Tutors: Rafter, Malone, Ferguson
Price: $350 + lab fee
High School and Middle School
Chemistry: Chemistry is a college-preparatory course that covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
Biology: This course is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed
introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone. Labs will include becoming familiar and proficient with the microscope as well as multiple dissections and other engaging hands on activities.
Physics: This rigorous, college-preparatory course is designed to be the student’s first physics course and is generally taken in 11th or 12th grade. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. Each concept and mathematical formula we learn to apply will be backed up with hands on experiments to solidify understanding.
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Physical Science (Gr. 8-9): This course combines earth science and physics to provide a rigorous last year of middle school science or a first year of highschool science. This course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do and it is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.
MS General Science (Gr. 6-8): In this course, students will learn about the history of science, the scientific method, simple machines, geology, paleontology, the history of life, how your body works, and some of the amazing living creatures that exist in God’s creation. Labs and other hands-on activities will be used to enhance the learning experience. This course is a year long course. The first semester, taught by Lawrence Ferguson, will focus on the scientific method as well as an introduction to many types of sciences. The second semester, taught by Jualecia Malone, will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the human body.