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Michael L.

Boston, MA

$65/hour

Organic Chemistry Tutor for over 4 years

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Alma, Cambridge, MA on 12/20/16

$65/Hour


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About Michael

I love tutoring because of that "light bulb" moment and look of excitement students get after finally getting something that has been racking their brains for a while. I personally believe that results can be achieved as long as a person puts enough will and dedication into their studies and I enjoy being able to be a part of that process.

I generally keep sessions at the same difficulty level as the course being taken and add a challenge question or two in when appropriate. But will backtrack and build up on basics from current and previous material if needed too. Participation and preparation for each session, from both the student and I, is key to having productive tutoring sessions.

aside from earning a BS in Biochemistry, with course work strongly focusing on cellular and molecular biology, I have had one year of TAship and over three more years of tutoring experience in Organic Chemistry.

As a TA I lead groups in discussions of theory and problem solving during class workshops. I also had the pleasure of lecturing a class of approximately 1,000 students on stereochemistry. After my TAship I tutored Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in one-on-one sessions that focused on being able to understand the material at hand.

I currently work doing cancer research at the academic level, gaining hands on experience as a molecular biologist, and plan to obtain an MS in Bioinformatics in hopes of being a well rounded scientist.

I am mostly available on the weekdays after 6:30pm and anytime on the weekends. As a student that recently graduated, and plans to further his education, I seriously understand the need for late night studying and am willing to tutor late if asked far enough in advance. I can also accommodate group tutoring at a discounted rate per individual.

Please contact me for more information or if you have any general questions.
I love tutoring because of that "light bulb" moment and look of excitement students get after finally getting something that has been racking their brains for a while. I personally believe that results can be achieved as long as a person puts enough will and dedication into their studies and I enjoy being able to be a part of that process. Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Boston, MA 02215

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Alma, Cambridge, MA on 12/20/16
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Organic Chemistry

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Genetics

My education was in Biochemistry with a specialty in genetics. I took electives in Genetics, Genetic Engineering and Animal Development. I am currently working in a cancer lab at Harvard which focuses on looking at the genetic abnormalities in Multiple Myeloma and so I have to constantly keep myself up to date with basic genetics and newly developed processes and theories.

Organic Chemistry

I was a TA for Organic Chemistry I & II at Stony Brook University for one year. I tutored Organic Chemistry for two years at the Academic Success and Tutoring Center at Stony Brook University as a Lead Tutor. I have continuously tutored Organic Chemistry since then to help students in classes and those prepping for MCATs and DATs.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Michael was incredibly patient and totally calm when I would ask a million questions. He would also find various ways to explain difficult concepts until I understood them. I would greatly recommend him to anyone struggling with O-Chem.

— Alma, Cambridge, MA on 12/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Boston, MA 02215.