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Organic Chemistry: First Hour $30. See for yourself.

Englewood, CO 80111

Male

Member since:09/2013

Rates from $40 to $50

I can perfom tutoring:

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Will travel up to 10 miles

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Just think what dropping this class will cost you in terms of money and months of delayed learning and graduation. Never hire an undergraduate to learn organic chemistry. NB: - $3 fuel surcharge over 10 miles - Cancellation without notice fee of $15 - Materials not included in rate

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Experience Summary

I have a masters (MSCi) and a PhD in chemistry, paticularly organic chemistry. Don't worry, I will only teach you at the level you are assigned. My first Orgo prof drove us crazy teaching masters level material (I din't know until I got into grad school!) My background makes it easy to make it easier for you. Make sense? Anyone can learn organic chemistry quickly with a minimum of memorization. In fact, that's the only difference between and "A" and something foul. I've seen it hundreds of times working with students. Success after success. After completing my masters I continued teaching workshops, labs, publishing and conducting research on my PhD dissertation in two interconnected fields. I have been a lab instructor, lab lecturer, private instructor, and full-time university faculty for this subject for 12 years. I have terminal level knowledge in the subject and a 100% pass rate. I've learned how to make the subject make sense in simple terms anyone college student can understand.

Teaching Style

I like to establish rapport with students and quickly gauge what the difficulties are. I don't just sit and wait for questions...I guide you through the process and make sure you know how to do everything yourself on exam day. Confidence is essential in organic. I am casual, well-informed, have heard and see it all, and will be a patient study partner and tireless advocate for you.

My Hobbies

Outdoors Colorado, cycling, running, playing with my dog, spending time with friends, discussion/philosophy, public speaking, networking.

Other Comments

You will not find a more dedicated and knowledgeable tutor for the rate. I've helped literally hundreds make the grade and turned student's F averages to better than passing even after starting our meetings at mid-semester. Anything is possible.

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Masters 2006 Organic Chemistry University of Rochester
Degree Bachelors 2001 Dual Bachelor's Minor: Philosophy Colorado State University
Certification EMT 1995 Emergency Medical Technician University of Colorado
Award College 2004 Teaching Assistant of the Year University of Rochester
Degree Doctorate 2013 Organic Chemistry PhD Candidate Colorado School of Mines

