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Expert tutoring in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and English composition

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12th grade through college: $25/hour
Up to 11th grade: $20/hour

Qualifications:Duane

  • Master’s degree in physical chemistry, 2014, with focus on spectroscopy, computational chemistry, and biochemical systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, 2007, 4.00 GPA
  • Top chemistry graduate, 2007; Top student in analytical and physical chemistry, 2007
  • 30+ years’ experience in electronics, computer, and software engineering
  • Youth leadership training
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Thousands of hours’ experience working with youth
  • Outstanding Tutor Award, Shawnee State University, 2007
  • Girl empowerment through adventure education programming
  • Winner, She Walks These Hills essay competition
  • Novelist
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Details

Topics including, but not limited to:

Chemistrychemistry

  • General Chemistry: measurements, periodicity, stoichiometry, atomic theory, molecular models, gas laws, colligative properties, pH, kinetics and equilibrium, nuclear chemistry.
  • Physical Chemistry: quantum mechanics, thermodynamics (chemical potentials, Maxwell relations, etc.), statistical mechanics, spectroscopy.
  • Biochemistry: protein and nucleic acid biopolymers, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes, cellular metabolism.

 

 

 

Physicsphysics

  • General Physics: statics, dynamics, fluid forces and flow, electromagnetics, wave propagation, gravity, relativity, quantum mechanics.
  • Electronics: general circuits, Kirchoff’s laws, semiconductors, digital logic, Laplace transforms.
  • Astronomy: timekeeping, coordinate systems, planetary motion, stellar evolution.

 

 

 

Mathematicsmathematics

  • Algebra: concepts, powers and roots, exponentials, logarithms, trigonometric functions, functional theory, conic sections, systems of equalities and inequalities.
  • Calculus: limits, differentiation, integration, mean value, Lagrange multipliers, multivariate calculus, vector calculus
  • Linear Algebra: matrix operations and identities, linear systems, eigensystems, diagonalization, vector spaces, tensors.

 

 

 

Computer Sciencecomputers

  • Hardware: computer components, digital logic, computer architecture.
  • Programming: algorithms, data structures, object-oriented design and programming, C++, Java, assembly language.
  • Web development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, DHTML, jQuery, XML, PHP, web graphics and composition, Apache server.
  • Databases: architecture, relational databases, design methodology and normalization, Structured Query Language. MySQL

 

 

 

Englishenglish

  • Grammar: parts of speech, diagramming, usage, the difference between “awhile” and “a while”
  • Spelling
  • Composition: essay structure, framing, characterization, dialog, and more

 

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