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Kevin D.

Friendly and Patient Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

Friendly and Patient Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

$85/hour

  • 496 hours tutoring

  • Jamaica Plain Brookline, MA 02445

"Great teacher, Kevin is very patient, and explains concepts clearly."

Karen, 11 lessons with Kevin

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About Kevin


Bio

My Philosophy is that chemistry is really not so hard as it first appears to be. There are a few key concepts that I like to pass along that can clarify and simplify the problem sets that students face. In some cases, it is a matter of being able to express a problem in mathematical terms. In others it is being able to visualize exactly what happens in a reaction. After being pointed in the right direction, and with a little practice, most any student can excel in chemistry.

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My Philosophy is that chemistry is really not so hard as it first appears to be. There are a few key concepts that I like to pass along that can clarify and simplify the problem sets that students face. In some cases, it is a matter of being able to express a problem in mathematical terms. In others it is being able to visualize exactly what happens in a reaction. After being pointed in the right direction, and with a little practice, most any student can excel in chemistry.

After a 15 year career in chemistry, I now primarily practice Acupuncture in Brighton. I still love the subject, and enjoy tutoring students in Organic and General Chemistry.

I have been teaching off and on since I was in graduate school. As a teaching fellow at Boston University, I let discussion sections and laboratory sections. I worked through problem sets with the students, and went over concepts from classroom discussions. When I was earning a Master of Oriental Medicine (MOM) degree from New England School of Acupuncture, I tutored my classmates that were working through Organic and General Chemistry prerequisite classes. Most recently, I have tutored college students in the Longwood Medical area in Boston. I always enjoyed working with students, and hopefully some of my enthusiasm for the subject has rubbed off.

At present, my time is split between my acupuncture practice and working with students, tutoring Organic and General Chemistry. I'm fortunate to have found these professions that I enjoy so much.

I was also fortunate to have a rewarding 15 year career in chemistry. After graduating from BU, I worked at Polaroid Corporation. There I helped develop a new film system involving all organic components. It was intended to work with digital photograph printers which were new at the time. I then spent quite a while in a start-up company called Supercritical Combustion Corporation. There I helped develop and formulate a diesel based fuel that burned very cleanly. It was used in Buses, and greatly reduced toxic emissions. Also at SCC, I made electroluminescent polymers that were incorporated into new nano cathode material devices. After that, I worked in some smaller biotechs doing organic synthesis on bio-active compounds and DNA markers. The last seven years of my career I spent at AstraZeneca in Cancer Drug Discovery. I was on various teams made up of chemists and biologists, looking to exploit new mechanisms of fighting cancer.

In the end though, I really most enjoy working with people. Whether it is with students of chemistry, or patients in my acupuncture practice, helping people one on one has by far been the most rewarding aspect of my career.


Education

Boston University
Chemistry
Boston University
Masters
New England School of Acupuncture
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $85
  • Rate details: 1 Hour minimum
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Brookline, MA 02445
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I was an Organic Chemistry teaching fellow in graduate school, leading discussion sections and laboratory sections. Having graduated, I spent a 15 year professional career as a synthetic organic chemist. I tutored organic chemistry as a prerequisite class in 2006 to 2009 to New England School of Acupuncture Students. Most recently I have been tutoring Organic Chemistry students at universities in the Boston area since 2014.

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Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

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Great tutor Kevin

Kevin is always very flexible about scheduling and my teenage son seems to acquire more confidence in the subject material every time he reviews with Kevin.

Francesca, 17 lessons with Kevin

knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

I found Kevin through WyzAnt to help my son with his Honors Chemistry and to bring his grades back up.  Kevin is kind, friendly, flexible, and extremely patient in his manner.  He’s always on time for his lessons.  He’s a fast responder to emails and willing to work out a schedule with us.  He is knowledgeable about which test preparation materials would be most useful, and effectively explaining how to approach problem-solving without giving the answers away.  He explains things very well!  Kevin is doing a great job! My son only had two lessons with Kevin and so far is very satisfied with Kevin's way of tutoring.  He said he learned a ton of things from him. I would highly recommend Kevin for help with Chemistry.  I will come back again for review after few more lessons.  Thanks Kevin!!!

Lilli, 9 lessons with Kevin

Excellent tutor

Kevin was excellent in all respects. He explained organic chemistry concepts very clearly and answered questions well.

Jack, 5 lessons with Kevin

Highly recommend Kevin

Kevin helped my anxious sixteen-year-old prepare for a chemistry midterm. He was able to gauge what she knew and explain and discuss concepts with her in a way that made her feel like she understood the material . She was more confident entering the exam after 1.5 hours with Kevin.

Rebecca, 4 lessons with Kevin

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Kevin is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor, we are glad that we found him for teaching chemistry to our son who is in 10th grade; we would recommend Kevin to others who are interested in gaining skills and knowledge in chemistry and/or improve grades

Ilya, 3 lessons with Kevin

Great Guy!

Kevin is an awesome tutor! He really makes Chemistry so easy to understand, I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help in their respective Chemistry field.

Zachary, 16 lessons with Kevin

$85/hour

Kevin D.

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