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Elementary (Grades 4-6) (Back to Math)
Algebraic Skills
Composite and Real World Shapes
Lines and Angles
Perimeter, Area, Volume
Position and Direction
Similar, Congruent, Symmetric Shapes
Sorting and Classifying
Three Dimensional Shapes
Two Dimensional Shapes
Converting Units and Measurements
Units and Tools
Coins, Bills, and Collections of Money
Decimals - Read, Write, Place Value, Compare
Equivalent Numbers - Decimals and Fractions
Fractions - Compare and Order
Fractions - Read, Write, Model
Ordinal Numbers
Whole Number - Place Value
Whole Numbers - Compare and Order
Whole Numbers - Read, Write, Characteristics
Operations and Number Relationships
Decimals - Operations
Fractions - Operations
Number Properties
Number Theory: Factors, Multiples, Primes, Divisibility
Order of Operations
Ratios, Rates, Proportions, Percents, Squares and Roots
Solving Real World Problems with Operations
Understanding Addition, Subtractions, Multiplication, and Division
Whole Number Addition and Subtraction
Whole Number Multiplication and Division
Statistics and Probability
Collect and Organize Data
Measures and Descriptions of Data
Read and Interpret Data
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Mid-Level (Grades 7-8) (Back to Math)

Algebra, Patterns and Relationships Measurement

Algebraic Expressions Estimate and Measure
Formulas Measurement Systems
Functions Measurement Tools
Graphing Relationships Rates, Indirect Measurements, Proportion
Inequalities Numbers
Linear Relationships Compare and Order Numbers
Number and Geometric Patterns Equivalent Forms of Rational Numbers
Solving Equations Estimation and Rounding
Systems of Equations Exponents and Roots
Variables and Substitution Number Properties
Represent and Analyze Quantitative Number Theory Concepts
Relationships between Dependent and Operations to Solve Problems
Independent Variables Operations with Integers and Absolute Value
Use Properties of Operations to Generate Operations with Real Numbers
Equivalent Expressions Order of Operations
Work with Radicals and Integer Exponents Percents
Understand the Connections between Ratios, Rates, Proportions
Proportional Relationships, Lines and Linear Understand Ratio Concepts and Use Ratio
Equations Reasoning to Solve Problems
Analyze and Solve Linear Equations and Pairs of Real Number System
Simultaneous Linear Equations Probability
Define, Evaluate and Compare Functions Develop Understanding of Statistical Variability
Use Functions to Model Relationships between Summarize and Describe Distributions
Quantities Sample Space, Combinations, Permutations
Data and Graphs Theoretical and Experimental Probability
Experiments and Data Collection Use Random Sampling to Draw Inferences about
Infer, Predict, Evaluate, Compare Data a Population
Measures of Central Tendency and Variation Draw Informal Comparative Inferences about
Represent, Read, Interpret Data Displays Two Populations
Geometry Investigate Chance Processes and Develop, Use,
Circles and Pi and Evaluate Probability Models
Classify Two- and Three-Dimensional Figures Understand Patterns of Association in Bivariate
Coordinate Plane Data
Drawing, Modeling, and Constructing Figures
and Describe the Relationships between
Formulas for Perimeter, Area, Surface Area,
Logic and Reasoning
Points, Lines, and Planes
Properties of Two-Dimensional Figures
Understand and Apply the Pythagorean
Similarity, Congruence, and Symmetry

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Algebra (Back to Math)
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphing Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Algebraic Expressions
Add, Subtract Expressions
Multiply, Divide, Factor Expressions including Exponents
Variables and Expressions
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Slope, Intercepts, Points on a Line
Solving Linear Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Problems with Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Writing and Graphing Linear Equations
Writing and Graphing Linear Inequalities
Exponents and Roots
Number Properties
Number Theory Concepts
Operations with Real Numbers
Ratios, Proportions, Percents and Rates
Patterns and Functions
Composition and Operations on Functions
Graphing Functions and Transformations
Inverse of Function
Properties of Functions - Domain and Range
Properties of Functions - Zeros, End Behavior, Turning Points
Relations and Functions
Solving Problems with Functions
Translate Between Forms
Counting Principles and Sample Spaces
Theoretical and Experimental Probability
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
Factoring Quadratic Equations
Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities
Radical, Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Functions
Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Exponents and Logarithms
Radical Expressions, Equations and Rational Exponents
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities
Solving Problems with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Data Analysis – Data Collection – Data Displays – Measures of Data

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Algebra II (Back to Math)
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Translate Between Forms
Graphing Absolute Value Equations and Polynomial, Rational Expressions, Equations
Inequalities and Functions
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Solving and Graphing Polynomial Equations
Inequalities Solving and Graphing Rational Equations
Conic Sections Probability
Properties of Conic Sections Counting Principles and Sample Spaces
Solving Problems with Conic Sections Theoretical and Experimental Probability
Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and
Slope, Intercepts, Points on a Line Functions
Solving Linear Equations Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities Factoring Quadratic Equations
Solving Problems with Equations and Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Equations
Inequalities Solving Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations and Inequalities Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities
Writing and Graphing Linear Equations Radical, Exponential and Logarithmic
Writing and Graphing Linear Inequalities
Equations and Functions
Matrices Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Matrices Operations and Problems Properties of Exponents and Logarithms
Numbers Radical Expressions, Equations and Rational
Complex Numbers Exponents
Number Properties Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Operations with Real Numbers and inequalities
Patterns and Functions Solving Problems with Exponential and
Composition and Operations on Functions Logarithmic Functions
Graphing Functions and Transformations Sequences and Series
Inverse of Function Properties of Sequences and Series
Patterns Solving Problems with Sequences and Series
Properties of Functions - Domain and Range
Properties of Functions - Zeros, End Behavior,
Data Analysis
Turning Points
Data Collection
Relations and Functions
Data Displays
Solving Problems with Functions
Measures of Data

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Geometry (Back to Math)
Formulas and Measurement
Indirect Measurements, Ratios, and Rates
Units, Unit Conversions, and Error
Points, Lines, Angles, Planes
Angle Relationships and Problems
Coordinate Geometry - Slope, Distance, Midpoint
Geometric Constructions
Proofs and Logic
Conditional Statements
Conjectures, Axioms, Theorems, Proofs
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Two- and Three- Dimensional Shapes
Relationship Between Plane and Solid Figures
Right Triangles, Including Pythagorean Theorem
Symmetry and Transformations
Theorems and Problems with Circles
Theorems and Problems with Polygons
Theorems and Problems with Quadrilaterals
Theorems and Problems with Triangles
Three-Dimensional Figures
Trigonometric Ratios in Right Triangles

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Trigonometry (Back to Math)
Complex Numbers
Polar Coordinates, DeMoivre’s Theorem
Trigonometric Form
z Complex Number
Introduction to Trigonometry: Linear Relationships and Functions
Introduction to Trigonometry
Introduction to Trigonometry: Linear Relationships and Functions
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Defining and Finding Trigonometric Functions
Slope, Linear Relations, Scatter Plots, and Piecewise Functions
Introduction to Trigonometry: Linear Relationships and Functions Unit Review
Trigonometric Ratios
Trigonometric Ratios
Angles and Angle Measures
Measuring angles using radian and degree measures
Right Triangles and Trigonometric Ratios
The Unit Circle
Trigonometric Ratios Unit Review
Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Introduction to Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Graphing Trigonometric and Inverse Functions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Transformations of Trigonometric Functions
Real-world Applications of Trigonometric Functions
Graphing Trigonometric Functions Unit Review

Trigonometric Laws and Identities

Trigonometric Laws and Identities
Law of Sines and Law of Cosines
Trigonometric Identities and Equations
Area of Triangles
Angular and Linear Velocities
Trigonometric Laws and Identities Unit Review
Modeling Periodic Phenomenon
Graphing and Operations with Vectors
Solving problems with Vectors

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Pre-Calculus (Back to Math)
Know and use a definition of a function
Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities
Perform algebraic operations on functions and apply transformations
Write an expression for the composition of one given function with another and find the domain, range, and
graph of the composite function
Determine whether a function has an inverse and express the inverse, if it exist
Know and interpret the function notation for inverses
Identify and describe the discontinuities of a function and how these relate to the graph
Understand the concept of limit of a function as x approaches a number or infinity
Analyze a graph as it approaches an asymptote
Computer limits of simple functions
Explain how rates of change of functions in different families differ
Exponents and Logarithms
Use the inverse relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions to solve equations and problems
Graph logarithmic functions
Graph translations and reflections of functions
Compare the large-scale behavior of exponential and logarithmic functions with different bases and recognize
that different growth rates are visible in the graphs of the functions
Solve exponential and logarithmic equations
Find an exponential or logarithmic function to model a given set of data or situation
Solve problems involving exponential growth and decay
Quadratic Functions
Solve quadratic type equations by substitution
Apply quadratic functions and their graphs in the context of motion under gravity and simple optimization
Find a quadratic function to model a given set of data or situation
Given a polynomial function, find the intervals on which the function’s values are positive and those where it is
Solve polynomial equations and inequalities of degree of three or higher
Graph polynomial functions given in factored form using zeros and their multiplicities, testing the sign on
intervals and analyzing the function’s large scale behavior
Theorems: The Remainder Theorem, The Factor Theorem, The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Difference Quotients
Solve equations and inequalities involving rational functions
Graph rational functions; identify asymptotes, analyzing their behavior for large x values and testing intervals
Given vertical and horizontal asymptotes, find an expression for a rational function
Know and apply the definition and geometric interpretation of difference quotient
Simplify difference quotients
Interpret difference quotients as rates of change and slopes of secants lines
Trigonometric Functions
Define and graph and use all trigonometric functions of any angle
Convert between radian and degree measure
Calculate arc lengths in given circles
Graph transformations of the sine and cosine functions
Explain the relationship between constants in the formula and transformed graph
Know basic properties of the inverse trigonometric functions, including their domains and ranges. Recognize
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Know the basic trigonometric identities for sine, cosine, and tangent
Pythagorean identities
Sum and difference formulas
Co-functions relationships
Double-angle and half angle formulas
Solve trigonometric equations using basic identities and inverse trigonometric functions
Prove and derive trigonometric identities
Find a sinusoidal function to model a given set of data or situation
Vectors, Matrices and Systems of Equations
Perform operations on vectors in the plan
Solve applied problems using vectors
Know and apply the algebraic and geometric definitions of the dot product of vectors
Know the definitions of matrix addition and multiplication
Add, subtract and multiply matrices
Multiply a vector by a matrix
Represent rotations of the plane as matrices and apply to find the equations of rotated conics
Define the inverse of a matrix and computer the inverse of two-by-two and three-by-three matrices
Computer determinants of two-by-two and three-by-three matrices
Write systems of two and three linear equations in matrix form
Solve systems using Gaussian elimination or inverse matrices
Represent and solve inequalities in two variables
Linear programming
Sequence, Series and Mathematical Induction
Know, explain and use sigma and factorial notation
Write an expression for the nth term
Write a particular term of a sequence when given the nth term
Understand, explain and use the formulas for the sums of finite arithmetic and geometric sequences
Compute the sums of infinite geometric series
Understand and apply the convergence criterion for geometric series
The principle of mathematical induction
Pascal’s triangle
Binomial theorem
Polar Coordinates, Parameterizations, and Conic Sections
Convert between polar and rectangular coordinates
Graph functions given in polar coordinates
Write complex numbers in polar form
De Moivre’s theorem
Evaluate parametric equations for given values of the parameter
Convert between parametric and rectangular forms of equations
Graph curves described by parametric equations
Use parametric equations in applied contexts to model situations
Identify parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas from equations
Write the equation in standard form and graph parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas
Derive the equation for a conic section from given geometric information
Identify key characteristics of a conic section from its equation or graph
Identify conic sections whose equations are in polar or parametric form
Modeling Mathematics
Construct a tangent from a point outside a given circle to a circle
Cavalieri’s principle
Identify the shapes of two dimensional cross sections of three dimensional objects
Identify three dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects

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Calculus (Back to Math)
Limits of functions (including one-sided Integrals
limits) Riemann sums
Calculate limits using algebra Basic properties of definite integrals
Estimating limits from graphs or tables Applications of integrals (including areas, arc
Limits proofs for linear functions length, volumes for solids of revolution)
Vertical asymptotes and infinite limits Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Parts I and II
Horizontal asymptotes and limits to infinity Definite and indefinite integrals of basic
L’Hospital’s Rule functions
Continuity Techniques of Integration (Substitution, Parts,
Understanding continuity in terms of limits Partial Fractions, Trigonometric Substitution)
Types of discontinuity (infinite, jump, removable) Improper Integrals
Determining continuity from a graph or rule for Numerical Approximation of Integrals
a function Separable differential equations
Intermediate Value Theorem Parametric and Polar Curves
Derivatives Graphs, derivatives, areas, arc length
Compute derivatives of functions: power, Series and Sequences
exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, Sequence convergence
inverse trig Partial Sums and the definition of series
Apply Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Chain Rule, convergence
etc. Geometric Series and their sums
Understand the first and second derivative Tests for series convergence
graphically Test for divergence (nth term test)
Approximate derivative from graph or tables Integral test and p-Series
Interpretation of the derivative as a rate of Alternating series
change (limit of an average rate of change) Comparison test and limit comparison test
Relationship between differentiability and Ratio and Root Test
continuity Power series, radius and interval of convergence
Tangent line to curve Maclaurin and Taylor series
Linear approximation and differentials
Relationship between increasing and decreasing
behavior and the sign of the derivative
Mean Value Theorem
Relationship between concavity and the sign of
the second derivative
Inflection Points
Optimization Problems
Related Rates Problems
Implicit differentiation
Antiderivatives and initial value problems
Particle motion (position, velocity, acceleration)
Slope fields and solution curves for differential

