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City College of City University of New York (Organic Chemistry)
Yale University (Ivy League), New Haven, CT (PhD)
Suny Brockport University (Graduate Coursework)
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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. 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
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
Amazing! Readily available. Applies course material to different learning styles VERY WELL. I really struggled with chemistry before I met him. He made it fun and understandable to someone lacking a strong science background. He is patient and encourages you to do the work/practice. Honestly can't say enough positive things about my overall experience with chemistry because of Joe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very helpful and easy to contact. He was willing to go the extra mile to make sure I was prepared and confident for my exams. He was available to help as much as possible. Joe provided many helpful techniques and handouts. I will be asking for his help for organic chem 2. I highly recommend Joe as a tutor.
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I have developed extensive notes and problem packets for Regents Chemistry and for AP Chemistry. A first tutoring session would start with an assessment of needs.
I have taught freshman chemistry. The note sets for AP chem are useful for reviewing General College Chemistry (both first and second semesters).
I have experience teaching Organic Chemistry including instrumental analysis (IR, NMR, UV/Vis, Mass Spec, and Gas chromatography).
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.
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.