Why Pay for Tutoring?
Yes, working with me - a professional organic chemistry tutor - is not free. It took me literally thousands of hours to develop the skills I have today that enable me to help you like a rock-star.
The choices we make today determine our lives tomorrow. When it comes to taking action on your organic chemistry well-being, don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish.
The majority of my students come to me after they painfully discover that free online organic chemistry tutorial videos, books like "Organic Chemistry as a Second Language", and peer tutors / inexperienced tutors were perhaps somewhat helpful, but not the complete answer to doing well on exams.
Part of the challenge with organic chemistry is that individual concepts may seemingly make sense in "small, bite-size pieces", but this does not ensure mastery of larger-picture application.
You get what you pay for.
I get it - everyone wants to save money and be a "do-it-yourselfer".
Also, students who are brand new to academic struggle typically expect their past academic excellence has given them the skills to figure it out.
Unfortunately for most students in this situation, things continue to get worse without intervention because organic chemistry is unlike any other course they have likely taken.
And what makes this situation especially treacherous is the fact that organic chemistry keeps on building upon itself; being lost on today's information will ensure even greater struggle tomorrow because you never stop using the past material.
Not all tutors are the same. We can say this about any profession. We hear stories all the time about people flying across the world to have surgery with a specific specialist; Olympic athletes are very selective about whom they seek coaching with; and when legal problems arise, people are extremely discerning about whom they seek for legal counsel.
What do all of the above examples have in common? Awareness that when the stakes are high, you want the best looking out for you.
Working with a professional tutor:
If you have never worked with a professional tutor, you likely don’t know the true benefit and value. I'm not being a "carnival-barker" when I tell you that many of my past students who had worked previously with professional tutors in other subjects and understood the tutoring market often told me they were shocked I wasn't charging more.
Believe me, I work with a lot of straight-A students . . . there’s a reason why most students struggle with this class, and part of it has to do with the fact that organic chemistry is not a “do-it-yourself” type of subject for learning in one or two semesters. It may seem like the simplest reason for working with a tutor is to get better grades, but there are many more advantages that I have outlined in the next section.