I would like to begin our work together going over homework problems that cause you difficulty. Together
we will determine your level of understanding and then build on that, uncovering any innate-but-hidden
knowledge and skills that you have. In my time as a tenured Associate Professor at Stetson University, I
was available during 6 weekly office hours, and often more than that when necessary (I never turned a
student away). As a graduate student at Columbia University, my tutoring most often involved pre-medical
students who wanted to deepen and polish their chemistry skills. I love this type of one-on-one work with
pre-health students because Organic Chemistry is typically the most difficult of the four pre-health
courses; I count it as an honor to instruct future professional chemists, doctors, veterinarians, physician
associates, and the like, and to prepare them for an intense exposure to biochemistry and other courses
in their respective professional schools. This is not to say that I only enjoy working with pre-health
students; I am happy to work with anyone who needs special help in organic chemistry.
Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry
I enjoy cooking, especially unusual ethnic foods, riding my motorcycle, caring for my dog Rosco, following the NY Yankees, reading, and listening to both classical and popular music.