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Michelle S.

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Chemistry (all levels)

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Chemistry (all levels)

$125/hour

  • 1,470 hours tutoring

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I've been teaching CHEM101 and CHEM102 (the first and second levels of General Chemistry for science majors) as an adjunct professor at Frederick Community College for 8 years. The content covered in these courses is the same content encountered in the AP Chemistry course in high school. I've had the opportunity to teach over a thousand students. I've taught students with a wide range of abilities, which really helps you learn to explain the material in lots of different ways and to ask...

I've been teaching CHEM101 and CHEM102 (the first and second levels of General Chemistry for science majors) as an adjunct professor at Frederick Community College for 8 years. The content covered in these courses is the same content encountered in the AP Chemistry course in high school. I've had the opportunity to teach over a thousand students. I've taught students with a wide range of abilities, which really helps you learn to explain the material in lots of different ways and to ask the right questions to "get inside the mind" of the student so you can lead them to success.

For the past 4 years, I've also been working part-time as a private Chemistry tutor through Wyzant. I've had the opportunity to tutor over 100 students from all over the country one-on-one through their Chemistry courses, which range from high school level Chemistry to AP Chem to first year college Chem all the way to graduate programs. Most of my students meet with me using the online platform that Wyzant offers, which is really convenient, easy to use, and after about 5 minutes, feels like we are sitting in the same room. At this point in my career, I've seen almost every type of question students have, and have well-thought-out ways of helping students comprehend the problem-solving techniques and concepts required to master the material. I have the people skills to adjust to a student's own personality, learning style, and ability and have had lots of experience helping students succeed in their courses.

I have a B.S. in Biochemistry from Messiah College and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University. At Tufts, I was awarded the Norman Krinsky Excellence in Teaching award for my work leading the supplemental Biochemistry instruction for medical students.

Please contact me if you are interested in my tutoring services. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals!


Education

Messiah College
Biochemistry, B.S.
Tufts University
PhD

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Beyond my education, which includes both a BS and a PhD in Biochemistry (Messiah College) and Immunology (Tufts University), respectively, I have been tutoring and/or teaching Chemistry for years. I was awarded the Norman Krinsky "Excellence in Teaching" award at Tufts University for my work doing supplemental instruction in Biochemistry for the Medical School and the Graduate Nutrition Program. I've also been teaching college General Chemistry for 8 years, where I've had the opportunity to lead over a thousand students, with a whole range of abilities, through chemistry. Through experience, I've learned the pitfalls, the common areas of confusion, and I've also learned how to best explain chemistry, making it understandable and enjoyable. I exclusively tutor Chemistry because that is the field that I'm expert in, and I want to make sure my clients get the best tutoring experience possible.

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Chemistry

Beyond my education, which includes both a BS and a PhD in Biochemistry (Messiah College) and Immunology (Tufts University), respectively, I have been tutoring and/or teaching Chemistry for years. I was awarded the Norman Krinsky "Excellence in Teaching" award at Tufts University for my work doing supplemental instruction in Biochemistry for the Medical School and the Graduate Nutrition Program. I've also been teaching college General Chemistry for 8 years, where I've had the opportunity to lead over a thousand students, with a whole range of abilities, through chemistry. Through experience, I've learned the pitfalls, the common areas of confusion, and I've also learned how to best explain chemistry, making it understandable and enjoyable. I exclusively tutor Chemistry because that is the field that I'm expert in, and I want to make sure my clients get the best tutoring experience possible.

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Chemistry

Beyond my education, which includes both a BS and a PhD in Biochemistry (Messiah College) and Immunology (Tufts University), respectively, I have been tutoring and/or teaching Chemistry for years. I was awarded the Norman Krinsky "Excellence in Teaching" award at Tufts University for my work doing supplemental instruction in Biochemistry for the Medical School and the Graduate Nutrition Program. I've also been teaching college General Chemistry for 8 years, where I've had the opportunity to lead over a thousand students, with a whole range of abilities, through chemistry. Through experience, I've learned the pitfalls, the common areas of confusion, and I've also learned how to best explain chemistry, making it understandable and enjoyable. I exclusively tutor Chemistry because that is the field that I'm expert in, and I want to make sure my clients get the best tutoring experience possible.

