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Ethan E.

Germantown, MD

$70/hour

Experienced PhD Organic Chemistry Tutor

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/13/17
4.9 average from 96 ratings
Very Knowledgeable and patient
— Celestina, Gaithersburg, MD on 10/18/17

$70/Hour


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Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
ACS Chemistry
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD (ACS Chemistry)

Northwestern University (PhD)

About Ethan

Greetings. I am a PhD organic chemist with years of experience as a teaching assistant, lab supervisor, professor, and tutor for both undergraduate and graduate level classes. I have experience in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry (peptide chemistry, nucleic acids, etc.) and have applied my research to many different areas (cancer, HIV, gene therapy, electrochemiluminescence probes, et al.).

I enjoy working with students of all ages/aptitudes (high school students struggling to get through the class all the way up to college students just looking to boost their grades) and have spent many hours thinking about the pedagogy of chemistry. I have taught General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II at the college level, and I firmly believe I can help anybody to not only understand the chemistry fundamentals necessary to excel academically but also apply their new found grasp of chemistry to impact their desired career (research, medicine, engineering, etc.). The perspective gained from understanding the underlying chemistry can add remarkable clarity to any number of other areas of inquiry.
Greetings. I am a PhD organic chemist with years of experience as a teaching assistant, lab supervisor, professor, and tutor for both undergraduate and graduate level classes. I have experience in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry (peptide chemistry, nucleic acids, etc.) and have applied my research to many Read more

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Group rates available.

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Travels within 35 miles of Germantown, MD 20874
Background Check: Passed

"Very Knowledgeable and patient"

- Celestina, Gaithersburg, MD on 10/18/17

"Very helpful and kind tutor"

- Jin, Mc Lean, VA on 9/17/17

"Builds Confidence"

- Anne-Marie, Poolesville, MD on 8/11/17

"Excellent and patient"

- Mariam, Gaithersburg, MD on 4/9/17

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Twyla, Poolesville, MD on 1/17/17

"Amazing tutor! I wish I could give six stars!"

- Marsha, Oakton, VA on 12/14/16

"Fit my son in quickly and did a great job"

- Linda, Bethesda, MD on 12/4/16

"Helpful and very patient"

- Allison, Arlington, VA on 11/22/16

"knows his stuff"

- Emily, Ashburn, VA on 8/3/16

"A scientist with an excellent teaching skill"

- Ruth, Rockville, MD on 4/9/15

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Chemistry

As an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for general chemistry, physical chemistry (both thermodynamics and quantum mechanics) and quantitative analysis. I have taught general chemistry specifically at the college level. I have tutored students, including extensively in the last two years, currently taking honors chemistry, AP chemistry and various College level General Chemistry courses. I put a heavy emphasis on understanding the concepts and constantly relating the problems, questions, equations, etc. to previously learned fundamentals.

Organic Chemistry

I have a PhD in organic chemistry from Northwestern University. As a teaching assistant while at Northwestern, I instructed undergraduate organic students for the lab portion of Organic 1 and Organic 2, as well as assisted in the teaching of the graduate course Physical Organic Chemistry. My graduate work was mostly in synthetic organic chemistry with the post doctoral fellowship (NIH) focusing on bioorganic and physical organic chemistry. Since then, I have taught both Organic 1 and Organic 2 as an adjunct chemistry professor at the college level. Overall, I have instructed, assisted or tutored in this subject for over 17 years.

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD
ACS Chemistry
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD (ACS Chemistry)

Northwestern University (PhD)

Very Knowledgeable and patient

He currently is introducing my daughter to AP chemistry . She enjoys is teaching style as she does not seem to mind the 90mins duration which passes so quickly for her

— Celestina, Gaithersburg, MD on 10/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates available.

Travel policy

Ethan will travel within 35 miles of Germantown, MD 20874.