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"Those who study Organic Chemistry have alkynes of problems!

And why is that? It’s because learning Organic Chemistry is like learning a new language. Imagine traveling to a foreign country for a job. It would be very difficult to do your job if you don’t know the language!

I have seen students become overwhelmed in lecture when Professors start tossing out strange Organic Chemistry terms more...

"Those who study Organic Chemistry have alkynes of problems!

And why is that? It’s because learning Organic Chemistry is like learning a new language. Imagine traveling to a foreign country for a job. It would be very difficult to do your job if you don’t know the language!

I have seen students become overwhelmed in lecture when Professors start tossing out strange Organic Chemistry terms far too rapidly. Because most students aren’t fluent in “ochem” yet, they need to translate each word in their head to understand what the instructor has just said. By the time this mental translation is done, the student has just missed the next sentence and has lost half the lecture. My goal is help you become as fluent as you can in the language of chemistry, as quickly as you can.

I also tend to use a lot of metaphors, particularly football metaphors when teaching. In this way, I try to relate a foreign language to something you might already know! When you really think about it, doesn’t it make sense that you would have to know all the players (reactants) to know what’s happening in the game (reaction)? You will learn which molecules are going to be on attack (the offense) and which molecules are going to be attacked (the defense).

You’ll see that Organic Chemistry isn't all that bad if you have a good foundation after learning the language.

A little about me:

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While there, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for 6 years teaching both General and Organic Chemistry (lectures and labs). I have taught Organic Chemistry at Yale University and New York University." less...

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fee: $175 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 1 miles
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University of Illinois at Chicago, Chemistry

University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD

New York, NY 10007

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Organic Chemistry