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I am a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where I acquired bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and classics.

Because I am proficient in both the sciences and the humanities, and because classics is such a broad field, I am able to teach a wide variety of topics. Classics, which could be broadly defined as the study of ancient world, demands proficiency not only in Greek and Latin but also history, literary criticism, and of course persuasive writing. I can consequently teach subjects ranging from Latin to English literature and composition.

Besides Latin, one of my favorite topics to teach is writing. Writing is a chief personal pleasure and perhaps my greatest talent, and I derive just as much enjoyment from helping others with their writing as I do writing myself.

In the sciences, I have had exposure to biochemistry, introductory biology, and general, organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. In my teaching, my current focus is on general chemistry (at the high school or college level) and organic chemistry, both of which were always personal favorites.

Even more importantly, in my pursuit of the sciences and humanities I have not just mastered two different types of content; rather, I’ve mastered two different ways of thinking. Because I understand both the way a strong humanities student might think and the way a strong science student might think, I’m able to ‘translate’ for students who are strong in one but not the other. I can make science verbal, and I can make language mathematical.

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Russell’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Chemistry & Classics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 36

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 35


Bach, guitar, piano, Grateful Dead, photography, cooking, reading Latin, nature documentaries, politics and world affairs

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

Analytical Chemistry

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Latin



CLEP Chemistry

College Chemistry


Essay Editing

Foreign Language

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing



Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4


Test Prep


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