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Jen B.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hour

Math and Science Tutor, Specialty in Chemistry

4.7 average from 15 ratings
Personable and Patient
— Chelsea, Minneapolis, MN on 12/19/16

$50/Hour


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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Master's
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Northfield, MN) (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Master's)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (PhD)

About Jen

I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Ph.D. in chemistry. I tutored general chemistry, was a teaching assistant for both the inorganic chemistry lecture and lab, and sought out opportunities to learn the latest teaching pedagogy. I love meeting with students one on one, figuring out where their confusion lies, and leading them through questioning to use their own understanding to achieve mastery of the subject. My favorite subject to teach is any chemistry, but especially college level chemistry. I also have a solid understanding of the basic math and science courses at the freshman and sophomore level. Basically, ask about anything related to math and science and I will be happy to help.

Many students feel that these subjects are hard, and that's the truth! They do take time and energy. But I know where to focus your energy so that you aren't simply trying to memorize random facts, but truly understand the subject. With this understanding, you will feel more confident and will be able to start learning how to tackle new material on your own. My goal is for you to gain confidence in your abilities and reapply your knowledge and energy in more effective ways.

Please contact me if you are interested. Meeting in libraries is often a great way for both of us to meet and I am close to Central, Franklin, and the Uptown libraries. Let me know what works for you and I look forward to helping you to succeed!
I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Ph.D. in chemistry. I tutored general chemistry, was a teaching assistant for both the inorganic chemistry lecture and lab, and sought out opportunities to learn the latest teaching pedagogy. I love meeting with students one Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55404

"Personable and Patient"

- Chelsea, Minneapolis, MN on 12/19/16

"great teacher!"

- Taylor, Minneapolis, MN on 10/24/16

"Awesome - knowledgeable and patient"

- Ashley, Minneapolis, MN on 9/23/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Business:
GRE

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.

Chemistry

I have TAd general chemistry labs several times for the University of Minnesota while a graduate student, and taught general chemistry part-time at Macalester college. My favorite part is guiding students to their own answers through use of their own logic. My students have said they appreciate the way I guide them towards answers, so that they learn the material better.

Organic Chemistry

I recently completed my Ph.D. in chemistry, which requires passing the Organic Chemistry ACS exam at the beginning. I used organic chemistry principles in my synthesis of ligands in the lab. I have received an A- in both courses from Carleton College when I was an undergrad.

Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Master's
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PhD

Education

Carleton College (Northfield, MN) (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Master's)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (PhD)

Personable and Patient — Jen did a great job at explaining topics to me in a different way, so that I would be able to clear away some of the confusion. She is patient and personable so you don't feel incredibly intimidated like with other professors or tutors. ...

— Chelsea, Minneapolis, MN on 12/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jen will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55404.