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Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy, providing SCH3U Course and Tutoring, for you to excel at grade 11 Chemistry. Our course instructors and tutors have deep experience in SCH3U course / chemistry, for you to understand the concepts and be able to tackle application / thinking problems, which many students lose their marks.

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SCH3U Course - Grade 11 Chemistry

SCH3U Course / Grade 11 Chemistry is the key grade 11 course for students to enter a top university. Having a good foundation skill and understanding the concepts is critical to succeed in this course. Many students stumbled upon memorizing equations or losing marks on application / thinking problems. We teach our students with the proper approach for you to achieve in this course.

Science, Grade 10, Academic
11 (University)
Ministry of Education:
Curriculum Format:
A. In Person lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
B. Online live lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
C. Tutoring (non credit)
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Experience our online live teaching that is fully interactive. Our students participate and clarify their understanding, rather than sitting passively watching a screen.
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Experience our online live teaching where our teachers explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand, step by step manner. We facilitate understanding of the student, not memorizing.

Benefits to Students
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Private Credit with QEA:

1. Small Class Sizes

To maintain the quality of our lessons, class size is limited to a max of 9 students, giving students the opportunity to ask questions throughout an on-going lecture.

2. Step by Step

Our focus is to build step by step on the students’ understanding of the materials. We turn complex concepts into simpler steps for our students to absorb and understand.

3. Building

For our students who are applying to universities, building a better foundational knowledge is key to success.

4. One on One Attention:

We structure a work period in each of our lessons that our teachers walk around and help each student one by one. In our online live class, each student will get a ‘slice’ of time, where our teacher will enter their virtual room, to work with them one by one. This will help clarify any misunderstanding immediately.

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Congratulations to our students who were admitted to their top choice university (Queens, Wilfred Laurier, McGill etc.).  Our students obtained scholarships from $2,000 to $23,000
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One on one private tutoring SCH3U course

Queen Elizabeth Academy’s Private Tutoring Program provides our students with one on one, personalized tutoring lessons that are based on a step by step, easy to understand methodology.

Our Approach of Tutoring for
SCH3U Chemistry

At QEA, we focus on tutoring the students and build his or her foundation and understanding. Our tutoring approach facilitates independent thinking, so that our students can analyze the questions properly. Our tutors go through math and science lessons step by step, and make sure that you have a firm foundation before they move onto more complex math and science concepts.

1. Step by step explanation

For our science and math tutoring programs, we focus on providing step by step explanations during the tutoring session, facilitating the student’s understanding of the math and science concepts.

2. Building Foundations

Math and science are cumulative. Therefore, building a good foundation is important for the student’s long-term success. In our math and science tutoring, we focus on clarifying the student’s knowledge gaps to help them build a good foundation in math and science.

3. Organize Knowledge

Our tutors will categorize types of problems and organize knowledge making it easier for students to retain.

Math, English and Science tutoring is provided at QEA in major cities in Canada such as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Milton. By helping our students build a good foundation in Mathematics, Science and English they have achieved academic success.

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Meet our 25+ Teachers and Tutors

Diana J.
English Teacher
PhD candidate, English literature. York University. 6+ teachers of teaching experience. Teaching university level tutorials at York University.
Nikki V.
Math Teacher
Certified Teacher. Master degree in Education. Nikki has been QEA math teacher for 6 years and have over 1,000+ hours of teaching experience.
Angela K.
Chemistry and Biology Teacher
Master graduate in Science, University of Toronto Angela explains how we take an extra step during Covid 19 period, to support our students and ensure that they get a good foundation.
Ben T.
English Teacher
Teaches:  English grade 5 to 12

PhD Candidate, English literature

Writing Course Director, Guelph-Humber University 

Laura C.
MD Candidate
Harvard University

Queen Elizabeth Advisor

Designed Learning Strategies for our courses. 

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

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Taught university math tutoring classes for 2+ years

Renuka R.
Math Tutor
Teaches:  Chemistry

1200+ hours of tutoring experience.  Specialized in making complex concepts easy to understand

Candy C.
Math Teacher
Teaches:  Calculus, Grade 9-12 Math

Certified Teacher, Mathematics.

6 years of university teaching experience as a TA

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Science Tutor
Teaches:  Chemistry, Math 9-12

Recipient of E.A. Robinson Medal.  Rank#1 in Science, University of Toronto

TA teaching first year university tutorial

and 27+ tutors each specializing in a subject area, grade and student’s need

Tutors at QEA are highly qualified to help students in areas like Math, Science, Chemistry and Physics. QEA services are provided in major cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Markham. In order for students to be successful in the long run, QEA focuses on building foundations and developing their skills.

