Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor - All Levels, All Ages!
Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor - All Levels, All Ages!
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 SE Houston (League City) and a
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Engaged ahead of lesson to be sure she knew what needed to be covered. Very thorough and very knowledgeable.John , 54 lessons with Nancy
Helpful and knowledgeable tutor.
Nancy tutored my son in AP chem and found her to be extremely helpful. She really had a great method of helping him find the right path for difficult problems. We will definitely be using Nancy again.Stacy, 1 lesson with Nancy
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Nancy is wonderful she broke down a fundamental chemistry concepts that I’ve been struggling with within seconds of starting the session. She presented the concepts in a way that’s easy to learn and memorize I cannot thank her enough I’ll definitely be doing more sessions with her. She’s extremely kind and personable.Shydai, 1 lesson with Nancy
Very knowledgeable Gen Chem tutor
Nancy helped me with GenChem 2. She went out of her way to make sure I understood the problems and was genuinely interested in my education. She explains things well and breaks them down. She is a great teacher.Courtney, 3 lessons with Nancy
Nancy is an amazing tutor, extremely knowledgeable and is great at simplifying and explaining dense concepts. I am currently tutoring with her for chem 1 and I can honestly say that I am making significant improvements in understanding material such as stoichiometry, limiting reagents and redox reactions. I would highly recommend looking into her services. 5 stars all the way!Devin, 11 lessons with Nancy
Thank you Nancy for helping with direction when I was floundering. She was very patient and helpful with identifying areas of weakness and fundamentals that I should focus on. Will definitely meet again.Jake, 1 lesson with Nancy
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
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