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Steven B.

Roanoke, VA

$45/hour

General Chemistry Tutor

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Roanoke College
Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Master's

Education

Roanoke College (Chemistry)

Virginia Tech (Master's)

About Steven

I am a chemist with a background in environmental compliance testing laboratory work. I returned to academia in 2002 and I have worked extensively at Virginia Tech, as an employee, student, and graduate student teaching assistant teaching laboratory course there and assisting undergraduate students in the chemistry department's tutoring center with homework and lab report questions. Most recently, I have taught as an adjunct chemistry instructor at Virginia Western Community College. I have taught both lecture and laboratory courses there. I like to stress problem solving (mathematical) for chemistry homework and exam preparation. I find it very personally rewarding to watch a student gain proficiency in chemistry and exceed even their own expectations

Based upon what I have seen and experienced as a chemistry instructor, I believe that the key to success in college level chemistry is problem solving practice. Students need to work through the steps of solving multiple homework problems, on paper, to really get ready for exams. I have observed many students taking undergraduate chemistry courses working at online homework sets either by collaborating with other students or by 'Googling' for problem solving tips for college sites like Pearson's Mastering Chemistry. Sometimes you can make that work for you, but you need to know that your professors or instructors are fully aware that these practices are happening. Ultimately you have to know how to solve problems on paper, without a computer, to get good enough at general chemistry to solve exam problems. There are no shortcuts to learning how to solve chemistry problems; it requires perseverance and practice.
I am a chemist with a background in environmental compliance testing laboratory work. I returned to academia in 2002 and I have worked extensively at Virginia Tech, as an employee, student, and graduate student teaching assistant teaching laboratory course there and assisting undergraduate students in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Roanoke, VA 24019
In-person lessons
Science:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

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Organic Chemistry

I hold a BSc degree with a major in chemistry. I have worked in commercial analytical laboratories for 12 years analyzing environmental samples for organic pollutants. I also hold an M.Sc. degree in chemistry and I am preparing for a doctoral degree defense in chemistry at Virginia Tech. I have a good understanding of the basic concepts commonly encountered in an undergraduate-level organic chemistry course.

Roanoke College
Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Master's

Education

Roanoke College (Chemistry)

Virginia Tech (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 15 miles of Roanoke, VA 24019.