EducationUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2011)
Chemistry B.S.; Cellular Molecular Biology B.S.
ExperienceFor 2015-2016 Update: All my tutoring is conducted online via google hangout or skype. I have tutored in this manner for the last two years and I can assure you it works well! My current rate is $50/hr. Roughly 80% of what I make as a tutor goes toward funding my work in Haiti! tikayhaiti.org
During the 2012-2013 school year, I worked with over 60 students. 90% of my students (roughly 40 students) in CHEM 210/215 obtained a score of an A- or better. I even had two students who obtained A+ in both organic chemistry classes.
Anyone who has worked with me knows that I refrain from using a one-size-fits-all model for instructing because I believe everyone has their unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Also, I am highly committed to each and every student, even making myself available outside of sessions via email/phone/text.
**For students interested in group sessions, I charge $30/hr for each student.
University of Michigan Science Learning Center (SLC) Study Group Leader
Courses taught: (1) Organic Chemistry I/II (2) Double Honors Organic Chemistry II
** Some students who have worked with me in the UM organic chemistry classes have earned A+'s on exams/final course grade.
Research at University of Michigan:
(1) Masato Koreeda Lab [Department of Chemistry] - transfer of propargyl group using gold catalysts
(2) Jordan Shavit Lab [University of Michigan Medical School - Pediatrics Department of Hematology/Oncology] study of Fibrinogen-related bleeding disorders using a zebrafish model; recipient of American Society of Hematology Trainee Fellowship (2011)
MCAT Score 2011: +96th percentile
[Update: New MCAT 2015 - 100th percentile for PS; 97th percentile for Verbal; 95th percentile for BS]
SAT Scores:(Math: 800; Writing: 750; Reading: 740)
ACT Composite Score: 34
I tutor because I sympathize with students who find challenges learning in a classroom setting.
My goal is to make learning science interesting, and more importantly, make it a task that is achievable by any student!
HobbiesReading, medicine, playing piano/guitar, running, global health, watching movies, and talking with friends, Dialogue for Development, working out, traveling to Haiti
Client Reviews (19)
Tye is the best tutor I have ever worked with. I worked with Tye for Chem 210 and though it's obvious he's mastered the subject, he teaches it patiently and in a manner that is easy to understand. He is very accessible, and went above and beyond to make sure I was as comfortable with the subject as possible. I got an A in the course, and do not think I would have accomplished this if I had worked with anyone else.
Tye helped me with Chem 210 and Chem 215. He always showed enthusiasm when helping me which I think it is very motivating and helpful when it comes to stressful situations during the semester. He is a great communicator and tutor. Totally recommend him!
Tye is an amazing tutor who worked with me through CHEM 210 and CHEM 215. He is brilliant and understands the material he teaches thoroughly. He is very organized and has a plan to effectively explain topics in each unit. Tye is very personable as well and really cares about his student's success. No better tutor.
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Tye was an incredible tutor, and with his help I gained a much better understanding of many key concepts in organic chemistry. I was looking for a tutor to help me review for the organic chemistry section of the mcat, and Tye not only thoroughly reviewed all necessary concepts, but also went in depth with topics with which I had experienced difficulty. After struggling in both Orgo 1 and Orgo 2, I feel much more confident and prepared for the organic chemistry section of the mcat thanks to Tye's help. Tye is very knowledgeable when it comes to orgo, and he broke it down so it was easier to learn. Highly recommend him, he's great!
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Tye is hands down the best tutor I have had. He is friendly, well prepared, and VERY accommodating. Tutor sessions with Tye were always SO productive and he REALLY helped me understand the material. Tye really wants his students to do well and will go above and beyond to help them. He makes himself available for his students via text if you ever find yourself in need of more help (which was such a nice thing). TYE IS AWESOME!!!!!! He really knows his orgo so you would be silly not to contact Tye for tutoring. :)))))
Tye is simply the best. He was so patient, knowledgable, and accommodating. He was extremely prepared for each session; whether it was going over lecture notes, explaining concepts, or preparing for exams. He was there to aid me along every step of learning process and was so patient with me when I couldn't understand a concept or had a perplexing question. He is extremely accessible, responsive, motivational and supportive... basically, he's awesome - I would recommend him to everyone!
Tye is by far the best tutor I have ever had. He is so flexible, kind and patient. My organic chemistry grade changed dramatically after working with him just after a few sessions. He has a great way of teaching the material in a patient way that makes the sessions very beneficial. I don't know what I would have done without him and DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone!
Tye is EXTREMELY flexible and willing to accomodate for wherever and whenever you need to meet him. Not only is he good at explaining the material, but he is very familiar with the test format and is good at preparing you for tricky questions they might throw at you. It is definitely a plus that he was an SLC study group leader; he's clearly taught the material before.
Tye is a great Orgo tutor! He was always very patient, kind, knowledgeable, and helpful in teaching the material I was having trouble with. Whether it was a large concept or small detail, Tye knows how to break things down to make them easier to understand. I saw a gradual improvement in my grades, and I truly believe it was because of Tye's help! I highly recommend him to any student who is looking for help in Orgo!
Tye is a great tutor!! I would recommend him to anyone at any level. You can tell that he loves science, and he is very patient with people who struggle in it. He is personable, punctual, and extremely helpful.
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