Every individual student will have a unique chemistry tutoring need. There is absolutely no substitute for talking with me about your specific situation, so please contact me to schedule a no obligation chat. As you consider the exact detail of your own wants and needs, it might be useful to think about some of the more general, tuition FAQ’s below.
Why should I consider one-on-one chemistry tutoring?
Should I consider a cheaper alternative to an experienced teacher for example, a graduate student?
How can I ensure that I get the most from tutoring?
The student must agree about the need for chemistry tutoring. It is highly unlikely that effective tuition will take place when the student is receiving tuition under duress. This can make for difficult and awkward circumstances that are not conducive to learning. A co-operative, and positive attitude is required for maximum benefit.
Also come prepared, which really means come with lots of questions! The more pro-active the student is, the more they will get from tutoring. Passively expecting knowledge to be simply imparted is not a very productive strategy!
Where and when does tuition take place?
… if we are talking about local, face to face tuition, then I prefer to conduct sessions in the students home if at all possible. A quiet place to work is essential. It is most comfortable for all parties if an adult be present at home when tuition is taking place. If this is not possible, public places such as coffee shops, bookstores and libraries offer alternatives. The majority of my tutoring work takes place at the end of the school day and early evenings. Occasionally, weekend sessions are possible.
What if I don’t live close to you or it is difficult for me to meet face-to-face, can you provide online tuition?
Absolutely, in fact this method of delivering instruction became increasingly popular with ALL students long before COVID, and even amongst those who were local to me prior to the pandemic.
Sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom, Skype, or Discord, where the tutee and I communicate via video and audio. By utilizing sharing features during the call we can see one another’s screens, including a whiteboard. Shared Google Docs and Google Drives allow for further communication. My students reside in every timezone in the USA, and internationally in several countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, and most of Europe. Please contact me for further details.
How do I follow progress?
Each student has a private folder on a Google Drive where the content of all meetings will be recorded, plus a record of payments, and where any other documents relating to our work will reside.
Do you recommend other materials?
In many cases, subscriptions to allow full and unlimited access to my teaching materials can prove to be an excellent addition to the work that I do with students. Although I will continue to provide materials as needed in each session, having 24/7 access to a larger pool of resources can be a huge boon for many students. In addition, I STRONGLY advise all of my AP students to purchase my AP Chemistry Crash Course book.
How often do you meet tutees?
For the majority of the school year most tutees prefer to meet for one hour each week. However, this is entirely flexible and fewer sessions, more sessions or longer sessions can be arranged by agreement in relation to need. Closer to exam time it is more common for extra hours of tuition to be arranged.
What do you charge?
My current fee for one hour of tuition is calculated on a case by case basis, but in all cases is payable prior to each session by check, cash, PayPal, Venmo or Credit Card..