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Nancy D.

Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor - All Levels, All Ages!

Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor - All Levels, All Ages!

$50/hour

  • 529 hours tutoring

  • Houston, TX 77058

About Nancy


Bio

My whole approach to teaching can be summed up by a quote from Albert Einstein: "Imagination is More Important than Knowledge." I teach for long-term retention of concepts - not short term retention of facts. In today's connected world, the facts are at our fingertips. It's what we know how to do with those facts that matters! My tutoring sessions focus on problem-solving skills and interpretation of scientific evidence. Along the way, if needed, I'll also share tips and tricks for memorizing...

My whole approach to teaching can be summed up by a quote from Albert Einstein: "Imagination is More Important than Knowledge." I teach for long-term retention of concepts - not short term retention of facts. In today's connected world, the facts are at our fingertips. It's what we know how to do with those facts that matters! My tutoring sessions focus on problem-solving skills and interpretation of scientific evidence. Along the way, if needed, I'll also share tips and tricks for memorizing those things your teacher or professor expects you to memorize.

One of my specialties is helping students visualize complex concepts using animations and videos available online. There's so much out there, it's hard to find the good stuff that will meet *your* learning needs. My job is to show you those tools and integrate them into your other course materials.

Math is an essential component of lots of other courses, and it can be a stumbling block to success in those courses. When I'm teaching chemistry, much of the time I'm also teaching essential pre-algebra and algebra skills. "Word problems" are no problem because that's my specialty: "translating" a chemistry or biology question into the numbers and symbols needed to write an equation and solve a problem.

My years of experience teaching and tutoring chemistry at all levels will help me meet you where you are and take you where you want to be! I teach at the college level but have tutored many high school students. When I wasn't teaching, I worked for a software company to develop online AP Chemistry and AP Biology courses. Organic Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor, because I really love helping students get beyond memorizing, to deep understanding.

I'm ready to meet you where you are - short term "brushing up" to prepare for a standardized test or long-term, full-semester/full-year assistance. Multi-subject tutoring is also an option, mixing and matching each session as your assignments require.

I'm located in NE Atlanta and am willing to travel up to 20 miles to find a quiet and convenient location where we can focus on helping you do your absolute best.


Education

Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Chemistry
Florida State University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: 1 hr minimum per session. More than 15 miles from 77573 = $60/hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77058
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

I've been teaching chemistry to students of all ages for years. At the high school level, I've tutored in regular (basic) courses, honors courses, and Advanced Placement chemistry for students at a range of public and private high schools. At the college level, I have years of experience teaching and tutoring college chemistry courses for science majors. My focus is on conceptual thinking, not memorizing. With a subject as cumulative as chemistry, my approach to tutoring and teaching is to help students "connect the dots" - what does this chapter have to do with the one we just finished, and how will what I learn now be important as I move on?

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Chemistry

Chemistry

I've been teaching chemistry to students of all ages for years. At the high school level, I've tutored in regular (basic) courses, honors courses, and Advanced Placement chemistry for students at a range of public and private high schools. At the college level, I have years of experience teaching and tutoring college chemistry courses for science majors. My focus is on conceptual thinking, not memorizing. With a subject as cumulative as chemistry, my approach to tutoring and teaching is to help students "connect the dots" - what does this chapter have to do with the one we just finished, and how will what I learn now be important as I move on?

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've been teaching chemistry to students of all ages for years. At the high school level, I've tutored in regular (basic) courses, honors courses, and Advanced Placement chemistry for students at a range of public and private high schools. At the college level, I have years of experience teaching and tutoring college chemistry courses for science majors. My focus is on conceptual thinking, not memorizing. With a subject as cumulative as chemistry, my approach to tutoring and teaching is to help students "connect the dots" - what does this chapter have to do with the one we just finished, and how will what I learn now be important as I move on?
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have taught organic chemistry at Agnes Scott College and Tulsa Community College. I have taught the second semester of a general-organic-biochem class on numerous occasions. In addition, I coordinated the MCAT Preparation sessions at Agnes Scott, teaching problem-solving in organic as it relates to MCAT-style questions.

