I have an M.S. in organic chemistry and have been tutoring chemistry full time for the past three years. I'm an expert at breaking chemistry down into fundamental principles so that students can spend less time memorizing, and more time understanding. I've accumulated various tips and tricks over the years that make tricky subjects like stoichiometry, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy more manageable. I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in chemistry, especially organic... [more]
General chemistry is by definition a very broad subject. It often challenges students because it combines learning lots of new language with the frequent application of mathematical problem solving. The common language of chemistry is math, but it's also important to understand in words what each equation represents. I can show you both how to "plug and chug" to get the answer as well as how to understand what all those equations mean. I can help with all levels of general chemistry including college, high school and AP chemistry.
I have an M.S. in organic chemistry, and I specialize in helping people build the strong foundation they will need to succeed in this class. It's never too late though; I've gone back to square one and helped people improve their grades even half way through their second semester. I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in organic chemistry. More importantly, I am familiar with the curriculum of sophomore organic chemistry classes at every level. I have worked with students using every major textbook, and I will make every effort to optimize our time together to meet the needs of your specific class and learning style.