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YOUR Chemistry Studies in 2020-21. Take Action, Take Charge

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What happened?

Here’s the reality that families have faced, and will continue to face in the near future. The 2019-20 academic year ended in the midst of a global pandemic, and in chaos. Frankly, 2020-21 will likely be just as disorganized, just as disjointed, and just as messy, with the chemistry education of literally millions of students being grossly disrupted, and placed in jeopardy via hybrid and online only schedules. The only thing that is certain is that student’s chemistry education will be suffering.

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What can you do?

In two words, “seek help”. That help may be sought for many different reasons, and be in a number of different forms. Perhaps to simply keep a students’ head above water in a disrupted, hybrid school year; maybe to maintain that stellar GPA, and to protect that precious path to college; perhaps to ensure that a SAT Subject Test, or AP Exam score reflect the true academic ability of the student, and to help fill the gaps in the preparation for tests that this year will inevitably bring.

How does it work?

I can provide everything from simple, remote one-on-one tutoring, through to a much more comprehensive plan, including specific, tailor-made strategies, and materials. It should be noted that remote tutoring is NOT a new thing for me, hastily cobbled together to adapt to the current circumstances, rather it has been my preferred method of operation for close to a decade. If you are interested in safeguarding your chemistry education in 2020-21, let’s start the conversation.

My Latest Thoughts – The Blog

 … on the 2020 ‘exam’

Error in AP Chemistry ‘Exam’ 2020 confirmed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to Jamie Benigna (Director AP Chemistry Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) to ask about an error that I spotted...

The real lesson for vulnerable teens

If you're an impressionable, highly-strung, high achieving 15 to 18 year old, this AP 'exam' season has been stressful. I get it, I really do. I've...

17 TOPICS, OR 6 OR 9 UNITS?

That sounds like a Chicago song, but ... ... in various places on this site, you will see references in the AP sections to "17 TOPICS", "6 UNITS"...

So you’ve taken the AP Chemistry Exam in 2020. What will your score be?

Of course, the question above assumes that you managed to upload files today, and/or that your re-take will go smoothly ... but ... ignoring that...

Further reasons to not take the AP chemistry ‘exam’ in 2020 as a HS senior

If you are a high school senior preparing to take the AP Chemistry 'exam' in 2020, you may want to think again. There are already a whole host of...

My position on the ’20 AP Chem ‘exam’

A lot has happened since the College Board first announced that the 2020 AP Chemistry ’exam’ would be going ahead in a vastly modified format. At...

 … on the 2019 CED

17 TOPICS, OR 6 OR 9 UNITS?

That sounds like a Chicago song, but ... ... in various places on this site, you will see references in the AP sections to "17 TOPICS", "6 UNITS"...

Updated CED (May 2019) – Emerging thoughts

So here we are with an updated CED. My experience of formally working with the College Board was painful, and was made more difficult at every turn...

 … on all topics

Error in AP Chemistry ‘Exam’ 2020 confirmed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to Jamie Benigna (Director AP Chemistry Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) to ask about an error that I spotted...

Error in AP Chemistry ‘Exam’ 2020 confirmed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to Jamie Benigna (Director AP Chemistry Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) to ask about an error that I spotted...

The real lesson for vulnerable teens

If you're an impressionable, highly-strung, high achieving 15 to 18 year old, this AP 'exam' season has been stressful. I get it, I really do. I've...

17 TOPICS, OR 6 OR 9 UNITS?

That sounds like a Chicago song, but ... ... in various places on this site, you will see references in the AP sections to "17 TOPICS", "6 UNITS"...

So you’ve taken the AP Chemistry Exam in 2020. What will your score be?

Of course, the question above assumes that you managed to upload files today, and/or that your re-take will go smoothly ... but ... ignoring that...

Further reasons to not take the AP chemistry ‘exam’ in 2020 as a HS senior

If you are a high school senior preparing to take the AP Chemistry 'exam' in 2020, you may want to think again. There are already a whole host of...

My position on the ’20 AP Chem ‘exam’

A lot has happened since the College Board first announced that the 2020 AP Chemistry ’exam’ would be going ahead in a vastly modified format. At...

LO 7.14 in 2020 AP Chemistry ‘exam’?

The College Board should have cancelled the AP chemistry exam in 2020. Period. I'm going to write a longer post on that particular subject later,...

COVID-19, AP Chemistry 2020, and the College Board

At approx. 11.15 AM this morning we got word from the College Board on the plans for the AP Chemistry exam in 2020 in the wake of COVID-19. Firstly...

Free AP Chemistry Tutorials during COVID-19

04/03/20: EDIT: I have decided to cancel these sessions, since following recent announcements by the College Board, I beleive that the 2020 'exam'...

AP Chemistry

Crash Course

3rd Edition

The best-selling review book that cuts straight to the chase, and delivers higher scores on the AP chemistry exam. NEW, 3rd Edition, updated for the 2020 exam forward, now on Amazon.

Chemistry Tutoring

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