Personalized Tutoring for Organic, Biology and MCATs

Frank Addivinola, Organic Chemistry tutorA personal tutor is like a coach that a professional athlete works with -- no competitive athlete lacks a coach.  I tutor students that want to be at the top of the class and students that want to master the subject, reduce anxiety during exam preparation and improve their grade.  

You may actually like Orgo.  Organic chemistry can be easy if you have good instruction.  Often good instruction is lacking in the classroom due to the large class size, individual instructor's teaching philosophy and differences in students' learning styles.  I will teach you from the dual perspective of a student and an experienced instructor.

I did research for my Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD with Nobel laureate Marshall Nirenberg as my thesis advisor.  I was a teaching fellow in Orgo at Harvard Extension School and was an instructor for Organic Chemistry at Johns Hopkins masters program.  I was an MCAT, PCAT and DAT instructor for Kaplan Test Prep for 6 years and was among their highest paid instructors in the country.

I tutor students from Harvard, BU, BC, Tufts, Wellesley, MIT, Holy Cross and other colleges and universities in Boston.  I also work with students from other states by Skype.  I tutored over a thousand students over the years.  Additionally, I taught hundreds of students in Molecular and Cell Biology, Botany, Nutrition, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology and other science classes both in the classroom and as a private tutor.  I enjoy teaching and have great success in advancing my students' academic achievements. 

The tutoring session includes:
• Discussion of your questions

• Clarification of class material

Identifying and getting you prepared for "high yield" questions for the exam
Working on homework and assigned practice problems

Email me at to schedule your session.  I am a native English speaker.  Sessions take place in a University library in downtown Boston (Park Street - Green/Red line).

  Individual rates:

Individual session: $80/hr (minimum session - 2 hrs)

Prepaid 5-session package: $750 (save $50)
Prepaid 10-session package: $1,475 (save $125)
Prepaid 15-session package: $2,200 (save $200)
(meeting times can be scheduled as we go, scheduling preference is given to prepaid students)

Group rates:

Two students: $50 per student / hour
Three students: $40 per student / hour

(minimum session - 2 hrs; groups are arranged by students)

Cancellations with less than 24-hour notice are charged

Skype web conferencingI am available for Skype web conferencing if you're not in Boston (1 hr minimum for Skype sessions).

Get help early!

Don't wait till the last days before your exam. I don't know your exact situation but I do know that if you're taking Organic Chemistry you're most likely seeking admission into a medical, dental, veterinarian or pharmacy school.

Your Organic Chemistry grade is important to you and orgo is a challenging subject for most students. So, don't let this grade get between you and your future career.

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    Hey Frank!
    I wanted to thank you again for helping me in organic chemistry. I got an A on the final exam; it was almost identical to the review.  Thank you again-I couldn't have passed without your help!

   Chelsea (Simmons College)

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    Frank, I appreciate so much all you help and guidance!  Before I started working with you I was completely lost in material and would probably flunk this class.  I can't believe I've got B when before I couldn't even dream of C-.  I definitely wouldn't have done with you.  Thank you!


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   Dear Frank,
   I wanted to let you know about my results from the last session of organic chemistry, and to thank you for all of your help this summer.  I received a B+ in lab, and a B in lecture this past session, along with the B from the first session.  This course was quite a challenge throughout the entire summer, but I owe a lot of my success in the course to your help and guidance.
   I will be sure to recommend your services to any friends who I find will be taking organic chemistry this year.  Thank you again, and take care.

   Eric (Brandeis University)

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    Hi Frank!  It's Cynthia.  I just wanted to thank you for helping me out with orgo and putting me on track.  Before I started with you I didn't even realize how confused I was.  Now I feel confident and I understand the material so well.  Actually, I'm at the top of my class now and certainly on my way to A.  Thank you again.


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   Hi Frank,
   How are you? I hope all is well with you and your family.  
   I just wanted to thank you once again for your help with the class.  Last monday was the last day of class and I think I did well.  Because of you I have a better understanding of what was going on in class and I think you very much for that.  I also want to let you know that I have an A for the test and I'm very happy and grateful.

   I wish a wonderful christmas and a happy holiday!
   Vica (UMass Lowell)

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   I was so fortunate to meet you Frank!  This grade was so important to me and you made it possible!  You're so good at what you do and your help was priceless.  Thank you so much and I'll be calling you next semester for sure!  This time I won't let it go so far :-)


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   YOU RULE!  Not only you are the pro in the subject and great teacher, you actually knew what will be on the final!  You know all the tricks man!


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   Frank, I know I absolutely wouldn't get into medical school if it wasn't for you!  I just know, without you I wouldn't even get close to the score I've got on MCAT.  I am deeply grateful to you for helping me to achieve my dream!


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   Hello Frank!  I probably wasn't the easiest student to work with. LOL!  But thank you so much for your patience with me.  I was SO lost!  My parents still can't believe I made it through this course.  Thank you!


Above is just a small sample of testimonials I get from students


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