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Heidi R.

Experienced tutor and organic synthetic chemist (adjunct professor)

Experienced tutor and organic synthetic chemist (adjunct professor)

$70/hour

  • 678 hours tutoring

  • Austin, TX 78746

"She is knowledgeable"

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About Heidi


Bio

Hello, my name is Heidi. I have taught as adjunct in the Community College. I have taught various chemistry courses including general chemistry and organic chemistry. I hold the CRLA (College Reading and learning association) regular tutoring certificate. I graduated with a first class bachelor's degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Liverpool, England. During my degree I spent a year working in industry for Zeneca. During this year I gained practical experience in Ion e...

Hello, my name is Heidi. I have taught as adjunct in the Community College. I have taught various chemistry courses including general chemistry and organic chemistry.

I hold the CRLA (College Reading and learning association) regular tutoring certificate.

I graduated with a first class bachelor's degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Liverpool, England. During my degree I spent a year working in industry for Zeneca. During this year I gained practical experience in Ion exchange chemistry.

After graduating I gained another years experience in industry concentrating on the field of combinatorial chemistry. I became a mentor for junior team members.

I then returned to my studies and was awarded a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Bath in England. My field of expertise was sugar chemistry. During my 4-year course, I tutored many undergraduates in lab work.

I have post doctoral research experience in Cancer research from Arizona State University.

I have chosen to exclusively tutor chemistry as I have a lot of experience in the subject.

My strength lies in the ability to explain organic chemistry into simple language. This includes first and second semester college organic chemistry. I studied inorganic, physical and organic chemistry for 6 semesters in England. I specialized in organic chemistry in my final year.

I am also confident in explaining general chemistry both at high school and college level. Example of topics that I cover are stoichiometry, gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical bonding and VSPER theory, acid/base chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium etc.

My style changes with each individual student. As I was educated in England, a very often have different methods of working out calculations which students find much more simple.

Many students get very confused by stoichiometry. This is an extremely important concept and if a student is confused by this topic they will continue to struggle with chemistry. Most of my students will understand stoichiometry within their first lesson with me.

I am willing to answer questions via email in between regular sessions.


Education

University of Liverpool
Chemistry
University of Bath
PhD
Arizona State University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Rate details: Rates quoted are daytime rates at Westbank Community library or Starbucks (Beecave Road). Evening and weekend rates are more. Group of 2 or more add $20 per person, up to 3 people.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78746
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry-I teach all levels of general chemistry and organic chemistry. As my degree is in Chemistry from England I studied chemistry for 6 semesters. Having problems with the calculations, I can make them easier.

Most Popular

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry-I teach all levels of general chemistry and organic chemistry. As my degree is in Chemistry from England I studied chemistry for 6 semesters. Having problems with the calculations, I can make them easier.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry-I teach all levels of general chemistry and organic chemistry. As my degree is in Chemistry from England I studied chemistry for 6 semesters. Having problems with the calculations, I can make them easier.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have studied organic chemistry as an undergraduate for 6 semesters in an English University. In England particular attention is given for understanding mechanisms. I also did a specific course for retrosynthetic analysis (this is where you are given a product and asked what starting materials were required). In addition my PhD is in Medicinal organic chemistry. I have a lot of synthetic experience including post doctoral lab work.

Summer

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry-I teach all levels of general chemistry and organic chemistry. As my degree is in Chemistry from England I studied chemistry for 6 semesters. Having problems with the calculations, I can make them easier.

Test Preparation

MCAT

MCAT

I have been teaching the MCAT chemistry section for the last two years. I have helped a number of students achieve their goal in this area. I believe I can help people increase their scores on the chemistry sections of the MCAT. There is a lot of information to remember when taking the MCAT from the 4 semesters of chemistry. There is also new information to learn such as doing the math without the calculator.

Resources

Heidi has shared 5 answers and 6 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (166 ratings)
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Reviews


Good Meet and Greet

We talked a lot about what our tutoring sessions would include. She named a few topics in OChem that I might want to review before we started, just to make sure things go smoothly. She was very helpful and I look forward to working with her.

Damon, 10 lessons with Heidi

Excellent Tutor

Heidi is a extremely knowledgeable tutor - she assisted me in Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II. She is very patient and explains in a clear and concise manner.

Ashlyn, 26 lessons with Heidi

Terrific tutor, and very accessible.

We've had great luck finding Mickie B, our Honors Chemistry Tutor. We scan our child's study guide, and Mickie reviews it prior to the session. Our daughter really appreciates Mickie, and gets along great with her. The one time we could not schedule with Mickie, we found a terrific substitute, literally at the last minute. That was Heidi. Heidi emailed me within the hour with a great location to meet, and she accommodated our last minute need for a tutor. I am grateful for this service. We would definitely contact Heidi again, and appreciate her skill at explaining the topic matter.

Tamara, 1 lesson with Heidi

Working with Heidi was a great experience for my daughter!

She started working with Heidi part way through Organic Chemistry. My daughter was sure she was going to fail, but I said take the whole class anyway, so if you have to take it again it's familiar to you. She passed! She was one of the only students who had not taken chemistry in high school, so she was struggling. She told me that when Heidi explained things she suddenly understood them. She also encountered some other students who had been tutored by Heidi and their experiences were also very good. Heidi was very flexible and was able to see my daughter right away when we contacted her for help. (It was a chemistry crisis!) She was also very flexible about working with my daughter's schedule and meeting her near campus. I most highly recommend Heidi R as a tutor! This was a 100% positive experience for us!

Julia, 5 lessons with Heidi

Great Ochem Tutor

Heidi is the only reason I was able to pass my 8 week organic chemistry course. She is patient and has an extremely flexible schedule. I was able to meet with her weekly. She walked me through my homework problems and answered all of my questions in great detail. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with organic chemistry.

Mattison, 7 lessons with Heidi

Great communicator

Heidi contacted me within minutes of my initial request. We were lucky enough to be able to schedule a hour within a couple of days, just in time for a Chemistry test. She is quite knowledgeable and was able to answer all my daughter's questions quickly and clearly. My daughter appreciated her patience. I appreciated her flexibility. The results are in the performance: my daughter reported the test was easy thanks to Heidi's coaching.

Margaret, 1 lesson with Heidi

Exceptional tutor - easy to work with

Heidi was a great tutor for my daughter in Chemistry. She was always accommodating. Heidi's schedule was flexible to work with my daughter's schedule. Heidi had a great way of explaining the material so my daughter was able to achieve success.

Gloria, 6 lessons with Heidi

Offers great clarification.

Chemistry is not my strong suit and I was struggling when I got in contact with Heidi. She was able to simplify and clarify the structures and mechanisms in a way that made sense to me. She is the only reason I was able to pass this course and I greatly appreciate her availability and knowledge.

Laura, 17 lessons with Heidi

Heidi is awesome!

Heidi is really awesome. She's so patient and was very willing to work with my schedule. She was also really easy to get into contact with via email or by phone. She definitely helped me grasp concepts in a way I could never have accomplished on my own. Thank you Heidi!!

Molly, 2 lessons with Heidi

$70/hour

Heidi R.

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