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John K.

Personal Tutor for Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry

Personal Tutor for Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry

$45/hour

  • 318 hours tutoring

  • Saint Paul, MN 55125

About John


Bio

I love to learn, and I love to teach. I find each day exciting because there's something new I will learn! My teaching approach is not memorization, but rather to learn the basic principles of the subject at hand; once the basics are understood, solving specific problems becomes easier. I have over twelve years of tutoring experience, having taught in the Army, and also to students privately. In a friendly interview, I use my experience to find a student's strengths as well as determine...

I love to learn, and I love to teach. I find each day exciting because there's something new I will learn! My teaching approach is not memorization, but rather to learn the basic principles of the subject at hand; once the basics are understood, solving specific problems becomes easier. I have over twelve years of tutoring experience, having taught in the Army, and also to students privately. In a friendly interview, I use my experience to find a student's strengths as well as determine in what areas the student may need to improve. That way I can create a tutoring plan, and concentrate my efforts, to be more efficient in helping the student overcome difficulties. I work best as a one-on-one tutor, but can teach groups when necessary.

I have spent over 35 years as a Research Scientist in Industry; I have won many awards, and have many patents describing inventions of new compositions of matter, and their applications to better mankind. I have three degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) from three different schools. While more difficult, I purposely sought my degrees from different schools in order to be exposed to different philosophies, and different approaches to education. Along the way, I learned a lot. I am married, and have children of my own; they have gone through many of the difficulties that today's students are facing. Helping today's students is like helping my own children all over again.


Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
BS in Chemistry
Steven's Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Masters
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Elementary subjects (1 thru 8) $25/hr; High School students (9-12) $35/hr; AP Chem and College level Chem $45/hr.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55125
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/5/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

It is amazing how much improper grammar we are exposed to every day through newspapers, magazines, TV, and advertisements; no wonder our young students of English have a declining knowledge of proper English grammar. I have taught high school grammar (in the US Army), and as a private tutor for the past ten years. Having studied other languages myself (German and Polish), and having tutored English as a second language, I am always cognizant of case and tense in English. I have passed the WyzAnt proficiency exam for grammar, and know that I can continue with confidence to tutor English grammar to new students.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taken the WyzAnt proficiency exam, and I am qualified to tutor Elementary Math, Reading, Writing, spelling, and Vocabulary subjects. I also tutor in science subjects at all levels.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have studied and loved science from elementary school on through college (BS degree in Chemistry), continuing on through graduate school (Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry), and then finally leading to a PhD in Chemistry. You would think that would satisfy anyone's apatite for science, but not for me. To this day I still have a love affair with Science, and have worked in the chemical industry as a Research Scientist for over 35 years. I have experience tutoring students in elementary science, and enjoy doing it.
Grammar,

Grammar

It is amazing how much improper grammar we are exposed to every day through newspapers, magazines, TV, and advertisements; no wonder our young students of English have a declining knowledge of proper English grammar. I have taught high school grammar (in the US Army), and as a private tutor for the past ten years. Having studied other languages myself (German and Polish), and having tutored English as a second language, I am always cognizant of case and tense in English. I have passed the WyzAnt proficiency exam for grammar, and know that I can continue with confidence to tutor English grammar to new students.
Reading

Reading

While in college, I read to a blind student. We had several classes in common, and because at that time Braille books in the subjects were not available, the GI Bill paid for readers for disabled veterans. Not only did I read certain passages to the blind student over and over again (until he got it), I also learned those subjects so well myself that I aced those courses! I have had several years of experience as a reader to students, not all of them blind.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

It is amazing how much improper grammar we are exposed to every day through newspapers, magazines, TV, and advertisements; no wonder our young students of English have a declining knowledge of proper English grammar. I have taught high school grammar (in the US Army), and as a private tutor for the past ten years. Having studied other languages myself (German and Polish), and having tutored English as a second language, I am always cognizant of case and tense in English. I have passed the WyzAnt proficiency exam for grammar, and know that I can continue with confidence to tutor English grammar to new students.
Reading,

Reading

While in college, I read to a blind student. We had several classes in common, and because at that time Braille books in the subjects were not available, the GI Bill paid for readers for disabled veterans. Not only did I read certain passages to the blind student over and over again (until he got it), I also learned those subjects so well myself that I aced those courses! I have had several years of experience as a reader to students, not all of them blind.
Writing

