Irene, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

Irene loves teaching chemistry because she believes it is such a doable subject when approached the right way. She has been teaching and tutoring for over 10 years and focuses on helping students understand how to approach chemistry most effectively, with efficient use of their time. She helps students identify what the question is really asking, what is important, and what they must know in order to apply the knowledge. Her goal is to give students confidence and reduce their anxiety towards chemistry. Irene received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, and has certification to teach physical science in NJ.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Columbia
  • B.A. Barnard College
  • AP Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching General Chemistry, Columbia University
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching Organic Chemistry, Columbia University

“…Junior year was extremely challenging, especially with AP Chemistry, but I enjoyed class, learned and accomplished a great deal, and appreciated your support throughout this stressful time. The lessons I have learned in AP Chemistry will surely help me in the future. I also wanted to let you know that I earned a 760 on my SAT II Chemistry exam!”

Satisfied Student

“…I loved her class. She made the class very interesting, and any time I did not understand something she helped me immediately. She challenged me to truly understand the material.”

Satisfied Student

“…I firmly believe that without your guidance and proven testing techniques, our son would not have achieved such high scores on his SAT Chemistry Subject Test.”

Satisfied Parent

“…Professor Irene made a course that our daughter was originally scared to take, turn into the most positive and rewarding experiences of her high school journey.”

Satisfied Parent