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Chemistry

Beyond my education, which includes both a BS and a PhD in Biochemistry (Messiah College) and Immunology (Tufts University), respectively, I have been tutoring and/or teaching Chemistry for years. I was awarded the Norman Krinsky "Excellence in Teaching" award at Tufts University for my work doing supplemental instruction in Biochemistry for the Medical School and the Graduate Nutrition Program. I've also been teaching college General Chemistry for 8 years, where I've had the opportunity to lead over a thousand students, with a whole range of abilities, through chemistry. Through experience, I've learned the pitfalls, the common areas of confusion, and I've also learned how to best explain chemistry, making it understandable and enjoyable. I exclusively tutor Chemistry because that is the field that I'm expert in, and I want to make sure my clients get the best tutoring experience possible.

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Excellent chem tutor

Michelle has a tremendous amount of patience for chem newbies and she has a beautiful way of breaking down extremely complicated material and building on it so that a beginner understands chemistry and builds on that. She's worth every penny and I wish she was my professor. Teaching is a gift and she has the knowledge combined with the skill of teaching complex material.

Diana, 13 lessons with Michelle

AMAZING teacher!!!!! I don’t know what I would do without her!

Michelle S. has helped me immensely in my IB Chemistry class. She is extremely patient and every single thing she explains is instantly very clear to me. I say this in all seriousness. She knows exactly how to teach every topic I’ve asked her to help me with in a very organized and clear manner. She is the reason I have a 7 (the highest grade in the IB) in my class. I wish every teacher were like her!

Sofia, 14 lessons with Michelle

Great Lesson

Michelle was very helpful and knowledgeable with all the chemistry questions that I had for her. She made learning the concepts easier to understand.

Chase, 18 lessons with Michelle

Amazing

Always amazing!! We always make sure to come back for a lesson if help is needed. She always takes the time to review and start from the top to make sure all is understood.

Kala, 13 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable, patient, great teaching skills

Michelle has been tutoring my daughter, who is a freshman in college, in Chemistry. My daughter has enjoyed each of her sessions. She likes the way Michelle teaches the concepts and makes it easy to understand. Michelle is also very patient and accommodating. My daughter looks forward to her sessions each week. I would definitely recommend Michelle as a tutor. Thank you Michelle.

Sangeeta, 15 lessons with Michelle

Wonderful chem tutor! Patient, kind, and very knowledgeable.

Michelle was the best tutor that I’ve ever had. I’m a high school student taking Chem25. I was having trouble understanding some of the concepts and was looking for a teacher who could help me prepare for the upcoming test in a short amount of time, was able to explain the challenging concepts in a way that I could understand, and most importantly was very kind and patient. Michelle was all of this. The sessions we had were all productive and super helpful. Because of her, I got a 99% on my recent midterm. I am incredibly grateful and would highly recommend her as a tutor.

Letty, 6 lessons with Michelle

Clear explanation!

Michelle S. has helped me learn my unit and would explain everything in clear details. Whenever I have a question about anything, I can count on her to answer it for me! Though the unit I am currently in is the shortest, I’ll definitely be going back for more sessions!

Kathy, 3 lessons with Michelle

best chem tutor

My daughter had such a productive session with Michelle. I was hesitant at first because there are many other tutors that are half the price. My daughter did have two prior sessions with two other tutors that she said were ok. To see the smile on my daughters face after her session with Michelle. My daughter said Michelle knows how to teach Chem. After one lesson she already feels to much better about Chem class tomorrow. And she feels better knowing that she can ‘get it’ with Michelle. She will definitely schedule more lessons. Thank you!

Tracey, 2 lessons with Michelle

Highly skilled and patient chemistry tutor.

Michelle is fantastic. My smart teen with learning differences needs a special kind of tutor that is hard to find. It has been a challenge to find a tutor that has the teaching style and skill to meet my daughter where she is at and knows how to break things down as far as needed. Thanks to her approach, my daughter was able to get that "Aha!" moment where finally things make sense. We are grateful. She is worth every penny.

Susan, 2 lessons with Michelle

She's so kind and gives amazing explanations that really help clarify hard concepts!

I would absolutely recommend her for anyone who is taking chemistry! Ms. Michelle is so patient and she really helps you to understand the material. She's very knowledgeable, incredibly kind, and super helpful!

Maria , 4 lessons with Michelle
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$125/hour

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Michelle S.

$125/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 4 hours