Sometimes people request that I provide the names
of people who would be willing to tutor them in this course. The people
whose names appear below have a good knowledge of organic chemistry, and
have indicated an interest in tutoring. Of course, they expect to be
paid, so you would have to make a financial arrangement with them. Personally,
I think something around $10/hour would be reasonable, but that is between
you and the tutor. (If you got together with someone else in the course
and the two of you met together with the tutor at the same times, you might
be able to cut a better deal on a per person basis.)
A couple of suggestions relating to tutors:
You should also be aware of the following:
- Do as much as you can on your own before you meet with the tutor.
Don't expect the tutor to do everything for you.
- Meet with your tutor well in advance of examinations. In other
words, give yourself enough time so you can set up mutually convenient meeting
times and so that you will be prepared for the exam without cramming.
Don't call your tutor two days before the next exam and expect miracles.
- My office hours (Physical Science 213) are at 1-1:50pm
on Mondays, 11-11:50am on Wednesdays, and 4-4:50 on Thursdays; also, by appointment. Asking questions
during office hours is not the same as being tutored, but it can be quite
helpful if you're not clueless but just need some help understanding this
or that topic.
- The PR2EPS Physical Science Walk-In Center, Physical Science Room 122, offers tutoring in organic chemistry on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm, for free. For more information visit the PR2EPS web site,