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Nikhil B.

Rockville, MD

$50/hour

Friendly Math-Chem-Tutor/molecular Biochemist/SIEMENS-STEM Mentor

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings

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University Of Calcutta, Midnapore College, India
Chemistry Honors
Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India
Master's
Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India
PhD

Education

University Of Calcutta, Midnapore College, India (Chemistry Honors)

Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India (Master's)

Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India (PhD)

About Nikhil

I am very much interested as tutor/educator with strong expertise with Biomedical Research and highly passionate to work with Middle and High School students. Recently, I have mentored SIEMENS STEM project with High school students and awarded SEMI FINALIST/1500 projects. Please see below my brief experience, research achievements in chemical defense system and keenly interested to work with students with my long experience in the scientific field.

When I first joined the SGDDM group at NIH, we were focused on describing UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) genetic locus and cloning of respective genes (Recombinant DNA Technology, sequencing, and expression in mammalian cells) to study properties of each UGT isozyme. Within the next two years, I was able to initiate and uncover a prompt regulatory control for this enzyme system by discovering the phosphorylation requirement.

I have experience on ER membrane bound UGT using Biochemistry, molecular biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology and signaling mediated through phosphorylation, ubiquitination, O-glucNacylation and by other post translational modifications. Engaged to train Post Bac, Tech-IRTA and Post-Doctoral visiting fellows in the Laboratory at NIH and carrying out demanding research using Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Mass spectrometry, protein purification (critical to ER-membrane bound enzyme) for complex signaling event involving interacting signalosomes consisting of several kinases and associated partners.

I have a B.S. (Chemistry Honors), M.S. & Ph.D. in Biochemistry and strong experience in analytical chemistry (chemicals and drugs), molecular/cell biology, in-depth knowledge of various scientific/technical disciplines, with 10+ years of experience as Staff scientist at NIH, confident to apply knowledge, skills and abilities to plan & develop successfully to support students by developing critical thinking power to execute the task to achieve success.

In terms of my teaching philosophy, I believe every student is unique and has specific needs that I am eager to explore. I also want to empower their ability to be confident in pursuing and excelling in their defined career pathway. I could play an instrumental role in supporting their will to succeed in future life by being an effective and friendly instructor they can feel comfortable sharing their concerns with.

My past experiences of tutoring and mentoring students have taught me to continuously explore and encourage the development of novel ideas. Though, I want to continue to help great students grow, I have also realized the importance of providing additional support to those students that may be struggling, as everyone deserves to receive a wholesome education. My overall teaching philosophy lies in my belief that every student has some unique quality that can be harnessed and executed into future success, and I hope to be a friendly catalyst in students finding this within themselves and following their future goals with confidence and passion.

I have long experience of tutoring students with science subjects, since passing HS with Science. Tutored B.Sc. (chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology), High School (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), JEE & IIT for admission to Medical & Engineering Colleges in India, NET Examination Preparation to enter Research and University Lecturer-ships and had directed EUREKA tutoring center at Calcutta for 10 years before moving to NIH. I guided my own kids and other HS students for SAT/ACT Math-Science subjects to scored 2100-2400 (SAT) and 32-34 (ACT).

Now I am also tutoring science and math for Middle and High school students from Montgomery County Schools, frequently. Engaged in training Post-Docts, Post-bacs, HS and College students for Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and protein engineering in the laboratory environment at NIH.

I served as an expert in evaluating the available OTC drugs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Acetaminophen and Codeine) for metabolism and excretion ability to monitor bioavailability and predicting toxicity or side effects and mentored SIEMENS STEM project in 2013 with Thomas Jefferson-Wootton High School students awarded SEMIFINALIST.

I was featured at the exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). June 20, 2013 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
I am very much interested as tutor/educator with strong expertise with Biomedical Research and highly passionate to work with Middle and High School students. Recently, I have mentored SIEMENS STEM project with High school students and awarded SEMI FINALIST/1500 projects. Please see below my brief experience, research achievements in chemical Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

For multiple lessons rates could be adjustable depending on the student skills, multiple sessions and distance. I can adjust rates and flexible depending on grade of student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20850
In-person lessons
Science:
ACT Science,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
PSAT, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

With long expertise, I am confident, energetic, passionate and friendly to assist with ACT math problems. Several mathematical problem practice with time management should strengthen basic understanding and skills, so that one can handle any problem easily, get confidence to improve skills for prompt response through critical thinking (mind math). I have more than 25 years of expertise in guiding students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus which are essential for ACT math preparation, and success for the ACT math test. I have confidence of judging student’s skills and accordingly competent to individually optimize with specific tailored unique technique in tutoring ACT math that should help students to achieve excellent score in the test (student scored between 32 and 34 in ACT). I am confident to strengthen student’s self-confidence to solve any math problem in achieving success in the ACT test.

