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Martin D.

Bronx, NY

$80/hour

University Professor Teaches Organic Chemistry

4.9 average from 140 ratings
Wonderfully patient and very helpful!
— Elizabeth, Tarrytown, NY on 5/2/14

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Fordham University
New York University
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

Fordham University

New York University (Master's)

New York University (PhD)

About Martin

I am an assistant professor of chemistry at a nationally ranked New York university and teach Organic Chemistry. Prior to this, I spent 16+ years in the pharmaceutical industry. Greater than 90% of my students are pre-med, pre-dent, or pre-vet candidates and almost universally, they have remarked how well trained they are for the Organic Chemistry section of their admissions exam. Students have repeatedly commended me for my patience and helpfulness, and how available I am to answer their questions. My teaching method for Organic Chemistry relies on teaching fundamental principles that allow my students to understand how and why molecules react the way they do, so that memorization is minimized. Memorization, in addition to being short-term, stores information as isolated facts. This is not very helpful when students are asked questions that require multi-concept answers. By understanding principles, students learn to pull different concepts together and are better equipped to answer complex questions. Students learn to rely on their knowledge base to elucidate answers on their own, rather than searching through a catalog of seemingly unrelated concepts and reactions.

In order for me to best serve you, I would appreciate being given a copy of your syllabus and the title of your textbook. In addition, I would greatly appreciate a list of questions or topics you wish to review IN ADVANCE. This will allow me to come to our session prepared to answer your questions with some notes and problems. The more advanced notice I am given, the better I am able to help you. Typically two days is more than enough time.

Although in some instances, I am willing to travel to meet students, I already drive a great distance every day to get to my office, so for convenience and my own sanity, most students meet me on one of our two main campuses.

Finally, I understand that sometimes schedules are difficult to keep, requiring prearranged sessions to be cancelled. Please be aware of my cancellation policy:

More than 24 hours notice: no charge.

Within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment:
Between 12-24 hours notice of cancellation: 25% of the normal rate per hour scheduled.
Between 6-12 notice of cancellation: 50% of the normal rate per hour scheduled.
Less than 6 hours notice of cancellation: 100% rate per hour scheduled.
No notice: 100% rate plus $10 per hour scheduled.

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10462
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"Wonderfully patient and very helpful!"

- Elizabeth, Tarrytown, NY on 5/2/14

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Organic Chemistry

I have a BS, MS, and PhD in Organic Chemistry and spent more than 16 years as a synthetic medicinal chemist in a major pharmaceutical company. Recently I returned to academia and am currently an assistant professor at a nationally ranked New York university. I am a patient teacher and stress understanding the basic principles of Organic Chemistry in order to answer complex questions (as opposed to relying exclusively on memorization). I have been commended repeatedly by my students for my teaching ability.

Fordham University
New York University
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

Fordham University

New York University (Master's)

New York University (PhD)

Wonderfully patient and very helpful! — Martin's an absolutely wonderful investment if you're taking organic chemistry and need alternate explanations or help. My professor's explanations of the (very difficult) material are not always very helpful to me, personally, but Martin speaks my language when it comes to explaining tough concepts in Orgo. He's such a nice person, really patient, and very encouraging of what you can do (which ...

— Elizabeth, Tarrytown, NY on 5/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martin will travel within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10462.