UMD University of Maryland, College Park Spring 2024
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What to look out for in UMD CHEM 131
~50% of UMD chemistry professors share a portion of their old exams and keys for students to practice (but not their complete exam set). Only 1 professor shares their complete exam set. Tutor with me 1-on-1 to find out who that is!
Exam 3 Overlap
Exam 3 tests on the same chapters as Exam 1 and 2 in CHEM 271. You could potentially ask upperclassmen for help, or tutor 1-on-1 with me to gain clarity for this class.
The only difference between CHEM 131 and CHEM 135 are Exam 3 topics.
High Drop Rate
CHEM 131 is a weed-out class and the department knows it. A drop rate of 20% is not uncommon no matter who the professor is.
Study Tips for CHEM 131 Exams
Be bold and ask direct questions when you're stuck - there's value in wrong answers so you can recognize and avoid them.
Redo a problem 5 times - this helps cement your knowledge, and recall it under high pressure testing environment.
Get Help Early
Work with a tutor, find a study group, or talk to your professor if you get stuck.
Why Tutor With Me for CHEM 131?
Accelerated Catch Up - If you're behind, I'll help you catch up 10x faster than studying on your own using private resources.
Excel on What's "Actually" Tested - ~75% of UMD professors recycle old exam questions. Some professors repeat entire exams verbatim, some repeat only 1 or 2 questions per test. Yet, having seen them, students still don’t know how to begin due to confusing wording. Tutor 1-on-1 with me and I’ll help you translate Chemistry into English so you can answer quickly and correctly.
Learn to Sound Smart with Your Professor - Learn how to shine among your peers by visiting office hours often with "smart" questions ready in hand - I'll teach you how and what questions to ask and get the most out of 1-on-1 face time during professor office hours.
Exam Technology Tricks - Learn to maximize the limited time provided during online exams. I'll teach you how to optimize linear or non-linear exams, and think calmly during the stressful hour.