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Biology Tutor: Should You Take Summer Science Courses?

Posted by Entela Nako on 8/1/14 9:58 AM

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Chemistry Tutor: How to Tell if a Bond is Inter- or Intra-

Posted by Entela Nako on 6/9/14 10:03 AM

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Biology Tutor: Breaking Down Cellular Respiration and the Krebs Cycle

Posted by Entela Nako on 5/21/14 1:05 PM

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Tags: biology

Biology Tutor: How to Remember the Steps of Photosynthesis

Posted by Entela Nako on 4/21/14 9:30 AM

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Biology and Chemistry Tutor: Of Acidity, pH and pKa

Posted by Entela Nako on 4/2/14 8:54 AM

 
 
When it comes to the advanced science classes you will take in college, there is usually a clear distinction between the kinds of material covered in each of them. For example, the material you cover in biology classes is quite different than that covered in chemistry classes. However, there are some topics that know no boundaries.  Today, our biology and chemistry tutor explains how the concept of acidity applies to both disciplines.
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The Chemistry Tutor: Keeping Thermodynamics and Kinetics Apart

Posted by Entela Nako on 2/28/14 9:55 AM

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Tags: physics, chemistry

The Math Tutor: Covering all the Angles on the Math SAT II

Posted by Entela Nako on 1/10/14 8:43 AM

 

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The GRE Tutor: Permutations vs. combinations

Posted by Entela Nako on 12/11/13 9:01 AM

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Math Tutor: Words, Drawings & Math Problems

Posted by Entela Nako on 11/11/13 11:22 AM

What is the first thing that pops in your mind if you think about math? If you are anything like most people I know, you probably think about long equations and numbers. After all, that’s what math is, isn’t it?

Well, you are right and wrong at the same time (don’t you hate it when that happens?). Certainly, math does involve a lot of equations and numbers. But that’s not all there is to math. You certainly need to be comfortable with equations and numbers, but unfortunately, you need to be comfortable with much, much more. From years of working with many students, I have noticed a common trend. A lot of students will be very nimble  with arithmetic. However, when they read a word problem that gives them no equations they feel confused and frustrated: Why do textbooks have to do that? If you just give the same problem to students in an equation form, they would know how to solve it easily. Why go through this song and dance first?

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Tags: math SAT subject test, high school, math

Biology Tutor: Transcription, Translation, and the Central Dogma

Posted by Entela Nako on 10/30/13 9:13 AM

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Tags: biology