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Chemistry Tutoring
in Surrey

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy, where we provide high quality Chemistry tutoring in Surrey for students who are attending high school. If you are seeking a Chemistry tutor in Surrey, you have come to the right place!

Private Tutoring on Chemistry 11 and 12
in Surrey

Chemistry is a challenging subject. Many students resort to memorizing formulas and hoping to plug in a number to receive the answer - and do well on tests. Oftentimes the teacher will change the question - especially on application problems, where the student will get stuck, result in poor grades.

Memorizing steps and equations doesn’t work in chemistry. You need to start with the foundation (such as naming compounds and balancing equations). The next step is to understand the concept and know how to apply to specific problems. Then the next step is to go through a variety of application problems and learn important problem-solving skills. These are all situation-based questions that you will encounter on your chemistry tests and exams.

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How can our Chemistry tutor in Surrey help you?

All QEA chemistry tutoring is one on one private. We teach the full lesson and review what you learned during the week. In this way, you won’t miss anything.
Meet our Chemistry Tutoring Team
in Surrey
Dev D.

Chemistry Tutor, QEA

Dev is graduated with a science degree at York University, current enrolled in dental school. Dev had been tutoring students at QEA for over 4 years.

  • Review foundations that you must know for chemistry 11 and 12, so you don’t lose marks on foundation errors

  • Teach you the concepts in a way that you understand

  • Go through homework from your school

  • Go through our application / thinking problems with the difficulty on par with the school tests

  • Provide weekly worksheets and homework package on application thinking problems

Chemistry 11 involves a combination of theory and calculations. You must be proficient in both areas to do well in the course. At the same time, you must master the foundation skills such as nomenclature and balancing equations, otherwise you will lose marks on every test. Our tutoring on Chemistry 11 focus on these, and teaching you the full lesson, so that you understand the concepts, and work through application questions step by step.

Grade 12 Chemistry is one of the most challenging course, alongside with physics. Building upon the knowledge from chemistry 11 is critical. You must be proficient in calculation and being able to tackle a large variety of application problems, because they are all situation based. This is what we tutor in our chemistry 12 lessons, to help you understand the concepts and going through the application problems step by step.

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Meet our
Tutors in Chemistry

Meet our Math, Physics, English and Chemistry tutoring experts

Nikki V.
QEA Math Teacher
Nikki is a certified teacher with Master degree in Education from University of Toronto. She has been working with QEA for over 6 years, and many of QEA top students came out of her class
Chris L.
QEA Physics Tutor
Chris is our physics tutor, explaining his approach in teaching physics. Chris is going to John Hopkins University this fall studying PhD in Physics
Dev D.
QEA Biology and Chemistry Tutor
Dev is graduated with a science degree at York University, currently enrolled in dental school. Dev has been working with QEA for 4 years.
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Ben T.
English Teacher
Teaches:  English grade 5 to 12

PhD Candidate, English literature

Writing Course Director, Guelph-Humber University 

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Laura C.
MD Candidate
Harvard University

Queen Elizabeth Advisor

Designed Learning Strategies for our courses. 

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John C.
Math Tutor and Science Tutor
Teaches:  Calculus, Advanced Functions, Physics

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Taught university math tutoring classes for 2+ years

QEA Chemistry Tutoring in Surrey - in Action!

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QEA Approach to Chemistry Tutoring

 - How is our tutoring session run?

Private 1 on 1, Lesson based chemistry tutoring - that focuses on understanding, not memorizing

For each Chemistry tutoring session in Surrey, you will get:

  • A full lesson on the concept, review what you learn during the week. e.g. What is stoichiometry? What are the types of problems? What are the steps? (example from Chemistry 11)
  • Step by Step explanation of major application / thinking problems. Chemistry students mostly stumbled upon application / thinking problems. This part is very difficult, as it requires deep understanding of the concepts and good explanation. Your teacher will change the questions all the time and it’s all situation based.
  • Good notes from our lesson board. As we teach the materials we write everything down - explanations, solutions etc. These are valuable notes you can keep and use for reviewing and future chemistry courses.
  • Weekly Chemistry homework package focus on application thinking problems. Practicing questions merely from your school homework or textbook is not good enough. You need practice to excel on a variety of application problems. We provide weekly homework focusing on this.

