Maths Skills for Chemistry
October 17, 2020
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
May 30, 2021
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Maths Skills for A-level Chemistry Course
This one-day online course will cover all the mathematical knowledge and skills students need for their Chemistry A-level. From relative mass and moles to acid calculations and enthalpy, students will leave this course feeling able to answer even the most difficult questions.
Students often struggle with the Maths side of A-level Sciences, particularly if their other chosen subjects are Arts or Humanities-based. Our tutor will teach students the methods they need to tackle maths questions with ease and help them understand the underlying concepts behind each step. This deeper understanding will help students remember the steps meaning they are less likely to make mistakes in the future. The simple methods taught will save time in exams and can be applied to questions of all difficulty levels. The skills learnt during the course will leave students confident and ready to excel in the year ahead.
Course Structure & Content
Structure of the Days
Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.
There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.
– Relative Mass, Moles and Reacting Masses
– Concentration and Titration
– Gas Volumes
– Rates (drawing tangents, finding rate constants and. units, Arrhenius) (Year 13)
– Acid Calculations (pH, Ka, pKa, Kw, buffers) (Year 13)
– Enthalpy and Feasibility (Year 13)
– Electrode Potentials (Year 13)
Our Chemistry tutors are qualified teachers. Their enthusiastic and accessible teaching styles enable students to feel able to ask questions and interact in discussions. Our tutors receive consistently good feedback from students. Their expert knowledge and fresh teaching approach will help everything click into place.
Rob McGough graduated from the University of Southampton with a First Class Masters in Chemistry. He has been teaching for over 6 years and is the Head of Chemistry at a large secondary school in Hampshire. He has been teaching A-level Chemistry this entire time, beginning with the context-heavy OCR Salters course before moving onto OCR (A) with the change in specifications.
Rob is particularly passionate about Organic Chemistry, and the way it provides a toolkit to synthesise medicines and materials that shape our lives both now and in the future. He recognises the importance of precision of knowledge and is skilled in both developing context-based understanding and application of ideas to past paper questions. In his spare time he tutors a number of students studying GCSE, IGCSE and A-level Chemistry, and performs in plays and musicals across the south coast.
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Rob had very easy-to-follow methods, overall the course has left me confident that I can do well on what I felt was one of my weakest aspects of Chemistry A-level
Everything was very clear and the online set-up worked splendidly, thank you for your effort!
Rob was a great tutor and the question booklets were an added bonus