I had 1-2hr tutor sessions, 7 to 8 times with Eric.
What I learned: alkenes, dienes, allylic halides, electrocyclic reactions, SN1 vs SN2, E1 vs E2, EAS reactions, aldehydes, ketones, nucleophilic addition, hydrates, hemiacetals, acetals, imine and enamine formation; he went over every single reaction, mechanisms and the specific reactants (what they do, what will happen), synthesis practice, etc.
I basically learned all the materials for Chapters 14 to 18 within a span of a month (enough for one midterm + final). My first midterm score was an embarrassment (below average/ D), however, after solidifying + reinforcing my knowledge with Eric, I got above average/ A for the second midterm. I kid you not, even I was surprised at my own score -- when taking exams for this series (CHE118), I usually have to milk every last second until the TAs get mad, but I actually had an extra 15 minutes to check all my answers. He also stayed past midnight to review and answer my questions for the final, provided me with a lot of resources, impromptu questions that really tested my knowledge, tries his best to be available (even though his schedule is swamped -- answers any questions-calls/ texts/ emails), super flexible (can meet in person or online), is friendly and very patient. This guy isn't playing around; what more could I have asked for in a tutor?
"Everything in nature is a puzzle until it finds its solution in man, who solves it in some way with -Eric-, and so completes the circle of creation."
Just like organic chemistry.
Thank you! :)
-Angela (Organic Chemistry)
An Amazing Tutor! Extremely Helpful for the Che 118 series!
Eric is a very patient and kind tutor. He ensures that you leave every tutoring session with a greater understanding of the material. Eric presents organic chemistry in a less intimidating way and actually makes the material fun! I was pleased with all of the tips and personalized information given to help my specific needs. He has plenty of resources and practice material which allows for mastery. He is very flexible to your personal schedule and will even hold longer tutoring sessions near exam times. I cannot stress enough how compassionate Eric is and how helpful his tutoring sessions are. With Eric's help, I was able to get A's through the entire organic chemistry series at UC Davis. I would highly recommend his tutoring services!
-Jazleen (Organic Chemistry)
Eric is a great tutor — he was flexible schedule-wise and clearly explained all important concepts that were difficult to initially understand in lecture. He had a lot of resources for both learning and practice purposes readily available, and he was just very helpful and encouraging in general!
-Aerin (Organic Chemistry)
Awesome chemistry tutor!
Eric was so helpful with helping me study organic chemistry. He puts in effort when he teaches, which is evident in how confident I feel about the material after the lesson. He's great!
-Amy (Organic Chemistry)
Best Organic Chemistry Tutor
Eric helped me through one of the toughest organic chemistry course, and is very knowledgeable in the subject. Eric will be able to teach you an entire week's worth of material within an hour and a half, and he teaches better than the lecture does. He is also an extremely patient and flexible tutor, he will go at your own speed and adapt his teaching style that will best suit your learning type. He will also provide you with additional resources that will help you succeed in the class, and will go out of his way to help you no matter what. I highly recommend Eric to anyone who needs help in organic chemistry.
-Truc (Organic Chemistry)
Easy going and knowledgeable tutor.
Eirc taught me ways to approach stereochemistry that really made sense. He worked through my examples and brought up some tricky examples of his own. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
-Benjamin (Organic Chemistry)
Eric really helped me through organic chemistry. He basically taught me all of the material, & was available to answer my texts whenever I texted him with questions. He writes his own practice problems for his students, which are really helpful for grasping the concepts. He really worked with my hectic schedule, & would tutor me past 10pm on some occasions. Eric was so helpful in helping me understand the material and do well in the entire organic chemistry series!!
-Kiana (Organic Chemistry)
Eric is one of the best chemistry tutors I could find. I got a C in my organic chemistry 118A. So chemistry was totally not my subject. And moving forward to studying OCHEM 118B, I had a D in the first midterm and I met Eric for the tutor afterwards. And he helped me to get an A- on the second midterm. I honestly thought I would fail the class, but Eric helped me to end up with a B in the class. He also truly cares about his students and tries his best to help whenever he can. He also creates his own practice problems for you to work on after tutoring.
-Cindy (Organic Chemistry)
Good caring tutor!!!
Eric helps me the most part of my ochem class. I love his teaching styles. He does not only teaches why it is the correct but focuses on why it should be, the mechanism behind question. His notes are extremely clear and organizable. to be honest, my scores increase after taking his class. Highly recommend !!
-Xinqi (Organic Chemistry)
Really helpful !
Eric taught me Chem 118C organic chemistry. Every time he would have a really helpful notes for me which was written and summarized by himself. He also had a lot of practice.
-Junyang (Organic Chemistry)
Eric helped me master certain topics that I could not grasp. For example, in the lesson I was finally able to understand nomenclature of benzenes and alcohols along with ranking acids. He also helped me to understand the different reactions that were taking place. All the resources he gives us are very helpful and easy to understand.
-Chiso (Organic Chemistry)
The greatest tutor!
Eric helped me a lot to prepare for my final. I got a great improvement in Che 118B. He is patient and friendly. And, he is well-prepared for every tutoring. I will keep studying with Eric in the future.
-Jiaqin (Organic Chemistry)
Eric is knowledgeable and patient. We reviewed chemical phys questions I had trouble with on my MCAT practice tests. He takes his time with his explanations. He also advised me on what to focus on as prep for my MCAT.
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