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Meet your OrgoHelp teachers

We know that great teaching is about more than knowing the material. Our teachers are committed, captivating instructors who work with students to make challenging topics manageable and easy to understand.

Our team of teachers

Our caring OrgoHelp instructors know how to break down difficult organic chemistry concepts so you can understand and apply them in your homework assignments and exams.

Matthew Hurn
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Liz Dalton
Liz Dalton
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Daniel Villavecer
Daniel Villavecer
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Tom Volo
Tom Volo
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Bridget Dillon
Bridget Dillon
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Christopher Culbertson
Christopher Culbertson
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Matthew Hurn
Matthew Hurn

A current MCAT teacher, Matthew Hurn graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. His unique background helps provide students with an in-depth understanding of chemistry and its real-world applications. Matthew also tutored fellow chemistry students during his sophomore, junior and senior years in college.

Matthew is getting ready to apply to medical school.

Liz Dalton
Liz Dalton

A Kaplan teacher, tutor and coach for almost ten years, Liz Dalton has helped thousands of students achieve their academic goals during her career. Holding a BS in Applied Biology with an emphasis in Genetics from Georgia Tech, Liz’s approach to teaching is encouraging, caring, energetic and engaging. She lives in the beautiful Black Hills with her family and enjoys hiking, skiing, and swimming outdoors depending on the time of year.

Liz completed her research internship at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Daniel Villavecer
Daniel Villavecer

Daniel Villavecer has been teaching and tutoring students in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics for over five years. He has been with Kaplan for the last year, helping Pre-Health students with DAT test prep as an instructor and tutor. Daniel holds a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology (Honors) and a Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology (Honors).

Daniel has taught students from elementary school to undergrad.

Tom Volo
Tom Volo

Tom Volo has been teaching at Kaplan since 2007, with an emphasis on physics (mechanics), general chemistry, and organic chemistry. In addition to his teaching at Kaplan, Tom also serves as a TA and instructor at Arizona State University for several types of engineering classes. He has a MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Tom was the Outstanding Engineering Student of the Year (Greater Phoenix Area Engineering Week, 2014)

Bridget Dillon
Bridget Dillon

Bridget Dillon is a third year medical student at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a BS in Biological Sciences and Theology. She earned a MS in Microbiology/Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth in 2014. She has been with Kaplan for four years in a variety of test prep roles, including private tutor and classroom instructor.

Bridget is an aspiring pediatrician, and is in the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.

Christopher Culbertson
Christopher Culbertson

Chris Culbertson has been teaching General and Organic Chemistry as a member of Kaplan Test Prep’s Pre-Health Faculty since 2007.  Over the last ten years with Kaplan, Chris has helped thousands of students launch their future careers as Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists by providing expert instruction in the sciences. Chris has a BA in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences from Loyola University Chicago, and has completed Master of Science coursework in Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Outside of the classroom, Chris is an infectious diseases research specialist.

OrgoHelp Study Library

Your review library covers all essential Orgo I and Orgo II topics.

Alkanes

Alkenes and Alkynes

Isomerism

Substitution and Elimination

  • Straight Chain Alkanes
  • Branched Chain Alkanes
  • Cycloalkanes
  • Newman Projections
  • Alkene Nomenclature
  • Alkyne Nomenclature
  • Nucleophiles and Electrophiles
  • Markovnikov Addition
  • Anti-Markovnikov Addition
  • Syn and Anti Addition
  • Conformational Isomers
  • Enantiomers
  • Diastereomers
  • Cis/Trans Isomers
  • Leaving Groups
  • The SN1 Mechanism
  • The SN2 Mechanism
  • Substitution Reaction Conditions
  • The E2 Mechanism
  • The E1 Mechanism
  • Elimination Reaction Conditions

Alcohols

Aldehydes and Ketones

Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives

Aromatic Molecules

  • Alcohol Nomenclature and Properties
  • Reactions of Alcohols
  • Ether Synthesis
  • Carbonyl Nomenclature
  • Nucleophilic Additions
  • Enolates
  • Carboxyl Nomenclature and Properties
  • Carboxyl Acidity
  • Organic Redox
  • Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution
  • Carboxyl Derivatives
  • Aromaticity
  • Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
  • Directing Effects

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