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Michelle N.

Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

Organic and General Chemistry Tutor

$100/hour

  • 870 hours tutoring

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I am a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Rochester where I teach Organic and General chemistry. I have been teaching and tutoring for 10 years and I spend a lot of time in my daily life trying find the simplest ways to teach difficult concepts.

Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic...

I am a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Rochester where I teach Organic and General chemistry. I have been teaching and tutoring for 10 years and I spend a lot of time in my daily life trying find the simplest ways to teach difficult concepts.

Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic approach is not taken. I have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

I earned my Ph. D from University of California, San Diego where I synthesized natural products and prebiotic nucleosides. Post-graduation, I did cancer research for 2 years and then synthesis for Bayer Crop for two more. These years in industry helped my gain a deeper understanding of a small slice of the chemistry happening in the world.

Things you can expect from me: subject expertise, reliability, tips and tricks for remembering content, study habit ideas, adaptation to your learning style, respect, positive energy, time management skills- your time is money and I respect that.

Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, GOB, Chemical Biology


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University of California, San Diego
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Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
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English

Grammar

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry and have tutored high school chemistry. I also have taught various levels of college general chemistry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

Math

Algebra 1

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry and have tutored high school chemistry. I also have taught various levels of college general chemistry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

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Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry and have tutored high school chemistry. I also have taught various levels of college general chemistry.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a Ph.D in organic chemistry and have taught O-Chem for the last 10 years. Chemistry can be challenging because it contains a combination of many different ways of thinking including: being able to visualize things, memorizing core content and applying concepts learned. It can be overwhelming if a systematic approach is not taken. I have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have a Ph. D. in chemistry. I have taught the course that teachers take to be able to teach physical science and have taught basic science courses.
Biology

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Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.

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Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry and have tutored high school chemistry. I also have taught various levels of college general chemistry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills are ESSENTIAL for success in chemistry. I have evidence based ways to help you study smarter and with less time. I also have tips and tricks for all of these challenges as well as little ways to remember the massive amount of content contain in chemistry courses.
Algebra 1, Biology

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Encouraging, Kindhearted, & Knowledgeable Tutor

Michelle is the reason why I love Organic Chemistry so much now! I used to be a student who despised this subject and dreaded taking ochem exams. But after working with Michelle, my outlook on organic chemistry has completely changed. Michelle is more than just an ochem tutor. She encourages me every step of the way, and I consider her a mentor now. I really look forward to our weekly sessions, because I know I will get to see her beaming face. She takes a really challenging course like organic chemistry and makes it very approachable and doable. In the beginning of my ochem journey, I used to memorize all the mechanisms, but Michelle helped me understand the content and come up with a system for each and every concept. After she teaches me a concept, she immediately quizzes me and has me do 5-6 problems to help me reinforce and apply the material. Michelle also helped me synthesize the material from ochem 1 into ochem 2. As she teaches you, she will help you understand the reasoning behind different concepts, and will help you draw connections between multiple reactions. This is super helpful because ochem builds on each topic, so when the final exam comes around, you won’t have to study that much because you will already learn how to synthesize all the material together. I saw an immediate change in my performance after working with Michelle, and I strongly recommend having her as your tutor! She is truly born to be a teacher, mentor, and an organic chemistry guru!

Manisha, 34 lessons with Michelle

Organic Chemistry Tutoring With Michelle

This past semester I tried Wyzant for the first time. Michelle tutored me in Organic Chemistry and she was great. In the beginning, she taught me how to use the platform and was very patient with me adjusting to online tutoring. Michelle was extremely patient in general as I learned Organic Chemistry. She caught onto my learning style very quickly and was able to explain concepts that I had thought were so confusing when taught by my professor. Michelle never made me feel uncomfortable if I did not understand, and she was always ready to go back over a concept or explain it in a different way if it was not clicking. She had tons of her own materials and practice problems that she would send me before my quizzes and tests and she always checked in to see how I was doing! Michelle was really, really great and I certainly owe the grade I got in Organic Chemistry to her. Thanks so much Michelle!

Brigid, 16 lessons with Michelle

Excellent tutor

Michelle was very helpful, and patient. She knows exactly how to tailor her instruction and explain the most difficult concepts. She is a true professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to master organic chemistry concepts.

Tiina, 1 lesson with Michelle

Best Organic Chemistry Tutor!

Michelle is undoubtedly the best tutor I have ever had. She is amazingly skilled at making the most difficult concepts in Organic Chemistry seem much simpler. She is very patient and will take as much time as necessary to make sure you understand. Throughout her sessions, she always has you do practice problems to further cement your understanding of concepts. She is also very good at helping to formulate effective studying strategies. I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to do their best in Organic Chemistry!

Miguel , 55 lessons with Michelle

Very relatable! Easy to understand!

Michelle was able to flow with my ADD without a missing a beat. I could quickly understand her teaching and move onto next topic! Plus she was fun, a real person. Not what I expect a PhD chem professor to be like at all. ( =

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Michelle

Amazing and very knowledgeable tutor

She is super patient and always very informative! As Organic Chemistry is super difficult, She is able to give students specific tips on how to study the material. She is always on time and she is very accommodating! I could not recommend her more, because my grade has increased with the harder material with her help!

Jill, 10 lessons with Michelle

Helpful and knowledgeable tutor!

Michelle taught me Organic Chemistry 1 during a six week summer course in which I went from a D the first time I took the class to a B the second time I took the class with her help. She's a flexible person that works with your schedule to make sure you get the most out of every lesson. Michelle is a very friendly and helpful tutor. I'm currently still having her as my tutor for Organic Chemistry 2. I highly recommend her if you want a good tutor for a decent price!

Samantha, 31 lessons with Michelle

Really Amazing Tutor

Michelle is an amazing tutor! She’s always willing to help and truly cares about her students’ understanding of the material. She’s very patient and explained any confusing concepts until I felt more comfortable with the ideas. She’s good at teaching material and very knowledgeable about organic chemistry.

Nadia, 35 lessons with Michelle

AMAZING for Ochem

Michelle helped me so much through ochem. She was extremely patient and helped me work my way through concepts I had trouble grasping. She is very kind and willing to help with anything you need. If you're having trouble with ochem definitely message Michelle because I'm so glad I did!

Lexi, 47 lessons with Michelle
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$100/hour

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