How It Works

Online International Board Chemistry Tutoring is a comprehensive program designed to support students studying chemistry within the framework of international curricula. Our experienced tutors provide personalized instruction tailored to the specific requirements of various international chemistry boards, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), or Advanced Placement (AP). Through interactive lessons, hands-on experiments, problem-solving activities, and practice exercises, students will develop a deep understanding of chemistry concepts and build the necessary skills to excel in their chemistry studies. The program aims to promote critical thinking, analytical skills, and a solid foundation in chemistry.

By the end of this comprehensive program, students will have developed a strong foundation in chemistry concepts, enhanced their problem-solving skills, and gained confidence in their ability to analyze and apply chemical principles. They will be well-prepared to excel in their chemistry studies and succeed in international chemistry examinations. Most importantly, they will have developed a deep appreciation for the importance and relevance of chemistry in everyday life.

Module 1: Atomic Structure and Periodic Table (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Understanding atomic structure, subatomic particles, and atomic models.
  • Exploring the periodic table and periodic trends.
  • Introducing concepts of electron configurations and chemical bonding.
  • Investigating the properties of elements and their relationships.

Module 2: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Understanding types of chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds.
  • Exploring molecular structure and Lewis dot structures.
  • Introducing intermolecular forces and their impact on physical properties.
  • Investigating the shapes and polarity of molecules.

Module 3: Stoichiometry and Chemical Reactions (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Understanding stoichiometry and balancing chemical equations.
  • Exploring the concept of moles and mole calculations.
  • Introducing types of chemical reactions: synthesis, decomposition, combustion, etc.
  • Investigating reaction stoichiometry and limiting reactants.

Module 4: States of Matter and Kinetic Theory (Duration: 3 weeks)

  • Understanding the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids.
  • Exploring the kinetic molecular theory and gas laws.
  • Introducing phase changes, heating curves, and intermolecular forces.
  • Investigating the properties and behavior of solutions.

Module 5: Chemical Energetics (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Understanding energy changes in chemical reactions.
  • Exploring concepts of enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy.
  • Introducing Hess's Law and calorimetry.
  • Investigating factors affecting reaction rates and activation energy.

Module 6: Acids and Bases (Duration: 3 weeks)

  • Understanding the concept of acids and bases, pH scale, and indicators.
  • Exploring acid-base theories: Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, and Lewis.
  • Introducing acid-base reactions and titrations.
  • Investigating buffer solutions and their applications.

Module 7: Electrochemistry (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Understanding electrochemical cells and redox reactions.
  • Exploring oxidation-reduction reactions and balancing redox equations.
  • Introducing electrolysis and electroplating.
  • Investigating electrochemical series and cell potentials.

Module 8: Organic Chemistry (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Introducing the basics of organic chemistry: hydrocarbons, functional groups, and isomerism.
  • Exploring nomenclature and structural representations of organic compounds.
  • Introducing organic reactions and reaction mechanisms.
  • Investigating important classes of organic compounds: alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, etc.

Module 9: Exam Preparation and Practice (Duration: 4 weeks)

  • Reviewing key concepts and topics covered in the curriculum.
  • Practicing past exam papers and sample questions.
  • Developing exam strategies, time management, and problem-solving techniques.
  • Providing guidance and support for exam preparation.

Module 10: Individualized Support and Feedback (Ongoing)

  • Providing personalized attention to address specific areas of difficulty or interest.
  • Offering additional practice exercises, worksheets, and resources as needed.
  • Providing regular feedback and progress reports to students and parents.
  • Offering guidance and support for chemistry projects or extended assignments.

Note: The curriculum mentioned here is a general framework. The specific content and duration of each module can be customized based on the specific requirements of the student's international chemistry board and the student's grade level or course.