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Some Frequently Asked Chemistry Questions:
FAQ: Do I need a tutor?
A: If you are greatly struggling in the class, then a tutor is definitely the fastest and most convenient way to get better. They will hone in on the spots that are giving you the most difficulty and get you the fastest results. Even if you are only struggling a little bit or have some spots you feel like you are weak in, you might still want to consider a tutor. For the same reasons as above, sitting down with an expert will be the best way to learn this material quickly.
FAQ: What type of tutor should I get?
A: That all depends on you. Some students do better with someone close to their age because they relate better. Others want someone older because they are usually more experienced and will be more of a mentor (and less of a friend). Some students want a chemistry tutor who is currently teaching the subject. Others don't care and just wants someone who knows their stuff. Figure out what you want in a tutor and go for it.
FAQ: What are the biggest difference between live and online tutors?
A: Live tutors meet you wherever you want and teach you chemistry. They are good because they are right in front of you and can show you things quickly. It is also easier to show them the topics that you are having problems with since you are right in front of them. Online chemistry tutors are good because they are usually more flexible than live tutors, they are sometimes more experienced (especially if you are in a rural area), and you can meet them from your computer in the comfort of your own home. Prices are comparable, with online tutors sometimes being a bit more expensive.
FAQ: How the heck do I succeed at chemistry?
A: First, learn the language. It is a big deal to learn the vocabulary. If you are struggling to translate what your instructor just said, you will never be able to learn the material, since that teacher has already moved on to the next topic by the time you deciphered the last thought. It is really difficult. It gets easier when you know the language. Next, you need to learn the basics of your course. Whether you are in high school or college, general or organic chemistry, you need to know the basic tenets of the course COLD. Next, practice, practice, practice. Flashcards are awesome for this. Some people like making their own flashcards so you learn the material as you make them. Others like professional flashcards (either physical or online) because the person who made them is a master of the course and (probably) made a really good set of flash cards.
FAQ: Why is chemistry so hard?
A: First of all, let's just say it. CHEMISTRY IS HARD. If it wasn't hard, it would be called biology (SLAM! Eat that, Edward Jenner). First of all, you need to learn the language of chemistry, which really is like learning a foreign language. Next, you need to learn concepts on molecules that you can't see. It is much harder to learn something when you can't hold it in your hand or see it. Next, science does not come naturally to all of us. AND, some of the teachers are really bad at teaching science (ever heard someone say "that's just the way it is" because they can't explain it?) We can't change that. But we can find easier ways to learn it. Tutors are that way.
FAQ: Do I really need to be good at chemistry?
That depends, where are you going in life? If you are going to college and are going to be a science or Pre-med major, the answer is a very loud YES. Some say physics is the central science, but we think that it is actually chemistry. Biochemistry, biology, and all of the other chemistries revolve around high school, "freshman" or general chemistry. It is a must, and you must actually know it, not just memorize it. If you are going to be a lit major, a totally non-science major, or aren't going to college, chemistry is much less of a necessity, but still something you should have some understanding of for everyday life. There are times in life you can fall back on your chemistry knowledge in real life such as when using pH, acid/base, or even food chemistry.