For many college, graduate students, or other professionals, a position as a chemistry tutor can provide a chance to enhance instructional and teaching skills. A chemistry tutor is an educated professional, who helps students overcome learning challenges related to the subject of chemistry, and works to assess the student's instructional needs, clearly explains lessons, and assigns sample exercises and homework to reinforce learning. These individuals may also help the student with homework assignments, lab exercises and special projects.
Chemistry tutors typically work outside of the classroom, but some may be employed by the schools, visit schools, or work for a tutoring company. These individuals also often work with their students in a laboratory environment to assist with laboratory experiments, techniques and assignments. It is the goal of the chemistry tutor to provide the student with academic support, and coaching in order to ensure that the students understands chemistry concepts, and can succeed in the classroom. Most chemistry tutors have a bachelor's in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field, and should have a broad knowledge of chemistry principles.
These professionals should be proficient in explaining chemistry concepts to students, and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Most chemistry tutors have some teaching experience, and many tutors can make up to $37,000 per year in the US.