In addition, the concepts below are frequently seen by students in pre-Calculus courses and ones that all
Calculus tutors are expected to know and be able to assist students with:
Circle, ellipse, hyperbola, and parabola Trigonometric graphs
Perform translations for various conic sections Law of Cosines and Law of Sines
Arithmetic and Geometric sequences Functions and Graphs (Linear and Polynomial)
Trigonometric Ratios and Identities Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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Calculus BC (Back to Math)
Calculus Basics Inverse and Transcendental Functions
Combining Functions Derivatives of Inverses
Patterns in Graphs Inverse Trigonometric Fucntions
Limits and Continuity Logarithmic and Exponential Review
Finding Limits Analytically Transcendentals and 1/x
Asymptotes as Limits Derivatives of Logarithms and Exponentials
Relative Magnitudes for Limits L'Hopital's Rule
When Limits Do and Don't Exist Analysis of Transcendental Curves
Continuity Integrating Transcendental Functions
Intermediate and Extreme Value Theorems Partial Fractions
Derivatives Integration by Parts
Slope and Change Improper Integrals
Derivaties at a Point Application of Transcendental Integrals
The Derivative Derivatives of Parametric Functions
The Power Rule Integrating Parametric and Polar Functions
Sums, Differences, Products and Quotients Separable Differential Equations and Slope
Graphs of Functions and Derivatives Field
Continuity and Differentiability Slope Fields
Rolles and Mean Value Theorems Differential Equations and Models
Higher Order Derivatives Euler's Method
Concavity Exponential Growth
Chain Rule Application of Differential Equations
Implicit Differentiation Sequences and Series
Rates of Change Sequences
Extrema Series
Optimization Convergence Tests
Tangent and Normal Lines Radius of Convergence
Tangents to Polar Curves Functions Defined by Power Series
Tangent Line Approximation Taylor and Maclaurin Series
Rates and Derivatives Taylor's Theorem and Lagrange Error
Rectilinear Motion
Motion with Vector Functions
Riemanns Sums
Area Approximations
The Definite Integral
Properties of Integrals
Graphing Calculator Integration
Application of Accumulated Change
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Definite Integrals of Composite Functions
Analyzing Functions and Integrals
Area Between Curves
Volumes of Revolution
Cross Sections
Arc Length

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Multivariable Calculus (Back to Math)
Vectors & Geometry of Space in Multiple Dimensions
Two Dimensional Coordinate Systems
Three Dimensional Coordinate Systems
Cylindrical Coordinates
Spherical Coordinates
The Dot Product
The Cross Product
Equations of Lines and Planes
Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces
Functions of Several Variables
Vector Functions
Vector Functions and Space Curves
Derivatives of Vector Functions
Integrals of Vector Functions
Tangent, Normal, and Binormal Vectors
Arc Length and Curvature
Motion: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
Multivariable Differentiation
Limits and Continuity
Partial Derivatives
Chain Rule
Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations
The Gradient Vector Operator and Directional Derivative
Critical Points: Relative and Absolute Extrema
Lagrange Multipliers
Multivariable Integration
Double Integrals over General Regions
Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates
Applications of Double Integrals
Triple Integrals
Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
Applications of Triple Integrals
Change of Variables: Jacobian of a Transformation
Vector Calculus: Line Integrals
Vector Fields
Line Integrals
The Fundamental Theorem For Line Integrals
Conservative Vector Fields
Potential Functions of Vector Fields
Green's Theorem
The Divergence and Curl Vector Operators
Vector Calculus: Surface Integrals
Parametric Surfaces and Area
Surface Integrals
Stokes' Theorem
Gauss' Divergence Theorem

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Finite Math (Back to Math)

Solve linear equations and inequalities.

Graph linear equations in two variables.
Use mathematical modeling and linear regression to make predictions.
Solve function problems.
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Solve exponential function problems.
Solve logarithmic function problems.
Solve simple interest problems.
Solve compound interest problems.
Solve problems involving future and present value of annuities. (sinking funds and amortization)
Solve systems of linear equations.
Gauss Jordan Elimination
Perform operations on matrices.
Inverse of a square matrix
Solve matrix equations.
Apply matrices in a real world scenario.
Inequalities in two variables
Systems of linear inequalities in two variables
Solve linear programming problems geometrically
Geometric Introduction to the Simplex Method
Maximization and Minimization with Mixed Problem Constraints
Basic Counting Principles
Permutations and Combinations
Sample Spaces, Events and Probability
Apply counting principles to solve problems.
Conditional Probability, Intersection and Independence
Solve probability problems.
Random Variables, Probability Distribution and Expected Value
Solve problems involving discrete probability.
Solve problems involving discrete probability.
Make decisions by computing the expected value of random variables.
Summarize and present data using graphs, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion.
Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution
Normal Distributions
Solve linear programming problems geometrically.
Solve linear programming problems by the simplex method.
Solve problems involving Markov chains.
Properties of Markov Chains
Regular Markov Chains
Absorbing Markov Chains
Solve problems involving game theory.
Strictly Determined Games
Mixed Strategies Games
Linear Programming and 2 x 2 games - geometric approach
Linear programming and m x n games - simplex method and the dual

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Discrete Math (Back to Math)
Apply basic enumeration techniques.
Simplify assertions and compound statements in first-order logic.
Apply basic set-theoretic concepts.
Apply the principles of mathematical induction and recursion.
Apply the basic concepts of computational complexity and algorithmic analysis.
Solve problems of iteration.
Manipulate relations and simple functions and their inverses.
Use the properties of relations.
Apply the properties of equivalence relations and partitions.
Use the Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion.
Identify graph isomorphism, planarity, connected components, and chromatic numbers.
Identify properties of a tree.
Apply properties of general graphs.
Apply the basic concepts of Boolean algebra.
Use the basic laws of Boolean algebra.
Convert Boolean expressions into a disjunctive or conjunctive normal form.

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Statistics (Back to Math)
Analyze Data
Confidence Intervals
Expected Values and Probability Distributions
Hypothesis Testing
Infer and Predict
Sample Distributions and Central Limit Theorem
Collect Data
Experiments and Data Collection
Computing Probability
Counting - Combinations and Permutations
Summarize Data
Data Distribution
Display Data
Measures of Data
Read, Interpret, Classify Data

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Intermediate Statistics (Back to Math)
Describing Data
Numerical summary measures
The effect of changing units on summary measures
Tabular and graphical methods (dotplots, stemplots, boxplots)
Comparing distributions (back to back stemplots, parallel boxplots)
Comparing center and spread: within group, between group variation
Comparing shapes
Comparing outliers and other unusual features (clusters, gaps)
Interpreting probability, including long run relative frequency interpretation
"Law of Large Numbers" concept
Addition rule, multiplication rule, conditional probability and independence
Discrete random variables and their probability distributions, including binomial and geometric
Mean (expected value) and standard deviation of a random variable
Linear transformation of a random variable
Combining independent random variables
Notion of independence versus dependence
Mean and standard deviation for sums and differences of independent random variables
Simulation of random behavior and probability distributions
The Normal Distribution
Properties of the normal distribution
Using tables of the normal distribution
The normal distribution as a model for measurements
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
Methods of data collection (census, sample survey, experiment, observational study)
Planning and Conducting Surveys
Characteristics of a well-designed and well-conducted survey
Populations, samples, and random selection
Sources of bias in sampling and surveys
Sampling methods, including simple random sampling, stratified random sampling and cluster sampling
Planning and Conducting Experiments
Characteristics of a well-designed experiment
Treatments, control groups, experimental units, random assignments and replication
Sources of bias and confounding, including placebo effect and blinding
Completely randomized design
Randomized block design, including matched pairs design
Generalizability of results and types of conclusions that can be drawn from observational studies, experiments
and surveys
Sampling distribution
Sampling distribution of a sample proportion
Sampling distribution of a sample mean
Central Limit Theorem
Sampling distribution of a difference between two independent sample proportions
Sampling distribution of a difference between two independent sample means
Simulation of sampling distributions
t distributions
Chi-square distributions
F distributions

Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

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Estimation (point estimators and confidence intervals)
Estimating population parameters and margin of error
Properties of point estimators, including unbiasedness and variability
Logic of confidence intervals, meaning of confidence level and confidence intervals, and properties of
confidence intervals
Confidence interval for a mean
Confidence interval for a proportion
Confidence interval for a difference between two means (unpaired and paired)
Confidence interval for a difference between two proportions
Confidence interval for a variance
Confidence interval for a ratio of two variances
Test of significance
Logic of significance testing, null and alternative hypotheses; p-values; one and two sided tests; interpret the
results; concepts of Type 1 and Types 2 errors; concept of power
Test for a mean
Test for a proportion
Test for a difference between two means (unpaired and paired)
Test for a difference between two proportions
Test for a variance
Test for a ratio of two variances
Effect sizes
One-way ANOVA
Two-way ANOVA
Factorial – interactions
Randomized block ANOVA
Repeated Measures
Post-hoc analysis/multiple comparisons (Bonferroni, Tukey, LSD)
Exploring Categorical Data
Frequency tables and bar charts
Marginal and joint frequencies for two way tables
Conditional relative frequencies and association
Comparing distributions using bar charts
Chi-square test for goodness of fit, test for homogeneity, and test of independence (one and two-way tables)
Nonparametric tests (sign test, Wilcoxon rank sum test, Wicoxon signed rank test)
Regression and Correlation
Exploring bivariate data - analyzing patterns in scatter plots
Correlation and linearity
Simple linear regression - least-squares regression
Interpreting intercept and slope
Confidence interval for the slope of a least squares regression line
Test for the slope of a least squares regression line
Coefficient of determination
Residual plots, outliers and influential points
Transformations to achieve linearity: logarithmic and power transformations
Multiple regression
Test and confidence interval for parameters in a multiple regression model
Interpreting parameters in a multiple regression model
Determine the type of hypothesis test to use for different types of data

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Quantitative Reasoning (Back to Math)
Logic/Critical Thinking The Mathematics of Finance
Truth Tables Simple Interest
Simple Statements Compound Interest (Lump Sums and Annuities)
Venn Diagrams Applications of Compound Interest
Compound Statements Amortization Schedules
Analyzing Arguments Descriptive Statistics
Arithmetic Knowledge Measures of Central Tendency
Fractions Measures of Spread/Dispersion/Variation
Decimals and Rounding Percentiles & Z-scores
Scientific Notation, Powers of 10, and Graphing Tools Used to Summarize Data
Approximations Designing & Analyzing Studies
Rate, Ratio and Proportion Observational vs Experimental Studies
Percentages Sampling Methods (Strengths and Weaknesses)
Uses and Abuses of Percentages Critical Evaluation of Statistical Studies
Index Numbers Probability Rules & Simulation
Unit Conversions Counting Methods - Multiplication Principle,
Interpretation of Graphs Permutations, Combinations
Geometry/Trigonometry Probability Concepts and Rules
Perimeters and Areas of Basic Geometric Shapes Independent vs. Dependent Events
Measures of Distance and the Pythagorean Joint vs. Disjoint (Mutually Exclusive) Events
Theorem Law of Large Numbers
Volume and Surface Area Simulation Using TI-84/83 or MS Excel
Basic Trigonometry Probability Distributions
Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions Discrete vs Continuous Distributions
Applications of Trigonometry Normal Distribution
Functions Random Variables and Probability Distributions
Definition and the Vertical Line Test Expected Value & Risk Assessment
One-to-one and Inverse Functions, the Binomial and Geometric Distributions, including
Horizontal Line Test Normal Approximation to the Binomial
Linear Functions (Standard and Slope-Intercept Distribution
Forms of Equations) Inference & Regression
Applications of Linear Models Central Limit Theorem
Linear Inequalities Logic of Confidence Intervals
Nonlinear Models (Exponential, Power, Logic of Hypothesis Testing
Logarithmic) One Sample Inference About a Population Mean
Graphing Functions (Excel or TI-84/83) One Sample Inference About a Population
Solving systems of equations (Linear & Proportion
Nonlinear) Scatterplots & Correlation
Linear Programming (Graphical Method) Simple Linear Regression
Linear Programming (Simplex Method)

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Quantitative Methods (Back to Math)
Applications and Limitations of Quantitative Analysis
Business and Decision Analysis
Arts and Social Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences
Data and Terms
Data Quality and measures
Multivariate data
F Statistic
Coefficient Interpretation
Data Sensitivity
Hypothesis Testing
Decision Models
Maxmin and Maximax
Expected Value and Expected Value Perfect Information
Decision Tree
Equal Likelihood
Highest Value vs Lowest Cost
Linear Regression
Non-Linear Regression
Moving Average
Exponential Smoothing
Seasonal Index
Linear Algebra
Solving systems
Advanced Statistical Modeling
Chi Square
Data Clusturing
Probability Modeling

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Linear Algebra (Back to Math)
Systems of Linear Equations
Homogeneous and non-homogeneous systems
Matrix representation of system
Row reduction and echelon forms
Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan elimination
Consistent and inconsistent systems
Matrix Properties and Arithmetic
Addition, Subtractions, Scalar Multiplication
Matrix multiplication
Transpose of a matrix
Special Matrices - Identity, zero, diagonal, etc.
Elementary matrices and elementary row operations
Row equivalence
Determinant of 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 matrices
Co-factor expansion
Cramer's Rule
Theorems involving determinants and invertibility
Properties of determinants
Linear Transformations
Properties of linear transformations
Matrix representation of linear transformation
Change of basis
Vector Spaces
Linear dependence and independence
Rank and nullity of a matrix
Properties of vector spaces
Span of a vector space
Basis of a vector space
Properties of vectors and vector arithmetic
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
The Characteristic Equation
Matrix Decomposition
LU decomposition
QR decomposition
Singular Value decomposition
Orthogonality/Least Squares
Inner product spaces
Orthonormal bases
Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization
Least squares regression

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Ordinary Differential Equations (Back to Math)
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
Define and classify differential equations
Determine whether a function is a solution to a DE
Existence and Uniqueness Theorem
Principle of Superposition
1st order Ordinary Differential Equations
Identify 1st order linear, separable, exact, Bernoulli, and homogeneous 1st order ODEs
Find general solution for 1st order ODEs
Solve 1st order initial value problems
Construct and solve ODEs for applications such as mixtures, populations, and Newtonian Mechanics
Gaining information about ODEs without solving
Identify autonomous 1st order ODEs
Find and classify equilibrium solutions to autonomous 1st order ODEs with constant coefficients
Predict end behavior of solution to autonomous ODE given initial condition
Construct, identify, and interpret slope/direction fields
Euler's method
Higher Order ODEs
Linear independence of solutions
Construct and solve problems involving harmonic motion, electrical circuits, and projectile motion
Solve linear higher order ODEs with constant coefficients using method of undetermined coefficients
Find second solution to 2nd order ODE using method of Reduction of Order
Find particular solution to 2nd order nonhomogeneous ODE using variation of parameters
Solve Cauchy-Euler equations
Laplace Transforms
Compute Laplace transforms of simple functions using definition of Laplace tranform
Compute Laplace transforms of polynomial, exponential, and trig functions using table
Solve IVPs using Laplace transforms
Power Series Solutions of ODEs
Manipulate power series
Identify ordinary and singular points of ODEs
Evaluate recurrence relations
Find power series solutions of ODEs
Systems of 1st Order Differential Equations
Use row operations to reduce matrices
Compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors of square matrices
Solve system of two 1st order linear ODEs with constant coefficients using matrix methods
Convert 2nd order linear ODE to a system of two first order linear ODEs
Orthonormal bases
Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization
Least squares regression

