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Rutgers University
Chemistry
University of Connecticut
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Chemistry)

University of Connecticut (PhD)

About Kevin

I completed my PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2015. While in graduate school, I was a teaching assistant at four different levels of General Chemistry overseeing lab, discussion, exam review, and private tutoring sessions. I have taught and tutored students from the high school level all the way up to the
Honors university level. I have taught Chemistry classes ranging from an introduction to chemistry for nursing and non-science majors to an Honors General Chemistry course designed for Honors Premedical and Engineering students.

I continue to teach and tutor because watching the "lightbulb go on" in a student's mind when they finally understand a concept is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I have a unique ability to relate to students and convey the material in a way that applies it to their everyday life. I find that students that can find a real-world application for the concepts that they are learning absorb the material much quicker and retain it better in the long term. I try to teach the material in a way that fosters an understanding of concepts rather than an ability to memorize and regurgitate facts. For students that have met with me regularly on a weekly or semi-weekly basis, I have seen the achieve a two letter grade improvement in as little as two months.

As a high school student, I scored 760 on the SAT math section and 770 on the SAT II Math 1C exam in 2004 and a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam in 2005. As a college student, I scored 780 on the GRE Math section in 2008.

I scored 760 on the SAT II Chemistry and 5 on the AP Chemistry exams in high school before moving on to study Chemistry for 9+ years, earning Bachelor's and Doctorate degrees in Chemistry along the way. I have more than 4 years of teaching (classroom and laboratory) and tutoring experience at the university level and 2 years of experience tutoring high school chemistry students, specifically. On the physics side, I achieved A grades in high school Physics as well as 2 semesters of university-level Physics as a part of my Chemistry major curriculum.

Beyond my knowledge of the subject matter, it is my ability to relate to students that allows me to achieve success as a teacher and a tutor. I can make students feel at ease even while they are studying a subject that might cause them immense stress in school. I try to boil down the concepts before building them back up to apply them to real-world problems in a way that helps students build a foundation of knowledge that they can carry with them.
I completed my PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2015. While in graduate school, I was a teaching assistant at four different levels of General Chemistry overseeing lab, discussion, exam review, and private tutoring sessions. I have taught and tutored students from the high school level all the way up to the Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Paramus, NJ 07652
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Physical Science
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

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Chemistry

BA (2009) in Chemistry and PhD (2015) in Polymer Chemistry
4+ years of teaching/tutoring experience at high school and university levels
5 on AP Chemistry Exam
760 on SAT II Chemistry Subject Test

Rutgers University
Chemistry
University of Connecticut
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Chemistry)

University of Connecticut (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 20 miles of Paramus, NJ 07652.