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Gerard D.

Webster, NY

$35/hour

Experienced Chemistry and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
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$35/Hour


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SUNY, Syracuse, New York
Chemistry
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SUNY, Syracuse, New York (Chemistry)

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About Gerard

BACKGROUND: I am an experienced Chemist and tutor, with an expertise in Chemistry, along with very strong skills in Physics and Algebra. Additionally, I am comfortable tutoring any elementary or high school Science subject along with entry level college Science courses. Finally, I have several SAT review books in Chem., Math, and Physics should any of my prospective students' goal be to pass these exams.

I have a BS in Chemistry (3.5/4.0 GPA), 20 years of Chemistry lab experience, and 3+ years of sub-teaching and tutoring experience. I am a lover of ALL Sciences, and have many fun interests and hobbies which reflect my love for science, most notably my passions for gardening and nature. I reside in the Webster, N.Y. area. but will travel for up to 25 minutes for a tutoring session.

TUTORING OPTIONS: Most of my sessions either occur in public places (i.e., libraries), or at a students home, provided an aduld is present during the entire session. Alternatively, I am also open to lessons over the internet, either via e-mail or live via web-cam programs such as Skype.

MOTIVATION: I possess a strong desire to teach, motivate, and mentor children and young adults. I ALWAYS take some time to prepare for EACH tutoring lesson. Preparation includes review of: School/Teacher web pages, Regents or other pertinent review books, my own personal, prior lesson notes, and the Internet.

OVERALL QUALIFICATION: My education and prior work experience qualifies me to tutor many CHEMISTRY courses on an expert level. In addition, my very broad Science background and my varied tutoring/teaching experience qualifies me to tutor many other Science subjects including PHYSICS, Bioiology / Living Environment, Environmental Science, and Astronomy. Finally, with my very strong MATH skills, I am very comfortable tutoring Algebra and geometry. My additional computer training and work experience has also provided me with the confidence & know-how to maximize use of both the internet and computer-based training tools during tutoring sessions. The Web is loaded with teaching learning aids which I will utilize to not only further enhance the learning experience, but provide my students with additional self-directed learning options they can pursue once the tutoring session is over.

INTANGIBLES: I find it easy to connect with the curious and inquisitive minds of my students. I have an innate ability to greatly simplify complex scientific concepts to make them more easily understood by my younger students.
BACKGROUND: I am an experienced Chemist and tutor, with an expertise in Chemistry, along with very strong skills in Physics and Algebra. Additionally, I am comfortable tutoring any elementary or high school Science subject along with entry level college Science courses. Finally, I have several SAT review books in Chem., Math, and Physics should Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Webster, NY 14580
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry,
Nursing, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Regents,
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
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.

Algebra 1

I am an experienced tutor with much above-average math shills, ranging from the basics of Algebra through Geometry. I have 4 years' teaching/tutoring experience.

My Math-related education included college-level Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, and high doses of math in both Physics and Chemistry coursework.

I would be honored with the opportunity to tutor your child.

Chemistry

Experienced scientist with an intimate knowledge of chemistry. I have 4 years teaching/tutoring experience, and managed a chemistry lab for over 15 years before getting involved in teaching/tutoring. Currently, I tutor a variety of science subjects which include both Regents and AP high school chemistry.

My chemistry-related education included nearly 40 chemistry-related courses. In addition, my math skills are also superb, which is important in either learning or teaching chemistry.

I am very adept at keeping the concepts simple... which greatly helps my students learn.

I would be honored with the opportunity to tutor your child.

Elementary Science

Experienced scientist with an intimate knowledge of many different areas of science. I have a BS in Chemistry, and either currently or have tutored chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. In addition, my college coursework included astronomy, environmental science, genetics, and botany.

Finally, my passions/hobbies often utilize basic scientific concepts: gardening, cooking, and the weather, to name a few.

I have 4 years teaching/tutoring experience, and managed a chemistry lab for over 15 years before getting involved in teaching/tutoring. Furthermore, I have superb math skills which is important in either learning or teaching science.

Finally, and perhaps MOST important, I am very adept at keeping the concepts simple... which greatly helps my students learn.

I would be honored with the opportunity to tutor your child.

General Computer

I have diverse experience in most aspects of computer use, installing & configuring both operating systems and applications, and in the use of the Internet.

I have 3 1/2 years experience working for a top-notch computer & application help-desk, and I am Microsoft Certified in both Windows WT 4.0, and NT Server.

I am comfortable installing/uninstalling and configuring applications, performing updates & upgrades, troubleshooting usage issues, and in the installation of most Windows operating systems, including setting up a computer to be able to run with multiple operating systems concurrently.

I am very familiar with the basics of Microsoft Office, and can tutor on the basics of Word and PowerPoint as well as Excel on an intermediate level.

Finally, I am very familiar with Internet Explorer and have used both Mozilla Firefox and Netscape Internet browsers as well.

Physics

Experienced tutor with a comprehensive knowledge of physics. I have 4 years' teaching/tutoring experience, and completed numerous Physics and Physics-related courses in college. Currently, I tutor a variety of science subjects which include high school Regents Physics.

I would be honored with the opportunity to tutor your child.

Regents

I am already qualified on Wyzant to tutor Chemistry and Physics...and I was successful tutoring several students in the past in both Chemistry and Physics. I have a BS degree in Chemistry with 20+ years lab experience...also 16 college credits earned in Physics subjects (2 Physics courses plus 2 Physical Chemistry courses(involves integrated use of Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus).

SUNY, Syracuse, New York
Chemistry
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Education

SUNY, Syracuse, New York (Chemistry)

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gerard will travel within 40 miles of Webster, NY 14580.