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Niral P.

Organic Chemistry and Math Tutor (AP, SAT, ACT, too!)

Organic Chemistry and Math Tutor (AP, SAT, ACT, too!)

$50/hour

  • 166 hours tutoring

  • Richmond, VA 23226

About Niral


Bio

Hi there! I'm Niral - I'm a chemist who just loves to teach. And tough as it can be to find someone who writes out organic mechanisms for fun...you've found him!

I've taught and tutored at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest over the last 8 years, including being a TA for both General and Organic Chemistry. I started tutoring students in in the athletic department at USC as well as working as a supplemental instruction (SI) leader, and then moved on to chemistry after...

Hi there! I'm Niral - I'm a chemist who just loves to teach. And tough as it can be to find someone who writes out organic mechanisms for fun...you've found him!

I've taught and tutored at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest over the last 8 years, including being a TA for both General and Organic Chemistry. I started tutoring students in in the athletic department at USC as well as working as a supplemental instruction (SI) leader, and then moved on to chemistry after earning my undergraduate degree. In my time in graduate school, I got to tutor nearly 150 students privately and spent a lot of time with my lecture students outside of class, throwing them pizza parties for their lab sections, late night study sessions, and impromptu lectures in the hallway outside of my research lab. I just love to teach, and nothing beats seeing the “click” moment for one of my students, when everything just falls into place.

By training, my expertise is in synthetic organic chemistry, specializing in photochemistry of organic molecules, both for the absorptive properties and intramolecular charge transfer. I’ve been lucky enough to publish 8 papers on the topic, and been awarded 2 patents as well. If you were looking for another way to put it...I'm a complete nerd. I love chemistry in every way, and I love to learn about interactions between things that we can't even see. That excitement led me to pursue my doctorate in organic chemistry as well, which further solidified my love of teaching and mentorship.

My goal in life has always to be a teacher -- having learned from fantastic AP Biology and AP Chemistry teachers in high school, and exceptional professors at USC. It's a standard that I try to hold myself to, though I’m never satisfied with the comparison. A lot of the techniques and skills that I have as an tutor came from taking what they taught me and putting my own spin on it. Beyond that, my teachers also taught me to take great pride in the success of my students, which is why I like to take time to not only teach, but get to know them on a personal level as well. Having taught math, general and organic chemistry at the middle school, high school, AP, and collegiate level, I feel that I can teach a variety of students, from any background.

In addition to teaching chemistry and math, I spent a lot of time teaching test preparation for a few large test prep companies, specializing in teaching SAT and ACT science, as well as AP and SAT II chemistry. I've also spent time in the classroom teaching high school Algebra and AP Chemistry. I found that while these were rewarding experiences, there was nothing that was as satisfying as seeing a student's eyes light up when you explained a topic to them one-on-one, in a way that made sense to them alone. That personal connection is what makes a subject not just engaging and, but also makes the material stick.

If I’m not in the kitchen pretending I'm on Top Chef (you'll find almost every chemist aspires to be in the culinary world at least once in their life), I'd love the opportunity to help you!!


Education

University of Southern California
Chemistry
Wake Forest University
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught and tutored Chemistry at the University of Southern California as well as Wake Forest University, having taught nearly 100 students. My students not only gave me excellent ratings as a TA, but many asked me to tutor them privately after their semester with me ended. Since then, I have worked as an online tutor for Chemistry as well, and have earned nearly 160 positive reviews for the way that I simplify and teach the subject. I love teaching, and there's nothing better than chemistry (in my very biased opinion)!
Geometry,

Geometry

Being an organic chemist requires us to deal with a large number of shapes and structures - some people liken organic chemistry to geometry, and regular chemistry to algebra. If that's the case, I'm definitely a big fan of geometry! The vast majority of what I do as a chemist requires determining X-Ray structures of molecules and compounds, which are full of shapes, angles, and every calculation possible - it makes geometry more applicable to the real world, and makes it fun to teach too!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

When taking the SAT math, I received a perfect score of 800. Since then I have worked with students in both sophomore and junior years to raise their grades on the SAT by about 200 points across the board. Being an organic chemist requires a lot of math, and it's one of my strongest subjects.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

