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Will M.

Cleveland, OH

$40/hour

Chemistry tutor who gets that teachers don't get it.

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/18/13
4.9 average from 59 ratings
Makes Chemistry Fun and Interesting
— Kate, Oberlin, OH on 11/15/11

$40/Hour


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University of Michigan, Dearborn
Mathematics
Cleveland State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Michigan, Dearborn (Mathematics)

Cleveland State University (Enrolled)

About Will

I am a PhD student in the clinical and bioanalytical chemistry program at Cleveland State, focusing on quantum and computational chemistry, entering my final semester as a student (spring 2018 for graduation woo!) I have taught recitation sections for all levels of calculus in the past, and currently am in charge of the physical chemistry labs at Cleveland State University, and have taught the lower level physical chemistry lecture the past three years it has been offered.

I have been away from tutoring for a bit, but I haven't stopped teaching during that time. This has taught me that everyone learns differently. However, I've found it is always important to understand material from the ground up. It's not helpful to teach someone to use a formula if there isn't any reasoning behind what the formula does, right?

As a current student myself, there is nothing more frustrating than when a question is asked of a professor, and instead of answering that question, they tangent off and answer a partially related question instead. If you aren't sure what is being asked, no student is going to be turned off if you ask for clarification. That is my approach.

My goal when tutoring isn't to make myself sound smart. I'm not going to try to talk over someone's head. That doesn't accomplish my goal, and it only leads to frustration from you. It might sound corny, but it really does feel good when a student says "You know, it would be nice if my professor would just say things in plain English like you do." It also feels good when a student reports an A on an exam when we've worked hard on the material.

I will always do my best to respond to any messages as quickly as possible. I always have my email with me on my phone, so I usually respond within an hour.
I am a PhD student in the clinical and bioanalytical chemistry program at Cleveland State, focusing on quantum and computational chemistry, entering my final semester as a student (spring 2018 for graduation woo!) I have taught recitation sections for all levels of calculus in the past, and currently am in charge of the physical chemistry labs at Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Cleveland, OH 44126
Background Check: Passed

"Makes Chemistry Fun and Interesting"

- Kate, Oberlin, OH on 11/15/11

"Very Knowledgeable!"

- Alexandra, Avon Lake, OH on 1/15/13

"Very patient"

- Kim, Elyria, OH on 12/8/12

"First tutoring session"

- Tammy, Westlake, OH on 9/20/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the study of compounds containing the element carbon. Typical areas include alkanes/alkenes/alkynes, acids/bases, oxidation/reduction, stereochemistry of compounds, functional groups, nucleophilic substitutions and elimination reactions, NMR/IR/Mass Spec, aromatics, aldehydes, and ketones.

My experience in the subject involves the full year sequence of general organic chemistry, as well as a semester in advanced organic chemistry, which is based upon different types of spectroscopy.

University of Michigan, Dearborn
Mathematics
Cleveland State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Michigan, Dearborn (Mathematics)

Cleveland State University (Enrolled)

Makes Chemistry Fun and Interesting

Will is not only patient and knowledgeable, but also able to make chemistry, a subject that I hate with a burning passion, both fun and interesting. He is skilled at guiding you towards the answer without giving it away and making sure that you are able to understand and do the problems on your own. He is also very accessible and prompt when it comes to returning emails and scheduling lessons. Ov

— Kate, Oberlin, OH on 11/15/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Contact me for group rates.

Travel policy

Will will travel within 25 miles of Cleveland, OH 44126.