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Meg G.

Experienced Chemist and Teacher Meg

Experienced Chemist and Teacher Meg

$75/hour

  • 917 hours tutoring

About Meg


Bio

Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students due to the conceptual nature of the material. However, once it has been mastered, it can be fun. I am a firm believer that there are no "stupid" questions. Instead, it is a matter of students not completely grasping the material and I encourage them to ask as many questions as necessary until they understand the concepts being covered. My goal as a tutor is to help students understand how chemistry relates to their lives since...

Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students due to the conceptual nature of the material. However, once it has been mastered, it can be fun. I am a firm believer that there are no "stupid" questions. Instead, it is a matter of students not completely grasping the material and I encourage them to ask as many questions as necessary until they understand the concepts being covered. My goal as a tutor is to help students understand how chemistry relates to their lives since introductory courses can come across as boring.

I like to use analogies to help explain difficult concepts, and I try to lead students to discover the answer on their own rather than simply providing them with answers to the problems they are working on. Sometimes this will require backing up to review a concept covered earlier in the class in order to master current material. My objective is for students to understand the "why" aspect of the subject instead of simply memorizing facts. If students understand how a concept works, they can apply that knowledge to related problems and solve them on their own, which leads to greater understanding of the subject and fewer mistakes on quizzes and exams.

I have taught and tutored general chemistry & organic chemistry for more than ten years. Unlike most tutors, I have worked as a practicing research chemist for ~25 years. In addition I am a licensed chemistry teacher, having completed my student teaching in a college prep chemistry classroom. This unique combination means that I KNOW the subject area, can RELATE concepts to "real world" applications, and UNDERSTAND how to help students improve their mastery over the subject. I can also help students with their lab-related questions since I am a practicing research chemist.


Education

Texas Woman's University
Chemistry
(University of Texas at Austin
Masters
Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI)
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: There will be a $30 fee for cancellation of a lesson already scheduled if I am not notified at least 2 hrs. ahead of time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/12/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is a challenging class for students. It is a mostly conceptual subject that involves the study of atoms and elements and how they combine to form molecules and how they react. I have been tutoring Chemistry students for more than five years, from high school (both college prep and AP Chemistry classes) up through college chemistry and know what the teachers are wanting students to master.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is a challenging class for students. It is a mostly conceptual subject that involves the study of atoms and elements and how they combine to form molecules and how they react. I have been tutoring Chemistry students for more than five years, from high school (both college prep and AP Chemistry classes) up through college chemistry and know what the teachers are wanting students to master.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is a challenging class for students. It is a mostly conceptual subject that involves the study of atoms and elements and how they combine to form molecules and how they react. I have been tutoring Chemistry students for more than five years, from high school (both college prep and AP Chemistry classes) up through college chemistry and know what the teachers are wanting students to master.
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have been a practicing organic chemist for 20 years and have taught both Organic Chemistry classes and laboratory work. I can explain "how" reactions occur and why they are useful in real life situations. I can also help students with the lab portion of the class.

Summer

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is a challenging class for students. It is a mostly conceptual subject that involves the study of atoms and elements and how they combine to form molecules and how they react. I have been tutoring Chemistry students for more than five years, from high school (both college prep and AP Chemistry classes) up through college chemistry and know what the teachers are wanting students to master.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (268 ratings)
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(248)
4 star
(7)
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(3)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(6)

Reviews


Adaptive, effective and responsive tutor

Meg has been very helpful in working with my son and engaging me along the way. She is a caring tutor who wants to see your child succeed. She has been very effective in teaching chemistry and trying to motivate my son in the process. She always follows up and also sends the lesson's white boards as a means of reinforcing the lesson. My son is very happy to work with Meg and I am grateful for her help too!

Beth , 20 lessons with Meg

Love Meg!

Meg breaks things down step by step so that you understand what is happening and why. When I try to do Organic Chemistry on my own I get so overwhelmed and frustrated but with Meg things make sense. Sessions with Meg make me feel more confident and prepared.

Cynthia, 19 lessons with Meg

Great, very flexible

She really knows her stuff and easy to connect with. She works in the field and has a graduate degree in teaching. Great combination. I would definitely use her again.

Toni, 18 lessons with Meg

Most helpful tutor

Meg is the most helpful tutor I’ve found for chemistry. Her knowledge is very reliable and she explains everything clearly. I will be asking her for help often!

Sasha, 4 lessons with Meg

Excellent tutor - highly recommended

Working on o-chem - so thankful to have found Meg! She is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. She brings extensive experience of the class as well as the tutoring and teaching. I highly recommend her.

Anne, 6 lessons with Meg

Knowledgable, Kind, and Patient

Meg was very patient as we explained main topics in Organic Chemistry, both of which I understand much better. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Shayna, 4 lessons with Meg

Excellent first session

10th grade student having difficulty with AP Chemistry. Meg was organized and effective at helping her understand the content. We will definitely hire her again.

Ruth, 1 lesson with Meg

Knows what she is teaching.

Meg helped me go through various types of mechanisms thoroughly and did not hesitate at all to answer my questions no matter how trivial they are. She also helped direct my studies so that I can better prepare for my upcoming ochem two course that I will be taking next semester.

Natalya, 2 lessons with Meg

great chemistry teacher

My son was very stressed for his chemistry class . Miss Meg helped him and taught him and answered his questions in detail. He is very satisfied and happy with her . We are glad we found her . She is very nice and responds quickly. Any student would be lucky to have her as his teacher .

Hina, 6 lessons with Meg
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