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Dr. Bruce-STEM+PRE-MED Devoted! Math-PAP-AP-IB Chem+Intro-Gen-O-Chem

Dr. Bruce-STEM+PRE-MED Devoted! Math-PAP-AP-IB Chem+Intro-Gen-O-Chem

$45/hour

  • 3,417 hours tutoring

  • Plano, TX 75093

"Have invited Bruce back to help both kids."

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About Bruce


Bio

CEASE STRUGGLING and BEGIN SUCCEEDING after visiting the "Resources" link and the "Reviews/Responses" section below. Globally diverse in outlook, I'm Dr. Bruce, passionate about following a nutritionally complete, mainly plant-based whole foods diet and its positive effects on one's academic performance, energy and mood. With patience and kindness, trust is built with students in Geometry-Algebra 1 and 2-Precal-Trig and PAP-AP-IB-Intro-General 1+2-Organic 1+2 Chemistry. PRE-MED and ALLIED ...

CEASE STRUGGLING and BEGIN SUCCEEDING after visiting the "Resources" link and the "Reviews/Responses" section below.

Globally diverse in outlook, I'm Dr. Bruce, passionate about following a nutritionally complete, mainly plant-based whole foods diet and its positive effects on one's academic performance, energy and mood. With patience and kindness, trust is built with students in Geometry-Algebra 1 and 2-Precal-Trig and PAP-AP-IB-Intro-General 1+2-Organic 1+2 Chemistry. PRE-MED and ALLIED HEALTH individuals even gain career-enrichment and personal benefits extending beyond those reaped from the tutoring.

A conceptually-oriented, insightful individual who develops one's critical-thinking skills to their utmost, I am particularly adept at working with students taking Algebra 2/Honors Chemistry at Shepton and Jasper High Schools, AP Chemistry at Plano West SHS, and the whole year of both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at UTD. I offer tutoring YEAR-ROUND on semester regular weekly schedules or in advance of quizzes or unit/EOC exams, during summers when individuals face fast-paced (typically 20 days) General Chemistry 1 and 2 and Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 course instruction or desire a head start for the challenging fall AP Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses, and, finally, long-term with Intro, General and Organic Chemistry students taking either traditional or online courses and ultimately either STEM-directed or pursuing a psychology/psychiatry/neuroscience/pre-med/biomedical engineering/pharmacy-dental-nursing school or other health science/nutrition track. I have tutored for 20+ years (to have also included under a STEM-administered grant at Mountain View College within the DCCCD) and have additionally during this time made positive classroom impacts upon literally thousands of MS, HS and College learners.

My general approach toward tutoring is that heading into each session students are encouraged to bring in relevant questions addressing their most immediate needs and wants in connection with classroom lecture notes/discussions, online/written assignments, prior practice exams and quizzes, and lab activities. Nevertheless, I am always ready with additional pertinent Geometry, Algebra 1/2 and Precalculus supplemental handouts and a variety of HS/College Chemistry and Organic Chemistry resources for either the visual or hands-on learners to add further clarity and reinforcement to concepts under discussion. Sometimes these extras even set the tone for a particular lesson. I then proceed in very clear English (saying it again as many times as needed, even in everyday terms) and in a consistent step-wise manner, resulting in "Got it" and "That makes sense" being regularly heard. These guided approaches ultimately enable the students to achieve their most important objectives. Now, what more can you ask for?


Education

Los Angeles Valley College, Math Minor/Chem Major, and University of California, Riverside,
B.A. in Chemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Inorganic Chemistry Minor and Organic Chemistry Major,
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Sessions occur in client homes, the Plano Davis-Allen-Richardson Libraries, and various safe/very accessible public locales across North Dallas, Richardson, Plano and other suburbs.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75093
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/19/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I have very keen insight into general Mathematical, Algebraic and Geometric concepts such that effective problem-solving strategies of the types emphasized on the GMAT can be modeled for the student.
GRE

GRE

I have very keen insight into general Mathematical, Algebraic, and Geometric concepts such that effective problem-solving strategies of the types emphasized on the GRE can be modeled for the student.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

