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Fumin P.

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"With two MS degrees & one Ph. D degree in chemistry and two years of industry working experience, my chemistry background is definitely very strong. But more importantly is my more than ten years of teaching chemistry’s experience. I’ve been teaching into-level chemistry, college chemistry and organic chemistry since day one. My class room is a student-centered classroom, in which my students are more...

"With two MS degrees & one Ph. D degree in chemistry and two years of industry working experience, my chemistry background is definitely very strong. But more importantly is my more than ten years of teaching chemistry’s experience. I’ve been teaching into-level chemistry, college chemistry and organic chemistry since day one. My class room is a student-centered classroom, in which my students are encouraged to make all kinds of mistakes, followed by fixing the mistakes-that I call learning. My classroom is a noisy classroom, in which my students are encouraged to speak/reason aloud, write and draw aloud. My students are largely benefiting from this “digging in and bringing it out loud” strategy. So we could analyze a question thoroughly and no hidden misconceptions left behind. My classroom is a highly effective active learning space, in which understanding instead of pure memorizing is facilitated. My strategy is to help students to comprehend fundamental properties and behaviors of chemical entities across a wide variety of systems and processes.

I have taught thousands of students and have developed teaching strategies to help many students with different learning styles. I have seen tons of misconceptions and also did research on how those misconceptions were constructed and how to build correct understandings instead. I have developed the capability to diagnose the weakness part of one’s understanding of certain concepts/processes by looking at how he/she answered a question, by how he/she described a definition, etc. My dedication to chemistry as well as chemistry education makes me an excellent resource for chemistry studying. If I have the opportunity of tutoring you, I will do my best to find out the missing part, use the most suitable way to help you to solve not just THE problem but also THE SIMILAR TYPE OF problems.

During my teaching career, I have learnt a lot of misconceptions a student can construct and did a lot of active learning experiments with my students to help them building correct" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Fumin P. is a certified tutor

UMass Amherst, PhD

Utica, NY 13502

Subjects Tutored

Chemistry - Organic Chemistry