Welcome!!! My name is Anna and I would love to be your NJ Chemistry tutor.
I have cum laude Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Cornell University, have completed 1.5 years of graduate coursework in Chemistry at Princeton University, and am certified to teach Chemistry and Physical Sciences by NJ Department of Education. My score for GRE in Chemistry is 750 and my score for GRE in Math is 790. My GPA at Cornell is 3.50 and at Princeton it is 3.34.
"If you are looking for high quality one-on-one tutoring in Chemistry, you’ve come to the right place. With preparation from two Ivy League Universities, Cornell & Princeton, I will teach you the basics of Chemistry tailored to your unique level and needs."
2011 – 2013
Princeton Graduate Fellowship in Science & Engineering
BS, cum laude, Chemistry, 3.50
2000 – 2004
Cum Laude Award in Chemistry (2004)
Dean’s List (2001)
John McMullen Dean’s Scholarship (2000)
Major Ralph M. Buffington Scholarship (2000),
Educational Testing Services Recognition of Excellence (2009)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2004)
National Advanced Placement Scholar (2000)
Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement Scholarship (2000)
NYC Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Achievement (2000)
Activities and Societies: Tradition Fellow (2000-2004), Red Carpet Society (2001)
"One-on-one learning experience with the passionate scholar of Chemistry. I will show you my methods and strategies of conquering the field of Chemistry. I am extremely detailed in showing my work and explaining every step. "Your goals of excelling in Chemistry will become a reality."
Anna at Ivy League Tutor Services these areas in New Jersey Chemistry Tutor and Math Tutor instruction in NJ service areas by townships include Chemistry and Math Tutoring
Excellent Chemistry and Math Tutor is available for tutoring in-home or at a mutually agreeable location within a 6-mile radius of Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536. I have cum laude Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Cornell University and have completed 1.5 years of graduate coursework in Chemistry at Princeton University. I am certified as a Teacher of Chemistry and Physical Science by NJ Department of Education.
I tutor High School and College Chemistry, including Regular, Honors and AP Chemistry, as well as physics and math. I also prepare my students for AP Chemistry Exam and SAT Subject Test in Chemistry.
Rates quoted within the 6 mile radius of Plainsboro, NJ.
I love teaching Chemistry and inspiring young scientific minds.
Here is why you will enormously benefit from my lessons:
1. My education is superb. Check out who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner, BOTH of whom are CORNELL Alumni. I was taught by the colleagues of these Nobel Prize Laureates, distinguished Professors of Chemistry at Cornell University, among which was Professor Roald Hoffmann, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981.
CORNELL CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT ROCKS!!!
2. I consider your individual level and needs when presenting Chemistry material.
3. You won’t have to sift through your Chemistry textbook, spend hours figuring out long chapters, and end up reading the material that isn’t important. I have already done that for you. I have read all the important books and textbooks through my years of experience and preparation, and will only teach you what is important. I will tie all of the topics together and will make sense out of clutter of information.
4. Our lessons will be dynamic and I will ask many questions, provide plenty of examples and present problems for practice. As I will learn more about your level, I will adjust my lesson to compensate for the knowledge that’s lacking. I will teach you what comes up often on the tests (AP, SAT) and what is central to Chemistry.
5. I have taken many Chemistry exams in my life (SAT, AP, GRE) and will structure my lessons to target specific questions that come up again and again.
6. As a teacher I have teaching materials that include past tests, quizzes and homework and classroom assignments. I provide these materials for practice during our lessons.
Contact me via the form on this website and I will teach you what I know the best - Chemistry!!!
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