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Jim K.

Raleigh, NC

$30/hour

Experienced Science teacher motivated by desire to see students suceed

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Background check passed as of 12/17/14
4.3 average from 10 ratings
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— Alexis, Raleigh, NC on 11/10/15

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University of Nairobi, Kenya
Chemistry
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Master's

Education

University of Nairobi, Kenya (Chemistry)

North Carolina State University, Raleigh (Master's)

About Jim

I am a very experienced Chemist having worked for over 30 years in research, industry and Government regulatory agencies. Chemistry is a science and in science, the key to understanding is getting to learn certain basic principles governing that branch of science.

Memory, although very important, is not enough on its own. These basic principles are not uniform for all chemists but will be unique to individual teachers. Two equally qualified Chemists may be very different when rated as chemistry teachers on a scale of 1-5, with one scoring a 2 while the other scores a 5. The students will very easily tell the difference!
I am a very experienced Chemist having worked for over 30 years in research, industry and Government regulatory agencies. Chemistry is a science and in science, the key to understanding is getting to learn certain basic Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27616
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great!"

- Alexis, Raleigh, NC on 11/10/15

"Great tutor, very flexible"

- Kathy, Raleigh, NC on 2/9/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Probability
Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary

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Bible Studies

I am a Bible scholar well versed in Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Apologetics and the Christian worldview. I am a Bible Teacher and a Church Elder at my church.

Organic Chemistry

I am a well rounded Chemist with excellent knowledge of all the three branches of chemistry, i.e. Organic, Inorganic and Physical chemistry. My major project in organic chemistry was tri-peptide synthesis with the purpose of ensuring a specific amino acid sequence. The protection and de-protection of the active sites had to ensure that the right amino acid was on the acid end and the same case applying to the middle amino acid and the one on the amine end of the tri-peptide. I also have expertise in reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, aromatics and hetero-chemistry.

University of Nairobi, Kenya
Chemistry
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Master's

Education

University of Nairobi, Kenya (Chemistry)

North Carolina State University, Raleigh (Master's)

Great! — He explained things in ways that was easier to understand. He emphasizes that you must understand the basic concept before moving further into the material ...

— Alexis, Raleigh, NC on 11/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 40 miles of Raleigh, NC 27616.