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Elementary Science (Back to Science)
Grades 4-6 Insect Life Cycle
5 Senses Invertebrates
Animals Investigation
Astronomy Light
Atmosphere Light Energy
Atoms Magnets
Basic Needs for Living Organisms Matter
Calendar Nitrogen Cycle
Carbon Cycle Organ Systems
Cells Plants
Classifying Living Things Reproduction
Earthquakes Resources
Earth's Resources Rock Cycle
Earth's Surface Rocks
Ecosystem Seasons
Electricity Simple Machines
Energy Soil
Energy Conservation States of Matter
Environment Tools
Food Chain/Web Vertebrates
Forces and Motion Volcanoes
Fossils Water
Genetics Weather
Heat Work

(Grades 7-8)
Cell Structure and Function
Human Body
Living Organisms
Metric system
Periodic Table
Scientific Method
Scientific Tools

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Earth Science (Back to Science)
Math basics Geology (cont'd)
Algebra Hot Spots
Dimensional analysis Landforms
Metric system Paleomagnetism and Plate Dynamics
Scientific notation Minerals
Significant digits Elements
Nature of Science Mineral composition of Earth
Accuracy and precision Identification
Bias and Ethics Simple Identity Tests
Communication Planetary composition and distribution
Data collection and analysis Types of Rock and the Rock Cycle
Models Chemical Cycles
Scientific Method Nitrogen – Oxygen – Carbon
Scientific Quantities Erosion and Weathering
Scientific Thinking Glaciers
Scientists and Discoveries Soil
Theories and Laws Water
Tools and Measurement Water cycle
Graphical interpretations Biomes
Geology Population
Time Growth rate
Relative Time Food supply
Absolute Time Pollution
Divisions of Geologic Time Land – Water (sewage) – Air – Chemical --
Origin of Earth Thermal
Evolution of life on Earth Ecosystems
First Principle of Geology Energy flow – Carbon cycle – Population Growth
Principle of Uniform Process Natural Resources
Law of Superposition Renewable/Non-renewable energy
Relative Age sources
Unconformity Green House Effect
Fossils Acid Rain
Radioactive dating of rocks Management
Plate Tectonics Climate change
Parts of the Earth – characteristics and Human impact/changes to planet
classification Natural disasters – causes, effects, impact
Chemical layers of the Earth Meteorology
Physical layers of the Earth Air
Evidence and theories of Plate Tectonics Composition
Alfred Wegener Smog
Pangaea Pressure
Sea Floor Spreading Temperature
Tectonic Plates Layers
Plate Boundaries Energy Absorption/reflection
Subduction zones Solar and Terrestrial Radiation
Earthquakes Convection currents
Richter Scale Moisture and Atmospheric stability
Seismic Waves Wind – local and global
Volcanoes Convection Cell
Ring of Fire Coriolis Effect

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Meteorology (cont'd) Tides
Weather Conditions and how they are created Features of the Moon
Humidity Theories of the creation of the moon
Saturation Sun
Relative Humidity and calculations Energy production - Fusion
Dew Point Life cycle
Fronts Layers
Jet Stream Sunspots
Global Weather Prominences – solar flares
Predication, forecast and measurement Auroras
Tools for measuring weather conditions Solar system
Weather map construction and interpretation Structure and composition
Clouds Inner (Terrestrial) Planet characteristics
Air Mass and specifics
Climates Outer (Jovian) planet characteristics and
Oceanography specifics
Sea Floor Profile Motion
Parts of the Ocean Kepler’s Law
Salinity Stars
Contributories to the water in the ocean Classifications
Resources Life span/cycle
Coriolis Effect Creation of elements
Major currents in the world and features Spectroscopy
Waves H-R Diagram
Tsunami characteristics Distances
Astronomy Galaxies
Earth, Sun, and Moon System Distances
Historical views of the solar system Amount
Geocentric (Ptolemy) Types
Heliocentric (Copernicus) Composition
Time Zones Gravity
Day Length Formation of planets
Seasons Big Bang Theory and evidence
Phases of the moon Space probes and exploration
Eclipses - Lunar and Solar Telescopes

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Biology (Back to Science)
Chemistry of Life
Important properties of water
Molecular Movement, Osmosis and Diffusion
Chemical Gradients
Monomers and Polymers
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids
Origins of life
• Cell Structure and Function
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Structure and function of:
Cell Membrane, Cell Wall, Cytoplasm, Cytoskeleton, Centriole, Nucleus, Nuclear Membrane,
Nucleolus, Golgi Apparatus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosome, Lysosome, Mitochondrion,
Chloroplast, Vacuole, Vesicle
Cellular Transport Across the Cell Membrane
Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane and Semi-permeability
Active Transport
Facilitated Diffusion
Passive Transport
Receptor Proteins
Signaling Molecules
Cell junctions
• Cellular Energetics
Autotrophs and Heterotrophs
Change in free energy
Exergonic and Endergonic Reactions
Enzymes, Enzymatic Functions, and Enzymatic Pathways
Coupled reactions, activation energy, and ATP
Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis
Calvin Cycle
Krebs Cycle
Electron Transport Chain
• Cell Reproduction
Cell cycle
G0, G1, S, G2, and M Phases of the Cell Cycle
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors in relation to cell cycle: p53, MLH1,BRCA1/2 etc.
• Molecular Biology
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Famous genetic experiments-Hershey/Chase, Fred Griffith, Avery, Meselson/Stahl, Chargaff, and Watson/Crick.
Semi-conservative replication
DNA and genome structure
Introns and mRNA splicing
Translation and protein processing
Regulation of Gene Expression and Epigenetics
Mutations and Chromosomal Abnormalities
Genetic Engineering Techniques (PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, Restriction Enzymes, Cloning, and DNA
Sequencing, and Gene Mapping) and Their Uses
• Heredity
Mendel's Law of Heredity
Dominance, co-dominance, and incomplete dominance
Monohybrid, Dihybrid, and Trihybrid Crosses
Probability of Genotypes or Phenotypes based on Genetic Crosses
Sex-linked Traits
Pedigree Analysis
Mitochondrial DNA
• Evolution and Phylogeny
Common Ancestry
Three-Domain Hypothesis
Cell Theory and Characteristics of Life
Theory of Endosymbiosis
RNA World Hypothesis
Natural Selection and Fitness
Evidence Supporting Evolution (Fossil Record, DNA, Protein, Mathematical Models, etc.)
Examples of Selective Pressures and Their Effects on Population
Types of Selection
The Role of Genetic Drift, Mutation, and Sexual Reproduction in Evolution
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Phylogenetic Trees & Cladograms
Speciation & Extinction
• Bacteria
Basic Structures Including:
Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Ribosomes, Plasmids, Flagella, Nucleoid
Bacterial Conjugation
Binary Fission
• Viruses
Basic Structure Including:
Capsid/Coat Proteins
Genetic Material (including Reverse Transcriptase for RNA viruses)
Relationship of Cell Receptors to Entrance of Viruses into Host cells
Lytic and Lysogenic Stages of Virus Life Cycle
Relationship of Viruses to Cancer
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• Animal Form & Function
Body Plan Development
Surface Area to Volume
Origin and Function of the Following Cell Types
Epithelial, Connective, Muscle, Nervous
Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems
Homeostasis, Feedback Loops, and Hormones
Animal Behavior
Animal Reproduction
Endotherms and Ectotherms
Characteristics of the Following Taxa:
Protists, Porifera, Cnidaria, Nematoda, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Chordata
• Plant Form & Function
Evolution of Plants from Algae
Adaptations of Plants to Land
Vascular and Nonvascular Plants
Pollen, Seeds, Flowers, and Fruit
Plant Reproduction
Alternation of Generations
Plant Structures Including…
Leaf, Stomata, Cuticle
Xylem, Phloem
Rhizoids, Sporangium, Spores
Roots, Meristem, Sepal, Petal
Anther, Filament, Stamen, Stigma, Style, Ovary, Pistil, Fruit
Pollen, Seed, Flower
Angiosperms (including Monocots and Dicots) and Gymnosperms (including Conifers)
Response to Stimuli (hormones involved) Including:
Auxins, Phototropism, Gravitropism
• Fungi • General Science
Role In Decomposition Interpreting and Graphing Scientific Data
Reproduction Interpreting and Summarizing Information
Fungal Structures Including: from Literature
Spores, Hyphae, Ascus, Stalk, Cap Development of Science Fair Projects
• Ecology Assistance with Lab-related Assignments
Biomes Proofreading Reports for Science Content
Biodiversity • Lab techniques
Ecosystem Energy Flow Microscopy
Life History Strategies Spectrophotometry
Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers Centrifugation
Population Growth and Regulation Serial dilution
Biotic and Abiotic Factors Affecting Gel electrophoresis
Environments Bacterial culturing
All biogeochemical cycles including:
Water, Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur, and
Phosphorus Cycles
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Chemistry (Back to Science)
Math basics Using Chemical Equations in Calculations
Algebra – Dimensional analysis – Metric Density
system –Scientific notation – Significant digits Avogadro’s number
Nature of Science Conversions between atoms, molecules,
Accuracy and precision moles, and masses
Bias and Ethics Percent composition
Communication Balancing Chemical Equations
Data collection and analysis Classification of Reactions
Models Single Displacement (replacement) –
Pseudo Sciences Double displacement (replacement) –
Safety Decomposition – Synthesis
Science and Society (composition) – Combustion
Scientific Method Stoichiometry
Scientific Quantities Empirical formula
Scientific Thinking Molecular formula
Scientists and Discoveries Limiting Reagent
Theories and Laws Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory
Tools and Measurement Kinetic-Molecular Theory
Graphical interpretations Pressure and equivalent units (ex. atm, psi,
Basic laboratory equipment identification kPa, Pa, etc)
Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds Volume and equivalent units (ex. mmHg, Torr,
Matter etc)
Atoms Temperature and equivalent units
Molecules STP
Compounds Maxwell-Boltzman Distribution
Mixture Graham’s Law
Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Diffusion
Chemical and Physical Properties Effusion
Symbols Boyle’s Law
Ions Charles’ Law
Polyatomic ions Guy-Lussac’s Law
Isotopes Combined gas Law
Elements Ideal Gas Law
Atomic Mass Determine density and molar mass from ideal
Atomic Number gas law
Mass Number Dalton’s Law
Periodic Table Collecting gas over water and partial pressures
Law of Definite Proportions Avogadro’s Principle
Creating compound based on their charges Gas Mixtures and Partial Pressure
Mole Concept Kinetic Molecular Theory
Molar Mass Non-ideal Gases
Determining of a formula of a compound ionic Atomic and Molecular Structure
and covalent Atomic Theories
Nomenclature for ionic and covalent Atomic Structure
compounds including the rules for transition Octet Rule
metals Electron Configurations
Hydrates Lewis Dot Structure
Atmospheric Chemistry Periodic Trends
Ionization energies
Electron Affinity
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Atomic and Molecular Structure (Cont'd) Aqueous Solutions
Electronegativity Solution
Ionic Size Solvent
Atomic Size Solute
Reactivity Saturated
Chemical Bonding Unsaturated
Ionic – Covalent – Hydrogen – Metallic Supersaturated
Valence electrons Dilute
Orbitals Molarity
Orbital Geometry Molality
Molecular Geometry Normality
VSEPR theory Mole Fraction (X)
Quantum Theory Weight percent (wt%)
Polarity Parts per million (ppm)
Dipole moment Acids, Bases and Salts
Hybridization Acid
Sigma bond Base
Pi Bond Salt
Resonance structures Anion and Cation
Solids Electrolyte
Crystalline Solids Non-electrolyte
Bragg’s Law Indicators
Unit cell Neutralization
Simple – Face centered – Body centered – Dissociation
End-centered Conjugate acid
Conjugate base
Liquids and Changes of State
Strong acids and bases
Weak acids and bases
Surface tension
Transition states
Bronsted-Lowry Acid/Base
Lewis Acid/Base
pH and pOH
Melting Kinetics
Fusion Chemical Reaction Rates
Sublimation Rate Expressions
Triple point Reaction Mechanisms
Critical temperature Activation Energy
Critical pressure Chemical Equilibria
States of Matter Le Chatelier Principle
Solids – Non-Newtonians – Liquids – The Equilibrium Constant
Gases – Plasma Equilibrium Calculations
Phase Diagram Factors Affecting Equilibria
Kinetic Molecular Theory of Liquids ICE Tables
Physical Chemistry Ionic Equilibrium: Acids and Bases
Colligative Properties of Solutions Lewis Concept
Enthalpy Strong Acids and Bases
Hess’s Law Weak Acids and Bases
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Aqueous Equilibria Nuclear Chemistry
Common Ion Effect and Buffer Solutions Types of radiation
Henderson-Hasselbach Equation Alpha – Beta – Gamma
Titration Radioactive Decay
End Point Fission and Fusion
Equivalance point Nuclear equations
Acid-Base Titration Curves Half-life
Acid-Base Indicators Isotopes
The Solubility Product Ksp Bohr equations
Solubility and the Common Ion Effect Rydberg equation
Solubility and Complex Ions Energy relationship to wavelength, frequency
ReDox and period
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Reduction – Oxidation – Oxidizing agent –
Electromagnetic Radiation
Reducing agent – Oxidation numbers – Half
Sources of energy
reactions – Activity series
Basic Organic Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics Carbon groups
Heat of formation/reactions Polymers
Enthalpy Names and chemical composition of
Spontaneity, Disorder and Entropy functional groups
Exothermic and Endothermic Basic nomenclature of organic compounds
Differentiate between heat and temperature Alkanes – Alkenes – Alkynes
Calories vs calories Saturated
Specific heat capacity Unsaturated
Various temperature scales (Fahrenheit, Cyclic hydrocarbons
Celsius, and Kelvin) Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Entropy and the Second Law
Gibbs Free Energy
Proteins – Carbohydrates – Nucleic acids
Equilibrium Constants
Lab techniques
Electrochemistry Synthesis of compounds (solid and gas)
Electrochemical Cells and Potentials Separation techniques
Voltaic Cells at Nonstandard Conditions Precipitation
Electrolytic Cells Filtration
Faraday’s Law Centrifugation
Titration using indicators and meters
Gravimetric Analysis

