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Jennifer W.

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

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

$30/hour

  • 4,917 hours tutoring

  • Bowie, MD 20715

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About Jennifer


Bio

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...

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.

Please note the following tutoring policies:
The rate may need to be increased if more than one student is requested to be tutored at a time.
Frequent cancellations (for example, more than three consecutive cancellations) may result in forfeiture of a time period.


Education

Drew University
chemistry

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Rate details: The charge for a specific session may need to be increased due to travel expenses. In addition, as far as lessons scheduled and arranged on the same day, there is a five-hour cancellation policy.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Bowie, MD 20715
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/7/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

French, German, Grammar, Spanish, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
Biology, Calculus, English, French, Physics, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics

Language

French, German, Spanish

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
ACT Math, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

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.
Biology, Calculus, English, French, Physics, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Statistics

Science

Chemistry,

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.
Organic Chemistry,

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.
ACT Science, Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Biology, Calculus, French, German, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics

Test Preparation

MCAT,

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.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Awesome tutor

My daughter got her very first A on a quiz after just one lesson in that chapter . Jennifer has helped take her from the 60’s to the 80’s and now 90’s. My daughter enjoys her very much !

Cyndee, 33 lessons with Jennifer

Amazing Tutor

My daughter loved working with Jennifer. She was extremely helpful and so patient. She really helped my daughter so much.

Judy, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Great tutor, very well versed in Geometry, patient and kind

My son was very appreciative of Jennifer's time. She was well versed, well prepared and patient during their session. Thank you, we are glad to have found her.

Jess, 7 lessons with Jennifer
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I very much enjoyed working with your son. I enjoyed so much his enthusiasm and his interest in understanding each problem fully.

Excellent tutor

Jennifer was very patient and knowledgeable helping me with my Algebra 2 test. I will definitely schedule regular sessions with her. She is very effective tutor.

Christopher, 4 lessons with Jennifer

Patient & Clear

Jennifer is tutoring my daughter in Algebra 2. My daughter has been struggling to keep up. Sam just took a Math quiz after only two sessions with Jennifer and PASSED. I could kick myself for not going with Jennifer sooner!

Bonnie, 9 lessons with Jennifer

Excellent Tutor!

Jennifer was available at the last minute to help my daughter complete a huge Geometry packet. She is very knowledgeable and patient. My daughter now has a new found love for math!

Michele, 17 lessons with Jennifer

Extremely Patient

My son has been struggling to understand his Chemistry. After just two sessions, he says he is starting to understand. I'm so happy we found Jennifer. She is patient and has reached him.

Rannai, 12 lessons with Jennifer

Great Teacher

Jennifer eases all my concerns with online tutoring. Thanks to the Wyzant technology and Jennifer’s patient and calm approach, my 11th grade son is able to focus and remain very engaged throughout the lesson.

Kimtoya, 9 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She teaches me Pre-Algebra. She makes the problems fun! She's very helpful at making the problems make sense. She's always respectful. She has been flexible with her times. She is always on time.

Bola, 19 lessons with Jennifer

$30/hour

Jennifer W.

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