I haven't done Apologia Chemistry yet, but some options I can think of:Teresa in TX wrote:Dd has kind of hit a road-block. She is finished with Module 11 except for the test. She is saying her big struggle right now is that she has read and re-read this module and module 10, she has worked the problems in each of these modules and has basically learned all she can from the "text".
She feels that enough guidance is not given for which equations to use for each problem. She is still confused but can go nowhere further. She needs someone to talk to or sit down with to help her. Are there any options when you hit a spot and just cannot go on? She talked to a friend of hers who went through Apologia Chemistry last year. She agreed with dd and struggled with the same issue. She's not a struggling student, btw. She's doing Alg. 2 and is doing well with it. She likes Apologia but is frustrated with the fact that she feels she can go no further with the instruction given in the book.
1. Crystal often brings up khan acadamy -- he has free online tutorials for a lot of things.
2. Your library might have The Teaching Company's high school chemistry course. It's specifically designed for high schoolers taking chemistry, giving help in the tough areas.
3. Your library might also have Standard Deviants' chemistry, or Netflix might. It's much shorter than TTC but might cover important topics (I've had ds watch some of their videos, but not chemistry).
4. For that matter, I might even search YouTube or just google a specific topic -- public school teachers often post handouts on difficult topics.
5. A reference book like Barron's E-Z Chemistry might be helpful? Or even just some random used chemistry textbook you find on the shelf at a used bookstore or thrift store?
6. I'd try Apologia - emailing them a question, looking around their website for helps, trying their various CD-ROM options?