Science Tutoring

Biology, Chemistry, A&P, and Physics Tutoring

Taking a science class at UNT Dallas but can't seem to make it to the Learning Commons during times that work with your schedule? Smarthinking offers online tutoring for students in biology, chemistry, and physics as well as introduction to human anatomy and physiology (A&P).

 

Detailed list of science offering 

By scheduling a session (appointment) with expert tutors, students can get help in with various topics. The chart below provides a detailed overview of the topics with which Smarthinking tutors are qualified to assist:

Topics/Subjects Areas Covered
Biology
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Evolution
  • Cells
  • Molecules
  • Energy
  • DNA
  • Genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Plant Form & Function
  • Physiology
  • Ecology

Smarthinking tutorial support aligns with the AP® Biology Course*.

General Chemistry
  • Measurement and units
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical formulas, nomenclature & reaction equations
  • Chemical Reactions – Precipitation, Redox, Acid-Base, Gas-Forming, etc.
  • Thermochemistry
  • Electron Configurations
  • Periodic Table Trends
  • VSEPR
  • Valence Bond Theory
  • Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory
  • Properties and Characteristics of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Solubility
  • Kinetics
  • Acids & Bases
  • Gaseous Equilibria
  • Aqueous Equilibria
  • Entropy & Free Energy
  • Galvanic and Electrolytic Cells
  • Nuclear Equations
  • Basic Organic Nomenclature & Functional Groups

Smarthinking tutorial support aligns with standard first-year chemistry curricula and the AP® Chemistry course*.

Organic Chemistry
  • Atomic orbital hybridization, covalent bonding, electronegativity, resonance, Lewis acid-base theory
  • Functional groups and nomenclature
  • Structure, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cycloalkanes
  • Aromaticity, properties and reactions of aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Structure, properties and reactions of alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives
  • Common reaction mechanisms: free radical chain mechanism, electrophilic addition, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, electrophilic substitution, nucleophilic acyl addition. Stereochemistry: E/Z-isomers, R/S-isomers, Fischer projections, enantiomers, diastereomers, optical activity

Topics supported will be of interest to students preparing for MCAT™ Organic Chemistry

* AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, Smarthinking services.

Physics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Work and Energy
  • Circular Motion
  • Momentum
  • Simple and Harmonic Motion
  • Fluids
  • Heat and Temperature
  • The Ideal Gas Law
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electric Forces and Electric Fields
  • Electric Circuits
  • Magnetic Forces and Fields
  • Optics
  • Special Relativity
  • Particles and Waves
  • Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  • Waves and Sound
  • Electromagnetic Waves

Smarthinking tutorial support aligns with the AP® Physics 1 & 2, AP Physics C (Mechanics), AP Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) courses*.

Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P)
  • Structure and function of the human body, life processes, directional terms, body planes, and cavities
  • Structure, classification, and function of cells, tissues, membranes, organs, and muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems
  • Disorders of the respective systems and treatments