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John L.

Patient and Insightful Tutor for Science and Math

Patient and Insightful Tutor for Science and Math

$45/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

  • Norfolk, MA 02056

About John


Bio

Is math and science hard for you? I'd like to help!

I've been a practicing scientist for over 30 years, working as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry doing "drug discovery". That's using organic chemistry to discover new substances that could become medicines.

Science and math have always fascinated me, and I love to share them and explain them to other people. There are few things more satisfying to me than seeing that "aha!" moment when a student really understands a...

Is math and science hard for you? I'd like to help!

I've been a practicing scientist for over 30 years, working as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry doing "drug discovery". That's using organic chemistry to discover new substances that could become medicines.

Science and math have always fascinated me, and I love to share them and explain them to other people. There are few things more satisfying to me than seeing that "aha!" moment when a student really understands a problem.

My goal is to work with my students to help them to develop that "aha!" sort of understanding, and not just to learn by rote, so that when they see a problem with a twist they'll still be able to solve it with confidence. I patiently work with my students to make complex concepts easy for them to understand. Doing so helps them develop the skills they need to solve problems and be successful long after our tutoring times are over.

I've taught students in a wide variety of situations, everything from helping middle school students prepare for competition in Science Olympiad to teaching interns the safe laboratory practice and chemistry understanding they need to be successful researchers. I'm sure I can help you, too.

Science and math are important for today's well-informed citizens to understand, and they're important for success in modern careers. They can be fun, too! If you're struggling, let me help you out!


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemistry
University of California Berkeley
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Norfolk, MA 02056
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

John hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have been trained as an organic chemist in my PhD work at the University of California Berkeley, and have been practicing as an organic / medicinal chemist for 30 years. I really enjoy working with students to help them understand math and the sciences, and have taught several college level classes in organic and medicinal chemistry. I'm currently tutoring a student independently in AP Calculus.
Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

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$45/hour

John L.

$45/hour

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Response time: 11 hours