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Alec A.

King Of Prussia, PA

$40/hour

Experienced Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Math, AP Tutor

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5.0 average from 22 ratings
Knows the Material
— Pinky, Piscataway, NJ on 6/19/13

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Rutgers University
Biological Science

Education

Rutgers University (Biological Science)

About Alec

My name is Alec. I just graduated Rutgers New Brunswick with a Biological Sciences degree and a 3.61 GPA. Currently, I am applying to medical school and want to use my time in helping students succeed in the sciences. I tutored ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY, and GENERAL CHEMISTRY for ODASIS at Rutgers and was apart of ODASIS myself. I scored both A's in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry I and II. I scored a 100 on my first exam and all above 90s on the other exams. I know the concept and material very well especially the way the professor is going to ask the questions because I am familiar in teaching it to other students.

I am an experienced tutor with many hours of tutoring. I have tutored AP CHEMISTRY and took the exam myself. I have experience in SAT MATH, GENETICS, MICROBIOLOGY, MCAT BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, GENERAL CHEMISTRY I AND II, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I AND II, and PHYSICS I AND II scoring all academic classes in college of B+ or higher. In addition, I also tutor the Biological Sciences portion of the MCAT scoring a 13 out of 15 in that part.

My method of teaching is to teach the student the skills and concepts in understanding basic steps to conquering difficult problems. In order for a student to achieve full success, I believe that they should know the basics vividly. This helps then attack harder problems by simply seeing that in fact it has a pattern. I use a combination of methods in preparing a student to see that each problem is not as difficult as it look as long as they completely understand the concept. Teaching them the concept will also lead to future success so the skill is used for the future. I have been taught this way before from tutors and I hope I can expand my skills to other students so they can achieve the same success I did. I hope that future students will be able to attack problems feeling confident not nervous or scared. Having that strength and confidence will give the student the power to succeed.

Let me know if you further want to discuss anything and email me back. Thanks!
My name is Alec. I just graduated Rutgers New Brunswick with a Biological Sciences degree and a 3.61 GPA. Currently, I am applying to medical school and want to use my time in helping students succeed in the sciences. I tutored ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of King Of Prussia, PA 19406
In-person lessons

"Knows the Material"

- Pinky, Piscataway, NJ on 6/19/13

"Great tutor."

- Jacqueline, Piscataway, NJ on 6/16/13
Math:
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
MCAT,
SAT Math

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Chemistry

I have previously taught and tutored college level Chemistry for the ODASIS program at Rutgers. This was a bi-weekly sessions in which I taught all aspects of Chemistry that students where required to know. In addition, sessions included mock exams every other week.

Genetics

I took a general Genetics course at Rutgers University and scored a B+ I am very familiar with the basic multiple choice questions and the open ended questions. Topics I am familiar with include Introduction to Molecular Genetics, DNA Structure and Manipulation, Mendelian Genetics, Sex-chromosomes and Sex-linkage, Genetic, Linkage and Chromosome Mapping, DNA Replication and Recombination, Molecular Organization of Chromosomes, Human Karyotypes and Chromosome Behavior, Microbial Genetics, Gene Expression, Regulation of Gene Expression, Genomics, Proteomics and Transgenics, Genetic Control of Development, Mutations and DNA Repair, Genetics of Cell Cycle and Cancer, Mitochondrial DNA and Extranuclear Inheritance, Population Genetics, and lastly Quantitative Genetics. I know the concepts in the multiple choice questions and how to conquer the open ended questions. Learning the concept and understanding the basics is the first thing to know in attacking these exam questions. Once you have successfully conquered those basic questions, the more difficult questions will be easy to attack. Understanding the key concept is how I was able to achieve success and earn a B+ in my overall grade in Genetics.

MCAT

I took the MCATs and received a 31 on the exam. I scored 13 in biological sciences, 9 verbal reasoning, 9 writing, and 9 in physical sciences. I believe the best way to prepare for the MCAT is learning the skills in test taking and practice. The best way I teach people to prepare for the MCAT is to start learning the material from the first day by understanding the exam itself, how it works and by learning the skills to multiple choice. The best way to learn is to review the materials periodically. I learned best this way by constantly preparing and practicing with also learning the techniques to conquering the multiple choice questions. I scored a 31 on my first time and being above average I did not retake it.

Microbiology

I took Microbiology at Rutgers University and received a B+ in the class. Topics that I am familiar with and know the concepts very well include the history of microbiology, eukaryotes, archaea and bacteria, structure and function of membranes, transport cell walls, motility, organelles, endospores, microbial nutrition, metabolism, energy generation, electron transport, proton motive force, citric acid cycle, alternative modes of catabolism, biosynthesis, regulation of enzyme activity, feedback inhibition, and microbial growth. In addition, I am also familiar with DNA structure and synthesis, transcription, protein synthesis, gene regulation, viruses, bacteriophages, animal viruses viroids, prions, mutation, recombination, transformation, transduction, plasmids, conjugation, transposons, genetics engineering, microbial genomics, microbial evolution and systematics, survery of bacteria, photoautotrophy, chemolithotrophy, nitrogen fixation, anaerobic respiration, microbial ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Furthermore, I understand the concepts of symbioses, industrial microbiology, water water purification, food microbiology, control of microorganisms, antibiotics, human-microbial interactions, normal flora, virulence, toxins, food poisoning, host defenses, essentials of immunology, molecular immunology, immunity and prevention of infectious diseases, immunodiagnostics, immunoassays, epidemiology, and microbial diseases. I know the material very well and know the skills into successfully attempting the exam questions. As long as the basics are taught the harder questions will be easily manageable. The material is very straight through, but the key is understanding the concept to each subject. Overall, this is how I was able to succeed and get a B+ in the subject.

Organic Chemistry

I tutored Organic Chemistry for Rutgers students, and I myself scored A's in both Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II. I know the material and concepts very well, and understand the subject very thoroughly.

Physical Science

I have taught and tutored various classes under the physical sciences, such as chemistry and physics, at the college level. I taught weekly sessions that consisted of a small group of students. In addition, I also conducted mock exams for these subjects.

Physiology

I have previously taught and tutored college-level Physiology for the ODASIS program at Rutgers. This was a weekly session in which I taught all aspects of the subject that students where required to know. In addition, sessions included mock exams every other week.

SAT Math

I have teaching experience in math stemming from volunteer experience. I am part of a high school program that assists under-represented and under-privileged high school students in various subjects. I taught and assisted students with mathematics, which ranged from algebra to trigonometry, in addition to SAT mathematics.

Rutgers University
Biological Science

Education

Rutgers University (Biological Science)

Knows the Material — He is an awesome tutor! He knows all the material and doesn't even have to reference the book! I would recommend him for anyone struggling with organic chemistry! ...

— Pinky, Piscataway, NJ on 6/19/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

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Alec will travel within 20 miles of King Of Prussia, PA 19406.