UMD University of Maryland, College Park Fall 2023
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Fall 2023 Professors at University of Maryland, College Park
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What to look out for in UMD CHEM 131
Make-Up Exam Policy
75% of professors have their makeup exams a few days before the final. Students are frequently surprised they are comprehensive exams, which feels like a 2nd final!
~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!
Competitive Office Hours
Students tend to wait ~30 minutes before the professor opens their door, just to be the 1st to ask their own questions.
Exam 1 Confusion
The most confusing topic in Exam 1 in CHEM 131 is quantum mechanics and wavelengths. This is due to greek symbols, weird units, and multiple new equations.
Study Tips for CHEM 131 Exams
Practice Old Exams
Execute on old exams. Even if you get the wrong answer, you'll learn from your mistakes faster.
Study the RIGHT Material
There are no common exams or finals at UMD. This means you should prioritize studying with classmates who are taking the SAME professor.
Plan ahead at least 2 weeks. Study by chapter so you absorb in digestible chunks.
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.
Learn The Source of Exam Questions - ~75% of CHEM 131 UMD professors create their own exam questions. ~25% of professors pull from outside sources (such as textbooks) that students are not aware of. As part of 1-on-1 tutoring, I’ll prioritize your access to resources, so you know which questions to study and most likely tested in class.
Tech Savvy Tutor - I know the ins and outs of online meeting software, like Zoom, Webex and Join.me. I'll easily fix your tech issues as well to ensure our session runs smoothly.
Exam Tips and Tricks - Exam 2 is baby organic chemistry and Exam 3 is the “grade killer” - Exam 3 will tank an A grade to C, and a C grade to failing. Tutor with me 1-on-1 to avoid this common pitfall!