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David V.

Saint Louis, MO

$60/hour

Professional Chemistry Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/1/13
5.0 average from 183 ratings
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— Leigh, Charlotte, NC on 10/28/13

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD
Charlotte School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chemistry)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Charlotte School of Law (J.D.)

About David

I have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. In addition, I have been teaching or tutoring both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at both the high school and college levels for over 20 years. I have taught Honors, General and AP chemistry at the high school level and General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at the college level, so I am very familiar with the curriculum.

My teaching strength comes from being able to take the complex topic and break it down into little pieces that are easily understood by a student. Because every student is different and learns differently, I adapt my teaching style to the needs of the student. Some students need a lots of examples while others need straight explanations. Each student I work with sets the pace and style for the work we do. I have tutored students in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at the many different universities in the area including Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, Howard, NOVA and American University. I have also worked with students taking many other chemistry courses - from Chemistry for non-majors to Biochemistry to graduate spectroscopy. Working together, we will find a way to improve your grades and test performance.
I have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. In addition, I have been teaching or tutoring both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63112
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Angel Sent"

- Leigh, Charlotte, NC on 10/28/13

"Great teacher"

- Idah, Washington, DC on 12/16/15

"Punctual. Pleasant. Professional."

- Karla, Chevy Chase, MD on 12/16/14

"Always brings clarity."

- Julia, Charlotte, NC on 1/23/14

"Knows how to present the information"

- Cindy, Huntersville, NC on 12/12/13

"Great tutor. More expensive than some but worth it."

- Carol, Charlotte, NC on 11/26/13

"A Great Chemistry Tutor"

- Mina, Waxhaw, NC on 11/9/13
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Bar Exam,
LSAT
Business:
Law

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Bar Exam

I took and passed the bar exam this past July (NC Bar no. 46469) when the pass rate statewide was extremely low. I developed a system that worked very well for me using both Barbri and Kaplan review courses. I combined my studying with several other people who were taking the exam for the 2nd and 3rd times, and both of the other two people passed.

Chemistry

I have taught Chemistry at many different levels, including Honors and AP Chemistry at the high school level along with college General Chemistry at several different universities around the country. During the past five years, I have tutored extensively at UNC-Charlotte, working with students in all freshmen chemistry courses, including Principals of Chemistry and General Chemistry. I know what it takes to succeed in this difficult subject and will work with each student to find his or her own route to success.

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D. in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill and worked in the pharmaceutical industry doing organic synthesis for many years. I have been tutoring organic chemistry for over 20 years and have taught organic chemistry (both lab and lecture sections) at several universities. I have also tutored extensively at a university for the past five years for students in both Organic 1 and 2 along with focused reviews for the American Chemical Society standardized exam administered at many universities around the country.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD
Charlotte School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chemistry)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Charlotte School of Law (J.D.)

Angel Sent — We stumbled upon David in a mode of panic after my AP Chemistry student (grade 11) started to stumble in quiz scores. David is thorough and concise explaining material thoroughly. Having taught the subject before, he knows how to present the material on the students level. My daughter came home from her first session stating. "I can tell he is a teacher by the way he speaks slowly as he is reviewi ...

— Leigh, Charlotte, NC on 10/28/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63112.