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I don’t even know how to begin to thank you for teaching me organic chem. I just took the final and got a 72/80! I just needed to pass to start school next month, but I’m absolutely elated to do so well. As you are well aware, there is a chasm between the learning materials and the quizzes/exams in this course. Your lectures and maps and charts and exam prep are INDISPENSIBLE! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I began taking UNE organic chemistry shortly after the curriculum was changed. Taking organic chemistry online is never easy, so I began searching for any kind of help possible. During my search, Janci’s name was frequently mentioned. After working with her throughout the semester, it became very clear why she is valued by everyone she works with.
Janci is not only an amazing person, but she is an incredible tutor. I found her to be extremely knowledgable, energetic about the material, patient, kind, and flexible. Her videos were such a great resource. Her teaching method made the material easy to understand and enjoyable to watch. The days that I couldn’t motivate myself to read the boring organic chemistry book, I could always find motivation to watch her videos. Janci’s videos were helpful to me even though I watched the ones posted from the old curriculum; I can only image how great they will be when her videos are updated for the new curriculum!
Janci has been blessed with a special gift for sharing her passion and knowledge about organic chemistry, and I am so thankful she has found her calling! If you are having any trouble with this class, I highly encourage you to do yourself a huge favor and contact Janci!
-Marissa (Video/Email/Skype), 2016
I was contacted by the PA program I was planning on attending a month prior to matriculation and told I was missing a chemistry prerequisite. Fortunately, I discovered UNE’s online organic chemistry course, though after reading other students’ reviews of the course I became very worried. With no other choice and less than 3 weeks to complete the course, I started off by reading the chapters in the textbook; however, after a week of this I found the material extremely difficult to follow and very time consuming. This is when I contacted Janci from Bright Idea Tutoring. We set up a Skype session and she advised me on the best way to complete this course with my limited time. I started watching her chapter tutorial videos and found myself exceeding my time goals. With her tutorial videos, along with her supplementary notes including reaction maps specifically geared towards UNE’s organic chemistry course, I ended up receiving an A on the final exam and an A in the course in 3 weeks! UNE’s organic chemistry I course is NOT easy, but with Bright Idea Tutoring it became manageable. Best of luck!
-Amy L. (Video/Skype), 2015
Thanks so much for your help this semester… I learned so much. This is the most challenging class I have ever taken!! EVER! You have an amazing ability to take this incredibly complex material and make it understandable for us “non-chemistry-minded” people. You are truly amazing!
-Judy (Skype/Video), 2015
The reality is that Organic Chemistry is going to be tough no matter what you do. That’s where Janci comes into play. I’ve had tutors before and they knew the subject well . . . but these aren’t the best tutors or teachers because they force you to learn it their way, regardless if you understand it or not. And if that’s the case, you are better off just reading the textbook than wasting your time. Janci was not the case!
This will sound a little lame but I firmly believe that the reason why Janci is the best tutor is the mere fact that she absolutely LOVES Organic Chemistry. This love is what makes Janci “tick” in her tutoring. She has such an upbeat personality and makes it interesting, interactive, and actually very cool. For a class as dreadful as Organic Chemistry, you really need someone like that. Her passion was contagious and started to rub off on me and made me want to study more!
Janci is great at teaching concepts so it actually makes sense! Whenever I struggled understanding a concept, Janci would break it down using various examples until I finally mastered the topic. She used analogies, metaphors, stories, drawings, and more to explain concepts in Organic Chemistry. And then she would create practice problems! For someone like me, I can’t just read information and absorb it . . . by making information more relatable and approachable, it becomes much easier to process, retain, and quickly retrieve information. I got an A in my class and was in the top 3% of over 2000 students!
Overall, the combination of having tremendous mastery and knowledge of this difficult subject, plus explaining abstract concepts in layman’s terms, plus being incredibly upbeat and excited about Organic Chemistry = BEST TUTOR EVER. Highly recommended!!!!
-Andy Chang (Skype), 2014
I was in a physician assistant program in NYC until I was dropped due to a D in Organic Chemistry — as a result of a horrible professor who was subsequently fired. I reapplied into the program and was accepted on the condition I receive a B or better in the Medical Organic Chemistry 1 online class at UNE. If I had not been tutored by Janci, I would not be back in the physician assistant program. Due to her amazing tutoring skills, experience in the subject, and amazing notes, I received a 97 in the online class. Thank you again Janci for helping my reclaim my spot in the program. This online class was hard, but with Janci’s help I’m almost certain anyone who goes to her would be able to receive an A.
-Nicholas Grande (Skype), 2014
Janci was amazing. She is an Organic Chemistry whiz. Taking an online course is tough because you don’t have a professor to go to with questions. I was literally using the internet to teach myself everything because the online class did not provide a lot of direction and the text utilized was somewhat deficient. I was spending many, many hours making the same mistakes because I just wasn’t able to teach myself everything. Janci really made the difference. Every session with her….a light would go off and I would get a deeper understanding. She is funny and smart and not a total geek (no offense to geeks because I pretty much am one myself). She just makes everything easier….like the way she taught me to “visually” see the constitutionally isomeric monochlorides formed on free radical chlorination….so simple yet effective! Thanks Janci!
-Liz G. (Skype), 2013
I got accepted to Columbia CRNA program with the understanding that I would finish organic chemistry. UNE’s Organic Chemistry class essentially would be the deciding factor on whether or not I would be able to fulfill my dream which I had worked so hard for. The class itself is daunting, especially if you’re working full time and had not taken a chemistry class in years. I trudged through the first couple of chapters by myself and realized that I was not nearly enough. I looked on all the nursing/PA/premed boards to see how others got through this class and Janci came recommended. Quickly we began setting up times to work with each other via Skype and soon enough I was miraculously understanding this once enigmatic class. With her intelligence, humor and ability to break down the seemingly unbreakable I found myself regaining my confidence. We went over numerous problems one by one until I understood the why. We set up a game plan for my final and I ended up getting an A- in the class, mind you I was shooting just to pass. I would 10000000000% recommend Janci to anyone! It was because of her I not only passed and did well in the class, but understood what I was doing as well.
-Kim Tomas, 2012
I kid you not: the reviews don’t even do her justice. Janci is a God-send of the chemistry world. If every class was taught like Janci teaches, the world would be a smarter place! Her explanations are logical and well-thought-out. Plus, she’s not a totally lame chemistry nerd like you’d think a chem tutor would be – she’s really nice, has a sense of humor, and takes things at your pace, making sure you understand the concept.
-Mollie Busby (Skype), 2012
excerpt from a full blog post The Art of Asking For Help, at themollieshambeaushow.com
Janci is the tutor you want to go to when you want to know what you’re doing. Janci is intelligent, patient, kind, and funny. I live over 1000 miles away and we Skyped every week. She was on time and efficient. She gave me the confidence to do great on the final. As a result, I did VERY well on the final and in the class. Janci you are THE BEST!!!!
– Nathaly Nickson (Skype), 2012
Janci is an amazing tutor as well as a great person. She takes time to explain everything in the simplest way possible. Chemistry has been my worst subject throughout high school and college. I had to take Organic Chemistry as a prerequisite to Nurse Anesthesia school, and I knew that taking this class would be my greatest obstacle. Janci was able to explain everything by using a creative/fun way of learning chemistry (which I didn’t think was possible). Now I’m on my way to Columbia University’s Nurse Anesthesia School thanks to her! I’ve had other chemistry tutors that didn’t even compare to her. She is the best!
-Heather Angus, 2011
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