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Eva
芦 Benn is fantastic, he is very nice and happy. He has a lot of... More
Eva
芦 Benn is fantastic, he is very nice and happy. He has a lot of patience when teaching if you need anything, he will always help you. He has been helping me for 3 years and I cannot be more grateful. Benn has a lot of knowledge of organic chemistry, he loves it. I have known Benn for 3 years. We shared a few classes during our postgrad years. 禄
$40/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Benn
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
Levels
  • All Levels

Structural Determination and Advanced Organic Synthesis for university and graduate students taught by a doctoral candidate

Methodology

My teaching method involves interactive problem solving to develop your critical thinking skills. I bring exercises of a range of difficulties, practice exams, and I assign extra problems for homework so that you can continue to practice outside of class.

For synthesis, I like to interactively work out the mechanism of the reaction with you so that you don't just learn the products of the reaction, you also learn the reason why the reaction's conditions produce the products observed. Topics include organocatalysis, organometallic catalysis, retrosynthetic design, and reaction kinetics.

For spectroscopy, I bring problems with a variety of spectra (1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, DEPT, GCMS, IR, HMQC, HMBC, NOESY, TOCSY, INADEQUATE, etc.) and teach you organization of data and methodology of structural determination. I provide chemical shift tables for NMR, GCMS, and IR, and I also bring complex multiplet and stereochemistry problems.

Background

I have been giving lessons for the past year, and have taught 15 students ages 10-50, most of whom have been undergraduate students. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a Master's degree in Organic Chemistry, and I have conducted laboratory research in polymer chemistry and organometallic chemistry. I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and can give classes in both languages.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $195
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $380

Details

As these are advanced, complex topics and the clases come with extensive supplementary materials, the hourly rate is $40.

Lessons offered by Benn
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
Levels
  • All Levels

Benn's resume

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree: Bachelor in Biochemistry, Double Major in Spanish Studies
Institution: Santa Clara University
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA, 95053
Period: September 2013 - June 2017

Degree: Master of Organic Chemistry
Institution: Universidad Aut贸noma de Madrid
Location: Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain, 28049
Period: September 2017 - October 2018



COURSES
Universidad Aut贸noma de Madrid
Advanced Organic Synthesis
Structural Organic Chemistry
Catalytic Processes in Organic Chemistry
Retrosynthetic Design
Medicinal Chemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry
Master's Thesis**

Santa Clara University
General Chemistry I*, II*, III*
Organic Chemistry I*, II*, III*
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry I, II, III*
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Biophysical Chemistry
Spectroscopy/Quantum Chemistry
Molecular Modeling
Molecular Biology*
Independent Research in Chemistry**

* - Lecture and Lab
** - Laboratory Research

WORK EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant - Undergraduate
Institution: Departament of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Santa Clara University
Period: 9/2016 - 6/2017
Description: I performed and optimized Diels-Alder cycloadditions to produce sp3-brominated photoinitiators for atom-trap radical polymerization (ATRP) reactions in an undergraduate research project. Different techniques, including Lewis acid catalysis and UV photodimerization, were employed to optimize the synthesis of the photoinitiators, whose reactivity was subsequently evaluated in ATRP reactions with styrene to produce polystyrene.

Research Assistant - Master鈥檚 Thesis
Department of Organic Chemistry
Universidad Aut贸noma de Madrid
Period: 2/2018-7/2018
Descripci贸n: The research I conducted for my Master鈥檚 Thesis focused on cobalt-catalyzed C(sp2)-H activation/functionalization reactions of benzylamine derivatives bearing a picolinoyl directing group. The first phase of my research involved optimization of Glaser-Hay homocoupling reactions to produce a library of 1,3-diynes bearing R-groups of different character. The second phase of my research focused on the characterization of the different products produced by the Co-catalyzed reactions via bidimensional NMR spectroscopy.

Tutor
Institution: Independent
Period: 11/2017-present
Descripci贸n: Private tutoring classes in English, general chemistry, and organic chemistry to elementary school, high school, undergraduate, and medical students as well as adults. I use a variety of activities and exercises which are designed to maximize the student鈥檚 comprehension of the subject. I also design homework assignments so that the student continues to practice the material outside of the classes. If the student is preparing for an exam, I create practice exams and challenge problems and use them to teach problem solving strategies and time management.


LANGUAGES

- English (Fluent)
- Spanish (Fluent)


LEADERSHIP/MEMBERSHIP

Vice President of Santa Clara University's Chemistry Club
Period: 9/2016 - 6/2017
I printed and hung up informational scientific posters in the chemistry department; these posters depicted different topics in chemistry that related to the season or to environmental issues. Additionally, I organized ACS Program-in-a-Box viewings that were offered to chemistry, biochemistry, and biology students as extra credit. I also moderated the meet-the-speaker sessions that enabled students to meet the scientists that visited the university to give talks.

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Period: 4/2017-present

Reviews on Benn
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1 recommendation

Eva

Benn is fantastic, he is very nice and happy. He has a lot of patience when teaching if you need anything, he will always help you. He has been helping me for 3 years and I cannot be more grateful. Benn has a lot of knowledge of organic chemistry, he loves it. I have known Benn for 3 years. We shared a few classes during our postgrad years.

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