- What are your rates?
I charge $60/hour weekdays (9:30am-5:00pm EST Monday-Friday), and $80/hour evenings and weekends. I have only a $25 minimum charge, and I pro-rate our time together, so you only pay for the time we meet. I accept payment via Paypal or Chase Quickpay (if you’re a Chase Bank customer).
- What are your qualifications as a tutor?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Chemistry and a 3.8 GPA in my Master’s work in Polymer Chemistry. I’m trained in public speaking, counseling, and conflict resolution. I have experience teaching undergraduate labs and leading small groups. Most importantly, I have over 12 years of experience working as a professional tutor, and a proven track record of success. For more information, read more about me, or read my testimonials from previous clients.
- How are you different from other chemistry tutors?
There are plenty of tutors who “know chemistry,” but lack a passion for teaching. They may be ex-chemists, or graduate students looking to make some extra money. I know my chemistry, but first and foremost, I love teaching. I’ve known I wanted to teach since I was a child. And the one-on-one approach of tutoring is extremely rewarding because it allows me to impact my clients in a way that’s not possible in a large classroom. Other tutors may have information, but it’s also important that they have true teaching ability. I believe that tutoring, and learning, cannot be successful when approached using a one-size-fits-all formula. I work with you to find your individual learning style, creating a personalized one-on-one tutoring experience that enhances understanding while making the learning process efficient and painless.
- Where/How do we meet?
If you’re local to Tampa, FL, we can meet at my tutoring office, which is conveniently located just off Interstate 4 East of 75. If you’re anywhere else in the world, we can meet via the internet using Skype or FaceTime. I also answer questions using email or text!
- How do I schedule an appointment?
Just contact me (I usually respond within a few hours), and we’ll work with our schedules to set up an initial appointment. Once you become an established client, I’ll give you access to my online calendar, so you can see when I’m available and request the appointment times (via text or email) that are most convenient for you.
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