• A full high school chemistry course (introductory level) covering a variety of topics is studied in a safe and positive learning environment

  • Critical thinking and independent study skills are nurtured and developed

  • General prerequisite is Algebra I; strongly recommend co-requisite or completion of Algebra II for maximum success

  • Assessment Test and Parent Questionnaire are required

This high school tutorial will explore the fundamentals of chemistry. Together we will learn about atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, chemical reactions and equilibrium, as well as thermochemistry. A student’s completion of the assigned reading on time will be an asset to his or her understanding of the subject matter. (Please note: while this is an "introductory high-school level" chemistry class, the tutor can/will recommend students for honors-level expectations within the class. For more information, please contact the tutor directly after at least one month of classes have been completed.)
LABS: High school science classes at New Hope include labs and one Friday “skills day,” all of which contribute to the whole experience and qualify the class on transcripts as a full HS lab science course. We are contracted with Gordon College to use their excellent facilities for Friday lab days. We believe the lab experience is a vital component of the overall course. As such, we consider the Friday skills day at New Hope and the corresponding Friday labs at Gordon College to be mandatory. Please plan for these extra dates on your calendar (TBA by instructor by late summer).

An assessment test of basic math skills and a parent questionnaire are required before students may be accepted into this course (both available online; see links below).

Chemistry (returning in 2020-21)

Ms. Becca Beaman,  Chemistry

Ms. Becca Beaman, Chemistry

Texts and Other Materials


Additional materials:

  • Lab notebook with 4x4 or 5x5 quad-ruled “grid” paper; often called a “Composition Book”

  • Optional item for auditory learners or those with dyslexia or difficulties learning by reading alone: Mp3 Audio CD of the course

  • Scientific calculator. Recommended model is Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator; Casio models are not preferred.

  • A 3- or 5-subject spiral-bound notebook, preferably with a pocket inside the cover or a separate pocket portfolio

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