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Stephen F.

Midland, MI

$40/hour

SVSU Adjunct chemistry professor; 21 years teaching experience

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 51 ratings
Considerate and patient tutor
— Kamil, Romeoville, IL on 10/9/17

$40/Hour


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Northern Kentucky University
Chemistry
-Purdue University, West lafayette
PhD

Education

Northern Kentucky University (Chemistry)

-Purdue University, West lafayette (PhD)

About Stephen

I have been teaching General Chemistry at the university level for the past 21 years at Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Central Michigan University, and Davenport University. I have a daytime job as an analytical chemist at a local company, but my real love in my profession is teaching and tutoring. I love that moment when a student "gets it". I will often use different explanations to drive a point home so that the student can better understand the topics they are struggling with.

I have been tutoring for the past year and students like the fact that I can tie in current concepts with what they have already learned because of the depth of knowledge I have from teaching. Student tutors do a very good job, but often don't have an extensive knowledge base to work from.

I think what makes me an outstanding tutor is the fact that I have been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and I have the ability to connect concepts for better understanding. This along with my enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching in general keeps the tutoring sessions active and beneficial to the student

If you are a General Chemistry student and are struggling with your grade, I encourage you to contact me with regard to one-on-one tutoring.
I have been teaching General Chemistry at the university level for the past 21 years at Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Central Michigan University, and Davenport University. I have a daytime job as an analytical chemist at a local company, but my real love in my profession is teaching and tutoring. I love that moment when a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Midland, MI 48642

"Considerate and patient tutor"

- Kamil, Romeoville, IL on 10/9/17

"great teacher"

- Allen, Buffalo Grove, IL on 8/11/17

"Great tutor!"

- Jade, Bay City, MI on 12/18/16
Science:
Chemistry

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Chemistry

I have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, so I have had a lot of experience with calculations and stoichiometry, which are commonly some of the more difficult concepts for students to understand.
I have an excellent rapport with students. I relate to students very well.
I have been teaching for 21 years at the University level.
I received the Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award at SVSU for my ability to help students understand chemistry at their level without "talking over their heads" despite my PhD.

Northern Kentucky University
Chemistry
-Purdue University, West lafayette
PhD

Education

Northern Kentucky University (Chemistry)

-Purdue University, West lafayette (PhD)

Considerate and patient tutor

He understands that students have little time and that money isn't something they can throw away. Will make time out of his day to help students and is great at explanations.

— Kamil, Romeoville, IL on 10/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 40 miles of Midland, MI 48642.