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Jennifer W.

Bowie, MD

$30/hour

Patient, Thorough, and Knowledgeable Chemistry, French, and Math Tutor

4.9 average from 686 ratings
Patient, easy going, and nice!
— Lagundo, Washington, DC on 10/25/16

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Drew University
chemistry

Education

Drew University (chemistry)

About Jennifer

One of Top 100 Wyzant Tutors of 2015

As a former chemist for the Justice Department, the U.S. Air Force, Biospherics, and AT&T as well as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drew University, I would very much enjoy tutoring any student having difficulty with the concepts in their chemistry, including AP Chemistry and college-level general chemistry, physics, French, Pre-algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II (with Trigonometry), Pre-calculus, Calculus, SAT Prep, ACT Prep, ASVAB Prep, GRE Prep, MCAT Prep, Grammar, and Elementary Science courses. On the MCAT examination, I scored between the 93rd percentile and the 96th percentile on the Chemistry, Physics, and Science Problems sections of the exam, three of the more challenging sections of the exam. My specialty is being able to patiently explain concepts while breaking them down step-by-step, especially in long and complicated problems, such as weak acid-strong base titration problems or calculations of emitted energy using the Balmer-Rydberg equation. I am also very willing to adapt my tutoring style and techniques to the skill level and pace of learning of each individual student.
One of Top 100 Wyzant Tutors of 2015

As a former chemist for the Justice Department, the U.S. Air Force, Biospherics, and AT&T as well as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drew University, I would very much enjoy tutoring any student having difficulty with the concepts in their
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The charge for a specific session may need to be increased to compensate for travel expenses.

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Travels within 15 miles of Bowie, MD 20715
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"Patient, easy going, and nice!"

- Lagundo, Washington, DC on 10/25/16
Jennifer replied on 10/26/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoy working with you due to your easy-going nature and your high motivation to succeed on the ASVAB. You would make an excellent addition to our armed services, and I will endeavor to help you reach your goal.

"PSAT 8/9 prep"

- Sara, Bowie, MD on 12/7/16

"Experienced and patient"

- Taylor, Glen Burnie, MD on 11/9/16
Jennifer replied on 11/9/2016

Thank you for your review. I very much enjoy working with your daughter; she is so receptive to learning and attentive. Truly a joy to work with.

"Customized approach and results driven"

- Melissa, Jessup, MD on 11/7/16

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Tennille, Bowie, MD on 9/30/16

"Patient and quite knowledgeable"

- Kristina, Upper Marlboro, MD on 9/24/16
Jennifer replied on 10/4/2016

Thank you for your kind feedback. I very much enjoyed working with your daughter. She was very attentive during our session.

"Knowlegeable and patient tutor"

- Shanay, Bowie, MD on 9/19/16
Jennifer replied on 9/22/2016

Thank you for your generous feedback. I very much enjoyed tutoring your sons as our sessions were able to combine two subjects I love: French and math. They are both very intelligent and easy to tutor.

"Very helpful and patient tutor."

- Ann, Odenton, MD on 9/3/16
Jennifer replied on 9/7/2016

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It is much appreciated. Your daughter was very attentive during our session and was able to pinpoint any concepts for which she needed further clarification. Her thoughtful questions helped our lesson proceed smoothly. I enjoyed very much working with her.

"Good Experience"

- George, Silver Spring, MD on 8/19/16

"Great teacher"

- Awais, Gambrills, MD on 8/9/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Abiodun, Bowie, MD on 6/25/16
Jennifer replied on 6/26/2016

Thank you for your kind feedback. I very much enjoy working with your son and am glad he found our sessions and my stories interesting. While studying grammar through passages about various history and science topics, we discussed the Cuban missile crisis and Fleming's haphazard discovery of Penicillin, two very different yet fascinating moments in history.

"Put My Son At Ease"

- Karyn, Bowie, MD on 6/20/16
Jennifer replied on 6/23/2016

Thank you for your generous feedback. I enjoyed working with your son. During our session, he was very attentive and motivated to master the material.

"Algebra 1 concepts"

- Judy, Hyattsville, MD on 5/21/16
Jennifer replied on 5/22/2016

Thank you for your kind feedback. I enjoyed very much working with your daughter. She was very attentive and enjoyable to tutor and was able to pinpoint the exact concepts on which she wanted to focus.

