AP/Honors Chemistry

Mr. Ethan Schnell Schnell has been teaching for 8 years to date, teaching his second year of AP/Honors Chemistry at Dougherty Valley High School now. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Biotechnology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as well as a M.S. in Education from Cal State East Bay. His students had a 94% pass rate (87% pass rate overall) on the AP Chemistry Test from 2009-2010 and an 85% average Proficient/Advanced score on the STAR test. He has a “learn by doing” teaching philosophy, with an emphasis on fun.


Mr. Jeremy Perrelle

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Mr. Anton Powers Anton Powers conducts microbiology and immunology research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is also a current applicant for medical school admission. He has teaching experience in many different high-school level sciences and math, including AP Chemistry and AP Biology, in both private and small-group styles. He strives to inspire all students to excel and appreciate biology, chemistry, and mathematics.




PerrelleJeremy2Hi, my name is Jeremy Perrelle. I graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology and minor in chemistry. I taught General Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Advanced Placement Chemistry at the high-school level for seven years, both in Philadelphia, PA and in upstate New York. I like to focus on main ideas and the fundamentals of chemistry while teaching and also like to use examples and demonstrations to explain concepts. Outside of teaching I work as a researcher developing a new technology for lithium ion batteries, and continue to operate a business manufacturing biodiesel.  I also like to hike, play music, and spend time with friends and family.  I look forward to helping a new group of students move forward in chemistry!