I love helping students learn and really understand the material. I make analogies and relate concepts to everyday life whenever possible. I have a sense of humor and always try to make learning fun. I love working one-on-one with students because I can see what concepts/topics are not understood and help build a strong foundation before moving on to harder topics.
I have a B.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry and have been tutoring/teaching chemistry for 14 years. I was an instructor of general chemistry at Penn State University for several years before moving to Philadelphia. Over the years, I have garnered many general chemistry textbooks, exam question databanks and homework problems.
In addition to tutoring college students all over the U.S. (online and in person), I have tutored high school students in chemistry (regular, honors, AP and IB). I have also worked with adult students who have returned to school.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Marys College of California - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Doctor of Philosophy, Analytical Chemistry
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