ACT Science

Having B.S. (Chemistry Hons), M.S. & Ph.D. in Biochemistry and strong experience in bio-analytical chemistry (chemicals and drugs), molecular cell biology, in-depth knowledge of various scientific/technical disciplines as Staff scientist at NIH, passionately interested in advancing state-of-the-art procedures in enhancing student’s scientific skills, I am competent, and friendly to assist with ACT science problems in preparing for the test. Several science problem reading practice and answering with scientific (biology, chemistry, physics, medicinal and clinical disease related literature) backgrounds should strengthen basic skills, so that student can handle any problem easily, get confidence to improve strength for prompt response with time management through critical thinking (enhanced memory retention). Along with long biomedical research experience, mentoring semifinalist SIEMENS STEM project for HS students from renowned High Schools, I have more than 25 years of expertise in guiding students on science subjects, including chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular cell biology, pharmacology & toxicology, physics which are essential for ACT science preparation and success for the ACT science test. I have confidence of judging student’s skills and accordingly competent to optimize specific tailored individual techniques in tutoring ACT science that should help students to achieve excellent score in the test (student scored between 32-34 in ACT). I am confident to empower strong confidence in achieving success within short period of time.

Algebra 1

I am competent to work with algebra 1 and 2 any problems. Several similar examples practice could strengthen basic skills, so that one can handle any problems easily and get confidence to improve performance through critical thinking. I have more than 25 years of expertise to guide students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry which will be highly helpful for SAT/ACT preparation.

Algebra 2

I have Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemistry (Honors) as major (Mathematics & Physics as minor) in undergraduate study, with more than 20 years of research experience, including 17 years at NIH.
I am competent to work with algebra 1 and 2 any problems. Several similar examples practice could strengthen basic skills, so that one can handle any problems easily and get confidence to improve performance through critical thinking. I have more than 25 years of expertise to guide students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry which will be highly helpful for SAT/ACT preparation.

Biology

I am very competent and passionate to guide HS/college students in Biology/AP Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with strong experience in biomedical research, supported by peer reviewed high impact publications.

I have a B.S. (Chemistry Honors), M.S. & Ph.D. in Biochemistry and strong experience in chemical defense system (chemicals & drugs metabolism, bioavailability and efficacy), Molecular/Cell Biology, in-depth knowledge of various scientific/technical disciplines, with 10+ years of experience as Staff scientist at NIH, confidence to apply knowledge, experience, skills and passion to support students by developing their critical thinking power to achieve success in Biology/AP Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

Chemistry deals with structure, Biology deals with function and Biochemistry deals with structure and function of biological systems. Along with long biomedical research experience, mentoring semifinalist SIEMENS STEM project (medical biochemistry) for HS students from renowned High Schools, I have more than 25 years of expertise in guiding students on science subjects, including chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular cell biology, pharmacology & toxicology which are essential for preparation and success in the test. I have confidence of judging student’s skills and accordingly competent to optimize specific tailored individual techniques in tutoring Biology that should help students to achieve excellent scores in the test. My expertise in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular cell biology and related area gives me a great foundation and strength to tutor/educate students in developing interest and skills on Biology for preparation of future generation.

Chemistry

I have Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemistry (Honors) as major (Mathematics & Physics as minor) in undergraduate study, with more than 20 years of research experience, including 17 years at NIH.
I will be happy to easily guide in HS chemistry to achieve success with fun, within short period of time, depending on student's basic skills. After first class, I can assess your skills already have and accordingly, I am confident to optimize and guide to improve grades. As Chemistry and Mathematics are strongly related in describing chemical and physical properties of matter & materials through periodic table (backbone of Chemistry), I can easily make you understand periodic table to have fun in achieving success. I have more than 25 years of experience to tutor/mentor HS and college Chemistry/Biochemistry along with SIEMENS STEM research projects with HS students from Thomas Jefferson and Wootton High School.

