My name is Phillip M., and I have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have teaching experience and have been an independent tutor since 2011. I have also written five science books for advanced high school students and provided solutions to thousands of math and science problems for Chegg, the student solutions website. I work with high school and college students, assisting them in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. I especially enjoy prep... [more]
Chemistry is my strongest subject, probably because I had a wonderful mentor in physical chemistry at UNC. Because of Dick Jarnagin I was able to get a PhD and a great job! I hope I can pass on his wisdom and enthusiasm to other students.
Physics is my all-time favorite subject. I enjoy teaching physics to students who want to learn physics, as well as those who must take it in order to achieve their goals.
Along with algebra, this is my favorite math course. It is practical, down-to-earth mathematics. And it is crucial step for students who intend to take physics or chemistry.
This, along with the GRE, is my favorite standardized test. I love working through the problems and then writing the solutions in a way that makes the answers clear to my students. Based on my ratings, most of them agree!
I love tutoring the GRE. Over the years, I have developed a course that has substantially improved the scores of many students. Here is how one of them put it: "I increased my GRE Quant by 7 points! Got a 158. Thank you for all your help." For reference: 7 points is about a 20% improvement.
I especially enjoy tutoring the ASVAB because it usually involves working with adults who are trying to improve themselves. These are people I respect and will work hard to help. So far, the results have been very good!
I really enjoy helping students prepare for the SAT and ACT math and science exams. I believe that good tutoring can help every student.
In grad school, I was a TA in the chemistry course taken by premed students. Since then, I have tutored numerous premed students in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. I worked hard to help each one, and their comments indicate that I succeeded.