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Matthew P.

Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry

Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry

$60/hour

About Matthew


Bio

I have an M.S. in organic chemistry and have been tutoring chemistry full time for the past five years. I'm an expert at breaking chemistry down into fundamental principles so that students can spend less time memorizing, and more time understanding. I've accumulated various tips and tricks over the years that make tricky subjects like resonance, stereochemistry, mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopy more manageable.

I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in chemistry,...

I have an M.S. in organic chemistry and have been tutoring chemistry full time for the past five years. I'm an expert at breaking chemistry down into fundamental principles so that students can spend less time memorizing, and more time understanding. I've accumulated various tips and tricks over the years that make tricky subjects like resonance, stereochemistry, mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopy more manageable.

I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in chemistry, especially organic chem. More importantly, I am familiar with the scope and common curriculum of sophomore organic chemistry classes at every level. I have worked with students using every major textbook, and I will make every effort to optimize our time together to meet the needs of your specific class and learning style.


Education

UMass Amherst
Oregon State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: For my cancellation policy, I ask for 24 or more hours notice for cancellation or I would ask a fee ranging from half the time cost, to full cost for no-show.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/11/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Science

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have an M.S. in organic chemistry, and I specialize in helping people build the strong foundation they will need to succeed in this class. It's never too late though; I've gone back to square one and helped people improve their grades even half way through their second semester. I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in organic chemistry. More importantly, I am familiar with the curriculum of sophomore organic chemistry classes at every level. I have worked with students using every major textbook, and I will make every effort to optimize our time together to meet the needs of your specific class and learning style.

Examples of Expertise


Matthew has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 24 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


great at explaining hard topics

I had some topics I really had trouble with and Matthew helped me a lot. They’re some tough topics involving some very abstract concepts (at least for me) and when I was able to do some very challenging problems right after with no problem I was very happy. I will be definitely scheduling with him again!

Eleni, 1 lesson with Matthew

Fantastic!!!

I recently stared being tutored by Matthew for my organic chemistry class and couldn't be happier that he is there to help along the way. Thank you so much for your help and I'll see you next week!

Andrew, 4 lessons with Matthew

Flexible, knowledgeable, and dependable

Matthew helped me prep for my first Org II exam which was a review of Org I topics (organic chemistry). It had been 1 1/2 years since I had taken Org I, and I was anxious about the test and overwhelmed and intimidated by the material. I had scheduled time with another tutor a week earlier, and he never showed up. Matthew was flexible and was able to take me on as a client at last minute notice at times that worked with my schedule. For the limited amount of time that I had before the test, Matthew covered a large amount of material. He went over all the mechanisms I needed to learn and was really funny and patient. Having someone like Matthew walk me through the material made things a little less stressful in a less than ideal situation. Thank you, Matthew!

Lindsay, 1 lesson with Matthew

Patient, and Knowledgeable

Highly rate Matthew. He is very diligent, and patient with his students. He teaches the difficult college level Orgo concepts in the way, so the student not only understands it, but feels comfortable about the concepts. He helped our daughter get an A in the course she was struggling after her first test.

Vijay, 10 lessons with Matthew

Incredibly Knowledgeable and cool tutor

Matthew has been extremely helpful, he knows the content so well that he can explain concepts in multiple ways which is very useful for tougher subjects like organic chemistry. If you need help with Ochem I would highly recommend him!!

David, 7 lessons with Matthew

Super helpful!

Matthew was very patient and made organic chemistry understandable! He had a wealth of knowledge. 10/10 would recommend. We worked on reactions and stereochemistry.

Lee, 5 lessons with Matthew

Very patient and easy to understand

Really liked his teaching style, goes step by step to solve problems and allows you to understand the concepts. Gives you all copies of the notes that was taught.

Alexis, 10 lessons with Matthew

Made org chem easy to understand!

Matthew explained things in a very simple way that made so much sense to me to the point to say that org chem is not that complicated after all.

Sandra, 1 lesson with Matthew

Knew the material. Helpful

Had a good grasp of the material and was able to teach that in a way that was helpful. Easy to schedule with. Flexible. Took the time to make sure concepts were done right. I would work with Matthew again.

Ethan, 5 lessons with Matthew
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$60/hour

Matthew P.

$60/hour

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Response time: 55 minutes