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

- Manaar, Bowie, MD on 4/6/16
Jennifer replied on 4/7/2016

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. Your daughter is such a delight to tutor. I also very much enjoy the change of pace and the opportunity to tutor a student in the fundamentals of reading and phonics and to aid in developing a lifelong enthusiasm for the written word.

"Gaining confidence in math!"

- Mari, Bowie, MD on 3/21/16
Jennifer replied on 3/22/2016

Thank you for your supportive feedback. I enjoy very much working with your daughter. She has a sweet personality and takes time to consider her responses before giving answers. Her careful consideration serves her well as she shows that she understands each common core concept. We will continue covering 6th grade concepts as well as more challenging above grade level concepts; your daughter especially enjoys the "adventure" of attempting more challenging 7th and 8th grade exercises.

"Humble Personality"

- Joanne, Greenbelt, MD on 3/17/16
Jennifer replied on 3/18/2016

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I enjoyed working with your son and am pleased he found the session helpful. He is a quick learner which allowed the session to proceed smoothly.

"Great Tutor!"

- Kimberly, Bowie, MD on 3/13/16

"Phenomenal tutor"

- Korron, Bowie, MD on 3/10/16
Jennifer replied on 3/18/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed very much working with your son. He asks very helpful questions and has such a ready smile. Truly a joy to work with.

"Jennifer was patient with my daughter"

- Andrea, Luther, MI on 2/9/16
Jennifer replied on 2/10/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. I very much enjoyed tutoring your daughter and working on fractions, percent, and slope. We had a lot of fun today.

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Nicole, Upper Marlboro, MD on 1/16/16

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Marie, Bowie, MD on 1/12/16

"Excellent Honors Geometry Tutor"

- Andy, Edgewater, MD on 11/20/15

"Great first session!"

- Nicole, Hyattsville, MD on 11/5/15

"Great Teacher and Mentor"

- Kenneth, Bowie, MD on 10/22/15
Jennifer replied on 11/6/2015

Thank you for your kind comments and for the opportunity to work with your son. He is very attentive and easy to work with, and I enjoy helping him sharpen his algebra skills.

"Patient, smart, and fun!"

- Mike, Nottingham, MD on 10/21/15

"Patient tutor"

- Ngardie, Bowie, MD on 9/12/15
Jennifer replied on 9/13/2015

Thank you for your kind words. You are a quick learner; I enjoyed explaining some of the more detailed concepts, especially the anomalous electron configurations. Thank you for your hard work.

"Great"

- Julie, Davidsonville, MD on 8/27/15
Jennifer replied on 8/29/2015

I very much enjoyed tutoring your son as well. I especially enjoyed the insightful math questions he would bring to our session.

"Patient tutor"

- Peagan, Hyattsville, MD on 7/13/15
Jennifer replied on 8/29/2015

I enjoyed working with you as well. Thank you for being so attentive and enjoyable to tutor.

"Helpful and kind"

- Iliana, Greenbelt, MD on 7/9/15
Jennifer replied on 7/9/2015

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I very much enjoy working with your daughter and introducing her to the joys of learning a new subject. We especially enjoy taking quizzes online and working together on more challenging problems.

"Resourceful and patient"

- Denise, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/26/15
Jennifer replied on 6/27/2015

Thank you for your kind words. They are much appreciated. I've very much enjoyed working with your daughter.

"Very Knowledgeable and patient"

- Sheryl, Washington, DC on 6/2/15
Jennifer replied on 6/27/2015

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I've enjoyed helping your daughter with Algebra 2 and Precalculus , and I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to aid her in her academic journey.

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Jennifer, Davidsonville, MD on 4/27/15

"Very Knowledgeable And Detailed"

- Nichole, Upper Marlboro, MD on 11/28/14

"Jennifer is EXCELLENT"

- Gary, Bowie, MD on 11/14/14

"Very Focused"

- Greta, Crofton, MD on 9/22/14

"So Committed!"

- Tia, Bowie, MD on 8/29/14

"Amazing tutor"

- Nuri, Bowie, MD on 8/16/14

"Very passionate and knowledgeable!"