Writing

A liberal education mixed with the study of science requires writing. Like most others, I learned about writing from the ground up, and applied my writing to reports, papers, poetry, and updates. Scientific writing is often presented in the third person, while literary writing can be from the writer's feelings and thoughts. After many years in school, and many years as a professional in a multinational corporation, I have studied and applied different styles of writing, and look forward to teaching today's students how to write correctly.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have used Algebra in my daily life almost everyday since I first learned about it in College. I have tutored the subject to struggling students with success, and have passed the exam provided by WyzAnt and was thereby approved. I feel comfortable tutoring Algebra I, and look forward to helping new students. I hope to take the Algebra II exam in the near future.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry runs through my blood. I have studied chemistry most of my life, first as a student in grade school and then high school, then majoring in chemistry in college (BS in chemistry); I studied at another school for a masters Degree in organic chemistry with a thesis and a publication in a science journal; finally, after a high school teaching stint in the Army, I studied and researched at a third school (Purdue University) to earn a PhD in organic chemistry with thesis. I have tutored chemistry in the past with success, and look forward to tutoring chemistry through WyzAnt.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have demonstrated pre-algebra expertise, and would like to share it with you.
Reading,

Reading

While in college, I read to a blind student. We had several classes in common, and because at that time Braille books in the subjects were not available, the GI Bill paid for readers for disabled veterans. Not only did I read certain passages to the blind student over and over again (until he got it), I also learned those subjects so well myself that I aced those courses! I have had several years of experience as a reader to students, not all of them blind.
Writing

Writing

A liberal education mixed with the study of science requires writing. Like most others, I learned about writing from the ground up, and applied my writing to reports, papers, poetry, and updates. Scientific writing is often presented in the third person, while literary writing can be from the writer's feelings and thoughts. After many years in school, and many years as a professional in a multinational corporation, I have studied and applied different styles of writing, and look forward to teaching today's students how to write correctly.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have used Algebra in my daily life almost everyday since I first learned about it in College. I have tutored the subject to struggling students with success, and have passed the exam provided by WyzAnt and was thereby approved. I feel comfortable tutoring Algebra I, and look forward to helping new students. I hope to take the Algebra II exam in the near future.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have demonstrated pre-algebra expertise, and would like to share it with you.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have used Algebra in my daily life almost everyday since I first learned about it in College. I have tutored the subject to struggling students with success, and have passed the exam provided by WyzAnt and was thereby approved. I feel comfortable tutoring Algebra I, and look forward to helping new students. I hope to take the Algebra II exam in the near future.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry runs through my blood. I have studied chemistry most of my life, first as a student in grade school and then high school, then majoring in chemistry in college (BS in chemistry); I studied at another school for a masters Degree in organic chemistry with a thesis and a publication in a science journal; finally, after a high school teaching stint in the Army, I studied and researched at a third school (Purdue University) to earn a PhD in organic chemistry with thesis. I have tutored chemistry in the past with success, and look forward to tutoring chemistry through WyzAnt.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have demonstrated pre-algebra expertise, and would like to share it with you.
Reading,

Reading

While in college, I read to a blind student. We had several classes in common, and because at that time Braille books in the subjects were not available, the GI Bill paid for readers for disabled veterans. Not only did I read certain passages to the blind student over and over again (until he got it), I also learned those subjects so well myself that I aced those courses! I have had several years of experience as a reader to students, not all of them blind.
Writing