After graduate school, I chose to start tutoring online and have been a tutor for algebra, trigonometry, and geometry for the last few years. Math is very important to my field of study (chemistry), and I enjoy teaching students from middle school, high school, and college as well. I like to change the complicated concepts into easy-to-understand real-world scenarios, so people avoid the phrase "when am I ever going to need this?" Turns out...we use it a lot more than we think!
Geometry,

Geometry

Being an organic chemist requires us to deal with a large number of shapes and structures - some people liken organic chemistry to geometry, and regular chemistry to algebra. If that's the case, I'm definitely a big fan of geometry! The vast majority of what I do as a chemist requires determining X-Ray structures of molecules and compounds, which are full of shapes, angles, and every calculation possible - it makes geometry more applicable to the real world, and makes it fun to teach too!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

When taking the SAT math, I received a perfect score of 800. Since then I have worked with students in both sophomore and junior years to raise their grades on the SAT by about 200 points across the board. Being an organic chemist requires a lot of math, and it's one of my strongest subjects.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught and tutored Chemistry at the University of Southern California as well as Wake Forest University, having taught nearly 100 students. My students not only gave me excellent ratings as a TA, but many asked me to tutor them privately after their semester with me ended. Since then, I have worked as an online tutor for Chemistry as well, and have earned nearly 160 positive reviews for the way that I simplify and teach the subject. I love teaching, and there's nothing better than chemistry (in my very biased opinion)!
Geometry,

Geometry

Being an organic chemist requires us to deal with a large number of shapes and structures - some people liken organic chemistry to geometry, and regular chemistry to algebra. If that's the case, I'm definitely a big fan of geometry! The vast majority of what I do as a chemist requires determining X-Ray structures of molecules and compounds, which are full of shapes, angles, and every calculation possible - it makes geometry more applicable to the real world, and makes it fun to teach too!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Music

Clarinet

Clarinet

I have been proficient at clarinet for the last 13 years, having played in various ensembles, including the Blue Lake International Northern Winds, Midland Concert Band, H.H. Dow High School Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, with the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band, and the Symphonic Concert Band In addition to playing in all of these ensembles, I was concertmaster for all by 2 of these ensembles, being the first chair clarinetist. I perform and have taught regularly, including a performance with the L.A. Philharmonic during College Invitational Night.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I've been a tutor for the ACT and SAT for many years, having helped students boost their scores and have fun along the way. As a synthetic chemist, my background is in science, and I like to use that to give real-world examples to make the material more interesting, as well as helping my students pinpoint exactly what they should be looking for. I worked with two large test prep organizations for a few years, but found that working one-on-one is much more effective, personable, and most of all, FUN! I like to take the time to get to know my students and be available to them during and outside of our lessons, and learn their strengths and weaknesses so we can make the most of our time together. I try to be a 24 hour tutor, whether that means making them personalized study sheets in my free time, or writing them practice problems...or just letting them rant if they need to :) Face it - we all do!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught and tutored Chemistry at the University of Southern California as well as Wake Forest University, having taught nearly 100 students. My students not only gave me excellent ratings as a TA, but many asked me to tutor them privately after their semester with me ended. Since then, I have worked as an online tutor for Chemistry as well, and have earned nearly 160 positive reviews for the way that I simplify and teach the subject. I love teaching, and there's nothing better than chemistry (in my very biased opinion)!
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

I have spent the last 7 years performing undergraduate and graduate level research in synthetic organic chemistry. I tutored for the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program at USC, and have published 5 papers in the synthetic organic field, mostly recently involving symmetry breaking intramolecular charge transfer. My most recent research project involves synthesis of overcrowded systems of aromatic alkenes, which requires me to understand complex organic synthesis as well as spectroscopic techniques. I have taught 5 semesters of organic chemistry at Wake Forest University, and at the high school level as well. I like making chemistry relatable and fun...because let's face it - it's always fun to make your professor cry when they see 5 bonds to carbon. :)

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I taught and tutored Chemistry at the University of Southern California as well as Wake Forest University, having taught nearly 100 students. My students not only gave me excellent ratings as a TA, but many asked me to tutor them privately after their semester with me ended. Since then, I have worked as an online tutor for Chemistry as well, and have earned nearly 160 positive reviews for the way that I simplify and teach the subject. I love teaching, and there's nothing better than chemistry (in my very biased opinion)!
Geometry,

