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PhD Organic Chemist; MS in Ed.; full-time tutor; >20y teaching
Deanne N.

5,632 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $150

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Deanne N.'s Photo

PhD Organic Chemist; MS in Ed.; full-time tutor; >20y teaching
PhD Organic Chemist; MS in Ed.; full-time tutor; >20y teaching
Deanne N.

5,632 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

5,632 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Deanne


Bio

Organic chemistry is a challenging course with a bad reputation. It’s a subject that demands practice and immediate feedback often not available in large class settings. I’m here to help you understand the material and not only succeed in the course, but to appreciate the logic and power of the subject.

My PhD is in organic chemistry and I’ve been teaching for over 25 years. Having spent 4 years teaching medicinal chemistry to pharmacy students, 17 years teaching HS science, and 4 years...

Organic chemistry is a challenging course with a bad reputation. It’s a subject that demands practice and immediate feedback often not available in large class settings. I’m here to help you understand the material and not only succeed in the course, but to appreciate the logic and power of the subject.

My PhD is in organic chemistry and I’ve been teaching for over 25 years. Having spent 4 years teaching medicinal chemistry to pharmacy students, 17 years teaching HS science, and 4 years tutoring full time, I know how to break down material and modify my strategies to match your individual learning style.

I know that tutoring is expensive and I work hard to make our time together as effective and efficient as possible. It helps if you let me know in advance what topics you would like to cover so that I can assemble practice problems and supplemental materials to use in our lessons. Having tutored 250 students over the past two years, most of them taking organic chemistry, I have many resources (including 14 textbooks).

Your success is what drives me – the reason I do this. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing confidence develop in my students and sharing the joy of the high grades they earn. Please contact me if you have questions or wish to try a session. I’m here for you!


Education

Canisius College
Chemistry
University at Buffalo - Organic Chemistry
PhD
Cleveland State University - Curriculum and Instruction
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: I am happy to work with groups up to 4 students. Group rates are as follows: 2 students - $150per hour 3 students - $165 per hour 4 students - $175 per hour
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/10/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Science

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,795 ratings)
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Reviews

Amazing!

Helped me with Organic Chemistry topics I struggled with all semester in about 30 minutes. Went into my final exam so much more confident. So kind and explained things perfectly. 10/10 will be back for Ochem 2!

Bella, 1 lesson with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Thank you Bella. Most college professors are not trained teachers - they teach the way they were taught or the way they learn best. In "teacher school" we learn to adjust our methods to fit the student. We need to quickly assess how each student learns and then use the strategies that will help them best. It was a pleasure working with you and I am happy I could help.

Knowledgeable

Deanne helped me with my Orgo Chem homework. She made a special effort to fit me into her busy schedule, which I really appreciated. She suggested that I use flash cards to study, which was a good tip.

Rena, 1 lesson with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Flash cards are a little cumbersome in this electronic age, but for organic reactions, the hard copy cards using both sides as I showed you seem to work best. Nice working with you and thank you for the feedback.

Deanne: my organic chem LIFESAVER!

When I found Deanne, I was entering Orgo 1 feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I had heard horror stories about the class and was praying to get out of it with a passing grade. After working with Deanne every week of the semester and utilizing all her tips& tricks, I just ended the class with an A!!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was possible. I could not have done with without her and can’t recommend her more highly!!!

Tracy, 45 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Tracy, I am SO happy for you. You certainly earned your A and I had so much fun helping you along the way. Your future is very bright! Please keep in touch.

Best Tutor!

Deanne really helped me understand Orgo 1, I came into the first lesson with her not knowing as much but once I had my last lesson before my final exam, I knew more than I thought I did. She takes the time to help you and also always encourages you to do well, I will definitely come to her again for more orgo lessons. She is the best and will want you to succeeds and teaches material to you the way you will understand it so it makes more sense to you and can help you on exams and in general! I ended up retaking this class, and now I have an A! Hopefully get to keep my A after this final! She really helped me prepare she is the best and wants you to succeed.

Alexis, 35 lessons with Deanne

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Deanne is excellent teacher. There is no way I could have passed Organic Chemistry without her help. I ended up getting a B in the class and A in the lab. Before having sessions with her I felt like nothing made sense, and I spent hours trying to figure out problems on my own, then after every session I've had with Diane everything always fell into place and made sense. She has shown me different tricks and tables to help me understand and remember certain information. It was extremely helpful to do reviews with her before all of my tests and that really made a huge difference. She also got in as much as she possibly could in the time that we had, so I definitely got my money's worth and there is no time wasted. I am so grateful for her help!

Anna, 9 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Anna, you are a fast learner. We had just 5 lessons together during the last 9 days of your semester. If we had started earlier, I'm convinced you would have earned an A in the course as well. Hearing the material explained in different ways leads to a deeper understanding.

Best Tutor!

Deanne really helped me understand Orgo 1, I came into the first lesson with her not knowing as much but once I had my last lesson before my final exam, I knew more than I thought I did. She takes the time to help you and also always encourages you to do well, I will definitely come to her again for more orgo lessons. She is the best and will want you to succeeds and teaches material to you the way you will understand it so it makes more sense to you and can help you on exams and in general!

Alexis, 35 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Alexis, CONGRATULATIONS! I could not be more proud of you. You worked so hard, asked great questions, and really stuck with it. You earned that A!!!!

Really great!

Just started with Deanne but already know she is really great at teaching and listening. Really looking forward to more sessions with her. She is patient and knowledgeable.

Serena, 4 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much, Serena. I enjoyed working with you!

Clear explanations

We went over stereochemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Deanne is extremely knowledgeable and gave clear explanations and examples. I look forward to working with her again.

S, 2 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much Brittany! I really appreciate your taking the time to write. I hope to see you in the spring.

Clear explanations

We went over stereochemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Deanne is extremely knowledgeable and gave clear explanations and examples. I look forward to working with her again.

S, 2 lessons with Deanne
Tutor responded:

Thank you Robert - I appreciate you taking the time to write. I enjoyed working with you; you are an enthusiastic student who wants to learn!

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