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Physics – Algebra-based (Back to Science)
Math basics Dynamics (Cont'd)
Algebra and Trigonometry Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
Dimensional analysis Static and kinetic friction
Metric system Air resistance
Scientific notation Elevator problems
Significant digits Incline planes
Vectors and scalars Atwood Machines
Addition using graphical methods Circular motion and rotation
Addition using algebraic methods Uniform circular motion
Components of vectors Circular speed
Equilibriants Centripetal Force
Nature of Science Frequency and Period
Accuracy and precision Vertical Circular motion
Bias and Ethics Rotational Kinematics
Communication Moment of inertia
Data collection and analysis Rotational Kinetic Energy
Models Work, energy and power
Pseudo Sciences Work and work-kinetic energy theorem
Safety Conservative forces and Potential energy
Science and Society Gravity – Springs
Scientific Method Conservation of mechanical energy
Scientific Quantities Power
Scientific Thinking Simple Harmonic motion
Scientists and Discoveries Springs and Hooke’s Law
Theories and Laws Pendulums
Tools and Measurement Energies of SHM
Kinematics Graphs of SHM
Position, Distance, and Displacement Spring-mass system
Speed and velocity Momentum
Acceleration Momentum definition
Position vs time graphs Impulse
Velocity vs time graphs Impulse-Momentum Theorem
Kinetic equations under constant acceleration Non-constant force
Free fall equations Conservation of linear momentum and
Projectiles collisions
Circular motion Inelastic and elastic collisions
Center of mass Two dimensional collisions
Dynamics Angular momentum
Newton’s Laws Conservation of angular momentum
Static equilibrium (1st Law) Sources of energy on Earth
Translational equilibrium Fluid Mechanics
Rotational equilibrium (torque) Density and Pressure
Free Body Diagram Density
Dynamics of a single body (2nd law) -- Specific gravity
Force Pressure as a function of depth
Systems of two or more bodies (3rd law) Pascal’s Law
Weight and weightless Buoyancy – Archimedes’ Principle
Universal Gravitation Fluid dynamics
Gravitational Fields Fluid Flow continuity equation
Orbits Bernoulli’s Equation
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Fluid Mechanics (Cont'd) Current Electricity
Hydrostatics EMF
Fluid Pressure Circuits
Thermal Physics AC/DC
Heat Current
Temperature Resistance
Mechanical Equivalent of heat Electric Power
Heat Transfer and thermal expansion Electric Energy
Linear expansion of solids Resistors in series
Volume expansion of solids and liquids Resistors in Parallel
Calorimetry Batteries and Internal Resistance
Kinetic Theory Kirkoff’s Law
Ideal Gases Ohm’s Law
Gas laws Voltmeters
Thermodynamics Ammeters
Processes and PV diagrams RC circuits
Isothermal – Isobaric – Isometric -- Electromagnetism
Adiabatic – Cyclic Force of a magnetic field on a moving charge
Zeroth law of Thermodynamics Force of a magnetic field on a current carrying
First law of Thermodynamics wire
Internal energy – Energy conservation Torque on a crrent carrying loop
– Molar heat capacity of a gas Magnetic fields due to straight and coiled wires
Second law of Thermodynamics Electromagnetic Induction
Directions and processes Magnetic flux
Entropy Faraday’s Law
Third Law of Thermodynamics Lens’s Law
Heat engines and Carnot engines Motors
Refrigerators Mass Spectrometers
Rms speed of gas molecules Generators
Avogadro’s number and Boltzmann’s Wave Motion and Sound
constant Description and characteristics of waves
Electrostatics Types of waves
Electric charges Standing waves
Conductors, insulators and semi-conductors Beats
Charging by conduction Harmonics
Charging by induction Wave on a string
Coulomb’s Law Wave in a tube
Electric fields Doppler Effect
Gauss’ Law Sound intensity
Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential Sound Power
Motion of charges particles in electric fields Relative sound intensity
Graphical description of capacitance
(charge vs. voltage)
Law of reflection
Slope – capacitance
Area – energy storage
Snell’s Law
Capacitors in series and parallel
Total Internal reflection
Point charge distribution
Critical angle
Parallel plates
Images formed by plane mirrors
Cathode Ray tubes
Images formed by spherical mirrors
Millikan Oil Drop Experiment
Images formed by parabolic mirrors
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Optics (Cont'd) Nuclear Physics
Images formed by lenses Atomic mass
Ray-diagrams Mass number
Thin lens Atomic number
Mirror equation Mass defect and binding energy
Image formation by a two-lens system Nuclear processed
Interference Modes of radioactive decay (alpha, beta,
Superposition Principle gamma)
Double slit interference Fission
Thin Film Fusion
Newton’s Ring Mass-energy equivalence
Non-reflective coating for glass Conservation of energy-mass
Diffraction Nuclear symbols
Single slit Nuclear reactions
Superposition of double slit Neutrino
Diffraction gratings Chain reactions
Interference and Diffraction patterns Isotopes
Polarization States of matter
The electromagnetic spectrum Atomic Models
Inverse square law
Modern Physics
Atomic Physics and Quantum Effects
Photons and photoelectric effect
Energy and linear momentum of photons
X-ray production
Electron energy levels
Ionization energy
Emission spectrum
Absorption spectrum
Continual spectrum
Compton Effect
Wave nature of matter
DeBroglie equation
DeBroglie Hypothesis: Davisson-Germer

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Physics – Calculus-based (Back to Science)
This subject covers the material from AP Physics C-Mechanics, AP Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism, and
introductory college level physics courses that require calculus as a prerequisite.
Math Basics Dynamics (Cont'd)
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus Write differential equation for velocity
Dimensional analysis as a function of time
Units and unit conversions Method of separation of variables to
The metric system derive the equation for velocity as a
Scientific notation function of time
Estimates and orders of magnitudes Expression of acceleration as a
Significant figures function of time while under the
Vectors and scalars influence of drag
Addition using graphical methods Systems of two or more bodies (3rd law)
Addition using algebraic methods Mass and weight
Components of vectors Fundamental forces of nature
Unit vectors Static and kinetic friction
Equilibrants Air resistance
Cross product Elevator problems
Dot product Incline planes
Derivatives Atwood Machines
Integrals Dynamics of circular motion
Nature of Science Centripetal force
Accuracy and precision Work, energy and power
Data collection via observation and Work and the work-kinetic energy theorem
measurement and the analysis of this data Integrate to calculate the work performed by a
Error analysis varying force
Experimental design Conservative forces and potential energy
Models Gravitational potential energy
Scientific method Elastic potential energy (springs)
Tools and measurement Non-conservative forces
Communicating scientific results Conservation of mechanical energy
Newtonian Mechanics Energy diagrams
Kinematics (Motion Along a Straight Line)
Position, distance, and displacement Systems of particles, linear momentum,
Average and instantaneous velocity impulse and collisions
Difference between velocity and speed Center of mass
Average and instantaneous acceleration Symmetrical object
Position vs time graphs Two object system
Velocity vs time graphs Integration to determine for a thin rod of
Acceleration vs time graphs non-uniform density
Differential determination of position, velocity Linear momentum concerns
and acceleration as a function of time Momentum
Kinematic equations under constant Momentum definition
acceleration Impulse
Dynamics Impulse-Momentum Theorem
Newton’s Laws of Motion Non-constant force
Static equilibrium (1st Law) Conservation of linear momentum and
Translational equilibrium collisions
Free Body Diagram Inelastic and elastic collisions
Dynamics of a single body (2nd law) – Two dimensional collisions
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Circular Motion and Rotations Gravitation (cont'd)
Uniform circular motion Parallel combinations of identical or
Angular velocity and acceleration differing lengths of springs
Frequency and period Torsional pendulum
Vertical circular motion Thermal Physics
Rotational kinematics Heat
Moment of inertia Temperature
Rotational inertia Mechanical Equivalent of heat
Parallel axis theorem Heat Transfer and thermal expansion
Rotational kinetic energy Linear expansion of solids
Work and power in rotational motion Volume expansion of solids and liquids
Torque Calorimetry
Torque and angular acceleration for a rigid Kinetic Theory
object Ideal Gases
Rotation of a rigid object around a fixed axis Gas laws
Angular momentum Thermodynamics
Conservation of angular momentum Processes and PV diagrams
Gyroscopes and precession Isothermal
Equilibrium and Elasticity Isobaric
Rotational equilibrium (torque) Isometric
Conditions for static equilibrium Adiabatic
Center of gravity Cyclic
Stress, strain, and elastic moduli Zeroth law of Thermodynamics
Elasticity First law of Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics Internal energy
Density and Pressure Energy conservation
Density Molar heat capacity of a gas
Specific gravity Second law of Thermodynamics
Pressure as a function of depth Directions and processes
Pascal’s Law Entropy
Buoyancy – Archimedes’ Principle Third Law of Thermodynamics
Fluid dynamics Heat engines and Carnot engines
Fluid Flow continuity equation Refrigerators
Bernoulli’s Equation Rms speed of gas molecules
Hydrostatics Avogadro’s number and Boltzmann’s
Fluid Pressure constant
Viscosity and Turbulence Electricity and Magnetism
Gravitation Electrostatics
Universal Gravitation Electric charges
Gravitational Fields Conductors, insulators and semiconductors
Orbits Charging by conduction
Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion Charging by induction
The Motion of satellites Coulomb’s Law
Apparent Weight Electric fields
Oscillatory Motion Electric Field Lines
Springs and Hooke’s Law Electric Dipoles
Pendulums Electric Flux
Energies of simple harmonic motion Gauss’s Law
Graphs of simple harmonic motion Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential
Spring-mass system Potentials of charge distributions
Resonance and sinusoidal external force
Damped oscillations

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Conductors, Capacitors and Dielectrics Electromagnetism (Cont'd)
Electrostatics with conductors RL circuits
Equipotential surfaces LC circuits
Capacitance LRC circuits
Graphical description of capacitance Faraday’s Law
(charge vs. voltage) Lenz’s Law
Slope – capacitance Alternating current circuits
Area – energy storage Phasors and alternating currents
Capacitors in series and parallel RMS voltages and currents
Point charge distribution Resistance and reactance
Parallel plates AC LRC circuits
Cathode Ray tubes Power in AC circuits
Millikan Oil Drop Experiment Resonance in AC circuits
Condensers Displacement current
Voltage, charge and stored energy in a Maxwell’s equations
capacitor Motors
Cylindrical vs. Spherical capacitors Mass spectrometers
Dielectrics Generators
Current and Resistance Transformer
Current Wave, Motion, and Sound
Resistivity Description and characteristics of waves
Resistance Types of waves
Direct Current Electric Circuits Standing waves
EMF Beats
Electric Power Harmonics
Electric Energy Wave on a string
Resistors in series Wave in a tube
Resistors in Parallel Doppler Effect
Batteries and Internal Resistance Sound intensity
Kirchhoff’s Law Sound Power
Ohm’s Law Relative sound intensity
Voltmeters Optics
Ammeters Nature and Propagation of Light
RC circuits Reflection
Magnetic Fields Law of reflection
Sources of magnetic fields Refraction
Right-hand rule Snell’s Law
Left-hand rule Total internal reflection
Force of a magnetic field on a moving charge Critical angle
Force of a magnetic field on a current carrying Geometric Optics
wire Images formed by plane mirrors
Torque on a current carrying loop Images formed by spherical mirrors
Magnetic fields due to straight and coiled Images formed by parabolic mirrors
wires Images formed by lenses
Biot-Savart Law Ray-diagrams (Geometric Optics)
Ampère’s Law Thin lens
Electromagnetism Mirror equation
Motion of charged particles in electric and Image formation by a two-lens system
magnetic fields Physical Optics
Electromagnetic induction Interference
Magnetic flux Superposition principle
Inductance Double slit interference
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Nature and Propagation of Light (Cont'd) Modern Physics (Cont'd)
Thin film Absorption spectrum
Newton’s ring Lasers
Non-reflective coating for glass Continuum spectrum
Diffraction Compton Effect
Single slit Wave nature of matter
Superposition of double slit DeBroglie equation
Diffraction gratings DeBroglie Hypothesis: Davisson-Germer
Interference and diffraction patterns experiment
Huygen’s Principle Nuclear physics
Polarization Atomic mass
The electromagnetic spectrum Mass number
Inverse square law Atomic number
Modern Physics Mass defect and binding energy
Quantum Mechanics and the nature of light Nuclear processed
Relativity Modes of radioactive decay (alpha,
Frames of reference beta, gamma)
Time dilation Fission
Length Contraction Fusion
Relativistic momentum Mass-energy equivalence
Rest mass energy Conservation of energy-mass
Atomic physics and quantum effects Nuclear symbols
Photons and photoelectric effect Nuclear reactions
Energy and linear momentum of photons Neutrino
X-ray production Chain reactions
Electron energy levels Isotopes
Ionization energy States of matter
Emission spectrum Atomic models

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Anatomy & Physiology (Back to Science)
Anatomical Terminology
Anatomical Regions, Cavities, Planes of Symmetry, and Directional Terms
General Chemistry
Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
Bonding: Ionic, Covalent, and Hydrogen
pH scale, Acids and Bases, Organic and Inorganic Compounds
Macromolecules: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids
Cellular Biology
Light and Electron Microscope Images and Uses
Cell Structure: Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm, Nucleus
Organelle Structure and Function
Protein Synthesis
Metabolism and Homeostasis
Mitosis and Meiosis
Structure, Function, Location, and Subtypes of Epithelial, Connective, Muscular, and Nervous Tissue
Ectoderm, Mesoderm, and Endoderm and their derivatives
Organ Systems
Functions of the Integument
Layers composing the epidermis and dermis
Nutrient and Oxygen Supply to the epidermis and dermis
Subcutaneous layer
Accessory Organ Structure and Function: Hair, Nails, and Glands
Basic Knowledge skin cancer types and prognoses
Functions of the Skeletal System
Structure and Function of Cartilage
Bone Markings, Shapes, Matrix, Structures, and Names
Bone Cells Structure and Function: Osteocyte, Osteoclast, and Osteoblast
Differentiate between Compact & Spongy Bone
Differentiate between Endochondral and Intramembranous Ossification
Differentiate between Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
Basic knowledge of bone fractures and osteoporosis
Supporting Ligaments and discs
Types of Joints and their locations
Functions of the Muscular System
Types and Locations of Muscular Tissue
Muscle Cell Structure and Function
Sliding Filament Theory & Excitation – Contraction Coupling
Sources of Energy for Muscle
Role of Exercise and Muscle Function
Knowledge of Names and Locations of muscles
Structure and Function of Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestines, Colon, Liver, Gall Bladder, Appendix and
Mechanical Digestion, Chemical Digestion
Absorption and transport of nutrients

