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I specialize in teaching chemistry to both adults and teens that have difficulty understanding science. I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University and completed a 2-year post-doctoral Fellowship in Organic Chemistry at Virginia Tech. I try to make learning fun and to approach chemistry in a way that is both understandable to the student and enjoyable. I am currently employed full-time as an industrial scientist, however I have been an evening chemistry instructor at several institutions over the past 18 years. My current position is in the chemistry department at UNCG and I have taught there for the past 8 years. I have also taught at Bennett College and at GTCC in Greensboro. My area of specialization is organic chemistry. I teach for the joy of teaching. In addition to teaching chemistry, I also teach algebra.
I specialize in teaching chemistry to both adults and teens that have difficulty understanding science. I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University and completed a 2-year post-doctoral Fellowship in Organic Chemistry at Virginia Tech. I try to make learning fun and to approach chemistry in a way that is both
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I have taught many different chemistry courses at the university level at UNCG, NC State, Bennett College and GTCC. I have more than 25 years of teaching experience. I have also tutored individuals for the past 20 years
PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (NCSU)
Post-doctoral Research Appointment in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Virginia Tech (2 years)
Synthetic Organic Chemist at Ciba-Geigy and Novartis (11 years)
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry (Organic) UNCG 2002-present teaching Organic I, Organic II and graduate level organic chemistry. Have also taught Organic Chemistry laboratory course at UNCG.