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I have worked as a teaching assistant and tutor for two general chemistry courses and a microeconomics course and will be a TA for Engineering Computing (a course in Matlab) this coming spring. For Chemistry, I led two, 75 minute workshops per week with a small group of students whom I helped to complete a problem set. For economics, I held 3 hours of office hours per week where students in the course would come in with questions on weekly homework assignments or exams. I have learned chemistry and computer science from different perspectives having taken AP Chemistry and AP Computer Science in high school and taking comparable classes again in my freshman year of college. In the workshop sessions I conducted as a chemistry TA, I would work through simple representative examples to help my students grasp general concepts, and then guide then through specific problems. My ability to illustrate the underlying concepts behind problems using different examples is very effective in garnering deeper understanding in those I tutor. I'm also good at asking questions geared to test whether a student really understands the concepts or not, and at explaining seemingly complex ideas in simple terms.

Brendan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering


running track, reading, learning about different current events, environmental science and sustainability, and spending time with family and friends.

Tutoring Subjects


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Calculus AB



Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


College Algebra

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Computer Science

Computer Science

General Chemistry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science