodations. In addition to a masters degree in education, I have also earned a masters degree and bachelor of science in Chemistry with a minor in math.
GRE test prep is a specialty of mine. My GRE scores were 167 out of 170 on the verbal section and 164 out of 170 on the math section.
While teaching, 91% of my students pass the New York State Chemistry Exam, well above the City average. My success in challenging classrooms speaks to my ability to work with students of all skill levels and execute creative teaching solutions. I can help you or your child with math and science homework, test prep, ACT, or SAT practice.
For more advanced students in math and chemistry, I have experience teaching undergraduate freshmen through seniors and have even tutored fellow graduate students on everything from General Chemistry, Organic, Analytical & Inorganic Chemistry to Physical Chemistry. I am also available for advanced math help. My experience includes Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra, & Differential Equations. I am currently in a PhD program at UMass for polymer engineering.
I am extremely patient, and thorough. After working with me, you can expect to fully understand and be able to show all your own work on your homework assignments or practice problems. I am a certified and tenured NYC teacher with over 7 years of experience teaching math and science. My training and experience includes working with students with special
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Areas Covered: Math and Measurement, Metric, Scientific Notation, Solving Word problems, Precision and Accuracy, Significant Figures, Unit Conversion, Graphing, Phases of Matter, Physical & Chemical Properties Physical & Chemical Changes, Types of Matter, Physical Separation of Mixtures, Elements on the Periodic Table, Atomic Structure, History of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass Units, Isotopes, Ions, Weighted Average Atomic Mass, Nuclear Chemistry, Radioactive Decay, Half Life, Decay Reactions, Artificial and Natural Transmutation, Fission and Fusion, Use of Radioisotopes, Radioactive Waste, Electrons, Bohr Model, Wave Mechanical Model, Electron Configuration, Ground State, Exited State, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Structure, Ions, Compounds and Reactions, Writing Compound Formulas, Naming Binary Compounds, Oxidation Numbers, Polyatomic Ions, Naming Molecular Compounds, Chemical Formulas, Types of Chemical Reactions, Synthesis, Decomposition, Single and Double Replacement, Combustion, Balancing Equations, Writing Reactions from Words, Predicting Products, Energy and Thermodynamics, Law of Conservation of Energy, Endothermic and Exothermic, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Kelvin, Absolute Zero, Heat Calculations, Specific Heat, Heat of Fusion and Vaporization, Heating and Cooling Curves, Enthalpy
Entropy and Spontaneity, Calorimetry, Developement o the Periodic Table, Groups, Periods, Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloids, Periodic Trends (atomic radios, ionic radius, ionization energy, electronegativity, reactivity), Bonding,
Ionic Bonds, Electron Transfer Diagram, Lewis Dot Diagram, Covalent Bonding, Double & Triple Bonds, Metallic Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Intermolecular Forces of Attraction, Dipoles/ Polar Bonds, Molecular Geometry
Types of attractions (VDW, dipole, hydrogen bonding, molecular-ion), Moles and Stoichiometry, Gram Formula Mass, Molar Mass, Mole Ratios, Mole-Mole, Mole-Mass, Mass-Mass Conversions, Percent Composition by Mass, Empirical Formula, Molecular Formula, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reagents, Percent Yield, Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Pressure, Conversions, Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, Avogadro's Law, Combined Gas Law, Ideal Gas Law, Dalton's Law, Ideal vs. Real Gas Behavior, Vapor Pressure, Solutions, Solubility, Colligative Properties, Molarity, Molar Dilution, Percent by Mass, Percent by Volume, Part per Million, Kinetics and Equilibrium,
Le Chatelier's Principle, Collision Theory, Potential Energy Diagrams, Heat of Reaction, Factors that Effect Rate of Reaction, Entropy, Spontaneous Reactions, Acid, Bases, and Salts, Arrhenius Theory, Bronsted-Lowry Theory, pH Calculations, Measuring pH, Indicators, Titration, Neutralization, Electrolytes, Redox, Oxidation & Reductions, Assigning Oxidation Numbers, Half Reactions,
Balancing Redox Reactions, Activity Series,Voltaic Cells,
Electrolytic Cells, Drawing Hydrocarbons, Naming Hydrocarbons, Isomers, Functional Groups, Organic Reactions