To all whom it may concern:
After taking the SAT the fall of my senior year, I began Mr. Risbrudt’s chemistry course. Having tried several times to learn the subject from other sources, I was wary of beginning yet another course, but as I started listening and watching the podcasts, Mr. Risbrudt’s engaging personality and passion for chemistry made me excited about it as well. His style of teaching is such that a formerly complex and impenetrable problem is broken down into easily understood pieces, which can then be quickly solved.
After recently finishing my first year of college, I can attest to the value of the methods Mr. Risbrudt uses in his curriculum. Knowing how to use “Risbrudt Brackets,” otherwise known as the “Railroad Track Method,” has been extremely valuable in my recent college experience. This world-class method allows one to solve complex problems quickly, easily, and without the confusion of excess notation. I have grown to use it so much that I have become known at my school as “The Unit Master” because of my preference for the cancellation of units.
Mr. Risbrudt explains the fundamental principles and concepts with a skillful and experienced technique, so that even younger students can understand as well. When watching the podcast for LeChatelier’s Principle from Chapter 17, my 13-year-old cousin was able to follow along, understand, and correctly answer which direction the position needed to shift to keep the reaction in equilibrium.
I wholeheartedly recommend this course because of its uncomplicated format and layout, intelligibly explained concepts, and in-depth approach to a formerly daunting subject with which I now feel far more comfortable. The course is not elementary or easy, so to speak, but with enough work and dedication, much can be learned and carried forward for future use.
Thanks for making chemistry fun and enjoyable! Nathan O.
Thanks for making chemistry fun! (Don’t listen to the whiners!) : ) Hannah F.
Thank you so much for being an awesome teacher! Thanks to you, I got a fundamental understanding of chemistry that in three years, no other teacher was able to accomplish. I am taking chemistry right now in Germany. We are studying organic chemistry and everything I learned in your class has helped me a lot!