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Jake G.

Kind and Patient PhD tutor with 15 years of experience

Kind and Patient PhD tutor with 15 years of experience

$150/hour

  • 1,288 hours tutoring

About Jake


Bio

I have over 15 years of Biology, Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry tutoring experience. I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry and obtained 2 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biology. I have worked with students of all ages, from middle school science and math level to students taking advanced Organic Chemistry courses at Harvard. I have a true passion for teaching and tutoring, and have done so as a career for the past 15 years. However, I have found working with students one-on-one is the...

I have over 15 years of Biology, Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry tutoring experience. I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry and obtained 2 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biology. I have worked with students of all ages, from middle school science and math level to students taking advanced Organic Chemistry courses at Harvard. I have a true passion for teaching and tutoring, and have done so as a career for the past 15 years. However, I have found working with students one-on-one is the most rewarding part of teaching because I'm there to watch the "Eureka!" learning moment happen, which brought me here to Wyzant. I was a top ranked tutor on Wyzant in 2019 and 2020. I can't wait to continue this trend with you!

I am an 8 time published scientist, currently possess 1 patent, and graduated summa cum laude. I began my tutoring career during my own undergraduate education, tutoring other undergraduate students and high school biology and chemistry, and since then have amassed hundreds of great worksheets, practice exams, even actual old exam archives etc. to help with your studies. My favorite part about tutoring is getting you excited about science and becoming confident with your skills, because it is so cool to apply science to everyday life!


Education

University of New Mexico
BS Biology, BA Chemistry
University of Colorado Boulder, Chemistry
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: Ask me about rates for weekly sessions and groups! A late cancellation, less than 24 hours before, is charged half the time scheduled. No-shows will be the full price of the time scheduled.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring professionally for over 12 years. My first experience tutoring was actually in middle school tutoring Elementary Math and Science. I went on to obtain my PhD in chemistry, which if you don't already know, involved lots of math! I know all of the long methods to teach the Elementary Math thoroughly, but also lots of helpful tricks to make the subject more approachable and fun. As a chemist all my problems are word problems, and those can be frustrating at first for students, but with my help we can break it down so its just like any regular problem. I am happy to meet with any parent about online tutoring.
Elementary Science

Elementary Science

I love getting the chance to work with a young person in science, I am great at getting anyone, especially children, excited about science, and the best part about that is that makes it fun to learn! In middle school I had the most wonderful opportunity to start working as an elementary tutor for reading and science. I, of course, went on to get a PhD in Chemistry but have always loved tutoring and working with children. I worked as a gymnastics coach for kids ages 4-16 during college (almost all 12 years of it!) and got great experience working with children and often had the opportunity to tutor them through homework problems and often times science experiments. I am happy to meet with any parent to discuss how an online lesson would work.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I graduated summa cum laude with my BS in Biology and a BA in chemistry, and I went on to earn my PhD in Organic chemistry with a certificate in molecular biophysics. I worked in research labs and universities for 10 years, before transitioning to becoming a professional tutor, which I have found is my passion. Almost that entire span of working in a laboratory, of time I have been tutoring biology, which is now over 15 years. I have a lot of experience, in particular, with test prep for AP, MCAT, and SAT students. I teach using applications to real like, which is normally easy to recall, and I am filled with many tips for memorization and name recognition.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a PhD Chemist and have tutored for over 15 years. I worked in research labs and as a university lecturer before transitioning to a professional tutor, my passion. I have tutored students from High School Chemistry through advanced NMR Spectroscopy courses and have many tips and tricks for remembering vocabulary and how to solve problems. I have a lot of experience with AP and MCAT exam prep, in addition to having taught both General and Organic Chemistry at the University level.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I graduated summa cum laude with my BS in Biology and a BA in chemistry, and I went on to earn my PhD in Organic chemistry with a certificate in molecular biophysics. I worked in research labs and universities for 10 years, before transitioning to becoming a professional tutor, which I have found is my passion. Almost that entire span of working in a laboratory, of time I have been tutoring biology, which is now over 15 years. I have a lot of experience, in particular, with test prep for AP, MCAT, and SAT students. I teach using applications to real like, which is normally easy to recall, and I am filled with many tips for memorization and name recognition.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a PhD Chemist and have tutored for over 15 years. I worked in research labs and as a university lecturer before transitioning to a professional tutor, my passion. I have tutored students from High School Chemistry through advanced NMR Spectroscopy courses and have many tips and tricks for remembering vocabulary and how to solve problems. I have a lot of experience with AP and MCAT exam prep, in addition to having taught both General and Organic Chemistry at the University level.

