Courses Taught:

Chemistry (Regular)
     My chemistry classes are taught with strong emphases placed upon critical thinking, analysis and problem solving. I present and utilize a great deal of mathematics and problem solving techniques in my instruction, and students are expected to regularly solve math-based problems. I am available for tutoring most days of the week, before and after school, and students receiving passing grades in my regular-level chemistry classes find that they succeed at the various CSU campuses.
Advanced Placement Chemistry
     My AP Chemistry course is a thorough introduction to collegiate-level chemistry and is taught at the UC Irvine/UC Santa Barbara level. It is a very challenging, but manageable course for most students, and students enrolling in the course have either completed a full year of honors, high school chemistry or are mature, advanced individuals taking multiple AP classes. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics or AP Calculus (or have already taken such). AP Chemistry students are normally planning to attend highly reputable universities over the next few years, probably with the intention of majoring in science-related subjects such as engineering, pre-medicine or mathematics.
AP Physics C - Mechanics (fall semester)
     Students taking Physics C have either completed a year of calculus or are concurrently enrolled in Calculus AB or BC…usually BC. The course appeals primarily to students planning to eventually enter into careers in science-based, math-based or engineering fields. The course will provide students with the equivalent of a one semester, calculus-based, introductory college physics course that forms the foundation of a science, math or engineering student’s academic pathway. Students completing this course with satisfactory marks will transition into the separate, second semester course AP Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism).
AP Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism (spring semester)
     The second semester of our AP Physics C course, this builds upon the knowledge gained during the first semester but is focused on the fundamentals of electromagnetic phenomena. This separate class requires the student to have mastered the concepts and skills picked up during the fall semester.