Chemistry CLEP Test Prep
Tutor: Laura Kirkwold
Email:lekirkwold@usfamily.net
Length: 2nd Semester Class Period: 5 monthly 1 -hour sessions, time TBD

DescriptionThe College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Exams are approximately 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition, which is 120 minutes. Exams contain mainly multiple-choice questions. College Composition also includes essays. Most colleges require a score of 50% to receive credit for the class.

The Chemistry examination covers material that is usually taught in a one-year college course in general chemistry. Understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, and descriptive and experimental chemistry is required, as is the ability to interpret and apply this material to new and unfamiliar problems.

CHAT's philosphy in offering CLEP test prep classes it help students get college credit for what they are learning in their CHAT classes. Review sessions will consist of reviewing specific test topics, learning test-taking strategies, assigning practice test questions, and reviewing practice test questions.

NOTE:  The schedule times and dates will be decided on by the students and tutors once registration closes.  Sign up on the registration form, but know that the meeting dates and times will be decided on by the students and tutor at a later date.  The tuition for this class is $100.

Tutor: Laura Kirkwold has a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences. After graduation she worked in the research lab at the University of Minnesota Dental School. She has one graduated and working young adult, 2 students in college, and one student in high school. She has been teaching at CHAT since 2007.

Level: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry, ideally taken concurrently
Homework: TBD
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