DR BRUCE-20+YRS TRUST-ALG-GEOM-PAP-AP-GEN-O-CHEM-DALLAS-PLANO-ALLEN
DR BRUCE-20+YRS TRUST-ALG-GEOM-PAP-AP-GEN-O-CHEM-DALLAS-PLANO-ALLEN
Having a firmly-embedded DIRK NOWITZKI work ethic, why not consider the benefits to be gained from my focus on teamwork, preparedness, patience, presentation of many relevant examples, and thorough, step-wise problem-solving talents geared toward various learning styles? Then, let's join ranks to build trust to enable your or your student's self-confidence to skyrocket! All this has been relevant with students having taken Secondary PRE-ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/ALGEBRA 1,2/PRE-CALCULUS/CHEMISTRY at...
Having a firmly-embedded DIRK NOWITZKI work ethic, why not consider the benefits to be gained from my focus on teamwork, preparedness, patience, presentation of many relevant examples, and thorough, step-wise problem-solving talents geared toward various learning styles? Then, let's join ranks to build trust to enable your or your student's self-confidence to skyrocket! All this has been relevant with students having taken Secondary PRE-ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/ALGEBRA 1,2/PRE-CALCULUS/CHEMISTRY at the PRE-AP and HONORS levels and also AP/IB CHEMISTRY, and College INTRO/GENERAL/ORGANIC/BIOCHEMISTRY.
MEDICAL FIELD- or NEUROSCIENCE-bound individuals (especially when at the ORGANIC CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY stages and to have included women, who have made many ongoing big differences in medicine) have additionally gained career insights and also 21st-century optimal nutritional benefits beyond anything previously experienced in their lives. Even more, for those who have needed to take the MCAT, DAT or the PCAT (Pharmacy College equivalent) I have provided clarity for GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY and all MATH from ALGEBRA up through PRECALCULUS.
Furthermore, as a very forthright, conceptually-oriented and insightful individual who has fine-tuned development of one's critical-thinking skills to eliminate unneeded memorization, I have used these assets many times to achieve successful outcomes with students having taken HONORS ALGEBRA 2 and CHEMISTRY simultaneously at SHEPTON, JASPER and RICHARDSON High Schools, AP CHEMISTRY at THE HOCKADAY SCHOOL (2 current AP CHEMISTRY teachers), PLANO WEST (also 2 current AP CHEMISTRY teachers), PLANO EAST and PLANO Senior High Schools and also HIGHLAND PARK, RICHARDSON, ALLEN, LIBERTY, McKINNEY BOYD and HEBRON High Schools, IB CHEMISTRY at PLANO EAST Senior High School and also ALLEN and GARLAND High Schools, and the whole year of both GENERAL CHEMISTRY and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY at UTD, SMU and all DCCCD/COLLIN COLLEGE locations.
My general approach toward having achieved successful tutoring experiences is that prior to each session the students have been encouraged to drive instruction by having brought in relevant questions addressing their most immediate needs and wants in connection with classroom discussion notes, online/textbook problem assignments, semester reviews, prior practice exams and quizzes, and lab activities. Nevertheless, I have always been prepared with additional pertinent supplemental resources and handouts to have added clarity and concept reinforcement for either the visual or hands-on learners. Sometimes these extras have even set the tone for a particular lesson. I have then proceeded consistently in very clear English (many times with repetition even phrased in simplistic terms) with accurate and correctly-sequenced steps, having elicited consistent responses such as "Got it" and "That makes sense". These guided approaches have ultimately enabled the students to have achieved their most important learning objectives.
Very good Tutor
Dr. Bruce was a big help during my Pre-AP/AP Chemistry classes. It was a long road, but it was nice to know that I have an experienced teacher/helper always available. He was always punctual and on time. He has a wealth of information available at all times, and his visuals were a big help. I eventually received a 5 on the AP test thanks to my hard work and his guidance. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help, or anyone who wants that higher level of understanding.Thi, 99 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Thi, Thank you very much for your kind, yet objective feedback concerning our 2-year productive association during your time within the Math/Science Magnet School at Richardson High School. As always, you hit the nail right on the head as far as the ultimate impact upon student success of consistent, sustained teamwork involving both tutor and student. Best wishes!
