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Joe S.

Retired chemistry teacher and tutor : Regents, AP, College, Organic

Retired chemistry teacher and tutor : Regents, AP, College, Organic

$48/hour

  • 226 hours tutoring

  • Rochester, NY 14625

About Joe


Bio

Working together to improve your understanding and your scores.

I bring enthusiasm, experience and commitment to my tutoring. I will assess your needs quickly and adjust my tutoring style to accommodate those needs. I develop worksheets and practice tests that specifically benefit those I tutor. I succeed in helping students improve grades because I teach problem solving and test taking techniques as well as subject matter. I love connecting with my students and it is a pleasure to see them...

Working together to improve your understanding and your scores.

I bring enthusiasm, experience and commitment to my tutoring. I will assess your needs quickly and adjust my tutoring style to accommodate those needs. I develop worksheets and practice tests that specifically benefit those I tutor. I succeed in helping students improve grades because I teach problem solving and test taking techniques as well as subject matter. I love connecting with my students and it is a pleasure to see them grow as learners.

I hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Yale University, and teaching certification in Secondary Education from Brockport.

I am currently adjunct professor at MCC and Roberts, I teach General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Lab as well as Science for Teachers. At Rush Henrietta High School, I taught Regents Chemistry, General Chemistry and AP Chemistry for 12 years. I have years of experience tutoring students in Regents, AP and Freshman Chemistry.

Before teaching high school I enjoyed a successful career as a researcher and research manager at Kodak. I use my practical experience to enrich my courses and my tutoring and I help students understand the practical and relevant application of science. I've have received awards for excellent teaching both from colleagues and students.

I know my stuff and I love what I do; let’s work together to improve your understanding and performance.


Education

City College of City University of New York
Organic Chemistry
Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT
PhD
Suny Brockport University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $48
  • Rate details: I would be happy to tutor two students at once for at least a 1.5 hour session for 1 1/2 times my usual rate, that is $66/hour
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Rochester, NY 14625
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/5/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught freshman chemistry, AP chemistry and Regents chemistry and tutored for 5+ years. I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents and AP Chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters). A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs. I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).

Most Popular

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught freshman chemistry, AP chemistry and Regents chemistry and tutored for 5+ years. I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents and AP Chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters). A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs. I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught freshman chemistry, AP chemistry and Regents chemistry and tutored for 5+ years. I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents and AP Chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters). A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs. I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a PhD in organic chemistry from Yale University. I have done organic chemical research and have patents and publications. I have taught Organic Chemistry as an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College and the University of Rochester. I recently taught the lab portion of organic chemistry at Monroe Community College.
Physical Science

Physical Science

I am thoroughly familiar with the Physical Science middle school curriculum, including physics, chemistry and earth science topics. I have taught a science course for special ed teachers and am currently scheduled to teach a course called "Science for Elementary School Teachers" at MCC. This course uses a middle school textbook.

Summer

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have taught freshman chemistry, AP chemistry and Regents chemistry and tutored for 5+ years. I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents and AP Chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters). A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs. I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (51 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent teacher

Joe worked with my child throughout the year for AP Chemistry and was able to teach concepts in an accessible and clear way. He engaged my child and sparked understanding. Highly recommend!!

Margaret, 23 lessons with Joe

Knowledgeable, easily communicates complex ideas

Joe allowed me to ask questions, he answered my questions and then connected the specific answers into broader topics. This method furthered my overall understanding.

Heidi, 3 lessons with Joe

Great lesson

My daughter felt some things "clicked" for her that she hadn't understood all year. She was very enthusiastic. He brought worksheets for her to do between lessons. Wish we had found Joe months ago!

Annie, 2 lessons with Joe

Highly Recommended

Joe is a friendly upbeat teacher. My daughter feels he is one of the best she has had, she likes his teaching style, felt Joe was excellent at explaining the material so she could understand it. We highly recommend Joe.

Belinda, 6 lessons with Joe

Helpful, quick, and efficient tutor

Joe helped me understand a third of a semester's worth of organic chem in just 1.5 hours. Every time we've met I've been extremely successful in class- I got a 92 on my exam that we studied for! Average was 74. I'm very happy.

Wendy, 4 lessons with Joe

Very Knowledgeable in His Field

We've only had one lesson with Joe but it's clear that we will call on him again when needed. A retired high school chemistry teacher, he knows the material cold and understands how to communicate it in different ways to students. Joe spent 1.5 hours with my daughter, helping to catch her up on material she missed while out on extended sick leave. During that time, he was able to cover multiple classes worth of material. If you need chemistry help, contact him today with our recommendation.

Travis, 10 lessons with Joe

Extremely knowledgeable

Joe has met with my son three times and is very patient and encouraging. My son is struggling with many of the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, and Joe has a great way of explaining the information in an easy-to-learn and relatable way. I am very pleased with how the sessions have gone and will continue to use Joe to assist as needed.

Ellen, 4 lessons with Joe

One of the Best Tutors

Joe is one of the best tutors we have ever had! He is an intelligent chemist and an excellent educator. My kid loved to meet him and the help that my kid got in the AP chemistry study was invaluable. Joe can always give a clear explanation on any questions my kid asked. He cares about the student and he is flexible. I highly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for a great Chemistry tutor.

Cindy, 6 lessons with Joe

Great educator!

Even with one monthly meeting, our tenth grader benefits a great deal, our girl is seriously thinking to choose chemistry/pharmacy as her college major now. Joe is with great knowledge and experience, is flexible, professional and after all he cares about the students. This combination is really hard to find in Rochester, we probably will hire him more frequently summer time and this time on AP chemistry.

Jane, 5 lessons with Joe
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