I have very keen insight into general Mathematical, Algebraic and Geometric concepts such that effective problem-solving strategies of the types emphasized on the GMAT can be modeled for the student.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Students at the elementary level, particularly in grades 5 and 6, have been successfully tutored in Math. With patience I break down problems (particularly word applications) into parts that are simple for students to understand and ultimately master. My approaches are also adaptable to different learning styles.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Easily dealt with are the following topics routinely covered in a regular or advanced middle or high school Algebra I course: handling equations (particularly in word problems), solving inequalities, explaining a variety of functions (including graphical interpretation), solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, handling exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, handling exponential and radical functions, and dealing with rational functions and equations. As an additional resource I also possess an Algebra I "Teacher's Edition" text.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With 20+ years Algebra 2 tutoring and classroom teaching experience, I easily handle most topics in Algebra 2 and College Algebra and am especially strong in word problems, exponents, solving both logarithmic and radical equations, factoring polynomials, simplifying expressions involving both radicals and complex numbers, and describing the behavior (domain, range, zeroes, presence of asymptotes) of a variety of functions to include quadratic, absolute value, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential and transformed. Conic sections is also a familiar area of expertise. I am particular knowledgeable with the Algebra 2 curricula taught in both the Plano and Richardson school districts and have had great success working with these districts' students from JJ Pearce, Richardson Arts/Science Magnet, Williams, Shepton and Jasper high schools and Plano West SHS, and also Independence and Liberty high schools in FISD. As readily available resources I also possess an Algebra II "Teacher's Edition" text and many supplemental assignments on a number of topics to hand out to students for additional skill fortification. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to fulfill his/her Algebra 2 requirement by doing CBE.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a math minor and a Chemistry major holding a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and with 20+ years Chemistry tutoring (starting in my teens), DCCCD/University Chemistry teaching and also private sector chemical experience, I communicate and illustrate to students who are involved with either traditional or online modes of instruction my extensive academic and practical Chemistry and Math knowledge through use of abundant and very effective resources. This is in connection with all classroom and laboratory topics encountered in regular, honors/PAP, AP, and IB (both SL and HL levels taught at several outstanding Dallas suburban high schools) Chemistry and General Chemistry (1411/1412 within the DCCCD and all the Collin Colleges and also 1311/1312 at UTD and Texas A&M, Commerce). My particular specialties are AP Chemistry (most notably through use of the Zumdahl textbook), IB Chemistry, SAT Chemistry subject test and PCAT/DAT preparation, General Chemistry 1 and 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, and the Chemistry connected with 21st century Human Nutrition. With AP Chemistry it is strongly recommended that students begin partnering with me either during the summer or no later than by the start of a new school year to permit sufficient time for me to use my keen insight to consistently train them in the development of their conceptual skills so that they will be better-prepared to handle the Free Response Questions section of the AP exam given the first Monday of each May. This guidance will greatly enhance their likelihood of scoring a minimum of a 4 (and in most cases, a 5). Please click on my "Resources" link to read additional posts dealing with AP Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

With 20+ years (beginning in my teens with Honors level) Geometry tutoring and also classroom teaching experience, I easily handle any topic (including applications problems) covered in a Regular or Advanced Geometry course and am excellent in both inductive and deductive reasoning, the various methods for proving polygons both congruent and similar, and the interplay between algebra and geometry in word problem situations. I also provide readily available supplemental assignments for my students and am familiar with the curricula taught in several Dallas northern suburban school districts. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to complete his/her Geometry requirement by doing CBE.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is that critical point between the student's prior math experiences and the more challenging upcoming courses in Algebra and Geometry. With my skill set in the basic handling of numbers and the symbolic representation of numbers and ideas, I will build up the confidence level of the student through patience and encouragement. This will establish a strong foundation for future studies. Performance exceeding 90% was achieved on the Texas State Educator's Gr. 4-8 Math Exam.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