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SCH3U Chemistry
Private Credit Course Overview

SCH3U / Chemistry is one of the most important Science courses in grade 11 for university admission

SCH3U Chemistry - Course Description

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and a atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

What is taking SCH3U Chemistry like?

In Grade 11, chemistry, students will be acquainted with both theoretical and technical knowledge. And they must be grounded in both areas to do well in the course. You`ll find that there are more calculations and equations in grade 11 chemistry. This means that you need a solid background in math to do well. However, chemistry in grade 11 chemistry isn`t so challenging. Besides, it's a good way to see if chemistry or sciences will be a great choice for you in the university.

Tips to succeed in SCH3U Chemistry

In Grade 11 Chemistry, you will be presented with both theoretical and technical knowledge. And to do well in the course, you must be very good at both. There are lots of calculations to be done, but that doesn`t mean the course is particularly difficult. Perhaps, the biggest benefit here is that and the course allows you to weigh the possibility of pursuing chemistry, or science more generally, in the future.

Here`s a piece of good advice: make sure you have an understanding of Nomenclature as well as how to balance equations in grade 10 science before starting grade 11 chemistry. You really don't want to miss those two courses!

When you get to the calculations in the course, make sure to lay out all the steps one after the other. You may use a flow chart, with each box indicating your result for each step. Examples, in this case, include the values for mass of a chemical, volume of a gas, or the number of particles in a substance. This is a good way to make problem-solving much easier.

FAQ for SCH3U course

How is QE chemistry SCH3U 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.

What are QE's credentials?

QE is Ministry accredited, which means we offer high school courses. We know the curriculum of each subject inside-out. We know what foundation building block is important leading to the next grade. As we have worked with 5,000+ students over the past 9 years, we are familiar with the common weakness and challenge they face on each subject. Therefore, we focus on what matters most to achieve success. Our students were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Laurier, Queen's, Western, McGill with scholarship from $2,000 to $50,000.

How can chemistry SCH3U 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 much do chemistry SCH3U tutors charge?

At QEA, our rates are very profitable for Chemistry Tutors and we provide a lot more values on the rate we charge. We bring out the best in our students with our well structured activities. Our tutors are their coach, acting as a model for academic success.

Should I get a tutor for Chemistry SCH3U?

Chemistry is cumulative, which means if you fall behind, your problem will persist and drag further behind if you wait. It's better to have a professional tutor from QEA to clarify your misunderstanding, tackle the key application problems. This will save you time, drive your performance, and help you to achieve higher grade. It will reduce so much stress from you.

Who is the best tutor for chemistry SCH3U?

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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Admitted to Western Ivey School of Business
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Early on in high school, I knew I wanted to apply to the top business schools in Canada, which led me to focus my attention on getting accepted to both the Western and Queen’s business programs. QE has given me significant support in my academic well-being as well as giving advice on ... [to be continued]

Colin H.
Admitted to
Queen’s Commerce
former QEA student

In Grade 11, managing your time is critical. You need to allocate your limited resources (i.e. your time) on what matters most. This principle applies to various tasks from focusing your energy on the most important subjects, to scoring the test questions you know first, to focusing on one or two job experiences or extracurricular activities that make you stand out....
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admitted to Western Ivey School of Business (AEO)
QEA student alumni

Attaining AEO status to the Western Ivey School of Business is not an easy task. However, with the right approach and execution, getting into this competitive program can certainly be done.

Aside from having strong academics, the main aspect the staff evaluating your application will look for is extra-curricular involvement. Simply put, they want to see. [ be continued]

by Colin H.
admitted to Queen’s Commerce
QEA student alumni

While applying to universities, many students will focus on their grades, but have often neglected the importance of the application essay. You should start early (one to two months before the deadline) and compose at least 4-5 drafts on each essay.

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OVERALL EXPECTATIONS for Chemistry grade 11

Scientific investigation Skills And career exploration for Chemistry grade 11

A1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analyzing and interpreting, and communicating);

- A1.1 apply knowledge and understanding of safe laboratory practices and procedures when planning investigations by correctly interpreting Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) symbols; by using appropriate techniques for handling and storing laboratory equipment and materials and disposing of laboratory materials; and by using appropriate personal protection (e.g., wearing safety goggles)

A2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

-A2.1 describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians (e.g., Carol Ann Budd, Edgar Steacie, Raymond Lemieux, Louis Taillefer, F. Kenneth Hare), to the fields under study

Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding for Chemistry grade 11

B1. analyse the properties of commonly used chemical substances and their effects on human health and the environment, and propose ways to lessen their impact;