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pH balance and enzymatic function
Hormone regulation of digestive function and appetite
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Nervous function
Digestive Disease
Normal Flora of the gut
Functions and Divisions of the Nervous System
Structure and Function of Neurons and Neuroglia
Generation and Propagation of an action potential
Synapses, Neurotransmitters, and Myelination
Brain Structure, Divisions, and Functions
Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Structure and Function
Special Senses: Olfaction, Taste, Vision, Hearing, and Balance
Structure and Function of the Autonomic Nervous System
Second Messenger Pathways
Steroid production and function
Role of Hypothalamus
Structure & Function of Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Pancreas, testes, Ovaries, and Pineal
Hormones produced and their function
Functions and Composition of Blood
Clotting Cascade
Blood typing and diagnostic tests
Structure and Function of the heart
Electrical Activity of the Heart
Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Output
Knowledge of Arteries and Veins that supply the body
Immunity & Lymphatic
Innate and Adaptive Immunity
Types and Functions of Immune Cells
Immunological Surveillance and Tolerance
Acquired Immunity
Structure and Function of Lymph Nodes, Spleen, Lymphoid Tissue, and Peyers Patches
Lymphatic Circulation
Functions of the Respiratory System
Anatomy and Histology of the Respiratory Tract and Lungs
Properties of Ventilation and Pulmonary Function Tests
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide exchange and circulation
Structure and Function of the Kidney
Glomerular Filtration and Tubular Section & Reabsorption
Renin-Angiotensin Aldosterone Pathway
Function of Vasopressin (ADH) and Atrial Natriuretic Peptide
Structure and Function of the Ureter, Bladder, and Urethra
Meiosis and Gamete Production
Structure and Function of the Male & Female Reproductive System
Fertilization and Pregnancy

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Microbiology (Back to Science)
The microbiology course is considered an advanced science course. It is expected that tutors are
knowledgeable in foundational biological, chemical and mathematical concepts as they underlie and
relate to microbiology

Basic Biology Microbial Traits (Cont'd)

Eukaryotes Taxonomy and classification (Bergey)
Prokaryotes Cytology
Cellular division of eukaryotic and prokaryotic Cellular physiology
cells Genetics
Functional anatomy of various cells Structure
Whitaker Five Kingdoms Replication
Woese Three Domain clarification Expression
Microbial Traits Mechanisms of variation
Types Mapping of distances in genes
Bacteria Lac operon
Algae Lac repressor
Fungi Trp operon
Protists Arabinose operon
Helminthes Genetic recombination
Viruses Transformation
Viroids Conjugation
Prions Transduction
Archaea Ecology
Nutrition Biogeochemical cycling
Growth Carbon cycle
Control in various environments Nitrogen cycle
Acidic Oxygen cycle
Basic Phosphorous cycle
High temperature Sulfur cycle
Low temperature Water cycle
Saline Mercury cycle
Nutrient rich and nutrient poor Atrazine cycle
Structure Microorganisms in marine and freshwater
Metabolism ecosystems
Pathways Microorganisms in terrestrial ecosystems
Catabolism Symbiosis
Anabolism Mutualism
Gram positive bacteria anatomy Commensalism
Low G + C gram positives Parasitism
High G + C gram positives Pathogenicity
Gram negative bacteria anatomy Germ Theory
Deinococci Infection and reproduction
Nonproteobacteria Host and parasite relationship
Biochemistry processes Infectious disease
Recombinant DNA technology Disease transmission
Vectors Nosocomial infections
PCR Mechanisms of pathogenicity
Restriction enzymes Antimicrobial drugs
Gene cloning Important pathogens and diseases

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Pathogenicity (Cont'd) Laboratory Techniques
Respiratory system Basic laboratory equipment identification
Cardiovascular system Guidelines for safe handling of
Lymphatic system microorganisms and infectious materials
Nervous system Microscope use including oil emersion
Gastrointestinal system Methods for taking clinical samples
Endocrine system Incubation techniques
Urinary and reproductive systems Inoculation techniques
Integument system and eyes Isolation techniques
Immune system Identification techniques
Sterilization Gram stain
Disinfection ELISA
Immunization Chromatography
Innate host resistance Spectrophotometry
Adaptive Immunity Serial dilution technique and calculations
Antimicrobial chemotherapy
Microbiology of food
Industrial microbiology

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Organic Chemistry (Back to Science)
Structure & Bonding Stereochemistry
Electron Configurations of Atoms Isomers
Chemical Bonding & Valence Constitutional isomers
Charge Distribution in Molecules Stereoisomers
The Shape of Molecules Chiral and achiral
Isomers Enantiomers
Analysis of Molecular Formulas Optical activity
Resonance R and S configurations
Atomic and Molecular Orbitals Diastereomers
Intermolecular Forces Fischer projections
Boiling & Melting Points Meso compounds
Hydrogen Bonding Nucleophilic Substitution, Elimination, and
Crystalline Solids Addition reactions
Water Solubility
Functional Groups – Properties, Biochemicals – Structure & Function of…
Nomenclature, Synthesis, & Reactions of… Carbohydrates
Alkanes Lipids
Alkenes Amino acids
Alkynes Proteins
Alkyl halides Enzymes
Alcohols Vitamins
Aromatics Lab techniques
Ketones Synthesis of compounds (solid and gas)
Ethers Separation techniques
Esters Precipitation
Carboxylic acids Filtration
Amides Centrifugation
Amines Distillation
Acids & Bases Chromatography
Arrhenius acids and bases Solubility
Lowry-Brønsted Acids & Bases Melting point determination
Lewis Acids and Bases Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Acid dissociation constants and pH spectrometer operation and analysis
Effect on acidity by… Infrared (IR) spectrometer operation and
Structure analysis
Electronegativity effects Gas chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
Hybridization effects (GC-MS) analysis
Resonance effects
Inductive effects

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Health Administration (Back to Science)
Governance and Organizational Structure
Organizational structures, key players, and their impact on health care delivery
Responsibility, authority, and accountability at each level of an organization
Developing, implementing, and updating strategic plans
Accreditation, regulatory, licensing, and certification programs
Quality and Performance Improvement
Quality assessment programs and procedures
Importance of regulation in health care organizations and its impact on continuous
quality improvement
Processes of continuous quality improvement, including the cost-quality paradigm
Law, Ethics, and Professionalism
Government regulations and laws affecting the healthcare environment
Relationship between healthcare law and healthcare ethics
Application of moral, ethical, and legal principles in the delivery of healthcare
Role of healthcare workers in protecting patient rights
Human Resources
Assessing personnel needs
Recruitment, selection, compensation, and training of personnel
Evaluation of personnel including disciplinary actions
General management principles
Role of leadership in promoting organizational effectiveness
Management change theories and strategic management
Healthcare Finance, Technology, and Information Management
Common financial tools, processes, and techniques used in healthcare
Revenue cycle & reimbursement
Financial considerations in the provision of health services (e.g. admitting and
registration, case management/denials, credit and collections)
Management and clinical information systems
Electronic health records including legal and ethical issues
Trends that are likely to shape the future of healthcare
Role, structure, and funding of various health care organizations (e.g. physician’s
office, walk-in clinic, hospital, ambulatory surgery center, rehabilitation center,
etc.), community health services, and public health
Patient relations

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Nursing (Back to Science)
Nursing Medical Surgical Fundamentals Nursing Pathophysiology (Cont'd)
Tutors must be knowledgeable about the Reproductive system
fundamentals of nursing including nursing roles, Musculoskeletal system
settings, health care trends, all body systems and Integumentary system
Cell and body tissue physiology
their disorders, emergency and disaster
Fluid and electrolyte balances
management, and mental health nursing. In
Genetic and hereditary disorders
particular, tutors should be familiar with nursing Inflammation, infection and immune response
care in all of the following areas: systems
Role of the medical-surgical nurse Oncological diseases
Nursing practice and interventions Otolarynchology
Health and nursing assessments Ophthalmology
Diagnostic testing and evaluation Nursing Pharmacology
Care of clients in the following areas: Nursing process in drug therapy
Pain Management Pharmacologic principles
Altered fluid electrolyte or acid-base Principles and practices of administration of
balance medication
Trauma and shock Drug calculations
Pre- and post surgery Dosage calculations
Infections Legal and ethical requirements in drug therapy
Altered immunity Life span of pharmaceuticals
Cancer Gene therapy and pharmacogenetics
Loss, grief and death Medication error response and prevention
Problems with substance abuse Essential knowledge of the following drug
Maternal-Child Health (OB) types:
Pediatrics Analgesic drugs
Psychiatric Nursing General and local anesthetics
Depressants and muscle relaxants
Nursing Care Plans Stimulants and related drugs
Tutors must be familiar with all aspects of the Antiepileptic drugs
creation of nursing care plans including: Psychotherapeutic drugs
Antiparkinsonian drugs
Adrenergic drugs
Nursing diagnosis
Cholinergic drugs
Outcomes and Interventions
Heart failure drugs
Creating the Nursing Care Plan
Antdysrhythmic drugs
Antianginal drugs
Implementation of the Nursing Care Plan
Antihypertensive drugs
Evaluation of the Nursing Care Plan
Diuretic drugs
Coagulation modifier drugs
Nursing Pathophysiology: Antilipemic drugs
Tutors must be knowledgeable of the following Pituitary drugs
systems and associated disorders: Thyroid and antithyroid drugs
Cardiovascular system Adrenal drugs
Circulatory system Women’s health drugs
Renal system Men’s Health drugs
Respiratory system Antihistamines, decongestants and
Nervous system antitussives
Gastrointestinal system Bronchodilators and other respiratory
Endocrine system drugs

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Nursing Pharmacology (Cont'd)
Antiviral drugs
Antitubercular drugs
Antifungal drugs
Antimalarial, antiprotozoal, antihelmintic
Anti-inflammatory and antigout drugs
Immunizing drugs
Antineoplastic drugs
Biologic response drugs
Acid controlling drugs
Bowel disorder drugs
Antiemetic and antinausea drugs
Anemia drugs
Dermatologic drugs
Opthamic and otic drugs
Hormones that regulate calcium and bone
Drugs used in oncologic disorders
OTC drugs, herbal and dietary

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Nursing RN (Pediatrics) (Back to Science)
• Systems and Associated Disorders Physiological
Cardiovascular and circulatory Safety
Excretory • Professional Performance
Gastrointestinal Advocacy
Immune Ethics
Integumentary Evidence-based practice and research
Musculoskeletal Law and regulation
Nervous and sensory
Reproductive Tutors must be knowledgeable about the
Respiratory fundamentals of nursing including nursing
roles, settings, and health care trends.
• Health Assessments
Communication with patients and Tutors must be knowledgeable of the
family following systems, and of associated
Diagnostic testing and evaluation disorders seen in all stages of childhood
Physical and developmental (newborn, infant, toddler, preschooler,
assessments school-age, and adolescent):
Cardiovascular system
• Health Promotion Circulatory system
Health promotion for pediatric Excretory system
patients Respiratory system
Health promotion for the families of Nervous system
pediatric patients Gastrointestinal system
Influences of family on child health Endocrine system
promotion Reproductive system
Influences of socioeconomics, culture, Musculoskeletal system
and religion on child health promotion Integumentary system
Immune system
• Nursing Care Otolaryngology
Chronic illness Ophthalmology
Cognitive and sensory impairment
Community-based nursing care Tutors should be familiar with nursing care as
Disability it applies to pediatric patients in all of the
End-of-life care following areas:
Family-centered care Communication with the patient and
• Interventions Pediatric nursing skills
Behavioral Physical and developmental
Community assessments
Family Diagnostic testing and evaluation
Health System
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Health promotion for patients in all Tutors should be familiar with pediatric
stages of childhood (newborn, variations of standard nursing practices and
infant, toddler, preschooler, interventions, including those in the following
school-age, and adolescent) areas:
and their families Pain assessment and management
Family, social, cultural, and religious Altered fluid electrolyte or acid-base
influences on child health balance
promotion Medication administration
Community-based nursing care Trauma and shock
Family-centered care at home and Pre- and post-surgery
during hospitalization Infections
Care of the child and family in the Altered immunity
following contexts: Cancer
Chronic illness
Cognitive and sensory
End-of-life care

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Social Studies (Back to Humanities)
Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Africa French and Indian War Slavery in America
American Historical Figures Geography South and Southeast Asia
American Revolution Government The Bill of Rights
China Greece The Constitution
Citizenship Holidays and Diversity The Declaration of
Civil Rights India Independence
Civil War Japan The Incas
Colonial Settlements in America Latin America The Mayans
Communities Louisiana Purchase Trade
East Asia and Pacific Mesopotamia War of 1812
Egypt Middle East Westward Expansion
Elections Native American Culture World Cultures
Europe Religions of the World
Family and Authority Rome

Middle Grades (Grades 7-8)

Africa Economics North America
American Revolution European History Religions of the World
Articles of Confederation Exploration Slavery in America
Byzantine Empire French and Indian War The Bill of Rights
Central and South America Geography The Constitution
China India The Declaration of
Civil Rights Japan Independence
Civil War Louisiana Purchase The Physical Environment
Colonial Settlements in America Mapping War of 1812
Demographic Concepts Middle East Westward Expansion
Early American government Monroe Doctrine
and political systems Native Americans

High School (Grades 9-12)

Africa Economics Soviet Union and Eastern
American Revolution European History Europe
Ancient Civilizations Geography The Bill of Rights
Articles of Confederation Gulf War The Constitution
Asia Industrialism The Monroe Doctrine
Civil War Korean War Vietnam War
Cold War Latin America War of 1812
Colonial Settlements in America Louisiana Purchase Westward Expansion
Contemporary World Events Middle East World War 1
Declaration of Independence Native Americans World War 2
Early American Government Prehistoric America
and Political Systems Reconstruction
Slavery in America

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English (Back to Humanities)
Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Adjectives Graphemes Prefix/Suffix
Adverbs Letter Writing Presentations
Antonyms Literary Analysis Pronouns
Compare/Contrast Literary Device Punctuation and Capitalization
Connotation Literary Themes Reading Comprehension
Contractions Non-Fiction Research Skills
Cross-Curricular Nouns Root Words
Reading/Writing Paragraphs Sentence Structure
Denotation Parts of Speech Synonyms
Extract ideas from a variety of Phonemes Verbs
texts Plays and Theater Vocabulary
Fiction Poetry Writing Sentences
Grammar Point of View

Middle Grades (Grades 7-8)

Characterization Literary Criticism Punctuation and Capitalization
Connotation Literary Devices Reading Comprehension
Content Area Literacy Literary Themes Research Skills - Sources and
Contextual Analysis Modes of Persuasion Documentation
Denotation Narrative Sentence Structure
Elements of a Story Non-Fiction Subject Area Themes
Grammar Oral Communication Theme
Interdisciplinary Subjects Plays and Theater Vocabulary
Interpreting Graphs in Text Point of View
Literary Analysis Prose and Poetry

High School (Grades 9-12)

Argument Literary Devices Presenting Media
Copyright Literary Periods Prose and Poetry
Exposition Literary Themes Punctuation and Capitalization
Expression through writing and Logical Development of Ideas Reading Comprehension
presenting Multimedia Communication Research Skills - Sources and
Figures of Speech Oral Communication Documentation
Functional Texts Organizational Features of Text Viewing Media
Grammar Persuasion Visual Communication
Literary Analysis Plays and Theater Vocabulary
Literary Criticism Point of View

