Organic Chemistry Tutoring
Hi, my name is Victor. I’m a professional chemistry educator, organic chemistry tutor, and an academic coach with an outstanding record of success. I’m the Director and Editor at Chemistry Help Center and I specialize in coaching high-achieving students in organic chemistry to unlock their full potential.
I specialize in organic chemistry tutoring and will be happy to help you with any level coursework you have. I have an outstanding academic preparation in chemistry (two Master’s degrees in synthetic and organic chemistry and a Doctorate in chemistry education with emphasis on organic chemistry education), and I have published my research in the fields of inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, organic mechanisms, and chemical education. I’m a highly trained and specialized professional educator and an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Educational Research Association, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
So, if you want to maintain an excellent permanent academic record, master the course material, and develop the essential problem-solving skills to succeed in organic chemistry, send me a message!
Over the years I’ve worked with students from local schools such as CU-Boulder, CU-Denver, University of Denver, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Front Range Community College, School of Mines, Community College of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and many more. I’ve also worked with students from all over the country via online tutoring tools. My current list of schools includes 70+ universities ranging from Harvard, MIT, Duke, Princeton, Vanderbilt, UC-Berkeley, to small community colleges and liberal arts schools all over the US.
After spending over a decade working with students from the top-tier schools I became intimately familiar with the curriculum and the requirements. I’m also very familiar with many instructors and their “quirks” thus I can anticipate their tricks and questions on the exam.
My Approach to Organic Chemistry Tutoring
I’m a very straightforward no-nonsense teacher. My job is to help you succeed in the hardest class in a college curriculum and I’ll do whatever it takes to guide you towards this goal.
I use a multifaceted approach in my teaching to help my students. I bring clarity in organic chemistry by helping you review, organize, and systematize your chemistry knowledge into a coherent whole and I pride myself on my individualized and personalized approach to each student’s needs. My goal is to help you master the concepts by teaching you how to break them down to fundamental principles and reconstruct them for yourself from ground-zero.
I’m very patient. I understand that you sought out organic chemistry tutoring because you’re struggling with the subject. I also understand that learning organic chemistry takes time and considerable effort. Regardless of how hard or frustrating it can be, I’m on your side and I’m here to help you in this journey. I’m skilled at explaining concepts from different perspectives to accommodate your specific learning style. I pride myself on my rigorously individual approach to tutoring, tailoring my lessons to your individual needs, goals, and academic preparation. I routinely prepare customized testing and practice materials for my students targeting specific strengths and weaknesses.
Ultimately, whatever your current level or aptitude is, your success is my primary objective. I’ll give you a safe and comfortable place to learn, make mistakes, learn from them, and grow academically to the next level. I’ll help you set long- and short-term goals and help you achieve the outcomes you want.
What My Organic Chemistry Tutoring Students Say
“Making Organic Chemistry easy!”
– Elena from San Mateo, CA on 11/26/2017
Victor is an incredible Organic Chemistry tutor. He’s able to diagnose your current level in chemistry to create specific problem sets that help you learn as quickly as possible. Victor will turn your weakness intro strengths in no time! Victor’s many talents include the ability to explain concepts in multiple different ways until he finds an approach that work for you. He’s extremely patient and will help you until you achieve your goals.
“Knowledgeable and amicable tutor”
– Jake from Aurora, CO on 12/15/2017
Victor is an excellent tutor. He had answers to every question I had, even if it wasn’t on the topic we were reviewing. Thanks to the lessons I had with him, I scored 20 points above the mean on every test that he helped me prepare for. I would highly recommend him.
“The old saying really is true.”
– Nick from Springboro, OH on 11/19/2017
When I first read about Victor, I wasn’t sure he would be worth the price for organic chemistry help. But it turns out the old saying really is true: you get what you pay for. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated, helpful, and a true gem. His teaching does not end when the lesson is over. He careful assesses the areas where he feels you need the most help and preps for the next lesson so that he can target those areas and challenge you as needed. He is always available for questions outside the lesson. I couldn’t be happier. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Victor.
“Very knowledgeable and excellent teacher”
– Anna from Van Nuys, CA on 5/22/2017
I have been struggling with organic chemistry a lot and I have to retake the class in order to get into pharmacy school and in our very first lesson I felt that I could actually pass the class ! He’s an excellent teacher and explains things in simpler terms.
“Victor is the best!”
– Kara from Longmont, CO on 3/30/2017
Victor is great at explaining organic chemistry. Working with him is really helping me understand much more and improve my grade!.
“The answer to a cry for help”
– Samantha from Baton Rouge, LA on 11/2/2016
I wish I could have found Victor sooner. He has helped me out so much in the few lessons that we have had. I’m feeling a bit better about organic and it’s all thanks to him.
– Megan from Everett, WA on 3/12/2016
I have been tutoring with Victor for my entire quarter of school (about 12 weeks) and have been taught so much. Victor always knows how to clarify any questions that I have and is very patient with me. Prior to having sessions with Victor I had a lot of anxiety and struggles, as I was taking Ochem 1 with no help; ultimately leaving me with a finishing grade of a 2.1. After learning my lesson and moving into Ochem 2 I found Victor and can now proudly say that I will complete the class with a 4.0! Thank you so much for all of your help and clarifying much of my struggles and anxieties with this class.
“Best tutor I have ever had!”
– Allen from High Point, NC on 1/27/2016
Victor K. is extremely knowledgeable about organic chemistry! He is helpful with all problems that I have not by giving me the answer directly but by walking me though how to solve it. He shows me many different ways of looking at a problem to better understand not just the problem being worked but also strategies to tackle similar problems. I would very highly recommend a lesson with him if you want to do well with organic chemistry!