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I retired in July 2011 after 41 years in academia and industry. I have 2 Masters, one in Polymer Chemistry and one in Environmental Policy. I also completed all course requirements for a PhD in Polluton Prevention.

I have taught chemistry at the college level at both the 4 year and community colleges. With regard to experience in

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Basic fundamental operations. Factoring operations. Algebraic expressions (working with signed numbers is an introduction to using algebraic expressions). Algebraic formulas and equations (using symbols) to express a formulas, e.g., area, density, distance (speed x time), translating word statements into formulas and algebraic expressions. Rules for solving equations. Transposition. Powers. Simultaneous equations. Fractions.

Algebra 2 builds on the acquired skills from previous math courses. An assessment at the first visit will be made as to proficiency of the student with basic algebraic operations. We will then go ahead with planned lessons based on the curriculum for the course. Assistance in Algebra homework can be augmented with real life application, if desired, which is where the "math meets the road" so to speak. Quadratics, logs, imaginary numbers, and other topics are part of the Algebra 2 study. An emphasis on word problems is usually a significant part of Algebra 2.

High school chemistry and advanced college placement chemistry. College level courses including analytical methods, buffers, equilibrium, heat of reaction and Hess's Principle, and other advanced topics as needed.

My undergrad degree is in chemistry (1970), and I am certified by the American Chemical Society. As an undergrad, coursework included organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry and qualitative organic chemistry (A grade) and Biochemistry (A+). I have a Masters in physical organic polymer chemistry (1975).

I also passed the organic chemistry qualifying exam for acceptance into the doctoral program for polymer chemistry.

Introduction to variables, expressions, order of operations and basic problem solving skills. Also, absolute value, the coordinate plane and different algebraic properties building on existing knowledge of fractions by examining ratios, proportions and probability. Converting to/from decimals. Additionally, students will be introduced to percents and problems requiring the application of percents.

Pre-algebra course also includes linear functions, which covers slope and writing equations in slope-intercept form, and graphing inequalities. Students will also learn square roots, real numbers and will touch upon right triangles and some geometric concepts.

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