EducationI am currently a Ph.D candidate in Computational Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. I have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with a focus in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Illinois Institute of Technology. I also obtained my Master of Science in Chemistry (Computational Organic Chemistry) from the University of Minnesota.
Experience- Private Tutor since 2007, with experience in various fields of chemistry.
- 3 years as an instructor (leading a classroom of 20 students) for Organic Chemsitry I and II at the University of Minnesota Dental School's Summer Bridge Program
- 2 years of TAing experience in the University of Minnesota's Organic Chemistry Lab course
- 5 on AP Chemistry Exam, 32 ACT
I have found I truly enjoy tutoring. Working with students who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of a subject that I am so passionate about is a great experience. I enjoy those moments when a student grasps a new concept for the first time and things "click". I work hard for my students to provide as much help as needed, and strive to make myself available via text message, email and phone calls as well, outside our established tutoring hours.
I maintain a full reference of students I have worked with beginning from Fall 2012 which is available to you at your request.
** About availability **
I have a fairly flexible work schedule. Please feel free to contact me, and I'm almost positive we will be able to find a time to meet.
** Quality Tutoring or First 30 Minutes Are Free **
Picking a tutor that works well for your study needs is important, and you want to make sure your tutor also knows the material they say they do. I'm confident neither of these will be an issue for us, so I offer interested students a chance to set up an initial tutoring session (minimum time of 1 hour). The session can be stopped up to 30 minutes into the first hour if you don't think we're going to be a match, and there will be no charge to you.
HobbiesWide variety of interests including but not limited to: playing piano, running, watching documentaries about almost any subject (maybe not history though), relaxing with family, board games, anything related to being outdoors!
Client Reviews (19)
Josh was always extremely accommodating with times and meeting locations and was always willing to schedule extra times before an exam. He gave me great tools that helped me see Organic Chemistry in a different way than my professor. He has a lot of experience and knowledge as far as chemistry goes as well as teaching. Have recommended him to friends of mine and would do so in the future!
Josh was extremely helpful and approachable. I would definitely recommend him to someone who needs help with chemistry!
Josh tutored me in Organic Chemistry and he was an amazing tutor!! I've had tutors in the past, but never as prepared or intelligent as Josh is. Since he has a lot of experience he really knows what he is talking about, and always had new helpful tips for me on how to start certain problems when I was stuck. You get to decide what you would like to go over during your session, and I never once felt uncomfortable asking a silly question. I learn better when someone talks me through problems and shows me every little step, and Josh was more than willing to take the time to do that! He would always text me prior to having to reschedule a session so there was no confusion there, and if something came up he was very understanding if it was a reasonable explanation. Even if we weren't meeting that week or I had a question outside of our session, Josh never hesitated to answer back as soon as he could. Overall, I would highly recommend him as tutor!!!
Working with Josh was EXTREMELY helpful and contributed to my success in O chem 1. Josh was timely, respectful, and listened when I was struggling to understand materials. He was easily reachable and even encouraged me to text him with questions as I worked through my homework. I would advise anyone looking for help with Organic Chemistry to seek him out.
Josh is an absolutely amazing organic chemistry tutor. He has mastered every concept in a college level course and therefore wastes no time reviewing the material or questioning mechanisms. He is confident in his tutoring skills, explains things thoroughly, recommends practice problems, and really cares how his students perform. Chemistry is a very difficult subject for me but Josh made the class feel like a breeze. I went from a C+ in the prerequisite class to an A with his help! I would highly recommend him.
Josh has been an absolutely wonderful tutor for my college level Organic Chemistry Class. He is extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter and does a great job of explaining difficult concepts in a way that anyone can understand. I was so appreciative of his assistance!! I highly recommend him!!!
Josh is both a great tutor and person, and I looked forward to and enjoyed each session. When their was a topic I did not understand, he explained it so clearly and lead me to the correct way and answer. I would not hesitate in working with Josh again and highly recommend him to everyone!
Josh has helped me immensely in Chemistry. He is very respectful and makes you feel comfortable in asking any question you have. I have improved so much since I started going to him for tutoring and am very happy with my current grade. I highly recommend Josh!
I started working with Josh after struggling with concepts in the second set of my general chemistry course. After meeting with him once, I was already more confident in my chemistry abilities: I went from doing below average on an exam to well above average. I definitely recommend Josh to anyone struggling with or looking to better their chemistry understanding!
The guy is absolutely talented when it comes to teaching and tutoring Chemistry. 2 hours with Josh is like 6-8 hours struggling by yourself. For a working adult student, efficiency is key and Josh delivers value everytime you're with him.
I met with Josh after doing poorly on my first Biochemistry exam. He was extremely helpful and patient. He was always willing to explain things multiple times to ensure I understood. I NEVER once felt like he didn't know what he was talking about and he was always able to answer my questions! After meeting with him I had a 20 increase from my first exam to my second exam, and he helped make the class much more bearable! I highly recommend him and know if I ever take another chemistry class I will be consulting him!
I came to Josh midway through my Organic Chemistry 1 course struggling to even pass the class, working with him helped me get a better understanding of the material and I ended up getting one of the top scores on the final exam. He helped me by working through aspects that I struggled on as well as taught me new ways to approach problems. His style of teaching is far better than the professor I had for the course and I would highly recommend him to any student taking that class.
Great tutor! Very experienced in OChem, is patient, flexible, and knows exactly what is needed for undergraduate courses. I asked him to help prep me before I began the actual course, and I feel very confident that I will do well and truly understand the material from his help.
Josh is an excellent tutor! He tutored me in Chemical Mechanisms of Biology, which is a combination of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. He is very flexible with hours and meets with you on campus. I met with him twice a week and every session was very helpful and definitely worth my time and money. I am taking Organic Chemistry this summer and am using Josh as a tutor for that as well!!
Josh is an amazing organic chemistry tutor! I was tutored by Josh the summer before I took the course so that I would go in already knowing the material. He was able to explain the material as if he had been teaching organic chemistry for years. His explanations were very clear and he rarely had to refer to my book for information. He always had a positive attitude and was very reassuring when I couldn't fully grasp the material right away. He was very helpful with pointing out specific concepts, trends and test questions that he would see on a typical organic chemistry test. He also provided sample tests for me to take. Overall, I would highly recommend Josh as a tutor!
Josh is a wonderful tutor. He's patient and explains concepts in a way that is easily comprehensible. He also showed me many tips that were very useful for solving chemistry problems. I would recommend him without hesitation!
Josh is an amazing tutor. He is very flexible about times to meet and is always more than willing to help. He makes sure to explain the material in a way that makes sense to each individual and if not finds a different way to explain the material. I could not have made it through Ochem I without him.
I couldn't have made it through organic chemistry I or organic chemistry lab without Josh. He was flexible about meeting times and was able to conform to my schedule. He also helped me to understand the information in a way that made sense so I could remember it. I highly recommend Josh as a tutor for any chemistry class.
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