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Organic Chemistry For the MCAT

Organic Chemistry For the MCAT

August 28, 2013

Many students taking organic chemistry one day plan to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). A common question students have for me is what type of thinking is required in order to do well on this exam. I p…

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#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry Tutor

#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry Tutor

October 25, 2012

For any readers who are interested in chemistry as a career, blogger SeeArrOhh of Just Like Cooking is running a blogging carnival called #ChemCoach where chemists talk about their careers and how they got there. If y…

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How (Not) to Find A Good Tutor

How (Not) to Find A Good Tutor

July 5, 2012

Got an email the other day from a student: “My professor gave me this to help pick out a good tutor. Can you answer it so I can bring it to him? ” Here’s the quiz. My first reaction was actually, …

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Falling in love with my writing tablet

June 13, 2011

Back when I was in Jerusalem I had this amazing little whiteboard that was the perfect size for me. During tutorial sessions I’d whip it out on a moment’s notice, start drawing stuff and put it up in front…

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Blogaversary

Blogaversary

February 18, 2011

Feb 18, 2010: Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my career. I wanted to teach, but after two years of failed academic applications, I didn’t want to go through that process again. The industrial job p…

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10@10/10/10

10@10/10/10

October 10, 2010

This is a self indulgent post. Today, October 10, 2010, marks the 10th anniversary of the day I became an organic chemist. Life works in mysterious ways. October 1999, I was miserable. I was finishing up a master̵…

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