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Literature (Back to Humanities)
Literary Periods and Movements Dramatic Elements/Genres
British Literature Classical Drama
The Enlightenment Comedy of Manners/Farce/Satire
Existentialism Drama: Tragedy/Comedy/Tragicomedy/Heroic
Medieval Literature Medieval Mystery/Miracle Plays
Modernism Renaissance Theater
Multi-Media World Drama Traditions
Naturalism Prose Fiction
Post-Colonial Literature Ballad
Post Modernism Elegy
Realism Epic
Religious Texts Lyric
Renaissance Literature Novellas
Romanticism Novels
Transcendentalism Poetry
Victorian Literature Prosody: Rhyme/Meter/Rhythm/Stanza
Literary Criticism Short Stories
Feminist and Gender Criticism Sonnet Italian/English
Formalism World Fiction Traditions
Historical Criticism and New Historicism World Poetry Traditions
Marxist Criticism Literary Elements
Mythological Criticism Character Development
Psychological/Sociological Criticism Character Types
Reader Response Criticism Narrative Point of View: First, Second, Third Person
Structuralism/ Deconstruction Plot Structure
Prose Non-Fiction Setting: Geographic, Historical, Socio-Economic
Biography Stylistic Characteristics of Literature
Creative Non-Fiction Thematic Characteristics of Literature
Essay Theme
News Media Versification
Non-Fiction Literary Devices
Irony: Verbal/Dramatic
Figurative Language: Imagery
Hyperbole and Synecdoche

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Essay Writing (Back to Humanities)
Business Writing
Citation and Documentation
College and Job Application Writing
Cover Letter Writing
Creative Writing
Descriptive Essay
Editing and Proofreading
Elements of Composition
Expository Essay
Five Paragraph Essay
Functional Writing
Interdisciplinary Writing
Journal Writing
Literary Analysis Writing
Organization and Outlining Essays
Persuasive Essay
Poetry Writing
Pre-writing Skills
Punctuation and Capitalization
Research Skills and Resources
Resume Writing
Speech Writing
Story Writing
Technical Writing
Thesis Statements
Topic Sentences
Use of Literary Devices
Vocabulary and Word Choice
Writing Conclusions
Writing for Standardized Tests
Writing Leads, Introductory Paragraphs, Conclusions
Writing Research Papers
Writing Process
Writing Sentences
Writing Strategies
Writing Styles

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College Essay Writing (Back to Humanities)
Business Writing
Citation and Documentation
College and Job Application Writing
Cover Letter Writing
Creative Writing
Descriptive Essay
Editing and Proofreading
Effective Content Analysis
Elements of Composition
Expository Essay
Interdisciplinary Writing
Journal Writing
Lab Reports
Literary Analysis Writing
Oral Communication
Organization and Outlining Essays
Performance Pieces
Persuasive Essay
Poetry Writing
Pre-writing Skills
Punctuation and Capitalization
Research Skills and Resources
Resume Writing
Speech Writing
Story Writing
Technical Writing
Thesis Statements
Use of Literary Devices
Vocabulary and Word Choice
Writing Conclusions
Writing for Standardized Tests
Writing Leads, Introductory Paragraphs, Conclusions
Writing Research Papers
Writing Strategies
Writing Styles

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Primary Reading (Back to Humanities)
Main idea and supporting details
Making predictions and inferences
Vocabulary and Word Recognition
Root words and affixes
Syllabication patterns
Spelling patterns
Context clues
Phonemic awareness
Author's Craft
Tone and mood
Figurative language
Point of view
Author's purpose
Literary devices
Types of genres
Text Structure
Literary elements
Cause and effect
Problem / solution
Compare and contrast
Order and sequence
Understanding Features of Genres
Fictional narratives
Informational texts

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Reading (Back to Humanities)
Describe features of different genres of writing or poetry. Apply suitable analysis strategies.
Fiction- narrative -identify features and analyze
Fiction-mystery/suspense- identify features and analyze
Poetry- identify features and analyze
Nonfiction-informational -identify features and analyze
Nonfiction-persuasive -identify features and analyze
Biography -identify features and analyze
Identify main ideas and details, both explicit and implied, within a text.
Main idea- explicitly stated
Main idea- implied
Locating details
Draw valid inferences from a written text and be able to identify supporting text evidence.
Create valid inferences
Locate text evidence to support an inferred claim
Correctly identify point of view (first person, second person, third, etc.) and analyze for potential
bias within a text.
First person point of view features and characteristics
Second person point of view features and characteristics
Third person point of view features and characteristics
Omniscient and Limited Omniscient Points of View
Reliable/Unreliable point of view narration
Identify text structures (cause and effect, chronological order, etc.) within a given text.
Cause and Effect
Problem solution
Main idea and Details
Chronological Order (Sequence)
Use an appropriate graphic organizer or other systematic approach (i.e. note-taking)to demonstrate
conceptual understanding of a text.
Venn Diagram
Identify an Author's purpose for writing
Alphanumeric/Structured outline format
Concept Web
Draw valid generalizations from a given text.
Create and/or identify valid generalizations from a text.
Locate text evidence to support a generalization
Correctly establish facts from a opinions within a text.
Identify facts from a text
Identify opinions from a text
Evaluate how graphic sources such as graphs, tables, charts, and other visual images increase
understanding of a text.
Analysis- graph, chart or table in a text
Analysis- picture
Other graphics in text context

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Integrate main ideas and key details or events to create an effective summary of a text, passage, or
Summarizing a passage
Details in a summary
Evaluate a given summary for completeness
Evaluate word meaning within a passage context, or in isolation.
Vocabulary in isolation
Vocabulary in context
Assess an author's purpose, use of tone, and theme based on a given text.
Identify an Author's purpose for writing
Identify tone of a given text
Identify theme of a given text
Evaluate reliability of sources, giving consideration to tone, mood or potential bias of the author.
Tone of text/effect on reliability
Mood of text/effect on reliability
Potential bias of author/effect on reliability
Evaluate persuasive writing to determine if an argument is presented logically, clearly, and
adequately to influence the reader.
Text features of persuasive writing
Argument effectiveness
Formulate connections between texts, compare and contrast two texts on related topics.
Text connections
Compare/contrasts related texts
Explain pre-reading activities that increase comprehension.
Justify pre-reading strategies
Analyze effective pre-reading activities
Utilize figurative language and textual elements to gain a better understanding of literature.

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Primary ESL (Back to Humanities)

Use of English Speaking

Articles Daily communication--giving directions, giving
Comparisons and Superlatives advice, etc.
Conditionals Differences between English pronunciation and
Countable and non-countable nouns spelling
Determiners Presentations
Indirect speech Pronunciation - Phonics as used in Primary ESL
Irregular verb forms Pronunciation: Identification of cause of
Modal verbs pronunciation errors
Participial adjectives Pronunciation: Phonetic (International Phonetic
Parts of a sentence Alphabet) transcription
Passive and active voice Pronunciation: Stress and intonation patterns
Passive causatives Listening
Phrasal verbs Identifying main ideas vs. details
Phrase usage: Neither, nor, such, so Listening comprehension strategies (scaffolding,
Prepositions note taking, predicting, etc)
Pronouns Processing contextual audio (lectures, presentations,
Question formation videos, etc.)
Relative clauses Visual Organizers (Venn diagrams, concept maps,
Subject-verb agreement etc.)
Tag questions Reading
Time expressions Analysis of figurative language
Uses of gerunds and infinitives Identifying main ideas vs. details
Using dictionaries Reading comprehension strategies (note taking,
Verb tense formation and uses predicting, skimming, etc)
Vocabulary: definitions, usage, collocations, word Visual Organizers (Venn diagrams, picture-walks,
families, and connotations. concept maps, etc.)
Vocabulary--finding meaning in context Pedagogy of ESL
Word form/Morphology Error correction strategies (response-repetition,
English Writing prompting, recasting, integration, metalinguistic
Conventions of standard written English syntax information, etc).
Linking words and text organizers Concept of communicative competence
Essay structure and development Differences among languages (phonology,
Parallel structure morphology, syntax, and semantics)
Word order Literacy learning strategies

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ESL (Back to Humanities)

English Language Use Types of Writing

Word form Critical Response
Verbs followed by gerunds or infinitives Synthesis
Verb tense formation and uses Argumentative
Time expressions Analysis
Tag questions Compare/contrast
Subjunctive mood Narrative
Subject-verb agreement Descriptive
Relative clauses Opinion
Pronouns Process
Prepositions Summary/paraphrase
Phrase usage: Neither, nor, such, so Research Papers
Phrasal verbs Speaking
Passive causatives Presentations
Passive and active voice Daily communication--giving directions, giving
Parts of a sentence advice, etc.
Participial adjectives Pronunciation--Stress and intonation patterns
Modal verbs Pronunciation--Phonetic (International Phonetic
Irregular verb forms Alphabet) transcription
Indirect speech Pronunciation--Identification of cause of
Countable and non-countable nouns pronunciation errors
Conditionals Listening
Comparisons Note taking
Articles Processing academic discourse (lectures,
Sentence Diagramming presentations, videos, etc.)
Vocabulary--finding meaning in context Identifying main ideas vs. details
Vocabulary--dictionary definitions, appropriate Visual Organizers (Venn diagrams, conept maps,
usage, collocations, word families, and connotations) etc.)
Using dictionaries Predicting
English Writing Reading
Conventions of standard written English syntax Note taking
Inversion Reading and processing academic texts
Linking words and text organizers Identifying main ideas vs. details
Parallel structure Visual Organizers (Venn diagrams, conept maps,
Prewriting--Brainstorming, outlining etc.)
Finishing the writing process--revising & editing Skimming/scanning
Avoiding Plagiarism Predicting
Using sources--credibility, citation, synthesizing info
Introductions and thesis statements
Paragraph construction (topic sentence, body,
concluding sentence)

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Symbolic Logic (Back to Humanities)
Inferences and Arguments (Premises and Conclusions)
Recognition of argument
Factual Statements
Form versus Content
Statements and Propositions
Deductive versus inductive logic
Sentential logic
Terms, predicates, variables, and pronouns
Compound formals
Necessary versus sufficient conditions
Statement connectives
Truth-functional derivations
Categorical Propositions
Components of a Categorical Proposition
Venn diagrams and the square of opposition
Aristotelian versus Boolean logic
Categorical Syllogisms
Standard form, mood and figure
Venn diagrams applied to syllogisms
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Propositional Logic
Symbols and translation
Truth functions
Truth tables
Tautology, contradiction, contingency, and replacement
Complex truth-functional formals
If statements versus Only if statements
Symbolizing the statement form
Natural deduction in propositional logic
Rules of implication and replacement
Proving logical truths
Predicate Logic
Symbols and translation
Change of Quantifier
Relational and Overlapping Quantifiers
Translations in monadic predicate logic
Translations in polyadic predicate logic
Complex predicates
Wide-scope quantifiers
Derivations in predicate logic
Symbolizing the statement form
Logic Truth Trees
Propositional Logic
Predicate Logic

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Introduction to Psychology (Back to Social Sciences)
History and Research Cognition
Approaches/schools of psychology Memory
Biological approach Working memory
Structuralism Memory storage and retrieval
Functionalism Long & short term memory
Gestalt Semantic/episodic
Freud & psychoanalysis Implicit/explicit
Behaviorism Forgetting
Cognitive revolution Memory errors
Research approaches: Language
Experimental approach (scientific method) Development
Correlational research Speech
Clinical research Reading
Ethics in research, clinical and applied Thinking
psychology Concepts
Biopsychology Categories
Physiological research techniques Problem solving
Nervous system – functional organization Decision making
Neurons, electrical and chemical signaling Analogical problem solving
Neuroanatomy Creativity
Endocrine system Insight
Animal models in psychology, evolution Intelligence
Genetics IQ
Neuroplasticity Intelligence testing
Sensation and Perception General/specific intelligences
Sensory systems & receptors Cultural impact
Vision Motivation, emotion
Audition Biological basis
Olfaction Emotion and the brain
Gustatory Hunger
Tactile Thirst
Proprioception Sex
Attention Pain
Perceptual processes Social motivation
Psychophysical mechanisms Theories of emotion
Adaptation Stress
Threshold Developmental
Signal detection Types of development
Consciousness Physical
Sleep and dreaming Cognitive
Sleep and dreaming Social
Meditation Moral
Psychoactive drugs and consciousness Gender, sex, and sexuality
Conditioning and Learning Heredity and environment
Biological (neural) basis for learning Lifespan: prenatal through geriatric
Classical conditioning Developmental research methods
Operant conditioning Longitudinal
Observational learning Cross-sectional
Cognitive processes in learning
Social learning, Implicit learning
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Personality Treatment
Assessment: measuring personality Psychological therapies
Theories of personality Behavioral
Type Cognitive
Trait Humanistic
Behaviorist Group
Biopsychological Psychodynamic
Psychodynamic Medical therapies, psychopharmacology
Humanistic Community psychology
Social cognitive Social psychology
Self-concept and self-esteem Aggression & antisocial behavior
Psychological disorders Attitudes, attitude change
Defining “normality” and “abnormality” Attribution processes
Anxiety disorders Conformity, compliance & obedience
Dissociative disorders Group dynamics
Mood disorders Interpersonal perception
Neurocognitive disorders Cultural influences
Personality disorders Statistics, tests, measurement
Psychoses Descriptive & inferential statistics (definitions)
Somatoform disorders Measurement, operational definitions
Health, stress, coping Reliability and validity
Samples, populations, standardization &

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Research Methods (Back to Social Sciences)
Scientific Method Qualitative research
Cause and effect Naturalistic observation
Research hypotheses Case study
Testability Focus groups
Developing research ideas Coding and categorizing
Defining and using constructs Small-N and single-subject designs
Theories, models, and hypotheses Phases and phase changes
Pilot research Reversal designs
Literature searches Multiple baseline designs
Conducting a literature search Evaluating single-subject research
Evaluating quality of sources Quantitative research and Experimental Design
Peer review Independent variables
Reading journal articles Dependent variables and measurement
Research ethics choices
Belmont report Control
Deception Counterbalancing
Institutional Review Boards and human- Extraneous variables
subjects research Confounding variables
Animal Care and Use Committees and non- Group selection
human subjects One factor, two or more groups
Bias Factorial designs
Experimenter bias Interaction
Participant bias Sample size and power
Research and Culture Evaluating Research
Sampling Hypothesis testing
Populations and samples Appropriate statistical tests for experimental
Probability sampling methods design
Nonprobability sampling Interpreting statistical results
Sampling Error Effect size
Validity and Reliability Drawing conclusions
Internal validity Generalizability
External validity Causality
Threats to validity
Inter-rater reliability
Non-Experimental & Quasi-Experimental
Correlational studies
Pre-Post, time-series, and longitudinal designs
Quasi-independent variables
Ex Post Facto research
Survey construction and administration
Likert scale questions
Tests, Inventories, and self-report

Tutors should be familiar with parametric and nonparametric hypothesis tests included in the
College Statistics subject.