With Precalculus I am proficient with general functions and graphs, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their various transformations, fundamental trigonometric concepts, including the Laws of Sines and Cosines in applications problems, the cosine and sine of angle sum and difference formulas, handling trigonometric identities and polar coordinates and solving trigonometric equations, solving systems of equations in 2 or 3 variables, parametric equations, vectors and their applications, and graphing conic sections.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have multiple SAT resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement on simulated tests. I will also help more than adequately prepare those students who are planning to take the SAT Chemistry subject test.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have ACT math resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Easily dealt with are the following topics routinely covered in a regular or advanced middle or high school Algebra I course: handling equations (particularly in word problems), solving inequalities, explaining a variety of functions (including graphical interpretation), solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, handling exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, handling exponential and radical functions, and dealing with rational functions and equations. As an additional resource I also possess an Algebra I "Teacher's Edition" text.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With 20+ years Algebra 2 tutoring and classroom teaching experience, I easily handle most topics in Algebra 2 and College Algebra and am especially strong in word problems, exponents, solving both logarithmic and radical equations, factoring polynomials, simplifying expressions involving both radicals and complex numbers, and describing the behavior (domain, range, zeroes, presence of asymptotes) of a variety of functions to include quadratic, absolute value, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential and transformed. Conic sections is also a familiar area of expertise. I am particular knowledgeable with the Algebra 2 curricula taught in both the Plano and Richardson school districts and have had great success working with these districts' students from JJ Pearce, Richardson Arts/Science Magnet, Williams, Shepton and Jasper high schools and Plano West SHS, and also Independence and Liberty high schools in FISD. As readily available resources I also possess an Algebra II "Teacher's Edition" text and many supplemental assignments on a number of topics to hand out to students for additional skill fortification. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to fulfill his/her Algebra 2 requirement by doing CBE.
Geometry,

Geometry

With 20+ years (beginning in my teens with Honors level) Geometry tutoring and also classroom teaching experience, I easily handle any topic (including applications problems) covered in a Regular or Advanced Geometry course and am excellent in both inductive and deductive reasoning, the various methods for proving polygons both congruent and similar, and the interplay between algebra and geometry in word problem situations. I also provide readily available supplemental assignments for my students and am familiar with the curricula taught in several Dallas northern suburban school districts. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to complete his/her Geometry requirement by doing CBE.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is that critical point between the student's prior math experiences and the more challenging upcoming courses in Algebra and Geometry. With my skill set in the basic handling of numbers and the symbolic representation of numbers and ideas, I will build up the confidence level of the student through patience and encouragement. This will establish a strong foundation for future studies. Performance exceeding 90% was achieved on the Texas State Educator's Gr. 4-8 Math Exam.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

With Precalculus I am proficient with general functions and graphs, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their various transformations, fundamental trigonometric concepts, including the Laws of Sines and Cosines in applications problems, the cosine and sine of angle sum and difference formulas, handling trigonometric identities and polar coordinates and solving trigonometric equations, solving systems of equations in 2 or 3 variables, parametric equations, vectors and their applications, and graphing conic sections.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have multiple SAT resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement on simulated tests. I will also help more than adequately prepare those students who are planning to take the SAT Chemistry subject test.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I can handle virtually all topics in Trigonometry and am especially strong in application-type problems, converting between degrees and radian measure and polar and rectangular coordinates, solving trigonometric equations, simplifying trigonometric expressions and identities, graphing trigonometric functions and their transformations, and applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines to practical problems.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Easily dealt with are the following topics routinely covered in a regular or advanced middle or high school Algebra I course: handling equations (particularly in word problems), solving inequalities, explaining a variety of functions (including graphical interpretation), solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, handling exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, handling exponential and radical functions, and dealing with rational functions and equations. As an additional resource I also possess an Algebra I "Teacher's Edition" text.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With 20+ years Algebra 2 tutoring and classroom teaching experience, I easily handle most topics in Algebra 2 and College Algebra and am especially strong in word problems, exponents, solving both logarithmic and radical equations, factoring polynomials, simplifying expressions involving both radicals and complex numbers, and describing the behavior (domain, range, zeroes, presence of asymptotes) of a variety of functions to include quadratic, absolute value, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential and transformed. Conic sections is also a familiar area of expertise. I am particular knowledgeable with the Algebra 2 curricula taught in both the Plano and Richardson school districts and have had great success working with these districts' students from JJ Pearce, Richardson Arts/Science Magnet, Williams, Shepton and Jasper high schools and Plano West SHS, and also Independence and Liberty high schools in FISD. As readily available resources I also possess an Algebra II "Teacher's Edition" text and many supplemental assignments on a number of topics to hand out to students for additional skill fortification. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to fulfill his/her Algebra 2 requirement by doing CBE.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a math minor and a Chemistry major holding a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and with 20+ years Chemistry tutoring (starting in my teens), DCCCD/University Chemistry teaching and also private sector chemical experience, I communicate and illustrate to students who are involved with either traditional or online modes of instruction my extensive academic and practical Chemistry and Math knowledge through use of abundant and very effective resources. This is in connection with all classroom and laboratory topics encountered in regular, honors/PAP, AP, and IB (both SL and HL levels taught at several outstanding Dallas suburban high schools) Chemistry and General Chemistry (1411/1412 within the DCCCD and all the Collin Colleges and also 1311/1312 at UTD and Texas A&M, Commerce). My particular specialties are AP Chemistry (most notably through use of the Zumdahl textbook), IB Chemistry, SAT Chemistry subject test and PCAT/DAT preparation, General Chemistry 1 and 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, and the Chemistry connected with 21st century Human Nutrition. With AP Chemistry it is strongly recommended that students begin partnering with me either during the summer or no later than by the start of a new school year to permit sufficient time for me to use my keen insight to consistently train them in the development of their conceptual skills so that they will be better-prepared to handle the Free Response Questions section of the AP exam given the first Monday of each May. This guidance will greatly enhance their likelihood of scoring a minimum of a 4 (and in most cases, a 5). Please click on my "Resources" link to read additional posts dealing with AP Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

