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  1. Jun 29, 2009 #1


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    Hi all, I'm new here.
    I'm reentering college and I'm looking to major in Chemical Engineering. I have a few concersn and I was wondering if someone could help me out.

    I was wondering if anyone here knows any universities that offer academic help for higher level Chemical Engineering courses such as Thermodynamics. I know there will always be one subject that will boggle my mind and it would be helpful if the institution provided tutors for those tough subjects.

    Also, I was wondering how much of a tough time I would have if I don't remember any of my calculus? It's been over two years since I've seen that stuff but when I last took it, I made an A in both the first and second calculus.
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  3. Jun 29, 2009 #2


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    Are you going back to school too?
  4. Jun 29, 2009 #3


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    Not sure where you are planning to go to school, Wax, but most colleges offer tutoring. If you feel you are going to need it, I strongly urge you to find a tutor before you really need one. That way you can have time to find someone who you feel suits you.

    Thermo is great...hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    And of course, there's always PF for great help :smile:. Welcome!
  5. Jun 29, 2009 #4


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    I was looking at Texas Tech. I know all schools offer tutoring for math and chemistry but most don't offer higher level help for the tougher subjects. I was hoping to find some schools that offer that type of help. I'm not looking for someone to spoon feed me but just a place to turn to when you have questions. I remember when i was back in school, I would generally stop by the chemistry tutor center when I got stuck. If there was never a chemistry tutor center, I don't think I would have made it out alive. :rofl:
  6. Jun 29, 2009 #5
    There is generally tutoring support for lower year courses but very little to none (other then your peers) for upper year courses.
  7. Jun 29, 2009 #6


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    That's what I figured. I guess I'll just have to make some friends.
  8. Jun 29, 2009 #7


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    The simple answer to that is...you will have a tough time. Thermo dynamics also uses calculus just to let you know. That being said, any and every engineering/science degree uses calculus to some extent.

    Just go and study up on it to refresh your memory.
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