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CHemistry Edge

One-Week Summer Edge Program

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Chemistry can be among the most challenging requirements for college-bound students.  But these courses don’t have to be difficult!  Our one week intensive courses are designed to give students who are in, or entering high school, an edge in their chemistry courses.  The curriculum is designed to equip kids with crucial skills and strategies, helping them to avoid the pitfalls that so many run into.  The goal is to propel students to success. The programs have been tailored to focus on the topics that students often find most problematic.  Students will  establish a strong base.  These programs will bolster students’ inquiry and problem solving skills. 

Chemistry topics to be covered will include algebraic manipulation, dimensional analysis, identifying common sources of error, atomic structure, the design of periodic table, formula writing and naming compounds, and basic problem solving in chemistry.  Ideal for those taking Chemistry this fall or in upcoming years.

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in receiving tutoring as preparations for fall courses.


Session 1: July 22 – 26, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

Session 3: August 5 – 9, 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

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Dr. Diane Perito

Dr. Perito earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University. She currently teaches chemistry at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Perito has extensive experience teaching all levels of high school chemistry, from introductory to AP.  She has also held positions as the Director of STEM Education and Science Department Chair. 

Students do an experiment in the Chemistry Edge one-week summer edge program

Student Comments

‘I loved how fast paced and engaging Chemistry Edge was. The goal of taking this class was to prepare myself for an Honors level chemistry course, and the fast-paced learning combined with the teacher’s enthusiastic/informative teaching definitely helped me to accomplish that goal. He was a great teacher who clearly knew a lot about chemistry and was very enthusiastic while teaching. This made his teaching effective but he also made learning fun.”

‘I thought the program gave me a great base of chemistry and will be useful for future classes I take in chemistry.

‘The program will be very helpful for being ready and a step ahead in chemistry next year. The teacher is nice and planned lots of fun and interesting topics and labs.’

‘My favorite part was the secrets of the periodic table, but learning kinds of math equations was really helpful because I’m mainly worried about the math when I go into my real chemistry class. This definitely boosted my confidence a lot! I feel smarter!’

Student Comments

‘The program was packed with new informational materials that will be extremely beneficial to my future studies in chemistry. The teacher was engaging and they were clearly proficient in this field, and overall the course had been a great help towards my future chemistry studies.’

‘I really liked how dynamic he was and how he tried to match our learning speed. This was definitely one of my favorite classes that I’ve ever taken because although the curriculum was dense, it was understandable.’ 

‘The program was very thorough and I got a lot out of the class. We learned a lot about chemistry and it covered over ¼ of my high school chemistry curriculum in 5 days. The teacher was great and the experiments were fun. The class was engaging and felt like a better version of school.’

‘Mr. Horesh was a great teacher and kept the class fast paced and in-depth. It was great exposure to what will be taught in a chemistry class and went into depth about the periodic table and chemical equations.’

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Note: this page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

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