Find a Chemistry Tutor
in Surrey

Queen Elizabeth Academy’s private tutoring programs offer one on one, personalized lessons that cover the concepts with step by step explanations on homework problems. Get in touch with our expert tutors in Surrey today.

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QE tutor Philip teaching chemistry
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How to get high
marks in Chemistry?

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How to get high
marks in Chemistry 11?

Common challenges for chemistry 11

When it comes to chemistry 11, it is a challenging subject for a lot of students. It is a combination of calculation and theory. Many students either don’t understand the concept enough to apply it, or they aren’t good in math to carry through the calculation. This is why they find chemistry difficult.

2 Tips to score higher marks on Chemistry (from QEA Chemistry Tutors)

Tip #1.
Have a good foundation

Understand the foundation knowledge before you start chemistry 11. There are two major components you need to know in grade 10 carrying to grade 11. They are nomenclature (compound naming) and balancing equations. If you have gaps in those, you will lose marks throughout the course, because almost every test questions require you to name the compound, and balance the equation to start any calculation. At QEA, our first tutoring lesson is always going through these foundational skills.

Tip #2.
Organize your steps

When it comes to complex calculations in chemistry 11, like stoichiometry, draw a flow chart to show the steps. It is important for you to organize your steps, because there are lots of them. We are talking about the application questions. And sometimes they can change, depending on the question. So it is important to put a flow chart on the major step and understand why you perform this step, and what you are getting out of each step. In our tutoring lessons, we teach these, so you can understand and organize them. This tip is very effective for a lot of my students who score above 90%+.

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How to get high
marks in Chemistry 12?

Common challenges for chemistry 12

Chemistry 12 is designed for students who are going into life science, nursing and engineering. It is a preparation course for first year chemistry and therefore, it is much more difficult than chemistry 11.

The toughest part of chemistry 12 is the application questions and the complexity of the concepts. Also the sections of chemistry 12 are interdependent and you may not learn a concept if you have already missed the previous chapters. Moreover, math plays a key role. Therefore, your math skills will determine your learning capacity in chemistry 12.

2 Tips to score higher marks on Chemistry 12
(from QEA Chemistry Tutors)

Tip #1.
Strengthen your math foundation

Chemistry 12 is difficult because of the calculations, they are very complicated and usually the solutions take 1-2 pages. It is very essential to have a strong math foundation. You have to master the math skills you need for some of the calculation heavy units like enthalpy and equilibrium. What math skills do you need? You will need Ratio, Fractions, Quadratics and Algebra, like rearranging equations. These may seem like grade 10 or 11 math, but missing this foundation will cause you to lose a lot of marks on your tests, like making an error on one step will propagate into the next one, and you end up getting the whole page of solution wrong. QEA chemistry tutors will help you avoid these pitfalls.

Tip #2.
Tackling Application / Thinking questions

Chemistry 12 is different from chemistry 11, in that there is a huge variety of application problems. These are scenario based problems that you have to dissect the question and take many steps to derive your solution. In chemistry 12, it is harder, in that you need to first analyze the question to manipulate your equations before you enter any calculation.

How do you tackle application / thinking problems in chemistry 12?

There is no short cut for this. There are just too much variety so the only way is to practice many different types of application questions, to the point that you can analyze them on the spot. QEA chemistry tutors will provide a huge amount of application thinking problems to our students. This is very essential to succeed in this course.

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FAQ for Chemistry Tutoring in Surrey

How can chemistry tutoring help my child?

QE chemistry tutoring explains the concept in a way your child can understand, and build his or her foundation of understanding. This is the basis to achieve higher grades in chemistry.

How is QE chemistry tutor different from others?

QE chemistry tutoring is a lesson based tutoring. This means we actively teach the lesson and go through the problems step by step.

How much is a good tutor per hour?

Our rates at QEA is the best and we offer great values on the rate we charge. We develop our students with our activities and programs. Our tutors are their coach, who lead them on the path towards academic excellence.

Who is the best tutor for chemistry?

Come to QEA! Our Chemistry tutoring team is very experienced, where their average tenure is 3 years. We don't switch tutors in and out, unlike our competitors, because they never have a stable team of good tutors.

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