-B1.1 analyse, on the basis of research, the properties of a commonly used but potentially harmful chemical substance (e.g., fertilizer, pesticide, a household cleaning product, materials used in electronics and batteries) and how that substance affects the environment, and propose ways to lessen the harmfulness of the substance (e.g., by reducing the amount used, by modifying one of its chemical components) or identify alternative substances that could be used for the same purpose [IP, PR, AI, C]

B2. investigate physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds, and use various methods to visually represent them;

-B2.1 analyse data related to the properties of elements within a period (e.g., ionization energy, atomic radius) to identify general trends in the periodic table AI]

B3. demonstrate an understanding of periodic trends in the periodic table and how elements combine to form chemical bonds.

-B3.1 explain the relationship between the atomic number and the mass number of an element, and the difference between isotopes and radioisotopes of an element

Chemical Reactions for Chemistry grade 11

C1. analyse chemical reactions used in a variety of applications, and assess their impact on society and the environment;

-C1.1 analyse, on the basis of research, chemical reactions used in various industrial processes (e.g., pulp and paper production, mining, chemical manufacturing) that can have an impact on the health and safety of local populations [IP, PR, AI, C]

C2. investigate different types of chemical reactions;

C2.1 write balanced chemical equations to represent synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, and combustion reactions, using the IUPAC nomenclature system [PR, AI, C]

C3. demonstrate an understanding of the different types of chemical reactions

C3.1 identify various types of chemical reactions, including synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, and combustion"

Quantities in Chemical Reactions for Chemistry grade 11

D1. analyse processes in the home, the workplace, and the environmental sector that use chemical quantities and calculations, and assess the importance of quantitative accuracy in industrial chemical processes;

D1.1 analyse processes in the home, the workplace, and the environmental sector that involve the use of chemical quantities and calculations (e.g., mixing household cleaning solutions, calculating chemotherapy doses, monitoring pollen counts) [AI, C]

D2.investigate quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, and solve related problems;

D2.1 use appropriate terminology related to quantities in chemical reactions, including, but not limited to: stoichiometry, percentage yield, limiting reagent, mole, and atomic mass [C]

D3. demonstrate an understanding of the mole concept and its significance to the quantitative analysis of chemical reactions.

-D3.1 describe the relationships between Avogadro’s number, the mole concept, and the molar mass of any given substance

Solutions and Solubility for Chemistry grade 11

E1. analyse the origins and effects of water pollution, and a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water;

E1.1 analyse the origins and cumulative effects of pollutants that enter our water systems (e.g., landfill leachates, agricultural run-off, industrial effluents, chemical spills), and explain how these pollutants affect water quality [AI, C]

E2. investigate qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions, and solve related problems;

E2.1 use appropriate terminology related to aqueous solutions and solubility, including, but not limited to: concentration, solubility, precipitate, ionization, dissociation, pH, dilute, solute, and solvent [C]

E3. demonstrate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions.

E3.1 describe the properties of water (e.g., polarity, hydrogen bonding), and explain why these properties make water such a good solvent

Sources: Ministry of Education Ontario:

COURSE ORGANIZATION for Chemistry grade 11

Unit 1Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding13 hours
Unit 2Chemical Reactions22 hours
Unit 3Quantities in Chemical Reactions20 hours
Unit 4Solutions and Solubility24 hours
Unit 5Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry24 hours
Final Assessment Tasks7 hours

Total Hours 110 hours


Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflects how well students are achieving the curriculum expectations.

Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of a student’s work on the basis of established achievement criteria, and assigning a value to represent that quality.

The term score will be divided into 4 categories:

  • Knowledge (30 – 35%)
  • Applications (20 – 25%)
  • Thinking / Inquiry (15-20%)
  • Communications (10-15%)


  • Whole-class, small group, and individual instruction;
  • Electronic technology – use of dynamic software, calculators, the Internet, spreadsheets and multi-media in activities, demonstrations and investigations;
  • Encourage maximum student participation in classroom activities;
  • Share the rubrics for culminating activities at the beginning of the unit, so expectations are clear
  • Encourage inquiry – questioning, investigating, communicating in a variety of ways;
  • Provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and apply that knowledge in a variety of contexts;
  • Identify & address different learning styles throughout the course;
  • Use self- and peer assessments;
  • Encourage brainstorming, exchange of ideas, debating;
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for learning;
  • Encourage students to apply individual/group learning skills;
  • Respect cultural differences of international students.


When planning a program in science, teachers must take into account considerations in a number of important areas, including those discussed below:

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