- Anny, Silver Spring, MD on 3/23/14

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Bianca, Severn, MD on 3/6/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Lou, Bowie, MD on 2/26/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, ISEE, MCAT,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
French, German, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I enjoy teaching both math and science very much. I especially enjoy teaching Algebra 1 and seeing a student's skill level rise throughout the course of their study as the Algebra 1 course material builds upon the firm foundation at the beginning. As a chemistry major and scientist, I found that a thorough grasp of algebra and mathematics in general served me well throughout my career. As far as Algebra I specifically, I enjoy explaining word problems with systems of equations and showing how they can be related to everyday life as well as showing how to reduce polynomial fractions by cancelling out terms.

Algebra 2

I am knowledgeable about all aspects of Algebra II, including solving systems of equations with three variables, matrices, complex numbers, permutations and combinations, radical and rational functions, conic sections, and periodic functions. When teaching algebra, I enjoy seeing a student understand a concept he or she has been struggling with.

Chemistry

As a former forensic chemist and lab technician as well as a phi beta kappa graduate of Drew University with a degree in chemistry (and a French minor), I am qualified to tutor high school chemistry (including AP chemistry) as well as college-level general chemistry. I very much enjoy spreading an enthusiasm for learning, especially for the study of chemistry. I also enjoy witnessing first-hand the feeling of pride a student experiences when he or she has mastered a concept and seeing the progress that each individual student makes.

Fitness

I am currently an AFPA certified personal trainer, having passed my certification exam in March, 2013. "AFPA" is an abbreviation for the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. In addition, I am certified by NCCPT, the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, as a kickboxing instructor. I have also taught Hula Hooping for Fitness and Performance at my local community center.

Geometry

I enjoy tutoring all aspects of geometry, starting with the foundations of deductive and inductive reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence, and the classification of quadrilaterals, to the calculation of area of polygons, the surface area and volume of polyhedra, the properties of circles along with chords and arcs, and finally to the study of transformations. I especially enjoy working on complex problems involving circles with tangents, secants, and chords. However, the most enjoyable aspect of tutoring geometry is seeing a student's knowledge expand and watching his or her confidence grow while mastering more difficult problems.

MCAT

Currently, I tutor four subject areas heavily emphasized on the MCAT: physics, chemistry, biology, and reading. In addition, I received scores of A in each of three Sociology and Psychology courses I took as an undergraduate at Drew University (The current MCAT includes a Social Sciences section). Furthermore, I took the MCAT exam in September of my senior year in college and received a 64 composite score, which translates or converts to approximately a 32 on more current scales; this score is roughly in the 90th percentile, with scores closer to 93 to 94% on each of the physics, chemistry, and science problems sections. My tutoring of high school and college chemistry and physics has aided me in staying abreast of science concepts in addition to the independent review of MCAT concepts I have conducted.

Organic Chemistry

As a chemistry major at Drew University, I completed courses which covered college-level organic chemistry and synthesis and graduated magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Specifically, the fall of my sophomore year, I took the course, Reactions and Mechanisms, which was a precursor to the spring course, Synthesis, I completed. I also completed several laboratory courses involving organic reactants and products as well as functioned as a teaching assistant for freshmen and sophomore students who needed extra support to comprehend the more challenging concepts in their chemistry classes. In addition, I worked at Allied Chemical Corporation as a laboratory technician carrying out organic syntheses for research purposes.

Prealgebra

I especially enjoy teaching pre-algebra as it is interesting seeing a student start to understand how to represent numbers as variables and build on this foundation by manipulating variables through properties of equality. It is also gratifying to watch a student progress to solving linear equations, inequalities, systems of equations, and then quadratic equations by various methods, including graphing, substitution, elimination, completing the square, and by using the quadratic formula. I understand that each student may require a different pace or approach while learning pre-algebra concepts.

Drew University
chemistry

Education

Drew University (chemistry)

Patient, easy going, and nice! — Jennifer has taught me how to multiply decimals and whole numbers, and she has also taught me how to solve math problems in better ways. She's full of wonderful tips and advice and provides an excellent environment she calls "Nerd Land" to study/ do work in. I appreciate all of your time Jennifer and I hope that I learn so much within these 30 days that I am able to get a 50 or more on that ASVAB ...

— Lagundo, Washington, DC on 10/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

The charge for a specific session may need to be increased to compensate for travel expenses.

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 15 miles of Bowie, MD 20715.