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Robert S.

Minneapolis, MN

$60/hour

Enthusiastic 3M Organic Chemistry PhD Who Wants to Help You Succeed!

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Background check passed as of 1/18/15
4.9 average from 60 ratings
Very good tutor
— Tracey, Minneapolis, MN on 9/19/14

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Carleton College
Chemistry
Arizona State University
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Chemistry)

Arizona State University (PhD)

About Robert

Hi!

I'm a product development engineer at 3M and I just received my PhD in physical organic chemistry, focusing on organic solar power, using laser spectroscopy! What this means for you is that I have had relevant experience in very high levels of math, physics and chemistry. I was a high school science teacher (earth and space science, chemistry, and physics), so I know how to make all of this material approachable and I understand how planning and practice make subjects much more approachable for any student!

I went to a top liberal arts college in Minnesota for my undergraduate degree, and have proven mastery in writing and language skills. I am an avid reader, and performed highly (>95 percentile) in every standardized test I have taken. I would love to share my insights with eager students.

If you are interested and enthusiastic, I would love to help you learn!

-Bobby

P.S. Tambien hablo Espanol!
Hi!

I'm a product development engineer at 3M and I just received my PhD in physical organic chemistry, focusing on organic solar power, using laser spectroscopy! What this means for you is that I have had relevant experience in very high levels of
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

For groups, I ask for $10 per extra person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55419
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very good tutor"

- Tracey, Minneapolis, MN on 9/19/14

"OUTSTANDING, BEST TUTOR EVER!!!"

- Irvin, Minneapolis, MN on 10/23/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Rebecca, Minneapolis, MN on 11/27/14

"Great Tutor!! Very Thorough and Reliable"

- Amy, Hastings, MN on 10/1/14

"Great Tutor for Continuities and Noncontinuities"

- Chanbo, Cottage Grove, MN on 9/23/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Psychology
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Football

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Basketball

I played basketball for four years at Carleton College and was the varsity captain my senior year. I have instructed at camps for 10 summers. I coached a high school girls' team to the Division I MN state championship and won. I coached my high school's boys' team to the island championship.

Chemistry

I have my PhD in physical organic chemistry and have been a TA and tutor for all kinds of labs and lectures. I have won two excellence awards as a graduate student TA for general organic chemistry and advanced physical organic chemistry. I have tutored for six years in many types of chemistry: general, analytical, organic, and quantum. I taught high school chemistry for one year as an ESL teacher in American Samoa as well, so I am able to teach to a broad range of learners.

Organic Chemistry

I just completed my PhD in physical organic chemistry. I was a TA for elementary organic chemistry, organic chemistry I and II lab sections, and advanced physical organic chemistry. I have performed research as an undergraduate and graduate student utilizing organic chemistry while mentoring more junior students.

Public Speaking

I have been a teacher and the leader of the Graduate and Professional Student Association at ASU, where I regularly spoke to large numbers of people. I am an ordained minister, and have performed two weddings. I also took a speaking course in college called The Speaking Voice. I spoke at my high school graduation.

Study Skills

I just earned a PhD in chemistry using my organizational skills and time management for the last 12 years. I have used myriad study techniques from memorization to core concept integration. I have mentored more junior students along the way, achieving skill at relaying my habits.

Carleton College
Chemistry
Arizona State University
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Chemistry)

Arizona State University (PhD)

Very good tutor — Robert appears to have a lot of patience with my son. I have not been present for much of the tutoring sessions, yet I have heard enough to determine that my son responds well to Robert. My son has had several tutors, but never one that he has truly connected with and listens to. He is actually proud of his accomplishments. He is building confidence in my sons abilities. ...

— Tracey, Minneapolis, MN on 9/19/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

For groups, I ask for $10 per extra person.

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55419.