Personal Statement

Doug is a scientist, loving father, and lifelong learner who recently wrapped up a Ph.D. in Chemistry at New York University (NYU) in June of 2016.  Prior to earning his Ph.D. at NYU, Doug completed a M.S. in Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, and worked at Pfizer Inc. for 8 years as a medicinal chemist, where his research focused on discovering, developing, and designing pharmaceuticals.  While in California, Doug taught undergraduate university students both general and organic chemistry.  He also worked with K-12 students while serving as Program Coordinator for the University of California, Irvine Chemistry Outreach Program.  In this role he led a team who sought to excite and educate students about STEM subjects, such as chemistry and physics.  Doug believes that students learn best when they understand how the subjects and skills they are being taught will enable them to change the world around them, and aims to provide perspective when educating his students.   He pairs this approach with active questioning and encourages participation to help students grasp concepts and gain working knowledge of the material they are studying.  In his free time, Doug enjoys participating in team endurance events, hiking, rock climbing, and programming in Python.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Ph.D. Degree

  • B.A., Chemistry : Biochemistry, Colby College
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, New York University
  • Algebra
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Online Tutoring
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Trigonometry
  • Margaret Strauss Kramer and MacCracken Fellowships for high academic merit – Full scholarship (2011, 2014)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Honorable Mention (2010)

  • Pfizer, Inc. Performance Awards (2006, 2008, 2009)

“…“Doug is an awesome teacher! He is always willing to help and has a great attitude towards his students and the subject he’s teaching! Even if you have a difficult time understanding something, he’s willing to help you until you get it.”

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