Matthew P. - Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry

Matthew P. - Tutor Specializing in Organic and General Chemistry
$60 / hr
Holyoke, MA
(185)
5 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I have an M.S. in organic chemistry and have been tutoring chemistry full time for the past three years. I'm an expert at breaking chemistry down into fundamental principles so that students can spend less time memorizing, and more time understanding. I've accumulated various tips and tricks over the years that make tricky subjects like stoichiometry, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy more manageable.

I have spent many years studying both content and pedagogy in chemistry, especially organic...
Reviews
Matt is an excellent tutor with great knowledge of organic chemistry. He presents the material clearly and logically and makes even difficult concepts very understandable. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.
- Wayne C. from Branford, CT
He was so helpful and available almost immediately short notice. I feel so much better about the subject now.
- Megan F. from Chesapeake, VA
Matthew P really helped me when I was in a tough spot the night before my Organic Chemistry 2 test! He is very patient and knowledgeable which are two things I especially value in an Organic Chemistry tutor! Speaking of which I think that his hourly rate is worth it for the services he provides!
- Vaishu J. from Charlotte, NC
Matthew helped me review and prepare for my test on a last minute call! He is of great help! Thank you! I will definitely use his service again! Below are some topics that he covered: Electron configuration. Trends in monatomic and polyatomic ions. Basic idea is you memorize the "ate" form of a polyatomic, and then some of these have different variations such as -ite and "per" and "hypo". Other variation includes "bi" where a hydrogen is added. Montatomic anions always end in "ide". Certain polyatomic ions end in "ide" also. Cyanide and hydroxide are the common examples of that. About two different kinds of ionic compounds, where the charge on the cation can either be constant or variable. If the charge is variable, then the charge of the cation is given in roman numerals in parentheses. Then we talked about naming covalent (molecular compounds) which use prefixes like "mono, di, tri, tetra, penta, and hexa."
- Araceli A. from Encino, CA
Matthew's a great tutor and helped out a lot. I recommend for others to work with him. He's easy to get a hold of by phone. Whenever I had a question, he was eager to help me out, even outside of the session. He's an easygoing guy and knows the material very well.
- Devin D. from Northfield, MA
Very patient. Explains the concept very well. Great tutor!! The best at working with your time to accommodate the student. He impacts the knowledge indeed. Thanks.
- Ngo I. from Fort Wayne, IN
Extremely helpful and knowledgable. Highly recommend for orgo and orgo2. He doesn't just skim topics. He actually helps you learn concepts and ways to apply it to your exams.
- Bianca C. from Amherst, MA
I went to Matt looking to review and re-learn general and organic chemistry for my medical school MCAT exam. Matt did a spectacular job, giving me clear understanding of material I had not seen in years. He was very adaptable to using several different books, and was extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend Matt for both organic and general chemistry.
- Patrick K. from Wilbraham, MA
In the past I have had several chemistry tutors but none have helped me as much as Matthew did. He knew all the material on the spot and taught the way a teacher would. He broke down the problems into a manageable way therefore understanding the concept was enjoyable and not strictly memorization. Instead of talking and writing the duration of the meeting, Matthew would have me do the problems and guide me through them! This allowed me to learn and gain the confidence to do them myself, much like any test would be. This prepared me a huge deal and the turnaround of my test grades reflected that! I would recommend him to students trying to master general and organic chemistry.
- Katherine P. from Leicester, MA
Matt is a fantastic tutor. I knew right away he knew the Organic Chemistry like that back of his hand when we had our first session. He is patient and makes sure you understand the basics before trying to learn the course. His test prep method is highly advanced and his experience in tutoring is very apparent.
- Niral S. from Jericho, NY
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