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Brian R.

Philadelphia, PA

$45/hour

Friendly, Experienced Science Tutor Specializing in Organic Chemistry

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/22/17
4.9 average from 106 ratings
Great tutor! Really nice, easy to talk to!
— Gary, Manlius, NY on 5/4/17

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Swarthmore College
Chemistry
(SUNY-ESF)State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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Education

Swarthmore College (Chemistry)

(SUNY-ESF)State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Enrolled)

About Brian

I am currently a grad student at SUNY-ESF, but I'm living in Philadelphia for the summer. I attended Swarthmore College for undergrad, where I majored in Chemistry. I've been a tutor for over six years, so if you need help with any high school or college level Chem classes, I'm your guy. My strength in particular (and the subject of my undergraduate thesis) was Organic Chemistry. I am also happy to teach Algebra and Calculus.

At Swarthmore I conducted over two years of original research in an Organic Chemistry lab, so I have abundant practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and skills. I also worked as a teaching assistant in an instructional Orgo lab for several years, during which time I graded countless lab reports. I can answer any questions you may have about your lab write-ups, either theoretical or practical.

I'm friendly, easygoing, and good at what I do. I aim to cultivate in my students a deep understanding of the material, rather than encouraging the brute memorization of facts. I try to avoid lecturing, and instead I ask questions that help the student discover the conceptual connections between ideas.

I have a fairly flexible schedule, and will travel to meet you anywhere in Philadelphia.

Chemistry can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Let me help to demystify this challenging yet beautiful subject for you.
I am currently a grad student at SUNY-ESF, but I'm living in Philadelphia for the summer. I attended Swarthmore College for undergrad, where I majored in Chemistry. I've been a tutor for over six years, so if you need help with any high school or college level Chem classes, I'm your guy. My strength in particular (and the subject of my Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$45 is my baseline rate, but I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your needs!

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147
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"Great tutor! Really nice, easy to talk to!"

- Gary, Manlius, NY on 5/4/17

"Best Chemistry Tutor I've Ever Had!"

- Abby, Haverford, PA on 2/17/17

"Absolutely amazing"

- Elisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/14/14

"Great tutor for organic chemistry!"

- Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr, PA on 2/17/14

"Excellent, dependable tutor"

- Sharon, Ambler, PA on 4/28/13

"THE BEST CHEMISTRY TUTOR!"

- Pamala, Philadelphia, PA on 2/6/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

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Chemistry

I was a Chemistry major at an elite liberal arts college. During my time at college I took a wide variety of Chemistry lectures and seminars and logged hundreds of hours in labs. I also conducted Synthetic Organic Chemistry research, culminating in a written Senior thesis. In addition, I served as a teaching assistant for several instructional Chemistry labs.

Organic Chemistry

I took two semesters of college level organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, as well as an advanced organic chemistry seminar. I also conducted organic chemistry research for two years in the laboratory of Professor Robert Paley. Furthermore, I served as a teaching assistant in organic chemistry instructional labs for underclassmen for 4 semesters.

Swarthmore College
Chemistry
(SUNY-ESF)State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Enrolled

Education

Swarthmore College (Chemistry)

(SUNY-ESF)State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Enrolled)

Great tutor! Really nice, easy to talk to!

Brian helped with Chemistry and Algebra. Explained solutions in simple terms. Really understands the material and takes time to make sure you also understand. Very nice...will use again! Thank you!

— Gary, Manlius, NY on 5/4/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$45 is my baseline rate, but I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your needs!

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 3 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147.