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Mr Murray Gillin

Thornbury, CBD, Melbourne

Mr Murray Gillin Melbourne Tutor in Chemistry

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Chemistry is my passion in life. I have a first class honours degree in medicinal chemistry from Monash University, and am currently undertaking a doctorate in the same field. Don't pay for overpriced, inexperienced tutors out for a quick buck. I have a functional knowledge of chemistry through my studies, and 8 years of tutoring advanced secondary and tertiary level chemistry. Don't be complacent because there is one VCE exam, it makes it all the more harder.

My sessions take a collaborative and interactive approach, and I believe students get more out of this then being spoken at or copying notes out of a text. I write questions and test papers myself to address particular needs of students. Practice with a variety of questions exposes the true patterns in chemistry, and really solidifies basic concepts which are so often overlooked in times of stress.

Available during the week from 4-8 PM. I teach mostly at the Northcote Library, State Library which is accessible via public transport. Other arrangements can be made
Available for weekend sessions from 12PM

I can competently teach tertiary level chemistry, my specialist area is organic chemistry, as well as associated spectroscopic techniques (ID, 2D NMR, IR, MS).

Group lessons available, maximum of three students, $25 an hour per student.

Subjects

  • Chemistry - Secondary, Tertiary

Experience

7 years tutoring tertiary and secondary level chemistry with an average increase in
mark of two grades. For instance, a C+ in year 11, I've assisted to achieve a B+ or
better on SACS and exams in year 12.
Have some experience in preparing students for the chemistry portion of the GAMSAT.
If you are looking for GAMSAT help in this field. Chemistry cannot be picked up in a
couple of months, without intensive and thorough training.

Qualifications

VCE (2008)

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (First Class Honours) Major in Medicinal
Chemistry 2009-12 Monash University

Currently undertaking a Ph.D under the supervision of A/Prof Bernard Flynn
focussing on the Nazarov reaction.

Summer Vacation Research Scholarship (Summer 2011) Diversity oriented synthesis
towards the construction of natural product-like compound libraries

Summer Vacation Research Scholarship (Summer 2012) Ion-chiral pair induction for
the
enantioselective synthesis of polycyclics and natural product-like compounds

Services

  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits

Rates

$40 per hour

$30 per hour per person for group session no larger then three people

$440 for 12 lessons

Gender

Male

Updated

Profile last updated on 28-Jun-2017 (registered 10-Jan-2011)

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