Awesome chemistry teacher
My daughter was struggling with chemistry until Dr. Bruce started teaching her. Not only is she axing her class, she loves the subject and is planning to take AP chemistry in her junior year instead of her senior year just because of him. Thank you, Dr. Bruce!Namrita, 12 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi, Namrita, Thank you very much for your recent feedback. It is, once again, so personally gratifying to have provided that spark that boosted the performance of your daughter in Honors Chemistry at Shepton High School so that she can now look forward to taking on greater challenges with renewed confidence when she enters her junior year at Plano West SHS and begins AP Chemistry. If desired, I'll be ready at that point to help her successfully navigate through the entire year of this higher-level course. Dr. Bruce
Knowledgeable and friendly tutor
He taught me AP Chemistry. He has a variety of resources to accompany his tutoring style including visual diagrams and images, which is very helpful to visual learners. He is thorough in his teaching and easy to follow along.Mai , 3 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Mai, Thank you very much for your most recent feedback. All characteristics that you brought up in your review are so vital for one to be a very effective tutor in bringing about enhanced student learning when very challenging AP Chemistry concepts are continually being dished out to the students at Plano West SHS. Let's keep this going within that spirit! Dr. Bruce
Knowledgeable and effective
Dr. Bruce is an extremely knowledgeable subject matter expert in chemistry. Not only does he have this knowledge, he is able to teach and tutor the information in an easy to understand manner. He has a wealth of extra learning material that he shares with students to help them effectively master the concepts.Barbara, 1 lesson with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Barbara, Thanks very much for your recent feedback which gets right to the point that not just having the subject knowledge but also the mindset to go that extra mile for each student every time during a session leads to the desired tutoring outcome and ultimate student success. Dr. Bruce
Great first session
Algebra 1 problems. Worked very well with my son!!! Definitely will use him again!! Straight and to the point. Gave great examples.Thomas, 16 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Thomas, Thank you very much for your most recent feedback. Yes, I take a great deal of pride by consistently getting straight to the point in a step-wise fashion when I tutor any level of Math. This approach goes a long way toward contributing to student success. I would most certainly enjoy continuing to operate in this manner in assisting your son with his Algebra 1 challenges at Clark HS. Dr. Bruce
Really Knows Geometry!
Many people can help with algebra, but few really know the tricky algebra Plano schools dish out. Dr. Bruce not only handled each question my student had, he backed the solutions with tremendous in depth explanations.Mark, 19 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Mark, Thank you very much for your recent feedback. I derive a great deal of satisfaction from taking an integrative approach melding both Geometry and Algebra concepts together to effectively explain the more challenging Geometry problems that students typically encounter at Plano-area High Schools and, in particular, Jasper in your student's case. Dr. Bruce
Prepared and Helpful Chemistry Tutor
Dr. Bruce was my daughter's tutor for her Pre-AP/Honor Chemistry class. She had a lot of difficulties when starting the class in Jasper High School. She's a visual learner and was not able to understand all material provided by the school. She was frustrated after her first bad test. When we met with Dr. Bruce for the first lesson, we knew that we had found the right and capable tutor. Dr. Bruce came well prepared with lots of extra material and practice questions. Throughout the school year, my daughter has gained more confidence in chemistry and got a 97 in this course. This would not have been possible without the instructions/resources provided by Dr. Bruce.Wei, 17 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Wei. Thank you very much for your kind and thorough review describing the positive impact that I had on your daughter's ultimate performance with the very challenging Honors-level Chemistry course taught at Jasper High School. I was particularly impressed by how easily she handled supplemental college-level problems that were provided. Now that she has moved onto Plano West SHS as a junior and will be planning to take AP Chemistry when she reaches her senior year, I will stand ready to again guide her, if need be, to a successful course outcome at that point. Best wishes to your daughter for continued academic success. Dr. Bruce
Knowledgeable and extremely helpful!
I met with Dr. Bruce twice a week for the entire summer while I was taking Organic I and II. I have had trouble with this subject in the past and am SO glad I got in touch with Dr. Bruce! He outlined topics that were confusing to me in detail and we worked my homework problems to make sure I was understanding the concepts. I would recommend Dr. Bruce to anyone who is having a difficult time with Chemistry!Victoria, 8 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi Victoria. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I was so delighted to have played a major role in your ultimately having achieved success with both Organic 1 and 2 during the fast-paced 2018 summer sessions at SMU. Your experience is just another example of Organic not having to end up being the so-called "deal breaker" course for any student, especially if their career objective is PREMED. Best wishes for continued academic success. Dr. Bruce
Have invited Bruce back to help both kids.
Always patient and informative, Bruce has helped both my High school age kids, Algebra 2 with my daughter and algebra with my son. Pleasure to work with over the years.David, 159 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Hi David. Thank you very much for your recent feedback. It has been a real pleasure to have had a 4-year and now a continuing relationship with your family, during which time I have mentored your son through Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Chemistry at Shepton High School, your daughter through Algebra 2 at Shepton, and am currently forging ahead with Pre-Calculus for your daughter at Plano West SHS. Dr. Bruce
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, 16 lessons with BruceTutor responded:
Thank you very much, Wade, for your acknowledgement of how I have helped you get off to a good start in your General Chemistry 1311 class at Texas A&M-Commerce. I am also delighted that I have made enough of a positive impact upon you with my guidance through this course that you have chosen to have me further mentor you as you embark during 2018 Maymester upon studying Cedar Valley College's Online Chemistry 1407 which has an Organic/Biochemistry emphasis. Dr. Bruce
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