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Kevin D.

Friendly and Patient Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

Friendly and Patient Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

$75/hour

  • 927 hours tutoring

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Chemistry is really not so hard as it first appears. To help my students, there are a few key concepts that I pass along that clarify and simplify the problem sets that they face. In some cases, it is a matter of being able to express a problem in mathematical terms. In others it is being able to visualize exactly what happens in a reaction. After being pointed in the right direction, and with a little practice, most any student can excel in chemistry.

After a 15 year career in chemistry,...

Chemistry is really not so hard as it first appears. To help my students, there are a few key concepts that I pass along that clarify and simplify the problem sets that they face. In some cases, it is a matter of being able to express a problem in mathematical terms. In others it is being able to visualize exactly what happens in a reaction. After being pointed in the right direction, and with a little practice, most any student can excel in chemistry.

After a 15 year career in chemistry, I now primarily practice Acupuncture. I still love the subject, and enjoy tutoring students in Organic and General Chemistry as well as Biology.

I have been teaching off and on since I was in graduate school. As a teaching fellow at Boston University, I let discussion sections and laboratory sections. I worked through problem sets with the students, and went over concepts from classroom discussions. When I was earning a Master of Oriental Medicine degree from New England School of Acupuncture, I tutored my classmates that were working through Organic and General Chemistry prerequisite classes.

Most recently, I have tutored high school and college students in the Boston area. I always enjoyed working with students, and hopefully some of my enthusiasm for the subject has rubbed off.

At present, my time is split between my acupuncture practice and working with students, tutoring Organic and General Chemistry as well as Biology. I'm fortunate to have found these professions that I enjoy so much.

I was also fortunate to have a rewarding 15 year career in chemistry. After graduating from BU, I worked at Polaroid Corporation. There I helped develop a new film system involving all organic components. It was intended to work with digital photograph printers which were new at the time. I then spent quite a while in a start-up company called Supercritical Combustion Corporation. There I helped develop and formulate a diesel based fuel that burned very cleanly. It was used in Buses, and greatly reduced toxic emis


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Boston University
Chemistry
Boston University
Masters
New England School of Acupuncture
Masters

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Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

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Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

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Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I was an Organic Chemistry teaching fellow in graduate school, leading discussion sections and laboratory sections. Having graduated, I spent a 15 year professional career as a synthetic organic chemist. I tutored organic chemistry as a prerequisite class in 2006 to 2009 to New England School of Acupuncture Students. Most recently I have been tutoring Organic Chemistry students at universities in the Boston area since 2014.

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Biology,

Biology

I received a minor in Biology from Boston University while completing a BS in Chemistry. Since then, I received a MS in Chemistry and have taken many advanced courses in Biology. I worked as a medicinal chemist in oncology drug discovery at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical. There I was on a large team of biologists and chemists working on manipulating metabolic pathways using small drug therapeutics.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I've had a 15 year career in chemistry. My focus has been medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis. I have also worked in many other fields involving chemistry; organic photosystems at Polaroid Corporation, alternative fuels at SCC, as well as electroluminescent coatings and devices. I also synthesized DNA markers at Genigma, Please see my resume.

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Chemistry Tutorial

Kevin has been tremendous. He is very patient, thorough, and empathetic. He has helped to create understanding at a base level, and gives me confidence I can go back and pick up with the work and understand things as if he and I were still reviewing things.

Isabella, 4 lessons with Kevin

Knowledgeable Tour

Kevin was so patient and knowledgeable in solving organic chemical equations. He helped me in identifying chemical names, solving equations using various formulas.

Cynthia, 3 lessons with Kevin

Very knowledgeable

Helped clarify some tricky chemistry topics for my son to get him back on track. They met for a total of two hours, after which my son could understand the unit.

Casey, 1 lesson with Kevin

The best tutor!! Very patient!

Kevin is the best tutor!! He was extremely helpful, knowledge, and patient. I will be using him again, and I will for sure recommend him to others!

Jermaine, 4 lessons with Kevin

Great tutor understood all concepts

Taught me organic chemistry processes and I was able to grasp the information. Kevin is good teacher and I was able to very quickly understand all the presented material. We are working out of a good textbook and all the lessons are presented in a logical and easy to understand format. I would recommend Kevin to anyone who is trying to learn the principles of organic chemistry

Gregory, 108 lessons with Kevin

Great chemistry tutor

Kevin was very patient and knew exactly what he was talking about in the areas where I needed help. He helped me in the hour that I needed and he is very easy to understand and talk to. Wish he was my regular chemistry teacher.

Kayla, 1 lesson with Kevin

Thank you Kevin our session was very helpful.

Kevin is very knowledgeable and keeps thing moving at comfortable pace. I appreciate his flexibility in making himself available to tutor me so last min. Nice guy to work with , good interaction, back and forth. Easy to understand.

IG, 3 lessons with Kevin

Helpful and Understanding

Kevin has been a very helpful, patient, and understanding Precalculus tutor to our son. He is always thinking forward and focuses on being sure he understands the concepts, not just the answers.

Lyndon, 40 lessons with Kevin

Great

Only issue was technical problems w the Wyzant online platform. Couldn't get it to work in the beginning. Once fixed it was a great session. Good review of stoichiometry and learned new shortcuts.

Serena, 1 lesson with Kevin
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$75/hour

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Response time: 3 hours