I received a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics along with a minor in Science and Mathematics Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara during my undergraduate career. During this time, I was actively involved in science outreach programs for elementary students, peer tutoring services and held a student teacher position in a high school chemistry class. By working with different ages and varying degrees of skill I've found the best way to c... [more]
Extensive experience tutoring general and organic chemistry at the high school and undergraduate level Earned a B.S. in Chemistry as well as a Minor in Science and Mathematics Education from UC Santa Barbara in 2012 Focuses on inquiry based learning with each student to develop problem solving skills rather than approaching problems as a linear sequence of steps.
Extensive experience in tutoring the first year of organic chemistry including but not limited to the following topics: Part 1 -IUPAC nomenclature -Drawing compounds -Geometry (Newman Projections, Chair confirmations) -Identification and properties of functional groups -Isomers -Hybrid orbital theory -pKa's -Substitution and Elimination reactions -Introduction to mechanisms Part 2 -Properties of conjugation -Carbonyl chemistry -Aromatic compounds -Ring formation reactions -Thermal and kinetic controlled reactions -Introduction to synthesis strategies Part 3 -Introduction to bio-molecular compounds (identification and properties) -Citric acid cycle process mechanism -Respiration reactions -Properties and reactions of basic proteins, polysaccharides , nucleic acids and lipds.