Over 700 tutoring hours

Vaishnavi S.

Portland, OR

$65/hour

Ph.D. Tutor: Chemistry and Math (all levels including AP courses)

Background check passed as of 10/30/15
5.0 average from 268 ratings
Knowledgeable, professional, and warm
— Lara, Portland, OR on 6/6/14

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Chemistry
University of Delaware
Master's
OHSU
PhD

Education

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (Chemistry)

University of Delaware (Master's)

OHSU (PhD)

About Vaishnavi

I bring accountability, passion and expertise to teaching. After my Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, I worked for 3 years as an Environmental Process Engineer and for a total of 5 years as a tutor teaching Math and Chemistry to all levels of students, but primarily high schoolers. I teach AP and regular courses. I have extensive experience in fundamental and applied chemistry.

I will give you monthly (or more frequent if requested) reports on your student and recommend areas of strength, improvement and practice. I also consider myself "on-call" in that my students are able to send me questions anytime (especially during exam time), and I will always answer within 12 hours (but more likely within 2-3 hours) free of charge.
I bring accountability, passion and expertise to teaching. After my Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, I worked for 3 years as an Environmental Process Engineer and for a total of 5 years as a tutor teaching Math and Chemistry to all Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group of 2: $80 per hour. Group of 3: $100 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97229
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, professional, and warm"

- Lara, Portland, OR on 6/6/14

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Sarah, Portland, OR on 7/17/15

"Very knowledgeable and helpful."

- Kelly, Portland, OR on 6/11/15

"Exceptional Tutor."

- Katherine, Portland, OR on 6/20/13

"Highly sophisticated chemistry tutor"

- Mary, Portland, OR on 2/5/13

"Excellent Tutor!!!"

- Kim, Portland, OR on 10/26/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, Physical Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I have a dual Masters and a Masters and a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Students that I have taught have ranged from middle school to college. I teach all areas of Chemistry, but AP chemistry is my area of expertise.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Chemistry
University of Delaware
Master's
OHSU
PhD

Education

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (Chemistry)

University of Delaware (Master's)

OHSU (PhD)

Knowledgeable, professional, and warm — Vaishnavi helped me so much with my IB Chemistry class and exam. I felt like I learned so much in every tutoring session, and topics that had seemed impossibly hard before seemed easy once we had covered them. Before she started tutoring me, I was expecting to get a 2 or 3 on my IB exam, but after only 4 months of tutoring, I'm expecting a 5 on the exam (I haven't gotten my scores back yet), and I ...

— Lara, Portland, OR on 6/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group of 2: $80 per hour. Group of 3: $100 per hour.

Travel policy

Vaishnavi will travel within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97229.