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Frank M.

Affordable, Quality tutoring in Chemistry and Algebra

Affordable, Quality tutoring in Chemistry and Algebra

$28/hour

  • 1,991 hours tutoring

About Frank


Bio

I have been involved in industrial chemical research (including pharmaceutical and biotech)for over 20 years. I have instructed technicians and chemists alike and have made presentations at major industrial meetings. I have a publication in a leading analytical journal and am co-inventor on a patent in synthetic chemistry.

I struggled with organic chemistry early on, until I realized the key is "don't memorize". Of course, some basic rules should be so well-entrenched that they become...

I have been involved in industrial chemical research (including pharmaceutical and biotech)for over 20 years. I have instructed technicians and chemists alike and have made presentations at major industrial meetings. I have a publication in a leading analytical journal and am co-inventor on a patent in synthetic chemistry.

I struggled with organic chemistry early on, until I realized the key is "don't memorize". Of course, some basic rules should be so well-entrenched that they become almost rote, but organic chemistry is a science and when treated with the same view as physics or math, it can also be comprehended and applied to future problems.

I have helped family members and friends through their chemistry courses, and I consider myself to be innovative and well-tempered while instructing. Most importantly, I have a good sense of humor! I would welcome the challenge of leading enthusiastic learners down the path to a better understanding of organic chemistry.


Education

St. Joseph's University
Chemistry
The Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research
Masters
Drexel University
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the cornerstone of understanding math and science. I attempt to help students learn how to approach problems that require discovering unknown variables from known information, and how to recognize these situations in the many different forms they can take. I am very passionate about teaching algebra, but am more passionate about students learning it and having some fun along the way as they experience how algebra can be "learnable" and even practical.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is about what we are from; the construction of our cells, to the transmission of ideas in our brains. I am in awe of this subject matter and am always trying to learn more about it (a never ending quest) and to show others how this subject affects our daily lives. Tutoring this subject is a mighty and noble challenge and is rewarding.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I try to make the student's entrance into algebra one that flows from their knowledge of arithmetic. I constantly go back to the principles of arithmetic and show the student how algebra flows from the knowledge of arithmetic he or she already has in hand. This changes the concept of algebra from being something "out there" to a tool that can open new ways to look at math and actually be enjoyable.
Algebra 2

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the cornerstone of understanding math and science. I attempt to help students learn how to approach problems that require discovering unknown variables from known information, and how to recognize these situations in the many different forms they can take. I am very passionate about teaching algebra, but am more passionate about students learning it and having some fun along the way as they experience how algebra can be "learnable" and even practical.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I try to make the student's entrance into algebra one that flows from their knowledge of arithmetic. I constantly go back to the principles of arithmetic and show the student how algebra flows from the knowledge of arithmetic he or she already has in hand. This changes the concept of algebra from being something "out there" to a tool that can open new ways to look at math and actually be enjoyable.
Algebra 2

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the cornerstone of understanding math and science. I attempt to help students learn how to approach problems that require discovering unknown variables from known information, and how to recognize these situations in the many different forms they can take. I am very passionate about teaching algebra, but am more passionate about students learning it and having some fun along the way as they experience how algebra can be "learnable" and even practical.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is about what we are from; the construction of our cells, to the transmission of ideas in our brains. I am in awe of this subject matter and am always trying to learn more about it (a never ending quest) and to show others how this subject affects our daily lives. Tutoring this subject is a mighty and noble challenge and is rewarding.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I try to make the student's entrance into algebra one that flows from their knowledge of arithmetic. I constantly go back to the principles of arithmetic and show the student how algebra flows from the knowledge of arithmetic he or she already has in hand. This changes the concept of algebra from being something "out there" to a tool that can open new ways to look at math and actually be enjoyable.
Algebra 2