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I graduated with my PhD in Chemistry with a heavy biochemistry emphasis. I was working in a biochemistry lab on a molecular biophysics fellowship, this allowed me to immerse myself in biochemistry and learn the subject very well. In particular as a former organic chemistry professor I can easily help you in the transition to Biochemistry topics and understanding the similarities in study habits. I pride myself in teaching you how to study to really learn this material well in a, hopefully, fun, piece-by-piece method. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Biology,

Biology

I graduated summa cum laude with my BS in Biology and a BA in chemistry, and I went on to earn my PhD in Organic chemistry with a certificate in molecular biophysics. I worked in research labs and universities for 10 years, before transitioning to becoming a professional tutor, which I have found is my passion. Almost that entire span of working in a laboratory, of time I have been tutoring biology, which is now over 15 years. I have a lot of experience, in particular, with test prep for AP, MCAT, and SAT students. I teach using applications to real like, which is normally easy to recall, and I am filled with many tips for memorization and name recognition.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a PhD Chemist and have tutored for over 15 years. I worked in research labs and as a university lecturer before transitioning to a professional tutor, my passion. I have tutored students from High School Chemistry through advanced NMR Spectroscopy courses and have many tips and tricks for remembering vocabulary and how to solve problems. I have a lot of experience with AP and MCAT exam prep, in addition to having taught both General and Organic Chemistry at the University level.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I am a PhD Organic Chemist with over 15 years of tutoring experience. I worked in research labs and as a university lecturer before transitioning to a professional tutor, my passion. I have taught both semesters of O chem many times and have many practice exams and problem sets for you to get extra practice. I absolutely love organic chemistry, and I hope I can rub a little bit of that off onto you as well. I am especially good with test prep and guiding students how to think through a problem.
Physical Science

Physical Science

As a chemist physical science is why I love science so much! I have always had a passion for physical sciences and have been teaching science as a career for the past 12 years. Physical science courses are some of my favorite to tutor because, not only have I taught these courses many times over, but they are often the most general. This means you learn the most about how Earth works and I am happy to get you excited about it. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I graduated summa cum laude with my BS in Biology and a BA in chemistry, and I went on to earn my PhD in Organic chemistry with a certificate in molecular biophysics. I worked in research labs and universities for 10 years, before transitioning to becoming a professional tutor, which I have found is my passion. Almost that entire span of working in a laboratory, of time I have been tutoring biology, which is now over 15 years. I have a lot of experience, in particular, with test prep for AP, MCAT, and SAT students. I teach using applications to real like, which is normally easy to recall, and I am filled with many tips for memorization and name recognition.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I am a PhD Chemist and have tutored for over 15 years. I worked in research labs and as a university lecturer before transitioning to a professional tutor, my passion. I have tutored students from High School Chemistry through advanced NMR Spectroscopy courses and have many tips and tricks for remembering vocabulary and how to solve problems. I have a lot of experience with AP and MCAT exam prep, in addition to having taught both General and Organic Chemistry at the University level.

Examples of Expertise


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Very patient and energetic teacher

He was so helpful and had such a positive energy. He was happy to answer questions and provide tips to understand the material.

Sasha, 2 lessons with Jake

Gifted educator, and instantly helpful

I needed help with an intensive course, and Jake was able to jump right in and help with both my short-term needs and my long term strategy. He has an obviously encouraging demeanor, and helped me feel comfortable in our first visit. I look forward to many more tutoring sessions with him!

Jeremy, 5 lessons with Jake

Impressed!

My daughter was preparing for a test last minute and we requested Jake. I would strongly recommend him. I can honestly say he was well prepared to assist her and she feels comfortable with all the material reviewed with him. He seem very knowledgeable in the subject matter.

Dawn, 2 lessons with Jake

very helpful

Jake showed me the mechanisms step by step and very clear, studying organic chemistry wouldn’t be possible Without his help. Thank you for your patience Jake.

Ladan, 13 lessons with Jake

Patient and helpful!

Jake is an incredible tutor who is super easy to talk to ! He makes sure to really break things down and explain them. Very knowledgeable in his subject. Would highly recommend!

Hannah, 1 lesson with Jake

Patient

He is very patient with you even if you have no idea what the problem is asking. He also gives good study ideas for studying something like organic chemistry. Thanks for all the help so far.

Grant, 3 lessons with Jake

The best!

Jake is very accommodating and will contact you so you can be assisted promptly. Jake Is friendly and ensures you understand every step of the way. Do yourself a favor and acquire his services.

Alex, 13 lessons with Jake

amazing teacher

Jake is very knowledgeable and supwr helpful even i contacted him last and he was ready to help, Highly recommended.

Ladan, 13 lessons with Jake

Jake cares about understanding

Jake was my third tutor, and he actually went waaay back and started with the foundation which will help me understand more of what’s happening with organic chemistry. I appreciate his in-depth review.

Daniel, 4 lessons with Jake
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