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Stephen F.

SVSU Adjunct chemistry professor; 21 years teaching experience

SVSU Adjunct chemistry professor; 21 years teaching experience

$40/hour

  • 654 hours tutoring

  • Midland, MI 48642


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About Stephen


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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...

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.


Education

Northern Kentucky University
Chemistry
-Purdue University, West lafayette
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Midland, MI 48642
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Chemistry

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.

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Chemistry

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.

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Chemistry

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.

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Chemistry

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Stephen KNOWS his stuff! Patient and funny

We got through acids and bases so quickly, I was able to learn other things. He will build your knowledge along with your confidence. He gets right down to business, no "fluff" time in between to take your money! I scored 40% higher in TWO sessions. THANKS SO MUCH.

Tjelana, 3 lessons with Stephen

Very helpful

Stephen is a very knowledgeable teacher. He also explains in simple terms which is easy to understand. His class helped my son a lot in Chemistry. Thank you.

Pragya, 1 lesson with Stephen

Super great tutor !

Honestly, I’m not one to write reviews, but I believed that Stephen deserved one. He had a great personality & was very knowledgeable about what I needed help with. He’s great at making sure you understand what exactly is going on, and even little ideas to always think about when approaching a problem! He’s seems to really enjoy what he teaches, which is great because if you don’t enjoy it, you’re probably not good at it. Definitely will continue tutoring with him!

Holly, 2 lessons with Stephen

Went the extra mile

My Chemistry Lesson with Stephen really helped! I was absent for a few days because of illness and a little behind in the subject. I feel more confident and ready for the quiz tomorrow. Thanks!!

Brenda , 2 lessons with Stephen

Excellent

My daughter is loving her lessons! Stephen is extremely knowledgable an a great teacher. He uses real life situations and relates these to chemistry making lessons enjoyable and practical.

Patricia, 7 lessons with Stephen

Excellent Chemistry for my Son

Thank you so much for squeezing my son in this evening. The review was extremely helpful, and really prepared George for the final exam. Stephen explained concepts in a very easy to understand way. Thanks again for your help!

Jackie, 1 lesson with Stephen

Knowledgeable, patient, understanding

Stephen is a fantastic tutor. He has a way of explaining difficult chemistry concepts, breaking down the steps in a way that makes problems easier to understand and solve. He is patient, and will work with students meeting them where they are at, and ensuring that the content is understood before moving on. He is highly intelligent, but does not make students feel inferior in their abilities. I would highly recommend Stephen for anyone looking to better understand chemistry or other natural sciences.

Meredith, 17 lessons with Stephen

Short, but sweet!

Stephen was booked, but squeezed my daughter in for a quick 30 minute tutorial. He got her through the first problem in each section of her homework and explained some of the basic concepts so that she could finish on her own. We will definitely be using Stephen again!

Rachel, 2 lessons with Stephen

Chemistry Tutor

My 10th grader has worked with Stephen about 6 times and his grade went from a C- to a B+. We are thrilled. He his flexible and my son relates to him very well. One evening they spent 20 minutes reviewing for a quiz and he got an A. I highly recommend Stephen.

Tricia, 32 lessons with Stephen

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, 1 lesson with Stephen

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Stephen F.

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