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Introduction to Sociology (Back to Social Sciences)
History and Theory Race/Ethnicity (Cont'd)
Purpose of Sociology Inequalities
Sociological Imagination Dominant Group
Structural Functionalism Minority Group(s)
Conflict Theory Discrimination, Prejudice, Racism
Symbolic Interactionism Homogeneity and Heterogeneity
Social Exchange Theory Gender/Sex
Ethnomethodology Biological Traits
Individual and Society Gender Norms
Social Context of Time, Place, and Location Gender Orders
Macro- and Micro- Approaches Masulinity/Femininity
Theories of Self Personal Identity
Socialization and the Self Feminism
Looking Glass Heterosexism
"I" and "Me" Sexuality
Dramaturgy Sexual Attraction
Status Relationship with Sex and Gender
Role Conflict, Strain, Performance, and Expectation Non-binary sexuality
Emotions Sexual Harrasment
Culture and Society Homophobia
Norms, Customs, Traditions, Values, Symbols, and Social Institutions and the Family
Language Education
Ethnocentrism Schooling and Social Class
Cultural Relativism Types of Families
Group Behavior Nuclear/Extended
Power Types of Marriage
Authority Religion
Leadership Protestant Work Ethic
Social Class Religious Organization - Denominations, Cult,
Class Systems Church, Sect
Inequality Types of Politics
Income and Wealth Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
Subcultures Demography
Labor Market Deindustrialization
Division of Labor Migration
Economic Systems Health
Privilege and Oppression Morbidity and Mortality
Social Mobility Social Change
Deviance and Social Control Social Change and Dilemmas
Deviance Threat to Social Order
Labelling Group Reluctance
Misdemeanor and Felony Social Change and Movements
Group Dynamics Research Methods
Criminal Justice, Punishment Qualitative Methods
Social Control Quantitative Methods
Stigma Mixed Methods
Race/Ethnicity Independent and Dependent Variables
Common Culture Mean/Median/Mode
Shared Experience Sample
Divisions Hypothesis

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Introductory Accounting (Back to Business)

Financial Reporting and Accounting Cycle Accounting for Corporations

Accrual vs. cash accounting Entries for stock
Worksheets and t-accounts Entries for dividends
Adjusting Entries Stock splits
Financial Statement Preparation (including Financial ratio analysis
direct/indirect statement of cash flows) Treasury stock
Closing Entries Accounting for Investments
Accounting for Service and Merchandising Accounting for investments in stocks (purchase, sale,
Companies equity method, fair value method, etc.)
Journal Entries Accounting for investments in bonds
Multi-step income statements Bonds Payable
Perpetual vs. periodic Accounting for bonds
LIFO, FIFO, & weighted average TVM Analysis for bonds
Accounting for uncollectible accounts (allowance Amortization & amortization tables
method vs. direct write off method) Payroll and Taxes
Internal Controls & Cash Accounting for taxes
Bank reconciliations Accounting for payroll
Petty cash Managerial Accounting
Accounting for Property, Plant, and Equipment Job order costing
Entries for PPE purchases Process costing
Entries for PPE sales/disposal Activity-based costing
Depreciation (straight-line, double-declining- Cost-volume-profit analysis
balance, units-of-production) Variable vs. absorption costing
Accounting for Partnerships Budgets
Forming a partnership Planning, control, and performance evaluation
Income allocation Differential analysis
Partner admission/withdrawal Capital investment decisions
Partnership liquidation

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Intermediate Accounting (Back to Business)
Accounting Cycle, Income Statement, Balance Debt
Sheet Short term liabilities
Accrual vs cash Bond pricing
Adjusting entries Bond issues and retirements
Extraordinary items Equity
Financial statement presentation and disclosures Issuance of capital stock
Statement of Cash Flows Treasury stock transactions
Indirect method of cash flows Cash and stock dividends
Direct method of cash flows Accounting for share-based compensation
Investing & financing cash flows Investment in Debt & Equity Securities
Time value of money Classification of investment securities
PV and FV of lump sum Recognition of revenue from investment securities
PV and FV of annuities Accounting for the change in value of securities
Deferred annuities Sale of securities
Revenue recognition issues Leases
General criteria for recognizing revenue Lease classification criteria
Long term contracts Accounting for capital leases
Installment sales Accounting for operating leases
Multi-component contracts Income Taxes
Revenue , Receivables and Cash Cycle Computation of deferred assets and liabilities
Sales adjustments (discounts, returns, allowances) Carryback and carryforward of operating losses
Notes receivable Earnings Per Share
Sale of receivables Basic EPS
Cash equivalents Diluted EPS
Estimating uncollectible accounts & net realizable Pensions
value Contingencies
Inventory & Cost of Goods Sold Accounting Changes and Error Corrections
Perpetual vs periodic systems Changes in accounting principle
Inventory valuation methods Changes in accounting estimate
Lower of cost or market
Special issues: in transit, consignment, purchase
Noncurrent operating assets
Establishing asset cost
Valuation of assets and impairment
Depreciation and amortization methods
Retirement, sale or exchange of assets

Error corrections

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Introductory Economics (Back to Business)

Intro Microeconomics Intro Macroeconomics

Comparative Advantage Comparative Advantage
Opportunity Cost Production Possibilities Curve
Production Possibilities Curve Specialization
Supply and Demand International Trade
Market Equilibrium Exchange Rates
Income effect and substitution effect Supply and Demand
Price ceilings and floors Market Equilibrium
Elasticity GDP and Unemployment
Price Elasticity of Demand National Income Measures
Income Elasticity and Cross-Price Elasticity of Measuring GDP
Demand Nominal vs. Real GDP
Price Elasticity of Supply Measuring Unemployment Rate
Taxes Price Level and Inflation
Demand Consumer Price Index
Marginal Utility Adjusting for Inflation
Consumer Surplus True Costs of Inflation
Perfectly Competitive Supply Aggregate Demand
Short-Run Costs Economic Growth and Productivity
Long-Run Costs Business Cycles
Profit maximization Labor Productivity
Producer Surplus Capital
Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Human Capital
Competition Technology
Market power Labor and Wages
Economies of Scale Real Wages
Monopoly Marginal Revenue Demand for Labor
Price Discrimination Supply of Labor
Regulation Saving and Capital Formation
Game Theory Real Interest Rate
Nash Equilibrium Stocks and Flows
Prisoner’s Dilemma National Saving
Cartels Fiscal Policy
Market Failure Investment
Efficiency Money and Prices
Adverse Selection Money Supply
Moral Hazard Federal Reserve System
Externalities Monetary Policy
Coase Theorem Interest Rates
Tragedy of the Commons Velocity

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Intermediate Economics (Back to Business)

RBC, Keynesian, New Keynesian, and Fischer Models
Equilibrium in Endowment and Production Economies
Consumption, Savings, Capital and Investment
GDP and National Accounts
IS-LM/AS-AD Model & Framework
Output and Employment
Uncertainty and Expectations
Unemployment Modeling
Fiscal Policy
Money and Inflation
Consumer Theory
Preferences, Utility, Choice (Revealed Preference)
The Slutsky Equation
Choice Under Uncertainty: Expected Utility, Insurance, Lotteries, Risk Aversion
Compensating Variation
Budget Constraints
Consumer Surplus
Theory of the Firm
Technology and Production Functions
Profit Maximization (Profit Function, Cost Minimization)
Market Theory
Industry Supply under perfect competition
Monopoly/Oligopoly Behavior
Price Discrimination, Market Power, Tariffs
General Equilibrium and Efficiency
Externalities, Public Good
Market Failures and Corrections
Game Theory
Game Theory Application
Monopoly and Oligopoly: Cournot and Stackleberg
Nash Equilibrium, Mixed Strategies
Sequential Games: Subgame Perfection
Adverse Selection, Bayesian Equilibrium, Signaling Equilibria
Moral Hazard: Insurance, Wages

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Finance (Back to Business)
Role and objective of financial management
Review of the four basic financial statements
Analysis of financial statements and financial performance
Markets and Financial Institutions
Stock and Bond Valuation
Time Value of Money
Techniques of Analysis (cash flow valuation; capital budgeting and risk analysis)
Financial Choices of Firms
Distributions to shareholders
Dividends and share repurchases/treasury stock
Managing current assets/working capital
Financing current assets/managing current liabilities
The Financial Environment
Markets, institutions, interest rates, and taxes
Risk and rates of return
Bonds and their valuation
Stocks and their valuation
Cost of capital
Capital budgeting, including cash flow estimation, decision criteria, and risk analysis
Capital structure and leverage
Distributions to shareholders
Dividends and share repurchases/treasury stock
Managing current assets/working capital
Financing current assets/managing current liabilities
Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

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Principles of Management (Back to Business)
History and Theories of Management
Scientific Management
Organizational Developments
Sociotechnical Theory
Hierarchy of Needs
Five disciplines of the Learning Organization
The Role of Customer Relations
Building customer relationships
Promotions, Pricing & Credit
Environmentalism (burdens and potentials)
Psychological & Sociological influences
Professional Management & Managing Growth
Managing Human Resources
Managing Operations
Managing Risk
Leadership & Authority
Time management
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Small Businesses Concepts
Ethics in Business
Integrity framework
Supporting Organizational Culture
Business Analysis
Internal & External (outside-in analysis & inside-out analysis)
The Business Plan
Function of and formatting plan
Main types of plans
Employee Relations & Leadership
Roles in motivation
Specifying structure and creating balance
Legal forms of Organizations
Sole proprietorship, partnerships, C corp, LLC, etc.
Financial Planning
Income statement
Balance sheet
Cash Flow statement
Financial forecasting
Debt & Equity
Product & Supply Chain Management
Product lifecycle
Branding, labeling, strategies

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Business Law (Back to Business)
Foundations of Law Agency and Employment
Criminal vs. Civil Law Agency Formation and Duties
Substantive vs. Procedural Law Agency Rights and Remedies
Sources of Law Agency Liability and Termination
Administrative Law & Regulation Employment at Will
Consumer Protection Laws Employment Discrimination
Anti-Trust Regulations Employment & Immigration
Unfair Trade Practices Business Organization
Employment Law & Labor Relations Partnerships
Professional Liability and Accountability Hybrid Business Forms
Environmental Law Corporations Formation
Dispute Settlement Management of Corporations
Means of Dispute Settlement Property
State and Federal Court Organization Personal Property vs. Real Property
Alternative Dispute Resolution Landlord-Tenant Relationships
Court Procedure Zoning & Government Regulations
Criminal Concerns Estates and Trusts
Intentional Torts Insurance Terms, Concepts & Types
Liability Intellectual Property
Contracts & E-Contracts Commerical Paper
Elements of Contracts Negotiable Instruments Definition
Offer & Acceptance (Agreement) Transferability & Holder in Due Course
Consideration Liability of Parties
Form and Meanting Checks and Electronic Fund Transfers
Capacity E-money & Online Banking
Consent, Mistakes, Fraud, Undue influence & Creditor Rights
Duress Creditor Rights and Remedies
Statute of Frauds & Writing Requirement Debtor Protections
Third Party Rights Surety & Guarantees
Performance and Discharge Bankruptcy Concepts
Breach & Remedies Mortgage and Foreclosure
Sales & Lease Contract Formation
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Insurable Interest
Performance, Breach and Remedies
Warranties & Limitations
Products Liability

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MS Access (Back to Technology)
Database Relations and Development Forms
Database Terminology Using Forms within a Database
Primary and Secondary Keys - Creating Creating a Blank Form
Relationships Creating a Form from a Template
Enforcing Referential Integrity in Key Saving Forms
Relationships Adding and Moving Form Controls
Creating a Database Managing Labels
Creating a Database from a Template Adding Sub-Forms
Tables Working with Data on Forms
Types of Tables within a DB Modifying Print Settings
Creating Tables Inserting backgrounds, headers, and footers
Creating Linked Tables Reports and Reporting Tools
Changing Tables Creating a New Report
Entering New Data Creating a Report Based on a Query
Adding Descriptions Creating a Report Using a Wizard
Indexing a field Selecting Summary options
Data Validation Group and Sort Report Fields
Hiding Fields Report Text Box Controls
Validating and Managing Records within a Modify Data Sources
Table - Adding and Updating Inserting headers, footers, and applying
Queries themes
Using Queries within a Database Formatting Reports
Running a Query Macros
Creating a Simple Query Using Macros
Creating a Crosstab Query Understanding Security
Creating a Parameter Query Creating a Macro
Operatiors and Expressions in a Query SubMacros
Creating an Aggregate Query Handling Macro Errors
Create an Action Query Importing/Exporting
Create a Multiple Table Query Creating a DB by importing
Saving Queries Importing Data into Tables
Exporting Data
Data Analysis
Transforming Data
Calculations and Dates
Parametrized Queries
Entering SQL
Subqueries and Aggregation

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MS Excel (Back to Technology)
Proficiency with Excel 2010 required, preferably older versions as well.

Environment & Capabilities

File Tab
Excel Options – including finding and customizing
Templates – including finding and implementing
Add-Ins – including finding and installing
Ribbon – including identification, usage, customization, etc.
Quick Access Toolbar – including identification, usage, customization, etc.
Custom Tabs – including creation and arrangement of custom tabs, custom groups, etc.
Formula Bar and Name Box
Spreadsheet Basics
Rows and Columns
Ranges – including selecting, naming, finding, using named ranges, etc.
Views – including page layout, page break, custom, etc.
Entering Data
Worksheet Management – including inserting, deleting, hiding, unhiding, moving, copying, etc.
Panes and Page Breaks
Headers and Footers – inserting, using templates, customizing, etc.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Formatting Cells, Worksheets, Workbooks
Format Painter
Paste Special
Conditional Formatting – including built-in styles and formula-based styles
Filtering & Sorting
Filters – including implementing, using, customizing, etc.
Sorting – including basic and custom sorts
Formulas & Functions
Entering Formulas – including basic formula syntax, etc.
Using Functions – including commonly used functions, using function helper, etc.
Evaluating Formulas and Function Results – including tracing formulas/precedents, error checking, etc.
Interpreting and Troubleshooting Formulas and Functions
Calculation Operations – including manual vs. automatic
Charts, Tables, & PivotTables Macros
Creating, Using, and Formatting Charts Recording Macros
Creating, Using, and Formatting Tables Running Macros
Creating, Using, and Formatting PivotTables Saving, Sharing & Protecting
Smart Art and Illustrations Auto-Save – including default settings and
Sparklines customizing
Importing & Exporting Recovery
Importing and Exporting Data/Documents File Types (e.g., .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, etc.)
Importing and Exporting Pictures Sharing and Protecting Worksheets and
Picture Editing Workbooks
Evaluating Changes in Shared Documents

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MS Word (Back to Technology)
Proficiency with Word 2010 required, preferably older versions as well.