With 20+ years (beginning in my teens with Honors level) Geometry tutoring and also classroom teaching experience, I easily handle any topic (including applications problems) covered in a Regular or Advanced Geometry course and am excellent in both inductive and deductive reasoning, the various methods for proving polygons both congruent and similar, and the interplay between algebra and geometry in word problem situations. I also provide readily available supplemental assignments for my students and am familiar with the curricula taught in several Dallas northern suburban school districts. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to complete his/her Geometry requirement by doing CBE.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is that critical point between the student's prior math experiences and the more challenging upcoming courses in Algebra and Geometry. With my skill set in the basic handling of numbers and the symbolic representation of numbers and ideas, I will build up the confidence level of the student through patience and encouragement. This will establish a strong foundation for future studies. Performance exceeding 90% was achieved on the Texas State Educator's Gr. 4-8 Math Exam.
Precalculus

Precalculus

With Precalculus I am proficient with general functions and graphs, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their various transformations, fundamental trigonometric concepts, including the Laws of Sines and Cosines in applications problems, the cosine and sine of angle sum and difference formulas, handling trigonometric identities and polar coordinates and solving trigonometric equations, solving systems of equations in 2 or 3 variables, parametric equations, vectors and their applications, and graphing conic sections.

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

My vast knowledge of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and 21st century macronutrient/micronutrient-balanced Human Nutrition enables me to understand and illustrate many core Biochemistry concepts that do not delve too deeply into cell biology. I have an assortment of very effective visual resources to help the student master many of the concepts connected with proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides/nucleic acids, the functions of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis, and glycolysis and the Citric Acid Cycle as related to energy production. I have also taught multiple times for Allied Health Sciences students a College-level General Chemistry-Organic Chemistry-Biochemistry hybrid course of one semester duration.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a math minor and a Chemistry major holding a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and with 20+ years Chemistry tutoring (starting in my teens), DCCCD/University Chemistry teaching and also private sector chemical experience, I communicate and illustrate to students who are involved with either traditional or online modes of instruction my extensive academic and practical Chemistry and Math knowledge through use of abundant and very effective resources. This is in connection with all classroom and laboratory topics encountered in regular, honors/PAP, AP, and IB (both SL and HL levels taught at several outstanding Dallas suburban high schools) Chemistry and General Chemistry (1411/1412 within the DCCCD and all the Collin Colleges and also 1311/1312 at UTD and Texas A&M, Commerce). My particular specialties are AP Chemistry (most notably through use of the Zumdahl textbook), IB Chemistry, SAT Chemistry subject test and PCAT/DAT preparation, General Chemistry 1 and 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, and the Chemistry connected with 21st century Human Nutrition. With AP Chemistry it is strongly recommended that students begin partnering with me either during the summer or no later than by the start of a new school year to permit sufficient time for me to use my keen insight to consistently train them in the development of their conceptual skills so that they will be better-prepared to handle the Free Response Questions section of the AP exam given the first Monday of each May. This guidance will greatly enhance their likelihood of scoring a minimum of a 4 (and in most cases, a 5). Please click on my "Resources" link to read additional posts dealing with AP Chemistry.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I am exceptionally knowledgeable in the principles of 21st century macronutrient-/micronutrient-balanced Human Nutrition and have used them, in conjunction with my strong Organic Chemistry background, to create an international food pyramid after having conducted extensive research over 20+ years on the most micronutrient-rich worldwide eating patterns. Regular adherence to these practices has provided me with consistently high energy and focusing ability, both of which have been major contributors to my success as a tutor. Based upon sharing the aforementioned knowledge and in addition to my ability to foster development of heightened critical-thinking abilities during tutoring sessions involving either General or Organic Chemistry, I am a particularly valued asset to those students who aspire to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physicians' assistants, and psychiatrists. My fact sheets, "The Maximum Mental Health Diet," are designed around the core principles embodied in my food pyramid and are offered to any client upon request at the first or subsequent tutoring session.