EducationI graduated from UC Berkeley with Honors in Chemistry, and then I finished my PhD degree at MIT.
I have been a teaching fellow for hundreds of students in general chemistry and organic chemistry. I know the common mistakes and frustrations that students have, and more importantly I can get you results! I have reference from my students who went from C's to A's in both AP chemistry and Honor Chemistry classes. In addition, they also received 730-800 on the SAT II Subject as well as 5's on the AP Exam
ExperienceSince I received my Ph.D. in the area of organic chemistry, I am also very familiar with different types of organic reactions, mechanism and laboratory techniques. I simply love organic chemistry. I have worked with and continue to work with college students of various levels.
In addition to helping students with chemistry, I have also worked with various high school students with their college essays. My extensive and lengthy academic background allows me to provide practical and useful tips for students in putting their best foot forward toward their dream schools.
I have worked with high school students from Monta Vista, Lynbrook, Harker, St Francis, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Leigh, Gunn, Leland, Palo Alto, Irvington, Pioneer and Mission San Jose. Moreover, I have also worked with students from UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, UCSD, CSU East Bay, San Jose State University, UC Davis, University of Pacific, Foothill Community College, City College of San Francisco, and De Anza Community College. As such, I am familiar with the curricula in these schools.
HobbiesI am an avid basketball and tennis player. Moreover, I love to spend time with my dog at home. I am also into different area of legal studies and finance, especially in the area of intellectual properties and businesses.
Client Reviews (6)
I have had Jerry as a tutor for general chemistry and organic chemistry. As you can see, I went with him for two very tough subjects, because Jerry is seriously the BEST tutor I have ever had. Besides the fact that his knowledge of chemistry is just immense and detailed, he was extremely patient and kind. He seemed to really know what will be on the exam. A couple of times he even predicted the exact type of problems. I can't thank him enough!! Because of him, I was not only able to keep up with the class, but I was among the top of the class. I really don't think I could have done it without his help Go with Jerry! You won't regret it!
Great tutor thus far for our son Terry, who was struggling with Honors Chemistry in 11th grade. Further posts when he gets his test grades back.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jerry as a chemistry tutor. Over the summer, he worked with my daughter on organic chemistry, which was tough for my daughter. My daughter ended up with very satisfactory grades for the two semesters that Jerry worked with my daughter. My daughter also asked Jerry to help with her writing assignment, and again, my daughter ended up doing really well. I can only hope all tutors we have employed to be as competent and professional as Jerry.
So I worked with Jerry during my first year in college. He was extremely helpful and willing to work tirelessly with me to get the grade I want. He answered all of my questions with the most helpful insights and tips. Not only was he knowledgable, he was very patient. I am going to continue to ask him to help me with organic chemistry.
Jerry is extremely knowledgable and effective with organic chemistry. I wasn't doing too well when I started to work with Jerry. But after having worked with Jerry for a while, my grade went up to a high B. I continued to work with Jerry after that, and I actually received an A the next semester!!! It's quite interesting in that not only was he knowledgable with the subject, he knew what would appear on the exam, so he prepared me accordingly. Thanks Jerry!
Jerry is a highly competent and knowledgeable tutor. More importantly, he's someone with a great deal of patience when there is concept that takes me a while to master. His strategies and shortcuts toward chemistry really helped me on my exams. I feel that without him, I would not have been able to get a 780 on the SAT 2, 5 on the AP exam and A's for both semester of the AP classes. Subsequently, I also worked with him on my college applications essays. He was also extremely helpful with that. It if wasn't for him, I don't think I would have been able to get into UPenn where I will be a freshmen next semester. Jerry, thank you, you're worth every penny.
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