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Chemistry 1A / 1AL

Students and tutors working together on Chem 1A material in the SLC Science Drop-in Tutoring Area

Students and tutors working together on Chem 1A material in the SLC Science Drop-in Tutoring Area


SLC Chemistry 1A/1AL Services:
Fall 2017

The SLC offers three services for students in Chem 1A/1AL this semester: Drop-in Tutoring (for Chem 1A/1AL), and Study Groups and Mock Exams (for Chem 1A only).

Open the appropriate links below to find out more about each of these services. 

Current SLC Announcements for Chem 1A Students:

  • Update:
    Study Groups will not meet on Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct 17-18) because of Micterm #2.  They will all start back on Thursday, Oct 19 and Monday, Oct 23.

  • Update:
    The SLC will conduct a Mock Exam for Midterm #3 on Saturday, November 11th from 10am-1pm in 1 Pimentel.

SLC Study Groups - Description

Study Groups meet 2 hours a day, twice each week. In groups, a study group leader coaches the group by reviewing course material, answering questions, working examples to illustrate course concepts, providing worksheets for students to work on together, and helping students develop effective study strategies.

How to Join:

  • The initial sign-up period for study groups has passed and group assignments have been posted. Students have been emailed their individual assignments. 
  • As long as you attend the group you were assigned to, you are guaranteed to be in a study group.
  • At this point, if you want to switch to a different study group or join one you were not placed in, just attend any study group below that is not marked as Full.  Be sure to sign the attendance sheet when you attend and you should be added to the study group. As long as the group does not exceed the capacity of the room, you will be allowed to join.
  • If a group is full, then students will be required to attend the study group at least once a week to aviod being dropped from the group.

SLC Chem 1A Study Group Schedule

Time Group Leader Location Status
MW 5-7pm Edar L 12 Haviland

Full.  No new students may join at this time.

MW 7-9pm Vishnu M 220 Wheeler Open to new students.
TTh 9-11am Anirudh R 113 Chavez Open to new students.

TuTh 1-3pm

Will S

113 Chavez

Open to new students.
TuTh 3:30-5:30pm Andrew W 56 Barrows Full.  No new students may join at this time.
TuTh 6-8pm Jenny Y 106 Moffitt Open to new students.


Drop-in Tutoring for Chem 1A/1AL

SLC Chem 1A/1AL Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

Mon 10-4,
Tu 10-4,
Wed 10-4,
Th 11-12, 1-3,
Fri 10-1.

Here is the most up-to-date Drop-in Schedule we have posted.

Location: Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on the 2nd floor of the Chávez Student Center.

The SLC provides Drop-in tutoring for all students in Chem 1A and 1AL. Students can come in and talk to a tutor on a first-come, first served basis. The tutors work with students individually or sometimes in small groups, and can answer questions about lectures, course texts, homework problems, sample exams and labs.


How to Sign Up:

No prior signing-up is required.  Just come to the Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on 2nd floor Chávez during an open hour for your class.  Be sure to sign-in at the Drop-in computer when you arrive and then go have a seat at the "General Chemistry" tutoring tables.

Students and tutors working together on Chemistry 1A material in the SLC Science Drop-in Tutoring Area.

Mock Exams

Mock Exams occur the weekend before each midterm or final in the course and are typically three hours long. At a Mock Exam, students will be given a practice exam written by the SLC and about an hour to work on it like it was a real exam. Then, tutors will go over the Mock Exam with an emphasis on providing tips on how to approach the real midterm or final.

Mock Exams are designed to assist students in self-assessing their comprehension of the course material and problem solving skills. Answers to Mock Exams are not printed or posted.


How to Sign Up

No prior signing up to attend Mock Exams is required and any student may attend any exam.  The schedule of each Mock Exam will always be posted here and also typically through the actual lecture.


Schedule of Mock Exams
Mock Exam for: Time and Location:
Midterm #1: The SLC will not have a mock exam for this midterm.
Midterm #2: Saturday, October 14th from 10am-1pm in 1 Pimentel
Midterm #3: Saturday, November 11th from 10am-1pm in 1 Pimentel
Final Exam:

Still being scheduled.


Students participating in an SLC Chemistry 1A Mock Exam.