Summer

Chemistry

Chemistry

I've been teaching chemistry to students of all ages for years. At the high school level, I've tutored in regular (basic) courses, honors courses, and Advanced Placement chemistry for students at a range of public and private high schools. At the college level, I have years of experience teaching and tutoring college chemistry courses for science majors. My focus is on conceptual thinking, not memorizing. With a subject as cumulative as chemistry, my approach to tutoring and teaching is to help students "connect the dots" - what does this chapter have to do with the one we just finished, and how will what I learn now be important as I move on?

Ratings and Reviews


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Fantastic Tutor

If you're looking for an excellent Tutor who makes complex problems easy to understand, Nancy is your girl. She explains things in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend her and if I ever need more Chemistry help I will definitely be contacting Nancy.

Marc, 7 lessons with Nancy

Great chemistry tutor!

Nancy worked well with my son and was able to relate to him. She presented the information he needed in easy to understand concepts. He felt confidant that he will do well on his exam tomorrow!

Kim, 17 lessons with Nancy

Knowledgeable, Prepared Tutor

Nancy has been the perfect tutor for our son for over a year now. She has an impressive background that has allowed her to tutor him in high school math and science honors courses. Not only have his grades improved, but his confidence in these subjects has also improved. We were so impressed with Nancy's knowledge base and the rapport that she quickly established with our son, that we engaged her to tutor him for the SAT and ACT. She identified his weaknesses and is addressing these weaknesses with him. A keen observer, Nancy does not permit him to "slack" in any areas and gives him test-taking tips based on his learning style and approach to problem-solving. In short, Nancy is a Godsend!

Correggio, 19 lessons with Nancy

Knowledgable & engaging

In just one 90 minute session Caitlin has a better understanding of the current topic studying in school. Nancy is very knowledgable and engages student ensuring retention of material! Will continue with tutoring and very great full we found Nancy!!

Laura, 21 lessons with Nancy

Great Start!

First session great start for my daughter, Nancy help her to understand and how to sold the problem and she continue work few more problem to make sure my daughter feel confident to sold on her own. I definitely schedule more session with Nancy. Thank you

Theresa, 1 lesson with Nancy

Chemistry help

She did an excellent job with my daughter today. She said she learned so much and looked forward to the next lesson.

Pauline, 17 lessons with Nancy

Excellent Chem 1212 tutor!

Nancy is extremely knowledgeable. I jumped into this course having taken 1211 two years earlier. I had completely forgotten some of the material, and other topics were still quite clear in my mind. Nancy was able to meet me at whatever level I was at and work from there, and explained difficult concepts in an easy to understand way. Nancy also made notes as we went through each chapter, and gave me the notes at the end of the lesson. These notes were invaluable to me when I was studying and going through practice problems as they highlighted the key points and the material I had been least clear on (rather than trying to hunt through the textbook every time I was unsure of something). Scheduling a lesson with Nancy was easy. She was always quick to respond, and was very flexible with where and when she could meet, giving me several options to choose from and taking into account my schedule and location. Chemistry is definitely NOT my forte, but I am happy to say that I received an A in 1212! I would definitely recommend her as a tutor, and I plan to work with her again in the fall when I enroll in Organic Chemistry.

Nicole, 12 lessons with Nancy

Great tutor

Nancy is organized, patient, thorough, listens, and is able to progress through substantial amounts of information at the student's pace.

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Nancy

Knowledgable & extremely helpful

Nancy helped with College level General Chemistry. Explained what I didn't understand in a way that was very helpful. She is paitent and very nice to work with. Super glad we met and will be having her help me again to review for exams as well as ongoing help for the class.

Jackie, 15 lessons with Nancy
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Nancy D.

$50/hour

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Response time: 42 minutes