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Sanford S.

Dinwiddie, VA

$40/hour

Math and Chemistry Tutor in Dinwiddie

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$40/Hour


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S.D. School of Mines
Chemistry
University of Minnesota
Master's

Education

S.D. School of Mines (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

About Sanford

I am a synthetic organic chemist by training and vocation, but teaching has always been my passion. I love breaking down concepts and seeing that flash of understanding on the student's face. Everybody has a different learning style. The continuing challenge for me as a tutor is figuring out how to relate to the student.

People seem to be impressed by my credentials - a Master's degree in organic chemistry and a long career in industry. Knowing the material is only half of what it takes to tutor. The other half is being able to communicate that knowledge. I have tutored students occasionally my whole life. Now I would like to get more serious about it. I will come to you, meet in a library, or work online. I am also willing to meet with a group of students for homework help.

To me, math is not a subject to learn, but a way of thinking, a tool to help solve problems rather than a set of facts. Chemistry explains the world around us, especially life. Energy is stored in chemical bonds. The blueprint of our our bodies is recorded using four humble organic molecules- DNA. Trees are made literally out of thin air. Chemistry explains so much.
I am a synthetic organic chemist by training and vocation, but teaching has always been my passion. I love breaking down concepts and seeing that flash of understanding on the student's face. Everybody has a different learning style. The continuing challenge for me as a tutor is figuring out how to relate to the student.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dinwiddie, VA 23841
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 2, Precalculus
Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

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Organic Chemistry

I have a Master's degree in organic chemistry. My Masters thesis was titled, "Generation and Synthetic Utility of 1,3-Dithiane Dianions." In addition, I have spent 25 years making organic compounds in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. I may be a bit rusty when it comes to name reactions, but I do know my stuff. I live it every day at work.

S.D. School of Mines
Chemistry
University of Minnesota
Master's

Education

S.D. School of Mines (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sanford will travel within 30 miles of Dinwiddie, VA 23841.