Geometry

Being an organic chemist requires us to deal with a large number of shapes and structures - some people liken organic chemistry to geometry, and regular chemistry to algebra. If that's the case, I'm definitely a big fan of geometry! The vast majority of what I do as a chemist requires determining X-Ray structures of molecules and compounds, which are full of shapes, angles, and every calculation possible - it makes geometry more applicable to the real world, and makes it fun to teach too!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

When taking the SAT math, I received a perfect score of 800. Since then I have worked with students in both sophomore and junior years to raise their grades on the SAT by about 200 points across the board. Being an organic chemist requires a lot of math, and it's one of my strongest subjects.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

After graduate school, I chose to start tutoring online and have been a tutor for algebra, trigonometry, and geometry for the last few years. Math is very important to my field of study (chemistry), and I enjoy teaching students from middle school, high school, and college as well. I like to change the complicated concepts into easy-to-understand real-world scenarios, so people avoid the phrase "when am I ever going to need this?" Turns out...we use it a lot more than we think!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I've been a tutor for the ACT and SAT for many years, having helped students boost their scores and have fun along the way. As a synthetic chemist, my background is in science, and I like to use that to give real-world examples to make the material more interesting, as well as helping my students pinpoint exactly what they should be looking for. I worked with two large test prep organizations for a few years, but found that working one-on-one is much more effective, personable, and most of all, FUN! I like to take the time to get to know my students and be available to them during and outside of our lessons, and learn their strengths and weaknesses so we can make the most of our time together. I try to be a 24 hour tutor, whether that means making them personalized study sheets in my free time, or writing them practice problems...or just letting them rant if they need to :) Face it - we all do!
SAT Math

SAT Math

When taking the SAT math, I received a perfect score of 800. Since then I have worked with students in both sophomore and junior years to raise their grades on the SAT by about 200 points across the board. Being an organic chemist requires a lot of math, and it's one of my strongest subjects.

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Very helpful

Niral helped me get a better understanding of IR spec, CNMR and HNMR and the process for determining the structure of an unknown molecule given that information.

Sabreen, 9 lessons with Niral

Amazing tutor and extremely hardworking and passionate about his job

After working through many different Organic Chemistry teachers, Niral has been perfect in my way of learning, as I am able to truly understand the difficult concepts he teaches and then show my work on the problems he gives so he can see any errors in what I learned and how to better understand the material in Organic Chemistry. He has gone above and beyond to help me understand what I learn in class, and now I am ahead of the class as a result, when I initially came into tutoring struggling and behind. He's great overall and I love having him as an orgo tutor!!! In other words, not all heroes wear capes, as he is an example of that, having saved my grade in Organic Chemistry.

Nam-Tran, 11 lessons with Niral

Great orgo tutor, helps you remember concepts easily!

Niral is so open and experienced that he goes by what you’re looking for. If you want to just do random review, go over assignments, or lecture notes; he can do any of them. He also is great with making time for students - I literally contacted him yesterday for today’s lesson. Niral has helped me not only accomplish assignments but understand them. I went from just having sessions for assignments to regular sessions for organic chemistry (both first and second semester). As he works out a question or concept, I can ask questions and make sure I really understand the concept before moving on. With his tutoring, I’m confident that I’ll pass my first exam of orgo 2! Just try one lesson, you won’t regret it!

Humdia, 2 lessons with Niral

Great tutor

He has helped my son a lot. Will try to schedule more sessions. He was very helpful. I will recommend him, if anyone needs help. Very satisfied. Again, very good tutor.

Vivek, 9 lessons with Niral

Knowledgeable and Patient tutor

Mr.Niral is a very nice tutor who has patience and good in explaining the material and making sure you understand. I know sometimes a tutor is put on the spot actually not knowing what a student knows or has learn or their weakness in a given time frame. Mr. Niral in twice meeting him for my tutoring session always has a friendly smile and makes sure you understand so that you can do well on a quiz or test. Would I ask Mr. Niral's for help again "yes" I would. He is very nice

Ms., 2 lessons with Niral
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