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and have gained much experience over 20+ years having utilized Organic Chemistry in the private sector, having taught Organic Chemistry concepts within both community colleges and universities, as well as having tutored private clients in both first semester and second semester Organic Chemistry. I particularly enjoy using my solid background in the whole year course in General Chemistry, along with my very effective combination of Organic resources and also my 21st century international Nutritional know-how, to give students (particularly those directed toward medical and health-related careers) a jump-start with Organic during the summer (typically early June through mid-August, 1-2 times per week) in advance of taking it in the fall. This way they will be trained in how to think critically so that they will be able to dramatically cut down on the amount of memorization required. The net result is that they won't have to see themselves being thrown into the deep end without having had any previous swimming lessons and can also nix the idea that Organic has to end up being the so-called "deal breaker" course.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I am exceptionally knowledgeable in the principles of 21st century macronutrient-/micronutrient-balanced Human Nutrition and have used them, in conjunction with my strong Organic Chemistry background, to create an international food pyramid after having conducted extensive research over 20+ years on the most micronutrient-rich worldwide eating patterns. Regular adherence to these practices has provided me with consistently high energy and focusing ability, both of which have been major contributors to my success as a tutor. Based upon sharing the aforementioned knowledge and in addition to my ability to foster development of heightened critical-thinking abilities during tutoring sessions involving either General or Organic Chemistry, I am a particularly valued asset to those students who aspire to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physicians' assistants, and psychiatrists. My fact sheets, "The Maximum Mental Health Diet," are designed around the core principles embodied in my food pyramid and are offered to any client upon request at the first or subsequent tutoring session.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Easily dealt with are the following topics routinely covered in a regular or advanced middle or high school Algebra I course: handling equations (particularly in word problems), solving inequalities, explaining a variety of functions (including graphical interpretation), solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities, handling exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, handling exponential and radical functions, and dealing with rational functions and equations. As an additional resource I also possess an Algebra I "Teacher's Edition" text.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With 20+ years Algebra 2 tutoring and classroom teaching experience, I easily handle most topics in Algebra 2 and College Algebra and am especially strong in word problems, exponents, solving both logarithmic and radical equations, factoring polynomials, simplifying expressions involving both radicals and complex numbers, and describing the behavior (domain, range, zeroes, presence of asymptotes) of a variety of functions to include quadratic, absolute value, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential and transformed. Conic sections is also a familiar area of expertise. I am particular knowledgeable with the Algebra 2 curricula taught in both the Plano and Richardson school districts and have had great success working with these districts' students from JJ Pearce, Richardson Arts/Science Magnet, Williams, Shepton and Jasper high schools and Plano West SHS, and also Independence and Liberty high schools in FISD. As readily available resources I also possess an Algebra II "Teacher's Edition" text and many supplemental assignments on a number of topics to hand out to students for additional skill fortification. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to fulfill his/her Algebra 2 requirement by doing CBE.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a math minor and a Chemistry major holding a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and with 20+ years Chemistry tutoring (starting in my teens), DCCCD/University Chemistry teaching and also private sector chemical experience, I communicate and illustrate to students who are involved with either traditional or online modes of instruction my extensive academic and practical Chemistry and Math knowledge through use of abundant and very effective resources. This is in connection with all classroom and laboratory topics encountered in regular, honors/PAP, AP, and IB (both SL and HL levels taught at several outstanding Dallas suburban high schools) Chemistry and General Chemistry (1411/1412 within the DCCCD and all the Collin Colleges and also 1311/1312 at UTD and Texas A&M, Commerce). My particular specialties are AP Chemistry (most notably through use of the Zumdahl textbook), IB Chemistry, SAT Chemistry subject test and PCAT/DAT preparation, General Chemistry 1 and 2, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, and the Chemistry connected with 21st century Human Nutrition. With AP Chemistry it is strongly recommended that students begin partnering with me either during the summer or no later than by the start of a new school year to permit sufficient time for me to use my keen insight to consistently train them in the development of their conceptual skills so that they will be better-prepared to handle the Free Response Questions section of the AP exam given the first Monday of each May. This guidance will greatly enhance their likelihood of scoring a minimum of a 4 (and in most cases, a 5). Please click on my "Resources" link to read additional posts dealing with AP Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

