Ivy League Chemistry Tutoring

Let me help you master chemistry!

I am a college professor and private tutor with 18 years of teaching experience. In these roles I teach college classes and engage with students to help nurture a passion for and excitement about science.

I offer one-on-one and group-based chemistry lessons online from my home in Redlands, California. My hours are flexible and I can accommodate most requests. The subjects I most often teach are introductory, honors, A.P., general, and organic chemistry.

I offer online chemistry lessons via Wyzant, Zoom, or Skype. I also use and recommend Miro, a virtual whiteboard app. Payment services are managed by Wyzant or PayPal.

I am 37 years old and come from a family of educators. I am patient with students and do my best to promote a relaxed, productive, and respectful working relationship. I am willing to take on students who are struggling or those who are looking to get ahead in their studies.

I can help you with:

  • Introductory, Honors, and AP Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • ACS Exam Prep
  • SAT II Chemistry Subject Exam Prep
  • Spectroscopy (IR, MS, and NMR)
  • Computational Chemistry

My rate is $200/hour for all lessons. Contact me or schedule a lesson.

Teaching and Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching and tutoring general chemistry and organic chemistry in various forms for over 18 years and I enjoy it immensely. I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University. Before that, I double-majored in biology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude with Honors from the University of Redlands. My specialty is organic and computational chemistry.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Vanguard University
Costa Mesa, California
April, 2012 to present

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
University of Redlands
Redlands, California
August, 2020 to present

Private Chemistry Tutor
Wyzant, Inc.
Redlands, California
October, 2012 to present
1600+ Lessons, 450+ Ratings

Graduate Teaching Fellow
Yale Center for Science and Quantitative Reasoning
New Haven, Connecticut
September, 2008 to 2011

Teaching Assistant
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
September, 2006 to 2011

Chemistry Tutor and TA
University of Redlands
Redlands, California
September, 2003 to 2006


Ph.D., Chemistry
Yale University
2006 to 2011

M.S., Chemistry
Yale University
2006 to 2008

B.S., Chemistry
University of Redlands
2002 to 2006

B.S., Biology
University of Redlands
2002 to 2006

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Featured Testimonials

"John has been a game changer for my daughter! He has helped her to feel so much more at ease and enjoy her chemistry class by working with her to strengthen her understanding of each unit. Since starting to work with John, her test grades have shot up, and she is confident in her ability to do well in chemistry. John is incredibly knowledgeable of the material, and patient and explains difficult concepts easily as well. We will definitely continue to work with John, and highly recommend him to students at any level of chemistry."
Rosie, 51 lessons with John

"Awesome teacher! When my daughter failed her chemistry midterm I was looking for a qualified chemistry tutor. After going through several of them, I was quite disappointed because they focused on solving problems without sufficient explanation of the chemistry concepts. That's when I met John. He really took his time explaining the chemistry concepts, allowing my daughter to get a greater understanding of the concepts, and be confident knowing that she could solve difficult chemistry problems. My daughter jumped from failing her midterm to acing her final. Thanks again, John."
Don, 32 lessons with John

"John is an incredible tutor - his patient and calm demeanor makes for a comfortable learning environment and his easy to follow explanations provide a perfect foundation for further knowledge. He sets you up for success by giving you a way to approach problems and understand what each type is asking for. He works out each problem on a whiteboard and talks through each step-it is insanely helpful! It really allows for you to take things slow and understand what is going where. I used John as a tutor for organic chemistry, I'm a student at UC Irvine and I was in my third quarter of ochem. As a professor himself, John was able to answer ANYTHING I asked and related the ochem I had learned in my previous quarters back to what he was explaining. It really helped me to see the connections between information. Tutoring from John is that one-on-one extra office hour you so need with the professor but never get because of all the students. If you need help in chemistry - this is your guy, he is really really amazing."
Sophia, 5 lessons with John

"Fantastic Tutor - John helped me with stereochemistry and NMR, and he was the best organic tutor I have had. Not only did he help me complete the assignment, he also explained very important concepts and why things happen. He was extremely patient and helpful, and I would definitely recommend him as an organic tutor."
Gina, 17 lessons with John

"Early in my daughter's first term of Organic Chemistry it was apparent she was struggling. John is an amazing tutor and has been an excellent fit for her. He is very patient. He not only explains underlying principles but anticipates and prepares her for the next question she is likely to see on an exam. He is flexible and very generous with his time. With John's help my daughter completed the term with an A- and has started working with John again this term!"
Barbi, 12 lessons with John

"John tutored my daughter in AP Chem from November 2016 through May 2017 on a weekly basis. The AP Chem class was hands down the toughest class my daughter took in school. The year before she took Honors Chem and got As in the class without help. AP Chem was altogether a different story. Right away I hired her a highly recommended chemistry/physics tutor used by several of my friends. But after a month my daughter said he wasn't able to explain the concepts to her and had to look up on google many of the questions she had for him. When I looked for a replacement tutor, what drew me to John was his extensive credentials in chemistry. I am so glad I chose him. In the six months he tutored my daughter, she said he was always patient, that he always knew the answers to the questions she asked, and instead of just having her memorize things, he would walk through the steps to each problem and explain the ideas behind the concepts so she would really understand it. From my perspective, John has always been beyond professional in providing prompt responses and very fair and accurate time for his lessons. If you are in need of an excellent chemistry tutor who really knows the subject, give him a try, you will not regret it."
Julia, 24 lessons with John

"John is an amazing tutor. Without him, I would not have been able to continue taking Organic Chemistry. I was very close to dropping the class, but with John's help, I was able to continue and excel in the subject. I could ask him any type of organic chemistry (and even biochem) question, and he not only knows the answer, but explains the concept and details behind the problem. He never made me feel unintelligent for not knowing a specific answer, and would patiently work through each problem. Thanks to John, I have a better and more clear understanding of a highly complex subject, that I would not have been able to attain if I had done it on my own."
Stefani, 11 lessons with John

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