You Just Found the Best Chemistry Tutor for Fall 2022

Why do you want the best possible chemistry tutor?

You might be struggling in chemistry and 1:1 attention is exactly what you need… Or perhaps you are doing well, but you want the extra edge to pull a solid A… Or you are looking for a top-notch chemistry review for the MCAT.

Imagine having a Professor of the Year winner from the Carnegie Foundation who is smart, attentive, kind, patient, and who has decades of experience directly helping over 1,000 students excel in college and high school chemistry. That’s me! I’m a tenured college chemistry professor at Willamette University, an outstanding private college in the Pacific Northwest, who regularly receives outstanding teaching evaluations. I love my job at Willamette and I also enjoy being a private chemistry tutor in my spare time.

What kind of attention can you expect?

I am the kind of person who does the best I can at all of my endeavors. To that end, I make sure that all of my private tutoring students get an amazing individualized experience. As such, I can be a chemistry tutor to only 3 one-on-one students at a time so that all of them are getting the best that I have to give them. As you can imagine, this small number of slots always fills up for the fall, so August is the best time to secure one of these prized spots.

How is Professor Holman different from other tutors?

Well, first off, I’m a full-fledged, tenured, award-winning chemistry professor. But what else? While I offer a ton of free resources through YouTube and Twitch (see links below), my 1:1 time holds high value. I recently helped a high school chemistry student, J.J., catch up on 7 weeks of content in only 2 hours. That was a huge indicator that my 22 years of experience as a chemistry professor means more than just excellent teaching – it also means efficiency.

My approach to being an excellent chemistry tutor is to be both savvy and heart-centered. I challenge my students with a unique combination of gentleness along with high expectations and genuine support for their success. I am keenly tuned into approaches that work well with many different types of learners, and I am honored to have received hundreds of gushing testimonials that led to my award Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation in 2010.

Another way that I stand apart from other tutors is that I offer both traditional and non-traditional approaches. By non-traditional, I mean that I can teach in an extremely gentle style that works wonders with my students who suffer from anxiety. For an example, please go to my ASMR Chemistry YouTube channel which gives you a feel for this kind of approach.

That said, I am also very excited about chemistry and teaching, which you can see on my @ScienceRockstar TikTok profile and my ChemistryRockstar Twitch channel. There, you’ll see my high energy approach which stems from my years as a professional rock musician as well as being one of the most engaging and passionate scientists you’ll find on social media.

If you are looking for an award-winning Chemistry Professor as your personal chemistry tutor to crush your academic goals, click HERE to find out more.

What to do if you need help but cannot afford a private tutor

It’s hard to make ends meet sometimes – believe me, as someone working in the academic world, I get that. People will pay attorneys and doctors several hundred (or even over a thousand dollars) per hour without questioning it, but it’s often perceived as outrageous to pay that amount to invest in yourself to get help with a tutor–even one that has more education and experience than the higher-paid professionals. That’s the way our world currently works.

To help as many people as I can, I have several active resources that are either free or are offered at a low price. Two of them are listed above, but here is more information about them:

  1. My ASMR Chemistry YouTube channel. Here you can submit questions and I’ll answer them in the order they are received, which can take up to two months. If you join as a paid subscriber, your question gets moved to the top of the list. At the highest level, you get personal video responses. This is a remarkably kind and supportive community!
  2. My ChemistryRockstar Twitch channel. Here you can join with me live when I’m doing a livestream chemistry session (currently twice weekly), ask your questions in the chat, and get them answered in real time! It’s free to join Twitch.tv and follow me, but you can also subscribe at a low monthly rate for fun perks and to support the work that I do.
  3. My PA-CAT Chemistry Review course that I created for students preparing for the PA-CAT exam (the equivalent of the MCAT for applying to Physician Assistant school). I go through all of the topics that could appear in the Chemistry section of the exam, along with practice questions and full solutions. Anyone who purchases the course can also contact me directly to ask questions. While this course is aimed at PA-CAT exam, it’s also an excellent (and inexpensive) resource for anyone looking to review chemistry topics for any type of exam.

Let me know if you have questions about any of the chemistry resources that I offer. I’d love to hear from you! Please email me at karen@therockstarscientist.com. Click here to secure your spot with me. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your academic goals!

~Karen McFarlane Holman, Ph.D.