With 20+ years (beginning in my teens with Honors level) Geometry tutoring and also classroom teaching experience, I easily handle any topic (including applications problems) covered in a Regular or Advanced Geometry course and am excellent in both inductive and deductive reasoning, the various methods for proving polygons both congruent and similar, and the interplay between algebra and geometry in word problem situations. I also provide readily available supplemental assignments for my students and am familiar with the curricula taught in several Dallas northern suburban school districts. I will also be glad to work with any student who desires to complete his/her Geometry requirement by doing CBE.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have multiple SAT resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement on simulated tests. I will also help more than adequately prepare those students who are planning to take the SAT Chemistry subject test.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have ACT math resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I will assist clients with the verbal, mathematics and science sections of the ASVAB test. Particular strengths are in deciphering unfamiliar word meanings deduced from context clues and in mathematics problems requiring both reading comprehension and correct algebraic representations and setups.
GMAT,

GMAT

I have very keen insight into general Mathematical, Algebraic and Geometric concepts such that effective problem-solving strategies of the types emphasized on the GMAT can be modeled for the student.
GRE,

GRE

I have very keen insight into general Mathematical, Algebraic, and Geometric concepts such that effective problem-solving strategies of the types emphasized on the GRE can be modeled for the student.
ISEE,

ISEE

As assets for handling ISEE test preparation I have a very broad background in Math to include the middle grades PreAlgebra and Algebra 1 and high school Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus. Along with this, I have helped many individuals prepare for the Math sections of the PSAT, SAT and the ACT. As such, my background is also very applications-oriented. The ISEE test preparation (which I began with a student during the summer of 2016) draws on a student's ability to handle, among other areas, many word applications problems involving algebraic representations and also application of newly-defined symbolism. These are situations that I'm very well-equipped to deal with given my prior Math experiences. Note: I DO NOT deal with the VERBAL section of the ISEE.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have PSAT resources that can be used from the very onset to diagnose a student's particular strengths and weakness in basic Math, Algebra and Geometry concepts. Skill building strategies can then be implemented in order to help the student improve in weak areas.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have multiple SAT resources which can be used from the very onset to diagnose students' particular strengths and weaknesses in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Skill building strategies can then be modeled and implemented to bring students to higher levels of achievement on simulated tests. I will also help more than adequately prepare those students who are planning to take the SAT Chemistry subject test.

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Dr. Bruce knows his stuff!

I had my first session with Dr. Bruce this past weekend. He was so helpful in making Chemistry understandable for me. I will certainly continue to see him for help.

