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Alex K.

Bowie, MD

$60/hour

Experienced, Patient Teacher of Organic Chemistry & Chemistry

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 125 ratings
Online Resource With Fantastic Tools
— Courtney, Fort Collins, CO on 8/17/17

$60/Hour


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The University of Maryland, College Park
Chemistry
The University of Maryland, College Park
MEd

Education

The University of Maryland, College Park (Chemistry)

The University of Maryland, College Park (MEd)

About Alex

I have taught and tutored Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, as well as Chemistry, for the past five years, having the pleasure of meeting, getting to know, and teaching hundreds of students. What I love about tutoring compared to teaching is the ability to work one-on-one at the pace the student needs. I am not always able to work one-on-one as a teacher, but being one helps me be flexible and know how to meet the needs of all types of students.

I have received numerous awards for teaching (ST Teacher of the Year, Outstanding NHS Teacher of the Year, Irreplaceable Teacher of PG County), which exemplifies not only my understanding of my content and ability to teach, but also my ability to relate to my students, understand them, and meet them where they are. Most students struggle because they get frustrated by a teacher or professor that that doesn't take the time to ensure understanding, or have been told too many times that they "just won't get it". Any student is capable of achieving well in a course if they have the right person to guide them there. I will work with your student continually until we reach that goal.

If you would like to get through organic chemistry unscathed, or are struggling as a chemistry student, please contact me. I have seen countless students in your situation thrive after getting that individualized attention they need. I will get you the resources necessary to do so. I look forward to working with you!
I have taught and tutored Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, as well as Chemistry, for the past five years, having the pleasure of meeting, getting to know, and teaching hundreds of students. What I love about tutoring compared to teaching is the ability to work one-on-one at the pace the student needs. I am not always able to work one-on-one as a Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Bowie, MD 20721
Background Check: Passed

"Online Resource With Fantastic Tools"

- Courtney, Fort Collins, CO on 8/17/17

"Great session"

- Azuri, Fort Washington, MD on 10/26/17

"Knowledgable and patient"

- Alison, Phoenix, AZ on 9/25/17

"Very smart, great teacher!"

- Kimberly, Mechanicsville, MD on 9/22/17

"amazing!"

- Brad, Newtown Square, PA on 9/1/17

"Experienced, and informative"

- Marcos, Bowie, MD on 8/1/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

I'm so happy the session went so well for you Marcos. After spending so much time studying and reviewing like you have, I know it's frustrating to still feel lost. These fast paced courses are tough! Keep doing those practice problems and reviewing the fundamentals of mechanisms and I am confident you will get back on track! It's been a pleasure, and I look forward to continuing our sessions.

"Thorough, Patient, Amazing Tutor"

- Michele, Whippany, NJ on 7/25/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

I'm so glad you found our sessions and my resources helpful in improving your understanding, Michele. That's always my goal!

It can definitely be frustrating and demoralizing when you miss instruction, so I am glad we were able to connect and get you back on track. Keep up the positive attitude and determination and I know you're going to rock that final!

"Extremely knowledgeable and fantastic tutor"

- Kristin, Fort Washington, MD on 7/24/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

Kristin, you were such a pleasure to work with. It is obvious that you take the time necessary to study our notes have the sessions and practice, practice, practice! I'm glad we were able to find each other and ensure that B! Fingers crossed the final goes well and that jumps to an A! Best of luck!

"the greatest of all time"

- Michael, Lanham, MD on 7/20/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

I appreciate the endorsement Michael! I'm proud of how well you did on your project after our sessions. It's been great working together and you've been so easy to work with. End the semester strong!

"Easy to work with and knowledgeable"

- Jennifer, Sunderland, MD on 7/5/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad your daughter found our sessions so helpful. The fact that she got so much out of our couple sessions is a testament to her strong work ethic and positive attitude. Glad we could connect on short notice! Best of luck with everything!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Dussy, Haleiwa, HI on 6/30/17
Alex replied on 8/3/2017

I was flattered when after just the one session you asked me to tutor both of your hardworking daughters! They have both been a joy to tutor. They have been so respectful, hardworking, determined, focused, and positive over the past six weeks. Like we talked about, it's amazing that I can tutor two girls in Hawaii while living in Maryland! So glad we were able to connect on Wyzant. I know they both are going to end the semester strong. It's been a pleasure!

"Knowledgeable The Best!"

- Monica, Bowie, MD on 6/18/17
Alex replied on 6/21/2017

Monica, your daughter was such a pleasure to work with! She was such a hard worker, highly motivated to succeed, and understands what she knows and has challenges with. Having a great student like Sydney makes tutoring a breeze! I wish her all the best with Orgo 2; I'm confident she will do well.

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Chemistry

I have taught chemistry and organic chemistry (1 and 2) for the past five years.

Organic Chemistry

I also have a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Secondary Education, and currently hold a Standard Professional Certificate as a certified teacher in Maryland.

The University of Maryland, College Park
Chemistry
The University of Maryland, College Park
MEd

Education

The University of Maryland, College Park (Chemistry)

The University of Maryland, College Park (MEd)

Online Resource With Fantastic Tools

I reached out to Alex during the last few weeks of my Organic Chemistry I class. I was failing the class and not understanding the content. The way he set up his notes really helped me to see the material in a new way. The online platform he uses for drawing shapes and general notes is great, and he is quite proficient in using it. Seeing the work in such a clean presentation is what really sets h

— Courtney, Fort Collins, CO on 8/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 12 miles of Bowie, MD 20721.