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Lessons offered by Hillary
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Organic chemistry
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Experienced (2 Yrs) Organic 1&2 Tutor in Durham, NC- Education: Master of Chemistry

Methodology

I love teaching, but have always enjoyed working one on one with students, more-so than teaching a lecture style course. I'm more introverted when it comes to my personal life, but I don't think my previous students would consider me introverted or shy. I have a funny/sarcastic personality that I tune according to the student's personality. Organic chemistry can be a stressful time so I think a little humor can make it a little more enjoyable, but if a student just wants to get down to business and be serious I can definitely accommodate that.
With tutoring, I generally try to walk a student through a problem that they are struggling with, asking questions to prompt the next step, rather than just giving answers. Organic chemistry has many patterns and learning to recognize those patterns is very important for succeeding in this topic.

Background

I was a teaching assistant for 5 years combined at two major universities, The University of Kansas and Duke University. I taught both organic 1 and 2 labs and discussions so I've had experience with teaching these topics and answering questions in these areas since 2013. I have been actively tutoring this subject for ~ 2 years. I enjoy working in a laboratory setting and having hands on experience with chemistry, but teaching has always stolen my attention and is generally where I focus my free time.
I really enjoy organizing information to make it easier for students to understand. I have compiled organic topics into 20 study PDFs to aid in presenting information or to give to students to help them study. I especially enjoy teaching spectroscopy (IR and NMR).

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150

Details

1 hour minimum lessons unless agreed upon
1.5 minimum lessons for traveling >10 miles
cancellation policy: 12 hours notice

Lessons offered by Hillary
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Organic chemistry
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Hillary's resume

Education
Duke University
Master of Science - Chemistry December 2017
Thesis: Gold(I)-catalyzed Ring-Opening Hydroamination of Methylenecyclopropanes with Aniline Derivatives

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science – Chemistry May 2015
Honor’s Thesis: Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Cyclopropanes via the Formal Substitution of α-bromocyclopropylcarboxamides with Nitrogen Nucleophiles

Teaching
Duke University
Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2015-August 2017
• Organic II laboratories (10-14 students per lab)
 Compiled a basic NMR interpretation guide for students
 Created lab report writing guidelines that emphasize how to write about, interpret, and make conclusions regarding observations and spectra
**Both documents currently still in use by all Organic II laboratory students
• Organic I discussion sections (10-20 students per section)

University of Kansas
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) August 2013-May 2015
• Organic Chemistry I and II Laboratory (14-20 per lab)
 Developed grading rubrics to normalize grading criteria across organic TAs
 Taught NMR and FTIR fundamentals and interpretation of spectra


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