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In Chemistry the main idea that students have to understand is how atoms exchange electrons and why. This leads to understanding of how chemical bonds are formed. This way students will learn to appreciate properties of matter. e.g. why water is transparent and why a mirror reflects light; why things have color and taste; why glass is brittle and metals are malleable.
Second major part comes from understanding of periodic law and ability to predict general physical and chemical properties of elemental chemicals and compounds.
And finally, math used in Chemistry includes simple proportions, simple math operations, and solving for unknowns in linear equations.
As it would be difficult to tutor without chemical demos certain animations and videos can be used. I do some safe demos to help visualize and experience chemical reactions whenever it is possible. There is a whole range of chemical reactions that can be demonstrated in-house with household chemical if there is such a necessity.
I use a lot of models and analogies that help explain some abstract concepts and help visualize tiniest atoms and molecules and their interactions.
Finally, I encourage students to work on additional assignments to enhance their experience and strengthen their problem-solving skills; learn to assess their own work; correct mistakes; understand rather than memorize.
1. Introductory Physics generally aimed at middle schoolers or even elementary to help them develop correct and robust conceptual understanding of physical science.
2. Regents physics: for high school, some 8-th grade students; same level works for mandatory science credit for non-science majors.
3. Advanced Placement B and C levels. Usually people know what these stand for.