Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy, where we provide high quality Chemistry tutoring in Waterloo for students who are attending high school. If you are seeking a Chemistry tutor in Waterloo, you have come to the right place!
Private Tutoring on Chemistry 11 and 12
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.
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
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 Chemistry tutoring experts
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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
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Dev is graduated with a science degree at York University, currently enrolled in dental school. Dev has been working with QEA for 4 years.
Teaches: English grade 5 to 12
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Teaches: Calculus, Advanced Functions, Physics
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QEA Chemistry Tutoring in Waterloo - in Action!
QEA tutoring in Waterloo and other locations
Private 1 on 1, Lesson based chemistry tutoring - that focuses on understanding, not memorizing
For each Chemistry tutoring session in Waterloo, 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
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 Waterloo today.
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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)
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.
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%+.
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)
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.
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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I credit QEA for my entry into Western Engineering! Tutors/Teachers actually teach and care about ensuring students fully grasp the learning, their on-line group learning format far exceeds that in the public school system, numerous additional resources were available to set me up for success, and the school is very well run and organized. Thank you QEA!read more
It was a pleasure and a turning points for my children education when they joined Queen Elizabeth's Academy. What really make this Academy different is the great attention given to students, they analyse carefully the strength and weakness of their student, they work on clear strategy to improve students performance and are very flexible to change strategy when needed. they worked patiently with my son and improved his performance to excellency. It is great how management and especially Mr. Victor follow up with us on my son progress , I received many phone calls and emails with updates, this tight follow up and advices we received resulted in huge difference in my son performance and his awareness to his education. I highly recommend QEA.read more
My daughter decided to get a jump start to her last year in high school and decided to take the Gr 12 English summer course at Queen Elizabeth Academy. She had a great experience with Victor and her teacher Justin. Based on current circumstances classes were held virtually. Content was delivered in a professional manner, with group discussions and constant support throughout the course. I would highly recommend Queen Elizabeth Academy.read more
At a time when school had to be done differently, Queen Elizabeth Academy stepped up to the plate. During the initial change of school due to Covid my son was going to a public ally funded school and the most contact he had with his teachers was to read or watch something on-line and then do an assignment which he got a grade back but no feedback on what he did right or wrong. At Queensway academy my son has to sign on daily with his teacher and classmates ( small class size only 8 students) and she actually teaches a class. There is plenty of time for questions and my son gets feedback on his tests. Being at work I can’t monitor if my son actually signs on but there is great communication from the school. One day my son slept in and I got text and emails asking where my son was. They follow up quickly if you have any questions or concerns. I highly recommend attending here. Great learning happens here.read more
My daughter Megan has had the opportunity to take grade 11 math and grade 12 advanced functions at queen Elizabeth Academy. She is registered for physics 12 in the fall. Due to the pandemic situation we have been very worried that our child is not going to get the foundations in math and science that she needs. Thanks to Victor and his team of highly qualified teachers our concerns have been alleviated. Megan has had the traditional in class model with QEA and has just finished up with an online platform. Both have been great and I am confident that Megan is now prepared for university. I truly believe that the public school system of distance learning cannot do what Victor and his team have done for my daughter. She has been prepared for success as a direct result of professional teaching methods that work.read more
Have had nothing but positive experience with QEA for my 2 kids. We have taken both credit courses and some tutoring as necessary. Private credit courses were mainly grade 12 English over the summer and grade 12 math courses throughout the fall semester in the evening. I have heard quite a bit about private credit courses offered by other schools that are not as through and almost too easy for students to get high average. Courses at QEA are well laid out and very extensive to make sure they provide good foundations for post secondary education.
Victor is excellent at communicating with parents and students and he is also very good at listening and acting on everyones feedback. Highly recommend QEA!!read more
My son took a summer class from Queens Elizabeth Academy to improve his ability to do math. During this month, I can see a huge improvement because his mindset of learning and practicing his math skills are incredible. Huge thank you to Queens Elizabeth Academy for helping my son and helping his learning abilities.
My brother has enjoyed his tutoring immensely, and the tutors were kind and attentive throughout the quick paced overall tutoring period. Would definitely recommend QEA to anyone looking for summer tutoring.
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FAQ for Chemistry Tutoring in Waterloo
How much do chemistry tutors in Waterloo charge?
We charge a very competitive rate. It's not just the rate, but effectiveness. Our tutoring is private on one, you are working privately with a chemistry specialist. On top, we provide weekly worksheets and homework package, mock tests and exams to help you succeed, not just answering your questions.
Advanced Functions, MHF4U is an important course for university admission and preparing for Calculus.
Calculus, MCV4U, is a main course for students applying for engineering, commerce and science for university. It builds an important foundation for first year.
Math 11, MCR3U, is an important foundation course leading up to Grade 12 Math. Students learn key skills such as graphing and algebra in this course.
Physics 12, SPH4U, is a critical course for students applying to engineering for university. The key challenges are the abstract concepts and complicated application problems.
Physics 11, SPH3U, is foundation course for physics 12. Students found physics 11 challenging because of the nature of the word problems and problem solving techniques they have to master.
English 11 and 12 are both heavy in terms of work load and focus on advanced literature. The key to succeed is to learn essay writing and critical thinking, which the student will get marked heavily on. We teach these two important skills in our English tutoring program.
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