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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY all too frequently presents itself as an enigma to students, thwarting their mastery of the subject, and producing undue frustration in the process. It does not have to be this way. As a matter of fact, it should NOT be this way. Organic Chemistry is highly intelligible.
What I do is more teaching than tutoring. I am the only seasoned academic PH.D. in San Diego with practical knowledge who utilizes cognitive and perceptual psychology to tutor both undergraduate and graduate level Organic Chemistry. I firmly believe in reducing the material to the student’s level for total comprehension, thereby empowering the student with the key to success.
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I have a passion for teaching and tutoring. Empowering the student so the presented material is clearly understood is a specialty. My principal responsibilities are to (1) show the student how to approach Organic Chemistry as a visual-spatial1 “language” using “The NuE Method”™ [link]; (2) teach the student problem solving skills; and (3) get the student to the point of becoming independent. I keep things flexible, adaptive, personal when necessary, and prefer to offer real-life applications of the material taught so students can understand the importance of learning the subject.
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Our approach to teaching Organic Chemistry, both scientifically proven and documented, is unique in comparison to that advertised by any tutoring agency in the United States. Involving a minimum of memorization, it focuses heavily upon building superior cognitive skills using The NuE Method™ and The Principle of Retrosynthetic Analysis2,3, and then applying these skills to reaction mechanisms and synthesis. With Lennox Tutoring, your potential to achieve the highest grade possible is maximized through guided learning, a technique every professional academician knows is the most effective.
1. Mathewson, J.H. Science Education, 1999, 83(1), pp. 33-54.
2. E. J. Corey, X-M. Cheng, The Logic of Chemical Synthesis, Wiley, New York, 1995.
3. “The Logic of Chemical Synthesis: Multistep Synthesis of Complex Carbogenic Molecules (Nobel Lecture)“ Corey, E.J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1991, 30, 455.