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Michael D.

Worcester, MA

$75/hour

PhD chemist with a passion for sharing knowledge

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/31/17
4.9 average from 9 ratings
Excellent & Knowlegable
— Frieda, Westborough, MA on 9/7/17

$75/Hour


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BA ~ Grand Valley State University
Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

BA ~ Grand Valley State University (Chemistry)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)

About Michael

I am a PhD Chemist with 6 years of experience teaching college level chemistry. I am excellent at communicating subject matter to students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and enjoy using real-life examples to help students relate to the subject. A key strategy I employ while teaching involves helping students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills so they can tackle anything that comes their way in the future. Although I am currently employed in the Biopharmaceutical industry, I am very passionate about teaching and use tutoring as a way of sharing my passion with others!

I have extensive experience teaching college-level general chemistry and analytical chemistry and can teach these subjects with minimal notice. I am also confident helping students studying college level organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry, although I would need a week or so advanced notice and a list of topics beforehand to sufficiently prepare for these lessons. I have a wide scientific background and am also confident teaching any STEM subjects for K-12. As a chemist, I routinely use much of the math I learned in college and am also very confident with algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I enjoy mentoring, and am also available for help with college and career planning/advice.

If my qualifications line up with your current studies please reach out to me. I sincerely look forward to working with you!

Michael
I am a PhD Chemist with 6 years of experience teaching college level chemistry. I am excellent at communicating subject matter to students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and enjoy using real-life examples to help students relate to the subject. A key strategy I employ while teaching involves helping students develop critical Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Worcester, MA 01610
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent & Knowlegable"

- Frieda, Westborough, MA on 9/7/17
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2
Science:
Chemistry,
Elementary Science,
Organic Chemistry
Special Needs:
Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have completed college level math up through second semester calculus. Additionally, I routinely perform algebraic calculations as part of teaching Chemistry and as part of my job as a scientist in the Biopharmaceutical industry.

Chemistry

I have 6 years of experience teaching general chemistry and analytical chemistry courses, and received the Fall 2014 TA Appreciate Award from the Department of Chemistry while teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I also have practical experience with chemistry and am currently working as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.

Elementary Science

I have a PhD in chemistry and 6 years experience teaching chemistry, and am currently working as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. I am passionate about science in general, and am very good at providing interesting real-life examples to get students passionate about it as well.

BA ~ Grand Valley State University
Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

BA ~ Grand Valley State University (Chemistry)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)

Excellent & Knowlegable

Michael is helping my son get a head start in honors chemistry and honors geometry. He is an excellent tutor has a great manner and makes both subjects interesting and easy to understand.

— Frieda, Westborough, MA on 9/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 30 miles of Worcester, MA 01610.