Tutors: Rafter and Simonson
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.
Oceanography: This course concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean--and on land--possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. This course can be taken before or after biology.
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.