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Alex H.

Seattle, WA

$50/hour

Science tutor

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$50/Hour


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University of Washington
Biochemistry
University of Pittsburgh
MD

Education

University of Washington (Biochemistry)

University of Pittsburgh (MD)

About Alex

I am a paid staff tutor at CLUE: the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment at the University of Washington. The annual student census was over 40,000 students, served as a drop-in chemistry tutor. I also held roles in leadership, and upheld exam review lectures as well.

I also did private tutoring with various high school students and college students over SAT chemistry, general chemistry, and organic chemistry.

The greatest strength that I have as a tutor: Having tutored in both private and large-scale public tutoring settings, I have learned from my students that my greatest asset is my energy and my usage of analogies that make them laugh but also help them understand the material.

Most who are requesting help from a tutor have anxiety over the subject and to be honest, I personally dislike making teaching a very serious/intense activity. I think it detracts from the educational gain because of increased stress and anxiety. A more laid-back interaction in my experience helps the student open up and be willing to be aggressive with the questions they ask, which helps determine where their gaps in knowledge are.

Another one of my strengths as a tutor: I understand what it feels to struggle in the subject. Chemistry/Science actually was not my strength when I first began learning the subject. My first high school chemistry exam, was a 62%-will never forget. But, I spent a substantial time on my own mastering the knowledge that I would be able to help others understand it, rather than being able to answer test questions when I need to. I have excelled on my entrance exam for medical school that tests chemistry and the sciences (95%ile on the MCAT), however I like to believe that I am more than my test score. Acing a test versus teaching a subject are two completely different subjects. Result: I am not one to say "This is really easy". It isn't for most. And that's why I am here to help!

I have tutored extensively in these subjects, was a campus tutor at the UW, received my MD from the University of Pittsburgh. Having parents who are ESL, I learned how teaching them requires more insight in novel means of explaining ideas and meanings.
I am a paid staff tutor at CLUE: the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment at the University of Washington. The annual student census was over 40,000 students, served as a drop-in chemistry tutor. I also held roles in leadership, and upheld exam review lectures as well.

I also did private tutoring with various high school
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98133
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physiology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Organic Chemistry

I was a tutor at CLUE (Center for learning and Undergraduate Enrichment at the University of Washington) where I taught organic chemistry as well as general chemistry for over 4 years. I am very comfortable teaching organic chemistry, everything from nomenclature, to substitution reactions (Sn1/Sn2), elimination, other ancillary reactions, and of course multi-step synthesis. I feel comfortable with NMR, and IR to decipher molecular structures as well.

University of Washington
Biochemistry
University of Pittsburgh
MD

Education

University of Washington (Biochemistry)

University of Pittsburgh (MD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98133.