Get 10 Chemistry Academy
My name is Dr. Cristina Gherasim and I'm a certified chemistry teacher with 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I help high school students and homeschooled learn chemistry fast, boost their grades, and pass exams with confidence. I love chemistry and I've gathered a strong expertise in chemistry and extensive teaching experience. These make me able to teach chemistry across multiple levels and curriculums, spot learning gaps, and develop personalized plans so helping students achieve their learning goals on time.
I love teaching and tutoring students and see them happy when they understand and master difficult chemistry topics. They have told me that I make chemistry easy and they get to love it and be confident. That's so rewarding for me when they get better grades and enter the med school or engineering college of their dreams.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I'm firstly discussing his struggle with chemistry, goals, time to achieve them, and his learning style. I assess his level and learning gaps and I make a personalized study plan. I discuss it with the student and parents and we agree on the way we will work together rules and expectations. We work as planned and I assess the student periodically and discuss with the parents the progress. I keep the parents up to date with how the tutoring works and if there are any problems.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm a certified chemistry teacher holding a MSc and a PhD in chemistry. I have 20 years of classroom chemistry teaching and tutoring experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
1-on-1 ongoing tutoring for 67 $/h, the tutoring sessions paid in advance for the month. I don't offer emergency sessions.
I tutor: High School Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Gen Chem 1 & 2
How did you get started teaching?
I've started tutoring chemistry since being a chemistry student and then I've started teaching chemistry immediately after graduation.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've been working mostly with high school students. I've been working for a few years with middle school students and I've been also teaching colege and university students during my PhD and post doctoral research.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
The school year recently finished and more than half of the last year students will join the Science & Technology and the Science & Health programs for their next years at high school. They were thanking me for the great lessons as they started to like chemistry and feel well prepared for their dream high school study. I was happy I've made this topic exciting for them and give them a strong start for their future.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't choose graduate students or cheap tutors with medical or engineering backgrounds who have never taught chemistry in the classroom. They miss the teaching expertise required for getting fast and solid results and, in the end, you'll need more hours to get to your goal or never reach your goal while losing precious time.
Only choose a certified chemistry teacher with teaching experience. The years of working with lots of students have shaped their methods so the learning will be way faster and more efficient and effective.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask about their teaching qualifications and teaching experience