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

Nancy D.
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Experienced Chemistry and Math Tutor - All Levels, All Ages!

Nancy D.
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## Highly recommended

John , 54 lessons with NancyEngaged ahead of lesson to be sure she knew what needed to be covered. Very thorough and very knowledgeable.

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...

Chemistry

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Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My years of experience working with students who struggle with math comes down to one word: listen. I don't talk at students, I listen to them "think out loud" as they explain how they approach a problem. It's by listening that I can really understand where a student needs help, then present the student with similar problems as we work through that challenge.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Most of what is taught in this course has application in science - lot of functions, graphing, and polynomial equations. I use this math all the time with my chemistry students. This makes me especially good at the word problems you find in Algebra II.

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?

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Long-term success in math (and in subjects that use math, like chemistry or physics) depends on a solid foundation of the basic properties of numbers and variables. My focus in pre-algebra tutoring is to make sure a student masters the fundamentals and has the confidence to use them in all sorts of situations. I have experience working with math learners of all ages - middle school through middle age. I especially enjoy helping college students - or prospective college students - dust off their math knowledge in order to score well on college placement exams.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

Problem-solving for standardized test questions in math is one of my specialties. As a tutor, I'll help make sure you have a solid conceptual base in all of the topics covered on the test. We'll also spend time working on testing strategies - how to narrow down the choices of right answers, use test time efficiently, and make smart decisions about when to guess or skip a question.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

Problem-solving for standardized test questions in math is one of my specialties. As a tutor, I'll help make sure you have a solid conceptual base in all of the topics covered on the test. We'll also spend time working on testing strategies - how to narrow down the choices of right answers, use test time efficiently, and make smart decisions about when to guess or skip a question.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My years of experience working with students who struggle with math comes down to one word: listen. I don't talk at students, I listen to them "think out loud" as they explain how they approach a problem. It's by listening that I can really understand where a student needs help, then present the student with similar problems as we work through that challenge.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Most of what is taught in this course has application in science - lot of functions, graphing, and polynomial equations. I use this math all the time with my chemistry students. This makes me especially good at the word problems you find in Algebra II.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

Long-term success in math (and in subjects that use math, like chemistry or physics) depends on a solid foundation of the basic properties of numbers and variables. My focus in pre-algebra tutoring is to make sure a student masters the fundamentals and has the confidence to use them in all sorts of situations. I have experience working with math learners of all ages - middle school through middle age. I especially enjoy helping college students - or prospective college students - dust off their math knowledge in order to score well on college placement exams.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

Problem-solving for standardized test questions in math is one of my specialties. As a tutor, I'll help make sure you have a solid conceptual base in all of the topics covered on the test. We'll also spend time working on testing strategies - how to narrow down the choices of right answers, use test time efficiently, and make smart decisions about when to guess or skip a question.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My years of experience working with students who struggle with math comes down to one word: listen. I don't talk at students, I listen to them "think out loud" as they explain how they approach a problem. It's by listening that I can really understand where a student needs help, then present the student with similar problems as we work through that challenge.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

Most of what is taught in this course has application in science - lot of functions, graphing, and polynomial equations. I use this math all the time with my chemistry students. This makes me especially good at the word problems you find in Algebra II.

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?

Prealgebra
#### Prealgebra

Long-term success in math (and in subjects that use math, like chemistry or physics) depends on a solid foundation of the basic properties of numbers and variables. My focus in pre-algebra tutoring is to make sure a student masters the fundamentals and has the confidence to use them in all sorts of situations. I have experience working with math learners of all ages - middle school through middle age. I especially enjoy helping college students - or prospective college students - dust off their math knowledge in order to score well on college placement exams.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

Helping students interpret scientific information across many disciplines has been the focus of my teaching. My chemistry and biochemistry degrees include coursework in physics and biology, and I've always been fascinated by astronomy and geology. For students preparing for the ACT science test, my background in helping students prepare for standardized tests by critically reading and interpreting complex information will help you get a high score on this section of the test.

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 the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 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.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

Problem-solving for standardized test questions in math is one of my specialties. As a tutor, I'll help make sure you have a solid conceptual base in all of the topics covered on the test. We'll also spend time working on testing strategies - how to narrow down the choices of right answers, use test time efficiently, and make smart decisions about when to guess or skip a question.

ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

Problem-solving for standardized test questions in math is one of my specialties. As a tutor, I'll help make sure you have a solid conceptual base in all of the topics covered on the test. We'll also spend time working on testing strategies - how to narrow down the choices of right answers, use test time efficiently, and make smart decisions about when to guess or skip a question.

ACT Science,
#### ACT Science

Helping students interpret scientific information across many disciplines has been the focus of my teaching. My chemistry and biochemistry degrees include coursework in physics and biology, and I've always been fascinated by astronomy and geology. For students preparing for the ACT science test, my background in helping students prepare for standardized tests by critically reading and interpreting complex information will help you get a high score on this section of the test.

PSAT,
#### PSAT

My background as a faculty member at liberal arts colleges includes teaching writing and reading across the curriculum. In addition to helping you with key math concepts on the PSAT, I'm also an accomplished writer and teacher of writing. To help you prepare for success on this test - and pave the way for National Merit scholarship funds, I'll help you master some of the fine points of grammar and sentence structure. Critical reading is also an essential skill on this test - my experience teaching first-year seminars at the college level gives me a wealth of interesting material to pick from to help you learn to read critically in many different subject areas.

Nancy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **1 question** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Knowledgeable, Patient & Thorough

Nancy is knowledgeable, patient and thorough. She has helped my high school son comprehend some chemistry concepts that are challenging for him. After Nancy's tutoring, my son is more confident about chemistry, his grades are improving, and he is less stressed about his upcoming chemistry exam. I highly recommend Nancy for chemistry tutoring!

William, 4 lessons with Nancy

## Amazing tutor!!

I’ve seen Nancy about 4-5 times now and each time she has been a tremendous help. She really understands how to break down the material we are reviewing so it makes sense and is easier to understand. She also lets me keep all the notes she’s made during the session so I can review them later. Would highly recommend using her if you’re needing help with Ochem!

Savannah , 8 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

## Outstanding tutor!

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

## Very helpful.

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

## 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