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$60/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Rachel
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Quantitative methods
Levels
  • All Levels

Chemistry instructor with 10+ years experience in the Northwest suburbs of Illinois

Methodology

My goal is to show students that chemistry is fascinating and to impart to them the skills that will be valuable to them not only in chemistry, but in any career that they may choose. In my teaching, I try to convey the relevance of chemistry to the real world. Incorporating real world examples of how chemistry is used can inspire a curiosity about chemistry and, hopefully, promote the student to learn about chemistry outside of the classroom. New concepts are often difficult to understand. I try to break down new concepts in a variety of ways. I try to relate new concepts to something else we have learned in chemistry or another science. I try to break down new material into smaller and more easily understood pieces. I also, try to relate new material to the real world (often in silly but easy to remember ways). Students new to chemistry often are overwhelmed by all the symbols, equations, and complex calculations. I will lead the students through problems step-by-step in order to the new problems less confusing.

Background

I am a chemist who has been teaching chemistry for more than 10 years. I have a PhD in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University (TN). I specialize in general chemistry for the high school or college student. I have been teaching chemistry in one way or another since 1997. My favorite part of teaching is when my student has an ah-ha moment.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $50/h

Details

My rate is $35 per half hour or $60 per hour session. My rates are higher than many as I have a PhD and have ten years experience teaching Chemistry at the college level. If you cannot attend a scheduled session, please let me have 24 hours notice.

Lessons offered by Rachel
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Quantitative methods
Levels
  • All Levels

Rachel's resume

RACHEL GREENE, PHD


LECTURER OF CHEMISTRY

A chemistry instructor with more than ten years experience during which I completed the lecture preparation and presentation, laboratory preparation and presentation, and test preparation and grading.
An experienced researcher who has mentored both masters and undergraduate students.
A successful grant writer. Funded both a F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship and Honors College Summer Fellowship 2014.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, (GPA 3.6), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006
Thesis: Continuous Free-Flow Electrophoresis and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Investigations of Monolayer-Protected Nanoclusters
Advisor: David E. Cliffel, Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Chemistry, (GPA 3.7) magna cum laude, Murray State University, Murray, KY, 2000

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ADJUNCT LECTURER, Harper College, Palatine, IL 2014-Present
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 2013-2014
LECTURER, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 2010-2013
Courses Instructed
ā€¢ General Chemistry I and II and Laboratories
ā€¢ Quantitative Analysis and Laboratory
ā€¢ Instrumental Analysis
ā€¢ Introduction to Integrated Laboratory ā€“ Junior/Senior Level
ā€¢ Advance Analytical I and II ā€“ Graduate Level
Teaching Duties
ā€¢ Select textbook
ā€¢ Prepared and presented lectures
ā€¢ Prepared and graded homework and tests
ā€¢ Taught and graded laboratory experiments
ā€¢ Instructed graduate students in the classroom and research laboratory
Service
ā€¢ Advised undergraduate students on course selection and career goals
ā€¢ Coordinated the Quantitative Analysis Laboratory ā€“ wrote and developed new laboratories, rewrote old laboratories, and prepared reagents and instruments

GRADUATE STUDENT, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2001-2004
Duties: Preformed pre-lab lectures and supervised lab activities, graded tests
ā€¢ Teaching Assistant: General, Analytical, and Instrumental Chemistry
ā€¢ Vanderbilt Student Volunteers in Science: Demonstrated chemistry experiments to middle school students
ā€¢ Experiment Demonstrator: Demonstrated and explained chemistry experiments for general chemistry

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, Murray State University, Murray, KY 1997-2000
ā€¢ Teaching Assistant: General Chemistry: Supervised lab activities

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