Wade, 2 lessons with Bruce

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

This was my daughter's first tutoring session with Dr. Bruce for Pre-calculus. He taught her to solve problems step by step, stopping and correcting her immediately if there was a mistake. We will continue more sessions with him.

Reshma, 2 lessons with Bruce

Very experienced, knowledgable and fun tutor.

Bruce helped my daughter gain more confidence just after her first session. He showed her how to go back and review her work, shortcuts by using antonyms and also explained fully what he was teaching. Very organized!

Danita, 3 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Danita, for your feedback. Instilling a higher level of confidence in the student from the very get-go is one of my top priority objectives toward helping to establish a strong student-tutor relationship. Dr. Bruce

Subject Matter Expert and Personable

Not only is Dr. Bruce a subject matter expert in Chemistry, he knows how to present the lesson in a way that is personable and promotes retention. His passion for the field of Chemistry is exhilarating and it is pleasure to see the glimmer in his eyes as he presents the subject.

Scarlet, 7 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Scarlet, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Thus far it has been a real pleasure for me and has stretched my thinking abilities to have provided support for your daughter as her IB Chemistry challenges continue to unfold. Dr. Bruce

Very patient tutor.

Bruce helped my son understand his chemistry homework. He has lots of patience and has helped to build confidence in test-taking. I can see that he is getting better in his grade. Thanks for helping!

Alex, 4 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Alex, Thanks very much for your feedback. I always come away with a good feeling when I've made that positive impact.

Knows his Chemistry

Dr. Bruce knows his Chemistry. My daughter has had 4 sessions with him now. He comes well prepared and there is no second guessing with his explanations; which is the last thing that any student wants when they are trying to understand a concept. He always leaves her with something that she can build upon and makes her think.

Kim, 8 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Kim, thank you very much for your take on how I've been able to connect with your daughter. The IB level of HS Chemistry requires no less than this level of commitment and with accompanying effective methods of instruction, with the ultimate goal of enhancing one's proficiency in sharpening conceptual skills.

Wise and extremely resourceful

Dr. Bruce is a great tutor. He is very direct in how he teaches the topics at hand. We worked on acids/bases equilibriums, equilibrium constants, and other Chemistry II topics. I really find his visual style of teaching very helpful. He makes sure to be able to give several different examples to problems that we go over. He is very resourceful, and is always prepared. I love that he is able to immediately pull out sample questions over the topics we are covering during our tutoring sessions. I highly recommend him to anyone that is serious about improving in their studies.

Sharon, 8 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for your objective feedback that, once again, captures the very essence of my tutoring style and whole approach to tutoring. I hope that I will continue to enable you to achieve both your immediate and longer-term goals through my unwavering support.

Great communication.

Dr. Bruce helped my daughter's test and homework on 7th grade math. Overall experience is great. Dr. Bruce is a very patient and clear tutor.

serena, 3 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Serena, for your feedback. I will derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing my part to help your daughter continue to excel with 7th grade math and, at the same time, acquire the skills and good habits that will serve her well for future Math needs.

Great tutor for organic chemistry

Dr. Bruce knows organic chemistry like the back of his hands. He explains the concepts very well and makes them easy to understand.

Jenny, 17 lessons with Bruce
Tutor responded:

Jeanine, Thank you very much for your feedback. The important takeaway from your comments is that my prime focus in explaining and illustrating most topics in Organic is on a set of core General Chemistry concepts that are absolutely essential for student success with O-Chem. Many of these are covered in a typical HS AP Chemistry class, which is why I heartily recommend that a student planning to go to medical, dental or pharmacy school take this level of Chemistry at that point so as to gain that much more from college General Chemistry (if, in fact, they still need to take it) and, therefore, avoid major challenges with the subject matter once immersed in a full year O-Chem. course. Understandably, then, this is why I so much enjoy working with students during the summer in advance of the fall so as to be able to correct any General Chemistry deficiencies. Besides your student, I specifically had the pleasure during Summer 2016 of coaching two additional pre-med clients in advance of their Fall Organic courses. For certain, there's no way with appropriate advanced planning that Organic needs to be the so-called "deal-breaker" course for any student.

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