OrgoPrep




Are you looking to strengthen your understanding of Chemistry course content?

OrgoPrep has been designed with the students in mind, and has been shown to significantly increase student outcomes in Organic Chemistry (CAS CH203, CH211). The program occurs in late Summer, just before the start of Organic Chemistry. It features a hybrid self-study and live webinar format. OrgoPrep is designed to bridge the gap between the completion of General Chemistry 2 and the beginning of Organic Chemistry 1. OrgoPrep is collaboration between the Chemistry Education teams and the Educational Resource Center; the cohorts are led by an experienced undergraduate peer mentor who has been trained by the Chemistry education faculty and ERC staff. The result is a one-of-a-kind program, based on both students’ needs and advanced pedagogical tools.

 

(And it’s completely free for BU students!)

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  • Registration is over for Summer 2021. Check back in June for Summer 2022 information.

What to Expect

Each cohort of OrgoPrep is led by a trained peer mentor. Each week, students will review important and relevant content from previous courses, translate the content into Organic Chemistry, and practice the concept in different applications. For each of the six weeks, students will complete a self-paced video lesson (about 30 minutes) and a practice worksheet (about 1 hour), before attending a live and interactive webinar (about 1 hour). All in all, you can expect to spend about 2.5 hours/week on OrgoPrep!

Schedule of Cohorts

Registration for Summer 2021 is now closed.

Cohort A: Tuesdays 10AM-11AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort B: Tuesdays 3PM-4PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort C: Tuesdays 6PM-7PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort D: Tuesdays 8PM-9PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort E: Wednesdays 8AM-9AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort F: Wednesdays 10AM-11AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort G: Wednesdays 12PM-1PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort H: Wednesdays 3PM-4PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort I: Wednesdays 6PM-7PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort J: Thursdays 10AM-11AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12.

Cohort K: Thursdays 12PM-1PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12.

Cohort L: Thursdays 3PM-4PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12.

Cohort M: Thursdays 8PM-9PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12.

Cohort N: Fridays 10AM-11AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.

Cohort O: Fridays 12PM-1PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.

Cohort P: Fridays 3PM-4PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.

Cohort Q: Sundays 1PM-2PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, and 8/15.

Cohort R: Sundays 5PM-6PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, and 8/15.

Cohort S: Tuesdays 8AM-9AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort T: Tuesdays 11AM-12PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort U: Tuesdays 7:30PM-8:30PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10.

Cohort V: Wednesdays 1PM-2PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort W: Wednesdays 8PM-9PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11.

Cohort X: Thursdays 6:30PM-7:30PM ET. This cohort will meet 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12.

Cohort Y: Sundays 10AM-11AM ET. This cohort will meet 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, and 8/15.

Please ensure that you can attend all sessions before signing up.

How To Register

Navigate to TutorTrac
1. Use your BU Username and Kerberos password to log in
2. Click “search for availabilities”
3. For “Center,” choose “Chemistry Resources”
4. For “Section,” choose “OrgoPrep”
5. For “From Date,” choose July 5, for “End Date,” choose July 11. The cohorts will be listed in ET (Boston Local Time).
6. Sign yourself up for the first day of the cohort you would like to join.
7. Once you sign up for that first day, it will automatically sign you up for all following sessions. Please ensure that you can attend all sessions before signing up.
8. If you cannot find an open seat, please place yourself on our OrgoPrep Wait List.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Academic Help Options

The ERC offers many different academic help options, and all programming is currently being offered through Zoom for the Summer terms. Check out our upcoming workshops, schedule an individual academic skills advising appointment, or use our 24 Time Grid to keep track of your week!

There are so many resources at BU like tutoring, writing help, and more!
Explore all of your options, inside and outside of the ERC, with our Academic Resource Guide:

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