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is about what we are from; the construction of our cells, to the transmission of ideas in our brains. I am in awe of this subject matter and am always trying to learn more about it (a never ending quest) and to show others how this subject affects our daily lives. Tutoring this subject is a mighty and noble challenge and is rewarding.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have been an Organic Analytical chemist for over 20 years. I have had experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and industrial fields. I am familiar with most qualitative tests to determine functional groups, and am well-versed in infra-red analysis and HPLC and GC. I have analyzed small molecules (alcohols and glycols) by GC, and large molecules (lipids, liposomes, and surfactants) by HPLC. In addition to tutoring Organic chemistry 1&2, I also offer a unique course, Pre-Organic chemistry which serves as a bridge between General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. This course starts out as a review of important concepts from general chemistry, and then introduces the terminology, new concepts and types of problems you will see in a two semester Organic Chemistry course. This is a good course to take over the summer (4-6 weeks) and I have been successful with it.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the cornerstone of understanding math and science. I attempt to help students learn how to approach problems that require discovering unknown variables from known information, and how to recognize these situations in the many different forms they can take. I am very passionate about teaching algebra, but am more passionate about students learning it and having some fun along the way as they experience how algebra can be "learnable" and even practical.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is about what we are from; the construction of our cells, to the transmission of ideas in our brains. I am in awe of this subject matter and am always trying to learn more about it (a never ending quest) and to show others how this subject affects our daily lives. Tutoring this subject is a mighty and noble challenge and is rewarding.
Algebra 2

Examples of Expertise


Frank has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 50 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (816 ratings)
5 star
(757)
4 star
(42)
3 star
(8)
2 star
(3)
1 star
(6)

Reviews


Patient tutor

Went over titrations and stoichiometry, and how to do dilutions. He is patient and knowledgeable and willing to explain things in several ways so that I can understand.

Cendy, 2 lessons with Frank

Very knowledgeable tutor for organic chemistry

So far 2 tutoring sessions for organic chemistry with Frank has been a great help to my daughter. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy to have found Frank, and I feel my daughter will greatly benefit from his help.

Biju, 8 lessons with Frank

Great teacher, very knowledgeable

I would like to say few things. I first heard about Frank from my brother-in-law, Frank aided him with his AP placement test in chemistry. Me, on the other hand, came with NO previous knowledge whatsoever. Frank helped me understand not only the concepts behind the material, he actually made it so I would remember it and understand it correctly. I highly recommend Frank as a tutor.

Uriya, 10 lessons with Frank

Frank is wonderful!

Frank is very patient and understanding. He was able to help me on short notice and gave me great advice on how to study and prep for my exams. Meeting with Frank increased my confidence in my performance and I’m very satisfied. I am definitely feeling better about chemistry after my session.

Gabrielle , 1 lesson with Frank

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Frank helped solidify major concepts in chapter 2 and we practiced nomenclature, and differentiating ions. He went over the stock system as well. We went over Avogadro's number and using it in calculations. We moved to chapter 3 with balancing equations, and finding limiting reagents and what is in excess. It is important to read the whole problem to see what it is asking for before starting to solve the problem.

Allen, 14 lessons with Frank

Patience and knowledgeable

Frank taught me topics revolving around chemistry. He's very patient and uses examples to make memorization more easier. He's also super funny! It's fun having him as a tutor!!

Gloria, 5 lessons with Frank

Above and beyond

Frank did a great job of understanding concepts that I had a hard time grasping. We did not finish my worksheet, but after our lesson he continued to work on the problems and sent me a follow up email with his results.

Nelson, 1 lesson with Frank

Frank is Great!

Frank's has been helping our daughter with Chemistry for quite a while now, and we are grateful. He is always helpful, patient, knowledgeable, & reliable. Thanks, Frank!

Candace, 15 lessons with Frank

Easy to communicate with and Knowledgeable about the subject studied

Initial meeting was very positive. Course will be starting this week. We will start to go over the Mathematical Principles and Problem solving in the near future.

Michael, 6 lessons with Frank
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$28/hour

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Response time: 7 hours