Subject Commentary

Algebra I Proficiency: Experienced
Grade: A
Algebra II Proficiency: Experienced
Grade: A
ASVAB Proficiency: Experienced
I scored extremely high and was accepted into the air force.
Calculus I Proficiency: Experienced
Grade: A
Chemistry This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
Chemistry is the answer to fundamental questions about the nature of reality and our surroundings. The general chemistry sequence or survey course is designed to prepare you for any division of chemistry you wish to enter. Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Analytical. Many students have had exposure to the basic principles in high school or an AP class. It was my favorite subject that year and I've been helping people with it ever since. Your experiences with these courses will deeply affect your attitude toward your selection of major. Make it a great first impression. The biggest challenges are not the equations...the math is restricted to high school algebra, it is the concepts and first principles that will carry you forward as a scientist, doctor, whatever you are enduring a science load for!
College Algebra Proficiency: Experienced
Grade: A
Composition Proficiency: Expert
I am an editor/author/copyrighter who has skills in expository, compositional, technical, scientific, medical, narrative and creative writing. I author a world famous blog. In college, I passed out of the composition requirement not once but three times out of all three composition courses. I was told it was unprecedented. In addition, I've proofread my colleagues theses and dissertation, even re-writing large parts of it. I've studied philosophy and have strong argumentative, expository, and missives that get people accepted to grad school. I can help you with your paper, your semester project, posters/presentations, Honors thesis, PhD Dissertation and much more.
English Proficiency: Expert
One of my favorite subjects in college. Shakespeare, Robspierre, Chaucer, et al.
Geometry Proficiency: Experienced
Grade: A
GRE Proficiency: Expert
I scored in the 98%ile in the Verbal Section, and in the 80%ile on the Quantitative. Overall I am in the top 5 per cent of the country in general college based knowledge/diction/and writing sample (Score: S)
Logic Proficiency: Expert
I minored in Philosophy in College as an undergrad. Logic is one of the four cornerstones of the discipline. Both Aristotleian and formal logic.
Math Proficiency: Expert
Can generally do most/all of it.
MCAT Proficiency: Expert
I took the MCAT before the recent revision. I scored a 40 which got me into three medical schools. I got my PhD in chemistry instead. Physical: 13 Biological: 14 Verbal: 13
Organic Chemistry This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I am a practicing Organic Chemist. I have terminal knowledge in the subject and have been consultant for corporations (publishing and pharmaceutical) and worked as full-time university faculty (CU, Mines, Princeton). Chemistry is work for me, however teaching chemistry is what I enjoy most. I think you will find it fun too, once the rules are actually explained to you. (Surprise! No one has or will explain it to you, not even your professor--see for yourself). I primarily tutor Organic and General so you can rest assured 100% accuracy and depth of understanding from a chemist, not just any science major. Don't risk your time and money on someone with barely a semester of experience more than you. It takes years of graduate organic education not experience tutoring or assistant teaching. To communicate the subject precisely at the level you need to ace your class and even your professor, you need someone who thinks like your professor. A tutor a with master's or PhD in another subject has the same experience of organic as an undergraduate. They will overcharge you to boot for being an expert in another field completely. Organic is unlike any other subject, even polymer chemists who do reactions and use organic chemicals all day have not done actual organic chemistry in years. They follow a recipe, same with chemical engineers who ensure the plumbing in the reaction and distillation towers is running but not the reactions taking place and how they happen. That's what consultants are for. You have nothing to lose except stress and the risk of retaking this course which may postpone your expected graduation for a year. You may need organic for upper-division classes which aren't offered every semester. Imagine what dropping this course (or failing it) will cost you, growing interest on your loans, more tuition, and a lost year of salary and experience you could have earned if you graduated as planned. Try it and see what a difference it can make in your grade, your science education, and your lifetime earnings potential. I have dozens of recommendations from pharmacists, dentists, and surgeons who got there with a little guidance. I can help you too, online or in person.
PCAT Proficiency: Expert
Pharmacy College Admission Test: Mainly chemistry and organic chemistry at the rudimentary level. I've helped 15 people into pharmacy school in the last 4 years.
Pre-Algebra Proficiency: Expert
Grade: A
Pre-Calculus Proficiency: Expert
Precalculs is Pre-algebra plus Trigonometry (Analytical geometry), It is not a separate subject except in a High School catalog.
Reading Proficiency: Expert
I read profusely and prodigiously.
Reading Comprehension Proficiency: Expert
I scored in the 98%ile in Verbal on the GRE and in the 92%ile on the MCAT.
Science Proficiency: Expert
I am an American fully trained PhD Organic Chemist and lecturer: a de facto scientist. There is a difference between being a scientist and doing science. I will not go into it here.
Test Preparation Proficiency: Experienced
I've crushed the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT. It is all about learning the nuances of the standardized test methodology used. You need not know everything, but instead be able to put the pieces you are given together. The key is confidence, practice, and getting the timing down. If you run out of time, you've failed regardless of your score.
Writing This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I am an editor/author/copyrighter who has skills in expository, compositional, technical, scientific, medical, narrative and creative writing. I author a world famous blog. In college, I passed out of the composition requirement not once but three times out of all three composition courses. It was unprecedented. In addition, I've proofread my colleagues theses and dissertation, even re-writing large parts of it. I've studied philosophy and have strong argumentative, expository, and missives that get people accepted to grad school. I can help you with your paper, your semester project, posters/presentations, Honors thesis, PhD Dissertation and much more.

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  • ADD/ADHD
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • ASVAB
  • Basic Learning Skills
  • Bass Guitar
  • Calculus I
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Composition
  • Computer
  • Computer Programming
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Dyslexia
  • Economics
  • Elementary
  • Elementary Grammar
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Phonics
  • Elementary Reading
  • Elementary Science
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Elementary Study Skills
  • Elementary Vocabulary
  • English
  • Geometry
  • GRE
  • Guitar
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Homework Help
  • HTML
  • Logic
  • Math
  • MCAT
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Objective C
  • Organic Chemistry
  • PCAT
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Public Relations
  • Python
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Resume Writing
  • Ruby
  • Science
  • SketchUp
  • Speaking
  • SQL
  • Study Skills
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies
  • Writing
  • Writing Skills
  • XML