Writing

A liberal education mixed with the study of science requires writing. Like most others, I learned about writing from the ground up, and applied my writing to reports, papers, poetry, and updates. Scientific writing is often presented in the third person, while literary writing can be from the writer's feelings and thoughts. After many years in school, and many years as a professional in a multinational corporation, I have studied and applied different styles of writing, and look forward to teaching today's students how to write correctly.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry runs through my blood. I have studied chemistry most of my life, first as a student in grade school and then high school, then majoring in chemistry in college (BS in chemistry); I studied at another school for a masters Degree in organic chemistry with a thesis and a publication in a science journal; finally, after a high school teaching stint in the Army, I studied and researched at a third school (Purdue University) to earn a PhD in organic chemistry with thesis. I have tutored chemistry in the past with success, and look forward to tutoring chemistry through WyzAnt.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have studied chemistry, all sorts of chemistry, to earn BS, MS and PhD degrees. I have been a practicing research Chemist in Industry for over 40 years, working for Thomas J. Lipton Corp, J& J Corp., and at 3M Co. I have written theses on the subject and have been awarded over 20 US Patents in the field. I have published, invented, and developed products using organic chemistry.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I have experience tutoring this subject at an elementary level, and also taught this subject in the Army at a high school level. I have studied as a student in college physical chemistry and physics, and I'm familiar with the subject matter. It is easy for me to tutor the subject on an elementary high school, and college level.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have used Algebra in my daily life almost everyday since I first learned about it in College. I have tutored the subject to struggling students with success, and have passed the exam provided by WyzAnt and was thereby approved. I feel comfortable tutoring Algebra I, and look forward to helping new students. I hope to take the Algebra II exam in the near future.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry runs through my blood. I have studied chemistry most of my life, first as a student in grade school and then high school, then majoring in chemistry in college (BS in chemistry); I studied at another school for a masters Degree in organic chemistry with a thesis and a publication in a science journal; finally, after a high school teaching stint in the Army, I studied and researched at a third school (Purdue University) to earn a PhD in organic chemistry with thesis. I have tutored chemistry in the past with success, and look forward to tutoring chemistry through WyzAnt.
Reading,

Reading

While in college, I read to a blind student. We had several classes in common, and because at that time Braille books in the subjects were not available, the GI Bill paid for readers for disabled veterans. Not only did I read certain passages to the blind student over and over again (until he got it), I also learned those subjects so well myself that I aced those courses! I have had several years of experience as a reader to students, not all of them blind.
Writing

Writing

A liberal education mixed with the study of science requires writing. Like most others, I learned about writing from the ground up, and applied my writing to reports, papers, poetry, and updates. Scientific writing is often presented in the third person, while literary writing can be from the writer's feelings and thoughts. After many years in school, and many years as a professional in a multinational corporation, I have studied and applied different styles of writing, and look forward to teaching today's students how to write correctly.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


knowledgeable and patient

This is from my student: Dr. K taught me the many ways to factor out quadratic expressions/equations. He taught me how to graph quadratic equations and how to solve story problems involving quadratics. He was very patient; he taught in a way that made sense to me. He assigned homework to reinforce what we learned in our session. I appreciated the extra practice! He also has a great sense of humor that can make studying more fun! I looked forward to weekly session!

Houa, 4 lessons with John

Knowledgeable, Helpful, and Flexible

John K has been a great match for our son. He is very knowledgeable about chemistry, and explains it in a way that our son can understand. He helps us in trying to do both "catch up" and current schoolwork. He is flexible with planned changes to the schedule. We would highly recommend John K.

Keith, 22 lessons with John

Timely and Thorough Writing Help

He reviewed the writing process, edited written assignments and provided helpful writing hints. John was timely and thorough. Thanks John, look forward to working with you in the future.

Marilyn , 1 lesson with John

Patience!

Thank you for taking the time with our son even though he was under the weather, we appreciate your patient and kind approach.

Cole, 9 lessons with John

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

My daughter just had her first meeting with John for help with College Chemistry and was extremely pleased. Hannah liked how he would not just help her with answers but explained things so that she could build her own knowledge base. Hannah liked how he had helpful ways to remember things. We are going back for more sessions - which says a lot as the drive is well over an hour for me.

Susan, 16 lessons with John

Fun and easy to understand

Ava says that she is understanding the concepts and the way Dr. John teaches is easy to understand. She is really enjoying Dr. John's stories and jokes too.

Mo, 5 lessons with John

Excellent Tutor

Feedback from my daughter, the student "John is good at explaining concepts and help show the steps of how to do things. Makes homework approachable and increased confidence.:" . . . :)

Jill, 25 lessons with John

My daughter is thrilled

Thanks to John, my daughter has her confidence back in AP Chem. She's had two sessions so far, and is looking forward to this weeks session as well! So happy we found you!!

Maria, 7 lessons with John

Love him

John is the best!! Very patient. Very thorough. Explains every step needed to complete answer. Would recommend John highly! Knows his subjects well. Also has a great sense of humor. Makes learning fun.

Sheri, 20 lessons with John
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$45/hour

John K.

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