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Matthew P.

Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry

Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry

$75/hour

  • 2,824 hours tutoring

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: $75
  • 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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5.0 (731 ratings)
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Reviews


great teacher !

My son had a great session with Matthew. He was very thorough and patient. Will definitely be scheduling a session soon

Shana, 1 lesson with Matthew

Knowledge and Patience

Glad Matthew is my tutor. Hope work with him next semester and on going if available. Hope he around long term. Happy to have him as a tutor. Very helpful and knowledgeable.

Jay, 18 lessons with Matthew

Very helpful

He helped me understand carboxylic acid derivatives. He explained things in such a way that I was able to grasp the concepts better. I would definitely come back to Matthew again soon.

Justin, 5 lessons with Matthew

Excellent Tutor

Matt is an excellent tutor. He is very kind and patient. He is very thorough in explaining information. He provides a pdf so you are able to refer back to his notes. He really knows his organic chemistry.

Jacinta, 11 lessons with Matthew

You made it understandable for me

Thank you for helping with organic chemistry. Your help makes a complex subject matter understandable. I have increased my sessions to twice a week. I highly recommend him.

MacKenzie , 13 lessons with Matthew

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I like how Matthew is able to provide his own practice problems on any topic I need help with. He knows how to talk about OCHEM topics in a way that is easily understood and I will be scheduling another lesson with him very soon !

Brieanna, 6 lessons with Matthew

Very knowledgeable and patient

He is a fabulous tutor! Knows exactly what he’s talking about and is willing to cover any topic/question you have! Look forward to more of his future tutor sessions.

Marufa, 21 lessons with Matthew

Great teacher!

Matthew had such patience teaching me everything, helping me understand stuff I did not understand at all before and I’m looking forward to working with him more!

Alexa, 2 lessons with Matthew

Highly knowledge. Worth the cost.

We reviewed resonance structures, multiple degreed carbons, functional groups, cyclic rings, and isomers. Matthew was patient and willing to go over the 1 hour time limit (without extra charge) for a few minutes to make sure I understood the concepts. He knew his stuff.

Russel, 33 lessons with Matthew
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Matthew P.

$75/hour

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Response time: 1 hour