Wittenberg University (Chemistry)
The Ohio State University (MBA)
University of Akron (MEd)
I have been a high school Honors and AP Chemistry teacher for the past ten years, and am also an AP reader for the AP College Board. I take pride that nearly 90% of my Honors Chemistry students have historically achieved mastery (A or B), with many students going on to pursue AP Chemistry or AP Physics. My students' AP Chemistry scores have consistently exceeded the national average, with a 97% passing rate, and with the vast majority of students going on to pursue successful careers in chemistry, medicine, engineering, and graduate school. I have been tutoring high school and college students outside the district for the past four years.
My philosophy to teaching is to instill the joy of life-long science learning, and to plant seeds for students to pursue their own curiosity toward science and the physical world. In my teaching and tutoring, I seek out where misunderstandings are, and build the connections to student's prior learning. I maintain a comprehensive website for my students and parents, including links to animations, simulations, and my personal instructional videos. I have been nominated as Teacher of Distinction for outstanding teaching from students for the last six years.
I am licensed and certified to teach grades 7-12 in Chemistry and Physics.
Please contact me to learn more, or to get started. I have been a high school Honors and AP Chemistry teacher for the past ten years, and am also an AP reader for the AP College Board. I take pride that nearly 90% of my Honors Chemistry students have historically achieved mastery (A or B), with many students going on to pursue AP Chemistry or AP Physics. My students' AP Chemistry scores have
Mr. A. is a very knowledgeable and informed teacher. He has excellent teaching style. Both my children were tutored by him for their advanced chemistry classes and he was able to help them do really well. He has a pleasant personality and is very punctual. Communicates well with students and parents. We greatly appreciate all his help. Thank you!
Doug is not only knowledgeable about chemistry but,even more importantly, explaining concepts in a clear and easy to understand way. My daughter is not only improving her grade but also her confidence. I highly recommend Doug A.
Doug has made this difficult subject easy to grasp through his thorough knowledge and personal webpage aids. Experience allows him to anticipate and eliminate problem areas. My daughter actually is able to grasp this material in very little time. I only wish he were available back in my day.
Thank you Michael for the kind words. Meg and I had a great lesson today, and I'll put the details into Wyzant tonight.
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I specialized in Organic Chemistry while pursuing degree at Wittenberg University, majoring in Chemistry. Courses taken include Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, and Advanced Organic Chemistry. Also took Biochemistry as graduate student at University of Akron in obtaining master's degree in education and licensure. I teach some Organic Chemistry as part of an AP Chemistry course.