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I love science and teaching! I earned my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2005. Immediately following graduate school, I worked in for a pharmaceutical company as a Research Scientist in medicinal chemistry, but it wasn't long before I realized that my true passion was in academia, teaching and working with students.
After completion of an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois, I continued my work in drug discovery research developing new "targeted" cancer therapies at the University of Colorado in Denver where I served as Assistant Professor of Chemistry from 2011-2015.
For the last four years, I have been teaching part-time. I returned to Colorado recently from a one year Visiting Lecturer position at the University of Illinois and I am currently teaching at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.
When tutoring and teaching, I focus on ideas and concepts. I emphasize logic and critical thinking and discourage memorization. Once a solid foundation of the concept is set, we explore more details of the topic and strategies for effectively solving problems by working specific problems and bridging concepts.

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Lisa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Graduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Doctor of Philosophy, Organic Chemistry

Hobbies

Cooking, gardening, science writing, running, reading.

Tutoring Subjects

Chemistry

Graduate Level Chemistry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Subject Test in Chemistry

GRE Subject Tests

Nutrition

Organic Chemistry

Science


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