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 271
Not Enough Material Learned
CHEM 271 is a 2 credit class (instead of usual 3) that learns fewer chapters than Chem 2 at other schools. Students may not learn enough Chem 2 material for MCAT or DAT studying.
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.
UMD professors rarely base exam questions off of the online homework system - they are just for extra points. Ignoring them may tank your grade by 1 letter.
After an emergency, including hospitalization, ~80% of UMD chem professors expect you to take their exam same time as everyone else when you return to campus.
Study Tips for CHEM 271 Exams
Be bold and ask direct questions when you're stuck - there's value in wrong answers so you can recognize and avoid them.
Practice Old Exams
Execute on old exams. Even if you get the wrong answer, you'll learn from your mistakes faster.
Plan ahead at least 2 weeks. Study by chapter so you absorb in digestible chunks.
Why Tutor With Me for CHEM 271?
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.
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 The Source of Exam Questions - ~75% of CHEM 271 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.