Why Hamilton families choose Inspiration Education for Chemistry tutoring
We look at all the areas that might be holding your child back at school and equip them with strategies to overcome these.
Each member of our Hamilton-based Chemistry tutoring team have gone through at least 25 hours of in-house training, and receive regular coaching, feedback, and support.
We’re experts at connecting with young people, and we break things down on your child’s level.
You’ll get targeted feedback after every lesson.
Our success rate says it all — 82.35% of our NCEA students endorse with merit or excellence and 98.2% of customers recommend us to a friend.
Of our customers would recommend us to a friend
Of our students achieve NCEA with a Merit or Excellence endorsement
Our Hamilton team can tutor in the following Chemistry curricula
NCEA Level 1 Chemistry
NCEA Level 2 Chemistry
NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
Year 9 and 10 Chemistry
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Our top tips to excel in Chemistry
Key ideas and definitions
Chemistry is very content based and there are many theories involved. The first and most crucial step is to have a confident understanding of all the theories and how they all link together. The most important things will be in relation to bonding, electron configuration, physical properties and the different kinds of reactions. It is important to know, for example, in organic all of the reactions and how they link together. An easy way to remember this is by creating a mindmap with a tutor so that you can visualise all the reactions together as a whole.
Make use of the material given
You will be guaranteed a period table in your exam and it is important that you know how to use this. It can be a really useful cheatsheet in your exam if you are familiar with it. For example, in regards to stability, lewis structures and electron configurations, you can quite often work these out by using the periodic table. Work through looking at a periodic table with a tutor and makes notes on it. Section it into metals, non metals, halogens, noble gasses etc and get comfortable with identifying them. Once you are familiar with the table, it will be proven to be very useful within your exams.
Answering the NCEA questions
Firstly, break the question apart into smaller chunks and try to identify what you are being asked for. It is useful to start with a definition of the concept/theory and then go onto explaining how it relates to the context of the question. Linking it to the question and the elements/reactions given is a crucial part. This will be the difference between achieved, merit and excellence. If you’re stuck on where to start on a question and you are not sure if you can answer it, look for some words that you can recognise within the question and put down any information you can remember on the topic. Although this is not answering the question directly, having a little brainstorm can prove to be very useful in exams. You may come back to the question and find that after looking at the other question, you can actually write more information down.
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