Organic Chemistry Tutoring by Dr Mark Coster

OChem – Where Career Dreams Die?

Have you tried and tried to understand Organic Chemistry, but it still just doesn’t make sense? Are you worried your career dreams are going to die on the shores of Lake OChem? Organic Chemistry has an undeserved reputation as being tough – some even call it the Weed out course. But, in my experience, it’s not that Organic Chemistry is inherently harder than other subjects, but just that it’s different to what you may be more comfortable with, and all you need is a guide to help things click.

Organic Chemistry Tutoring – Online with Dr. Mark Coster

Why would you want to hire me as your organic chemistry tutor? Good question, and I’m glad you asked! For over 15 years, I’ve been teaching Organic Chemistry to students from 1st year to graduate students at The University of Sydney (2003-7) and Griffith University (2007-18).

You can read all about me here, but suffice to say that I’ve been obsessed with organic chemistry for 20+ years, did my PhD in this area at the University of Cambridge and have taught well over 2,000 undergraduate students. I know what kinds questions you will face and what tricks your Professor will throw into the exam, because I’ve been writing organic chemistry exam questions for years!

Mark Coster holding molecular model

Mark’s Teaching Style

Good Logical Communicator
Easy to understand. Good logical communicator making sure the student really learns.
Claire Joy
Highly Recommend!
Mark has incredible knowledge of organic chemistry and has a clear, articulate and enjoyable teaching style that would benefit any organic chemistry student. Highly recommend!
Andrew Pearson
Helped me step back… and figure out different ways to approach problems
In my experience, he has not only helped me solve problems by giving me tips and answering my questions but helped me step back with each problem and figure out different ways to approach problems. Thank you!
Susana Garcia
Muito Obregado!
His positive attitude and passion for mentoring / helping.
Good for IB HL as well as college students. Muito obregado!
Doug Abshire

My Tutoring – What to Expect

I use Zoom video-conferencing software – it’s super easy to use! When you book your tutoring session, you get a link to click and you can join the session from any device – desktop PC, Mac, laptop, iPad, tablet or even your phone. My students are constantly amazed at how much it is just like being in the same room as each other!

I screen share whatever I draw using a stylus and tablet. You can screen share, send photos of your work, hold paper in front of the webcam,.. or whatever suits you best! I record every tutoring session and make the video privately available to you, and I also send you a PDF of notes from the session – so, you can go back and revise anything we covered.

Rates and Bookings

Currently, I am not taking any private tutoring students. However, if you would like a recommendation, please contact me and I would be happy to refer you to an excellent online organic chemistry tutor.