Chemistry

Chemistry Learning Center Overview

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During these challenging and unprecedented times, the CLC has tried to adapt to help Michigan Tech students succeed in your chemistry courses. We will be offering both in-person and virtual appointments and a virtual Supplemental Instruction program. 

The CLC will open for the semester on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

How To Make an Appointment

We use the TimeSlot scheduling tool. Use the link below to visit the site. You will log in with your Michigan Tech Google account to get started.

You will need to select the following:

Type of Appointment: which course you are enrolled in
Service: in-person or virtual
Recurrence: weekly or one-time

Until we open on September 8, please only schedule weekly appointments. After that, remaining slots will be open for one-time appointments.

 

How to Make an Appointment Help Video

 

Make an Appointment

One-on-One Appointments

Use the TimeSlot scheduling tool to meet with a CLC coach 1:1. We recommend making a recurring appointment, this will allow you to work with the same coach each week and build a good working relationship with your coach. We also offer one-time appointments, allowing you to meet with a coach as needed. You can make as many one-time appointments as you need.  If you choose a virtual appointment, your coach will email you information about how to join via Zoom or Hangouts.

Group Learning Appointments

Due to the social distancing guidelines related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to offer group learning appointments at this time. We hope to be able to offer them again soon! Stay tuned for further information.

CLC Virtual Drop-In Hours

If you have quick questions and would prefer not to schedule a full 30-minute appointment, walk-in coaches will be available every hour that the CLC is open (see box on right).

To meet with a walk-in coach, email the CLC using the link below. In the body of email place your full name and course number. A coach will email you a Zoom link to meet with him/her. Please note, during peak periods of high volume, it could take a while for a coach to get to you, therefore for best service, we highly recommend that you make a one-time appointment to meet with a coach at your convenience.

 E-Mail A CLC Coach

Resources

The CLC has copies of the solutions manual for assigned homework problems. Also for your reference, we have a library of chemistry textbooks and keep notebooks of old exams and quizzes on file. Computers are available to access Canvas and online chemistry study guides.

Special Study Sessions

CLC coaches are usually available for special study sessions in the Wadsworth Hall Annex before exams. Will try our hardest to adapt such events to the era of COVID-19. Stay tuned for more details. Exam schedules will be announced in your classes.

Organic Chemistry

The CLC provides individual appointments (one-time and recurring) and Supplemental Instruction for students enrolled in organic chemistry courses.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers weekly review sessions that provides you with the chance to get together with classmates and compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop study strategies, and quiz one another.

The SI leaders are students who have already taken the respective chemistry course and earned a high grade, so they are familiar with course content and are eager to help guide you through it. They are prepared to share with you what they have learned about effectively studying for the course.

Learning Center Coaches

CLC coaches are undergraduate students, from a wide range of majors, who have recently taken the chemistry course on which they provide coaching. Our coaches have a thorough understanding of the course material and a desire to help first-year students adjust to college.

The friendships that you develop with your coach and the other students in the CLC will help you to feel like you belong at Michigan Tech—which you do!

Meet the CLC Coaches

History and Purpose

The Chemistry Learning Center (CLC) was established as a resource for all Michigan Tech students enrolled in first-year and organic chemistry courses. The CLC's goals are to assist students in making the transition from high school to college-level expectations, gaining self-confidence, and mastering chemistry concepts.

Students who participate in the CLC usually earn one-half to one full letter grade higher than students who don't. Whether you struggle with chemistry or just need help with a question or two, you are invited to visit us.

There is no cost for any of the services provided - so we encourage you to take advantage of them.