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Michelle N.

Organic Chemistry- you can do it!

Organic Chemistry- you can do it!

$180/hour

  • 1,321 hours tutoring

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I am a faculty member where I teach Organic and General chemistry. I have been teaching and tutoring for 10 years and I spend a lot of time in my daily life trying find the simplest ways to teach difficult concepts.

Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic approach is not taken. I have tips and...

I am a faculty member where I teach Organic and General chemistry. I have been teaching and tutoring for 10 years and I spend a lot of time in my daily life trying find the simplest ways to teach difficult concepts.

Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic approach is not taken. I have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

I earned my Ph. D from University of California, San Diego where I synthesized natural products and prebiotic nucleosides. Post-graduation, I did cancer research for 2 years and then synthesis for Bayer Crop for two more. These years in industry helped my gain a deeper understanding of a small slice of the chemistry happening in the world.

Things you can expect from me: subject expertise, reliability, tips and tricks for remembering content, study habit ideas, adaptation to your learning style, respect, positive energy, time management skills- your time is money and I respect that.

Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, GOB, Chemical Biology


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University of California, San Diego
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Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
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English

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Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

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Algebra 1

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Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

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Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

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Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D in organic chemistry and have taught O-Chem for the last 10 years. Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic approach is not taken. I have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
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Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

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Organized, Thorough, Enthusiastic Tutor

Michelle is a fantastic organic chemistry tutor and, even more importantly, a truly exceptional educator. I had a two-year gap between orgo I and orgo II, so I came to Wyzant looking for an orgo II tutor who was knowledgeable and attentive to the limitations in my background knowledge of organic chemistry. I found that and more in Michelle. Not only was she gracious, kind, and funny, but also proactive in helping me regain my confidence in the subject. She sent me curated worksheets and review materials which helped me immensely in finding my footing in orgo II at the start of the semester. We laughed in every session, and she always found a way to make me feel at ease even when I was struggling with the material. I think you will benefit most from Michelle if you have a passion for learning, enjoy using acronyms and other memorization tools, and are willing to come prepared for each session with some problems or core concepts that you would like to review. I could not be more satisfied with Michelle’s teaching style, and I credit her with helping me excel in my second semester of organic chemistry. Anyone who is fortunate enough to become her student will undoubtedly feel the same way.

Cecily, 20 lessons with Michelle

Amazing Organic Chemistry Tutor

Michelle is the best tutor I have ever had! I struggled a lot in Organic chemistry 2 in the beginning. I got a 66% on my first exam, but after receiving tutoring from Michelle, I got a 94% on my second exam and was able to finish the class with an A. She breaks down the concepts into simple steps and won't stop until you understand everything. She also made efficient use of our time. A 1 hour session with her is like attending a 3 hour lecture because of the amount of material she is able to cover. She tailors her teaching to what you need and will give you all the tools you need to succeed. Without her help I would not have been able to get an A. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help in chemistry.

Sarah, 22 lessons with Michelle

Amazing tutor!

Michelle is an amazing tutor. I would highly recommend her. She and I worked together for two semesters of organic chemistry during the 2020/2021 school year. What was so helpful with Michelle’s tutoring style, was that she not only explained concepts well but she helped anticipate the types of questions that would be on my exams. She also had a lot of problem-solving “tips” that were not provided as part of my standard school lectures. My grade went up significantly after working with Michelle!!

Maddie, 17 lessons with Michelle

A fantastic and inspiring tutor

If you've been hunting for the perfect organic chemistry tutor, look no further! Michelle is incredible, and knows organic chemistry like the back of her hand. She always found the easiest ways to explain really complex concept topics, breaking them down into more palatable chunks. She takes the time to explain each step of each mechanism, and I found myself learning far more in my sessions with her than I ever did in the classroom. She always went above and beyond, sending me review sheets and practice problems by the dozen. She was an absolute pleasure to work with - always very patient and kind and always knew how to cheer me up when I felt bogged down by organic chemistry struggles. She was very flexible with scheduling and always found time for me. Michelle helped me get an A for my overall grade in the class, and I am so thankful. She is absolutely phenomenal, and I could not recommend her more highly.

Shashi, 16 lessons with Michelle

Encouraging, Kindhearted, & Knowledgeable Tutor

Michelle is the reason why I love Organic Chemistry so much now! I used to be a student who despised this subject and dreaded taking ochem exams. But after working with Michelle, my outlook on organic chemistry has completely changed. Michelle is more than just an ochem tutor. She encourages me every step of the way, and I consider her a mentor now. I really look forward to our weekly sessions, because I know I will get to see her beaming face. She takes a really challenging course like organic chemistry and makes it very approachable and doable. In the beginning of my ochem journey, I used to memorize all the mechanisms, but Michelle helped me understand the content and come up with a system for each and every concept. After she teaches me a concept, she immediately quizzes me and has me do 5-6 problems to help me reinforce and apply the material. Michelle also helped me synthesize the material from ochem 1 into ochem 2. As she teaches you, she will help you understand the reasoning behind different concepts, and will help you draw connections between multiple reactions. This is super helpful because ochem builds on each topic, so when the final exam comes around, you won’t have to study that much because you will already learn how to synthesize all the material together. I saw an immediate change in my performance after working with Michelle, and I strongly recommend having her as your tutor! She is truly born to be a teacher, mentor, and an organic chemistry guru!

Manisha, 34 lessons with Michelle

Organic Chemistry Tutoring With Michelle

This past semester I tried Wyzant for the first time. Michelle tutored me in Organic Chemistry and she was great. In the beginning, she taught me how to use the platform and was very patient with me adjusting to online tutoring. Michelle was extremely patient in general as I learned Organic Chemistry. She caught onto my learning style very quickly and was able to explain concepts that I had thought were so confusing when taught by my professor. Michelle never made me feel uncomfortable if I did not understand, and she was always ready to go back over a concept or explain it in a different way if it was not clicking. She had tons of her own materials and practice problems that she would send me before my quizzes and tests and she always checked in to see how I was doing! Michelle was really, really great and I certainly owe the grade I got in Organic Chemistry to her. Thanks so much Michelle!

Brigid, 16 lessons with Michelle

Excellent tutor

Michelle was very helpful, and patient. She knows exactly how to tailor her instruction and explain the most difficult concepts. She is a true professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to master organic chemistry concepts.

Tiina, 1 lesson with Michelle

Best Organic Chemistry Tutor!

Michelle is undoubtedly the best tutor I have ever had. She is amazingly skilled at making the most difficult concepts in Organic Chemistry seem much simpler. She is very patient and will take as much time as necessary to make sure you understand. Throughout her sessions, she always has you do practice problems to further cement your understanding of concepts. She is also very good at helping to formulate effective studying strategies. I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to do their best in Organic Chemistry!

Miguel , 55 lessons with Michelle

Very relatable! Easy to understand!

Michelle was able to flow with my ADD without a missing a beat. I could quickly understand her teaching and move onto next topic! Plus she was fun, a real person. Not what I expect a PhD chem professor to be like at all. ( =

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Michelle
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$180/hour

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Response time: 25 minutes