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Gregory S.

New York, NY

$125/hour

Science Education Specialist - General and Organic Chemistry

Background check passed as of 8/17/16

$125/Hour


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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Chemistry
The University of The West Indies, Mona
PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate Coursework

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Chemistry)

The University of The West Indies, Mona (PhD)

University of Massachusetts Medical School (Graduate Coursework)

About Gregory

The Challenge of Chemistry:

The major challenge I’ve found in teaching general chemistry and organic chemistry in particular, is that students typically find it difficult to understand and relate to abstract chemical concepts - atoms and molecular structure - from what they can physically see and touch. What does that mean? Well it's easier to understand what table salt looks like than to understand what atoms make up table salt!


Chemistry is Everywhere!

Chemistry is all around us. It is a journey in imagination! When learning chemistry, the more you can imagine the easier it becomes. You might be wondering, why does table salt dissolve in water very easily, but oil does not? We can think about this example in terms of how different compounds interact with different liquids. But what is going on and how do we explain it? When I teach, the questions and curiosity of the student is the starting point. My goal when working with students is to build the foundation principles needed to grow in chemistry quickly so that they can easily relate to chemistry in their everyday lives.


Let's Start With What YOU Like:

I focus on the student's interests first, then I guide them to understanding the chemical concepts and principles that surround their interests. My approach is individual. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs and interests of the student. The personal attention I give leads to the success of students no matter if they are in middle school, high school or pursuing careers in the medical sciences, biotechnology, or advanced degrees.


My Qualifications:

I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry. I have taught and tutored students at the middle school, high school, university undergraduate and university graduate levels.

Also having done research in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the relationship between what students need to know from high school that can lead them to very advanced studies in the subject is very clear and very easy for me to teach.

YOUR Success:
It is my goal to see you succeed! I will work with you until you do!
I look forward to working with you in this exciting journey of chemistry.
The Challenge of Chemistry:

The major challenge I’ve found in teaching general chemistry and organic chemistry in particular, is that students typically find it difficult to understand and relate to abstract chemical concepts - atoms and molecular structure - from what they can physically see and touch. What does that mean? Well it's
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10027
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
PSAT
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Chemistry

I hold a PhD in organic chemistry and 30 years experience teaching and tutoring the subject. As professor, I have taught organic chemistry at the University of the West Indies and Worcester State University. Also I have tutored in organic chemistry to students at Columbia University, and mentored chemical engineering students in organic chemistry for their biomass processing project at MIT.

Common Core

I have been tutoring to the common core standard for 5 years. I have been trained by this company in the common core standards and methodologies for their students.

Organic Chemistry

I hold a PhD in organic chemistry and 25 years experience teaching and tutoring the subject. As professor, I have taught organic chemistry at the University of the West Indies and Worcester State University. Also I have tutored in organic chemistry to students at Columbia University, and mentored chemical engineering students in organic chemistry of biomass processing at MIT.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Chemistry
The University of The West Indies, Mona
PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate Coursework

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (Chemistry)

The University of The West Indies, Mona (PhD)

University of Massachusetts Medical School (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10027.