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Raghu Ram C.

Highly Experienced US-PhD Tutor for Organic Chemistry

Highly Experienced US-PhD Tutor for Organic Chemistry

$75/hour

  • 31 hours tutoring

  • Bronx, NY 10467

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About Raghu Ram


Bio

I earned my PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. During my PhD, I worked on developing a Web-based online homework program for the undergraduate organic chemistry students to learn and test their knowledge. This work resulted in a publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. I finished my postdoctoral research at the City College of New York. Later, I worked as an Advanced Scientist at Momentive Performance Materials. I am currently working as an...

I earned my PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. During my PhD, I worked on developing a Web-based online homework program for the undergraduate organic chemistry students to learn and test their knowledge. This work resulted in a publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. I finished my postdoctoral research at the City College of New York. Later, I worked as an Advanced Scientist at Momentive Performance Materials. I am currently working as an adjunct assistant professor.

I have extensive teaching experience (more than 14 years); as an adjunct assistant professor at Bronx Community College, New York; as a lead teaching assistant for advanced organic and advanced inorganic chemistry lab courses and recitation; and as a tutor for several years. I taught classes of more than 100 students. Intermittently, I also taught organic-1 at the City College of New York, New York, USA.

I have been living and working in New York City (as a researcher and as a teacher), one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, so I totally understand that students from different cultural backgrounds have different learning abilities, and I empathize with my students’ needs and adapt myself to serve them the best.

I will be glad to provide any further details you might need. I appreciate your consideration and I look forward to meeting with you.


Education

Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
Chemistry
University of Pune, India
Masters
University of Kentucky (Graduate)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Group Rates: 2 students: $50/hr/person 3-5 students: $40/hr/person 5 or more: $30/hr/person
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Bronx, NY 10467
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/8/2015

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Science

Elementary Science

I earned my PhD in Organic Chemistry, followed by three years of postdoctoral experience. I worked as an adjunct professor at a community college in NY, and taught classes and tutored in organic chemistry during my PhD and postdoctoral careers. During my PhD, I developed an online homework program in organic chemistry for the undergraduate students. I worked as an advanced scientist in a reputed specialty chemical company.

Science

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I earned my PhD in Organic Chemistry, followed by three years of postdoctoral experience. I worked as an adjunct professor at a community college in NY, and taught classes and tutored in organic chemistry during my PhD and postdoctoral careers. During my PhD, I developed an online homework program in organic chemistry for the undergraduate students. I worked as an advanced scientist in a reputed specialty chemical company.

Test Preparation

MCAT

MCAT

I earned my PhD in Organic Chemistry, followed by three years of postdoctoral experience. I worked as an adjunct professor at a community college in NY, and taught classes and tutored in organic chemistry during my PhD and postdoctoral careers. During my PhD, I developed an online homework program in organic chemistry for the undergraduate students. I worked as an advanced scientist in a reputed specialty chemical company.

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Excellent tutor

Raghu had a very flexible schedule and was extremely helpful during our session. He was very patient with me and thorough with all his explanations. Thanks to him, I have a much better grasp of the topics I was having trouble with. Raghu made it his priority to break everything down for me in a way that's easy to remember.

Heilen, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

Amazing Tutor

Raghu is consistently stunning. He has a flexible schedule and I have been him meeting fairly regularly for several months - and he never disappoints. Going over the slipshod notes my professor gives, he will not only elucidate on concepts, but accurately predict what's on the next page - and he's never once been wrong! Raghu teaches concepts in a way that will be remembered. He knows all the little shortcuts to reaction trends, and he shares them openly with you! He is dependable and down to earth, making sense and keeping track of the over 50 reactions (counting Orgo I and currently Orgo II) so far. Retrosynthesis is conquered with Raghu by your side! He doesn't just give a phenomenal grade - he gives knowledge and understanding that lasts!

Alice, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

BEST TUTOR IN THE WORLD!!! (Seriously).

Organic chemistry is hard to begin with. Now think about taking it in the summer when its crammed into 5 weeks. It's borderline insanity. I did quite poorly on my first test, and as the days went on, I was increasingly lost. Not knowing what to do, I searched on the interned for a tutor, and that's how I found Raghu. Raghu explains EVERYTHING, step by step, in the most crystal clear terms. I've had other tutors in other subjects before and I've never had someone who was able to explain things in such a clear manner. His incredible knowledge and background in Orgo allows him to break down each and every problem. Suddenly you see that electrons aren't just moving arbitrarily, bonds aren't just broken and created because your teacher said they were, the arrows aren't random, and the structures are not indecipherable hieroglyphics. -- Raghu makes you UNDERSTAND! Yesterday I sat down with Raghu for an intense cram session before my second test and I cannot describe how confident I felt afterwards. Today, when I took my test, I was confident while answering the questions and I felt so great when I turned it in. He is simply incredible and without a doubt, the best tutor I have ever had, and probably the best tutor in the world.

