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The Chemistry tutors at Veritas Tutors have demonstrated their skills in Chemistry through success in their coursework and extensive tutoring experience.  We have tutors who can aid with all different levels and types of chemistry from high school to college-level inorganic and organic chemistry classes.  Veritas Tutors also specializes in helping non-science concentrated students succeed in their chemistry courses and on the exams that are necessary for admission into medical schools.  Whether the student needs help understanding material covered in class or wants to explore concepts further, Veritas can arrange productive and inspiring tutoring sessions.  Our tutors have deep familiarity with all standardized tests in chemistry, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), SAT II Chemistry, and the MCAT and can help students navigate these often tricky exams as well as succeed in their coursework.


High School level courses: Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Biological Chemistry

College level courses: Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Standardized tests: AP Chemistry, IB Chemistry SL/HL, SAT II Chemistry

Tutors Available for Chemistry Tutoring:

Maggie P.

Maggie was the valedictorian of the 2006 graduating class at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA. She graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Chemical and Physical Biology and a GPA of 3.8 in 2010. In 2012, she earned her Master’s in Secondary Education with a 4.0 GPA from Arizona State University. She is currently applying to medical school and scored a 38P on the MCAT. For the past two years, she taught integrated science, general chemistry, and AP chemistry as a Teach for America teacher. Maggie was a regional semi-finalist for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Education Award and the recipient of the Paula Jennings Hardison Community Leadership Award.

  • Graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in Chemical and Physical Biology (2010)
  • Has a Master's in Secondary Education
  • Taught two years of high school chemistry and AP Chemistry
  • Patient and flexible

Alvin C.

Alvin is a second year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi from MIT in 2011 with an S.B. in Biological Engineering and minors in Biology and Music. In 2009, Alvin was the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship for his research on DNA damage repair and was also named an MIT Amgen Scholar for microRNA targeting research. In high school, Alvin was a USA Biology Olympiad National Semifinalist and National AP Scholar (11 AP exams taken). Over the past 6 years, Alvin has tutored students in subjects including Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Spanish, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, often helping his students achieve a one to two letter grade improvement. He is highly passionate about teaching and encourages students to think about, rather than memorize, the concepts.

  • 2nd year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School
  • S.B. in Biological Engineering from MIT with Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honors
  • 2009 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
  • 800s on SAT II Biology, Chemistry, and Math IIC

Joshua W.

Joshua graduated summa cum laude with highest thesis honors from Tufts University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. His research project focused on how different colors of light affected adult stem cell growth and differentiation. As an engineering major, he took a large breadth of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. He now attends Tufts University School of Medicine. Previously, Joshua tutored science and mathematics at high school, as well as mentoring students on independent research projects. In college, he taught engineering to elementary and middle school classes using LEGOs.

  • Graduated summa cum laude with highest thesis honors from Tufts University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering
  • Has tutored science and mathematics at high school
  • Has taught engineering to elementary and middle school classes using LEGOs
  • Currently attends Tufts University School of Medicine

Austin S.

Austin graduated from a small Midwestern high school as valedictorian of his class, and subsequently attended the University of Richmond on full academic scholarship. He completed his BS in Chemistry in 2006, graduating summa cum laude with several chemistry awards. He subsequently moved to San Diego to work as a chemist at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. After two years at Pfizer, Austin's passion for academics and teaching led him to pursue a PhD at Harvard University. He is currently in his fifth year at Harvard, doing research in the spectroscopic and catalytic properties of manganese, iron, and copper-containing molecules. He has been a Teaching Fellow for several courses at both the University of Richmond and Harvard, including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. On completion of his PhD, Austin intends to pursue teaching at the university level.

  • Competent in all areas of chemistry, with special expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Four Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University
  • Recipient of the Dudley R. Herschbach Award for teaching excellence granted by the Harvard University Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology