Experienced Chemist and Teacher Meg
Experienced Chemist and Teacher Meg
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.
We hired Meg to tutor our daughter who is taking organic chemistry as a pre-pharmacy requirement. Our daughter is an incredibly strong student overall, but was feeling frustrated and began losing her confidence as the course work was progressing. We have hired tutors in the past for our other daughter and believe that a fresh one on one approach is often beneficial in their academic success. Meg has already surpassed our expectations within the first couple meetings with our daughter. In our daughter's words: Meg is incredibly intelligent and a true professional. She gets down to business right away and quickly accesses the student and their needs. She provides a fresh approach, tools, charts, for a clearer understanding and makes her feel comfortable discussing homework questions and test review questions. Our daughter's confidence is already back. Meg is very easy to work with and wonderful about scheduling our daughter around both if their schedules. We are very very happy to have found and hired Meg! Awesome situation for our daughter.Dianna, 6 lessons with Meg
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
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
Response time: 16 minutes