Elementary Math

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemistry (Honors) as major (Mathematics & Physics as minor) in undergraduate study, with more than 20 years of research experience, including 17 years at NIH.
I love tutoring elementary/middle and high School students to strengthen their Math skills with fun. I feel with strong Math skills from elementary school will help to discover their hidden critical thinking talent (mind Math) to excel future days in middle, high school and college. I think development of Elementary Math skill is the backbone (STEM) and stepping stone for future learning process. I am passionate, energetic and patient to develop foundation for growing kids on math skills for life. Practicing several elementary math problems and simultaneously thinking in mind will definitely develop strong skills and confidence, to be expert in the class.
I will be happy and enthusiastic to guide elementary Math in achieving success within short period of time, depending on student’s basic skills. After first class, I can assess skills already have and accordingly, I am confident to optimize and guide to improve grades. I am sure, student will find their hidden talent within themselves and I will just empower their strength to achieve it with fun. I am confident within 2-4 weeks will get strong confidence, easily can get ahead of class and definitely improve grades. Recently, I have started with an 8th grader (who does not have enough understanding even for 7th grade math) and within 6-8 weeks, she is now able to solve Magnet/PSAT level math.

Geometry

I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemistry (Honors) as major (Mathematics & Physics as minor) in undergraduate study, with more than 20 years of research experience, including 17 years at NIH.
I am competent to assist with Geometry problems. Several similar practice problems could strengthen basic skills, so that one can handle any problems easily, get confidence to improve performance and grade through critical thinking. I have more than 25 years of expertise to guide students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, which will be highly helpful for SAT/ACT preparation. I am confident after 2-4 weeks students will get strong confidence, can easily get ahead of their class and definitely improve grades. Recently, I have started with an 8th grader (who does not have enough understanding even for 7th grade math) and within 6-8 weeks, she is now able to solve Magnet/PSAT level math.

Organic Chemistry

I have Ph.D. & M.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Chemistry (Honors) with 3 years of study in organic chemistry.

Prealgebra

I love tutoring middle and high school students to strengthen their Math skills with fun. I feel strong Math skills starting in middle school will help to discover their hidden critical thinking talent (mind Math) to excel in future days in high school and college.

I will be happy to easily guide Pre-algebra Math to achieve success within a short period of time, depending on student’s basic skills. After the first class, I can assess skills students already have and accordingly, I am confident that I can optimize and guide to improve grades. I am sure, students will find their hidden talent within themselves and I will just empower their strength to achieve it with fun. I am confident after 3-4 weeks students will get strong confidence, and easily will get ahead in their class and definitely will improve grades.

Precalculus

I am very passionate, enthusiastic, energetic and competent to guide HS students in Precalculus. Having a B.S. (Chemistry Honors as major and Mathematics & Physics as minor), M.S. & Ph.D. in Biochemistry and strong research experience in Molecular Biochemistry/Bio-analytical chemistry of drug metabolism & detoxification/pharmacology has been applying fundamental algebraic function, geometry, trigonometry, graphics, on an everyday basis. Depending on algebraic function, geometry, logarithmic function, conics function, trigonometric basic understanding and other related requirements, within short period of time, with unique individualized tutoring strategy, I am confident to help students in developing critical thinking skills and enhancing their self-confidence to solve any Precalculus problems and definitely prepare for test. One’s understanding in Precalculus is the stepping stone for future learning process in strengthening concepts of Calculus and higher math in high school/college/university. I have more than 25 years of expertise to guide students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus which are essential for SAT/ACT math preparation and success for the SAT/ACT test.

SAT Math

I am competent and friendly to assist with SAT math problems. Several math problem practice should strengthen basic skills, so that one can handle any problem easily, get confidence to improve skills for prompt response through critical thinking (mind math). I have more than 25 years of expertise to guide students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus which is essential for SAT/ACT math preparation and success for the SAT/ACT test. Specific tailored individually optimized techniques of my tutoring SAT/ACT math, should help students to achieve excellent score in the test (student scored between 770 and 790, 32-34). I am confident to empower strong confidence in achieving success within short period of time. Recently, I have mentored SIEMENS STEM project with High school students and awarded SEMI FINALIST/1500 projects.

University Of Calcutta, Midnapore College, India
Chemistry Honors
Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India
Master's
Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India
PhD

Education

University Of Calcutta, Midnapore College, India (Chemistry Honors)

Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India (Master's)

Ballygunge Science college, University Of Calcutta, India (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

For multiple lessons rates could be adjustable depending on the student skills, multiple sessions and distance. I can adjust rates and flexible depending on grade of student.

Travel policy

Nikhil will travel within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.