Bonnie, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

Phenomenal Organic Chemistry Tutor!

Raghu is a phenomenal tutor who puts in his every effort in order to master the Organic Chemistry. Organic Chemistry II that is from Ivy school was really coming slowly for me and I was the guy who was getting Cs in quizzes. With Raghu's help, I improved impressively and ended up getting A for class. If you care about the quality of your tutoring that yields the most efficient return on your investment (time, money) then Raghu is the man to go with. This is the guy who loves Organic Chemistry and who is thrilled with enthusiasm to solve the dreaded Organic Chemistry II problem sets. Amazing! I can't thank you enough for your help Raghu !

Albert, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

The absolute best!

Raghu is extremely knowledgeable in organic chemistry and is an excellent teacher. He is always early for every lesson and exudes superior professionalism. He thoroughly explains concepts and is readily available for extra help via email. He pushed me to strive for the best and encouraged me to practice, practice, and practice some more. He surely cares about his students and their progress. I significantly improved on my MCAT organic chemistry and it is all because of Raghu! I couldn't be happier with my results. I highly recommend him, you will be in good hands.

Mary, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

No textbook necessary.

If you are a student who (1) has not had time to read the textbook and (2) is completely lost in class due to not reading the textbook, AND you have an exam coming up, Raghu will teach you what you need to know to successfully answer your exam questions (given that you have a practice exam to work off of), even if you have little to no prior knowledge of the topic. This was my situation when I asked for Raghu's help. My organic chemistry practice exam was so incomprehensible to me that I could not even search for help in my textbook, because I could not recognize anything. I was very intimidated by the questions and did not think they would ever become clear to me. However, Raghu knew exactly where to begin his lesson for someone with almost zero knowledge. He gave me just enough background information (never going into unnecessary tangents), and the way he structured the lesson as a whole was so precise, efficient, and logical that it was as if he anticipated beforehand where I might have questions, so he was sure to explain whatever aspect of things in a way that I would barely need to ask about anything at all at the end. I am very impressed with Raghu's teaching ability, knowledge of chemistry, and his ability to anticipate where a student might possibly have gaps in comprehension and being able to secure those gaps beforehand. Excellent teacher.

Camille, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

Amazed!!

I'm extremely eager to say how happy I am when I walk into class now. Raghu did not just give me a tutoring lesson but he gave me confidence to continue and strive in my organic chemistry course! My first exam grade was a disaster and that's when I realized I needed to get help. Only with one tutoring session Raghu help me understand the chapter. On my second exam I received second highest grade in my class out of 52 students. I literally cried of joy (and I don't cry)!! Not only is the man great at explaining and teaching, he is flexible!!!! Especially for someone like me who has 12 hr shifts and has class on her days off. Which is highly appreciated from my part!! Thank you Raghu for up lifting my grade and my spirit!! I will see you soon!

Carlemi, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

Superb

Raghu is one of the most diligent tutors I have ever had a chance to work with. He has an individual approach to his students to the point that he asks you for your textbook and the chapters and explains the material within the scope of what you covered in lectures. He did what my professor failed in his efforts to teach us. Also, very reasonable price for the commitment he offers. Highly recommend Raghu for those who value their time and tutoring investment.

Owen, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

THE BEST.

To me, Raghu has been a godsend for organic chemistry! I was having a lot of difficulty keeping up in class and felt as if there were some nebulous magic taking place that I was just sort of expected to accept and memorize the results of… As someone with limited memory and wandering attention, I felt pretty hopeless at the prospect of passing, much less excelling, in that class. Working with Raghu truly illuminated the ‘magic’ I was so certain was beyond my capacity. He really explained the concepts, priorities, and most importantly, the thought process behind all of the reactions I was learning in class. He also helped me catch up on in the areas that confused me without making me feel ashamed for my lack of understanding. After working with Raghu I understood the topics taught in class and was able to internalize new concepts using a fraction of the time and effort I had needed before. Not only did he demonstrate a genuine mastery of the topic, but also unwavering patience and diligence in its pedagogy. I felt a personal obligation to work harder in order to match the level of effort and involvement he offered. To me, Raghu is not only an invaluable resource in furthering my understanding of chemistry, but also one of the most kind and sincere people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I strongly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with the terrors of organic chemistry and thinks that they would benefit from a experienced, considerate, and attentive guide!

Abi, 1 lesson with Raghu Ram

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