Program Fundamentals
Giving Commands in Word
Using Command Shortcuts
Creating, Opening, Previewing, Printing, Saving, and Closing a Document
Using Help
Getting Started with Documents
Entering, Deleting, Selecting, and Replacing Text
Navigating, Browsing, and Viewing a Document
Working with the Document Window and Viewing Multiple Document Windows
Working With and Editing Text
Checking Spelling and Grammar
Finding and Replacing Text
Using Word Count and the Thesaurus
Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
Copying and Moving Text
Collecting Multiple Items to Move or Copy
Using Undo, Redo, and Repeat
Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
Changing Font Type, Size, Color, Highlighting, Styles, and Effects
Applying Spacing and Ligatures
Creating Lists
Changing Paragraph Alignment, Paragraph Spacing, and Line Spacing
Adding Paragraph Borders and Shading
Copying Formatting
Setting, Adjusting, and Removing Tab Stops
Using Left and Right Indents, and First Line and Hanging Indents
Formatting the Page
Adjusting Margins, Page Orientation, and Size
Using Columns, Page Breaks, Section Breaks, Line Numbers, and Hyphenations
Working with the Page Background
Rearranging, Numbering, and Viewing an Outline
Rearranging and Navigating Long Documents
Using Headers, Footers, Bookmarks, Cross-references, Footnotes, Endnotes, Citations, and Bibliographies
Working with Picture Captions
Adding a Table of Contents, Index, Cover Page, and Page Numbers
Working with Themes and Styles
Creating, Modifying, Applying, and Deleting a Style
Working with the Styles Gallery
Creating a New Quick Style Set
Selecting, Removing, and Printing Styles
Comparing and Cleaning Up Styles
Applying Document Themes
Creating and Saving New Theme Colors and Fonts
Working with Shapes and Pictures
Inserting and Formatting Clip Art, Screenshots, Pictures, Text Boxes, Shapes, and Graphics Files
Removing a Picture’s Background
Formatting and Otherwise Altering the Look of Pictures and Graphics
Resizing, Moving, Copying, Positioning, Grouping, and Deleting Objects
Applying Special Effects
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Aligning, Distributing, Flipping, Rotating, and Layering Objects
Working with WordArt, SmartArt, and Charts
Inserting, Editing, and Formatting WordArt
Inserting and Formatting SmartArt
Working with SmartArt Elements
Inserting, Editing, and Formatting a Chart
Working with Labels
Using Chart Templates
Working with Tables
Creating, Resizing, Moving, and Manipulating a Table
Adjusting Table Alignment and Text Wrapping
Working with Cell Formatting
Merging and Splitting Cells and Tables
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Adjusting Row Height and Column Width
Using Table Drawing Tools
Working with Sorting and Formulas
Working with Borders and Shading
Using Table Styles and Table Style Options
Converting or Deleting a Table
Using Quick Tables
Working with Mailings Working with Forms
Setting Up the Main Document for Mail Merge Creating a New Form
Creating and Editing a Data Source Adding Content Controls
Selecting an Existing Data Source Assigning Help to Form Content Controls
Inserting Merge and Rules Fields Preparing the Form for Distribution
Previewing and Completing a Mail Merge Filling Out a Form
Creating Labels and Envelopes Customizing Word
Using Collaborative Editing Tools Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access
Tracking, Accepting, and Rejecting Revisions Toolbar
Using Comments Using and Customizing AutoCorrect
Comparing and Combining Documents Changing Word’s Default Options
Protecting a Document (with or without More Topics
password) Converting an Older Document to Word 2010
Working with Templates Translating Text
Creating and using a Document Template Publishing a Blog Entry
Creating and Using Building Blocks and Using Hyperlinks
AutoText Viewing Document Properties and Finding a
Attaching a Different Template to a Document File
Copying Styles between Documents and Recovering Your Documents
Templates Managing Versions
Recording, Playing, and Deleting a Macro

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MS PowerPoint (Back to Technology)
Apply and change advanced options
Customizing the ribbon
Customizing the quick access toolbar
Creating/using macros
Using different view options
Proofreading options
Creating presenter notes
Setting up a slideshow
Adding animations
Utilizing transitions
Using & creating themes
Inserting charts & graphs
Inserting images
Grouping shapes and pictures
Creating tables
Inserting text options
Using audio & video in presentations
Working with watermarks
Creating and printing handouts
Adding headers & footers
Flowchart creation
Using and creating templates
Using drawing tools
Adding, removing, publishing slides
Creating layouts
Save & send options
Font options
Print options
Properties and Protecting File

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MS Windows (Back to Technology)
Note: Those wanting to tutor MS Windows must be proficient with BOTH the user side of Windows and the
admin side of Windows.

Windows Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation
Adding/Managing User Accounts
Display Settings & Personalization Options
Power Settings
Privacy / Security Settings
Accessibility Options
File and Folder Operations
Desktop, Start Menu & Taskbar
Navigating with File Explorer
Creating Folders and Saving Files
Move, Copy, Delete, and Rename Files/Folders
Folder Views and Settings
File/Folder Searches
Managing Hard Drives and Storage - Local, Removable, and Cloud
Windows Utilities
Desktop Accessories
Control Panel
Backup and Recovery Tools
Security - Antivirus, Antimalware, and Firewall Tools
Windows Update
Basic Software & Hardware Management
Windows Apps & Microsoft Store
Adding/Removing Programs
Adding/Removing/Managing Printers
Adding/Removing/Managing Bluetooth Devices
Locating and Running Programs
Accessing the Internet
Connecting to a Network - Ethernet & WiFi
Accessing the Internet with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge
Email and the Mail app
Searching the Internet/Default Search Engine
Basic Troubleshooting
Viewing System Information
Task Manager - Monitoring System Performance
Windows Troubleshooter
Safe Mode

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Principles of CS (Back to Technology)

NOTE: Computer Science tutors are expected to be familiar with all concepts on this list in addition to the
language-specific list of the subject(s) they would like to tutor.

Object-Oriented Program Design

Program design
Read and understand a problem description, purpose, and goals
Apply data abstraction and encapsulation.
Read and understand class specifications and relationships among the classes (“is-a,” “has-a” relationships).
Understand and implement a given class hierarchy.
Identify reusable components from existing code using classes and class libraries.
Class design
Design and implement a class.
Choose appropriate data representation and algorithms.
Apply functional decomposition.
Extend a given class using inheritance.
Program Implementation
Implementation techniques
Greedy algorithms
Divide and conquer
Modular programming
Object-oriented development
Top-down development
Encapsulation and information hiding
Procedural abstraction
Programming constructs
Primitive types vs. objects
Constant declarations
Variable declarations
Class declarations
Interface declarations
Method declarations
Parameter declarations
Console output (System.out.print/println)
Understand and evaluate recursive methods
Java library classes
C++ library classes
Program Analysis
Test classes and libraries in isolation.
Identify boundary cases and generate appropriate test data.
Perform integration testing.

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Categorize errors: compile-time, run-time, logic.
Identify and correct errors.
Employ techniques such as using a debugger, adding extra output statements, or hand-tracing code.
Understand and modify existing code
Extend existing code using inheritance
Understand error handling
Understand runtime exceptions.
Reason about programs
Pre- and post-conditions
Analysis of algorithms
Informal comparisons of running times
Exact calculation of statement execution counts
Basic big-O questions
Numerical representations and limits
Representations of numbers in different bases
Limitations of finite representations (e.g., integer bounds, imprecision of floating-point representations, and
round-off error)
Standard Data Structures
Simple data types (int, boolean, double)
Sets and Multisets
Trees, binary trees, and binary search trees
Standard Algorithms
Operations on data structures previously listed
Bubble Sort
Selection Sort
Insertion Sort
Computing in Context
System reliability
Legal issues and intellectual property
Social and ethical ramifications of computer use
Software Methodology

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C++ (Back to Technology)

NOTE: Computer Science tutors wishing to tutor C++ are expected to be familiar with all concepts on this
list in addition to the Computer Science Principles list.

Control Structures
Conditional (if, if else, else, switch statements)
Iteration (for, while, do-while loops)
Break and continue
Standard (iostream)
File I/O (fstream)
Exception Handling
Try/Catch blocks
Throw statement
Classes and Structs
Operator Overloading
Call by reference vs Call by value

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Java (Back to Technology)

NOTE: Computer Science tutors wishing to tutor Java are expected to be familiar with all concepts on this
list in addition to the Computer Science Principles list.

Primitive Data Types

Floating Point Types
Variable Scope
Initializing Variables
Type Casting and Conversion
Control Statements
For loops
While Loops
If-Else Statements
Switch Statements
Class Definitions
Object Instantiation
Using Parameters
Method Overloading
Returning Values
Multidimensional Arrays
Irregular Arrays
Constructing Strings
Operating on Strings
Bitwise Operators
Static Keyword
File I/O
Inheritance and Polymorphism
Superclasses and Subclasses
Abstract Classes
Method Overriding
Packages and Interfaces
Packages and Member Access
Implementing Interfaces
Exception Handling
Using Try-Catch-Finally
The Exception Hierarchy
Generics Fundamentals

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Python (Back to Technology)

NOTE: Computer Science tutors wishing to tutor Python are expected to be familiar with all concepts on
this list in addition to the Computer Science Principles list.

Control Flow and Looping (while/for, use of the range() function instead of traditional for loop)
Tuples (relation to lists, unpacking)
List/Dictionary/Generator comprehensions
"Dunder" methods (__init__, __plus__, etc)
Variadic arguments (*args)
Keyword arguments (**kwargs)
List slices
Generators (yield)
Lambda functions
Functions (including map, filter, reduce)

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Web Design (Back to Technology)

Internet Fundamentals
Layers of the Internet (application, transport, etc..)
FTP and File Management
Protocols (HTTP, HTTPS)
Basic XML
HTML Structure
Classes and IDs
Linking Resources
Special Tags
Div and Span
Element Position
Padding and Margins
Content Decoration
Multiple Browser Support
Fundamental Javascript
Basic programming concepts (functions, loops, etc..)
Variables, including PHP Reserved Variables
Control Structures
Mixing HTML and PHP
Handling Input (e.g. GET, POST, PUT, DELETE)
Web Accessibility Standards
Presentation of content
Operable and understandable user interfaces
Different web browsers and devices like mobile

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Database Systems (Back to Technology)
Database Design
Primary Keys and Foreign Keys
Creation of ERD
1NF,2NF and 3NF
CRUD Statements
INSERT Statement
SELECT Distinct Statement
SELECT TOP statement
UPDATE Statement
DELETE Statement
Advanced Queries
Designing Advanced queries
Query optimization
Common Table Elements
Filtering Query Output
WHERE Statement
ORDER BY Statement
Applying logical filters
Hosting Databases
Connection Strings
Database IP
IOPS Limits and Storage limits
Monitor Database Health
Remote Database Access
Designing a client application
Result Sets
Designing a Report
Database Management Systems
SQL Server
MS Access

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Spanish (Back to Languages)
Basic Sentence Structure Advanced Verb Forms
Gender & Number of Nouns Subjunctive Tenses & Conditions
Definite Articles Perfect Tenses
Indefinite Articles Past Participles
Noun-Adjective Agreement Formal Commands
Negation (& Double Negatives) Informal (tú) Commands
Contractions Al / Del Negative Commands
Questions and Exclamations Idiomatic Expressions
Advanced Sentence Structure Acabar de
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Hay / Hay que
Relative Pronouns & Adjectives Hace… (To indicate time that has passed)
Possessive Pronouns Valer la Pena
Superlatives Basic Vocabulary Units
Demonstratives Ordinal Numbers
Comparisons of Quantity and Number Telling Time
The Personal “a” Expressions for Weather
Por vs. Para Sports & Recreation
Pero / Sino / Sino Que Science & Technology
Basic Verb Forms Animals
Present Indicative Home Decor and Furnishings
Stem Changing Verbs Food & Kitchen
Gustar Type Verbs School & Office
Irregular 1st Person Verbs (“go, zco, jo, oy, eo Family Expressions & Relationships
“verbs) Clothing
Present Progressive Medical Care & Human Physiology
Ser vs. Estar Feelings & Emotions
Saber vs. Conocer Travel (Train & Air)
Intermediate Verb Forms Customary Greetings & Protocol
Preterit (Definite Past)
Imperfect (Undefined Past)
Reflexive Verbs
Conditional Tense
Future Tense
Irregular Preterit Verbs

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French (Back to Languages)
Basic Sentence Structure
Gender & Number of Nouns
Vocabulary (including but not limited to…)
Numbers and time
Greetings, letter writing, speaking on the phone
Food and drink
Education and careers
Personal relationships, friends, family
Hobbies, sports, leisure, travel
Animals, plants, scenery, weather
Body parts, illnesses, basic medical terms
Residences, rooms, furniture
Government, public institutions, infrastructure, news
French/English faux amis
Common French idioms
Grammar and Style
Verb conjugations, tenses, and moods
Indicative present and imperative
Passé compose, including which verbs take avoir and être
Imperfect (imparfait), including when to use it instead of passé composé
Literary use of passé simple
Indicative future
Conditional present and past
Pluperfect (plus-que-parfait)
Subjunctive present and past, including when to use subjunctive instead of indicative
Past participle (e.g. mangé) and present participle (e.g. mangeant)
Subject pronouns (je, tu, il…)
Direct object pronouns (me, te, le…)
Indirect object pronouns (me, te, lui…)
Stressed pronouns (moi, toi, lui…)
Possessive pronouns (le mien, le tien…)
Demonstrative pronouns (celui, celle…)
Relative pronouns (que, qui, lequel…)
y and en
Order of pronouns in sentence
Definite articles (le, la, les)
Indefinite articles (un, une, des)
Partitive articles (du, de la)
Possessive articles (mon, ton, son…)
Demonstrative articles (ce, cette, ces)
Other grammatical components
Adjectives, including comparative and superlative adjectives (e.g. meilleur)
Adjective placement relative to noun
Adverbs, including comparative and superlative adverbs (e.g. bien, mieux)

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Sentence structures
Interrogative sentences
Passive voice
Conditional constructions
Compound and complex sentences with independent and dependent clauses
Literature (including but not limited to…)
Louise Labé
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Guy de Maupassant
Paul Verlaine
Jules Verne
Victor Hugo
Albert Camus
Pronunciation and Phonetics
Describe how French vowels and certain French consonants differ from their English counterparts
Identify silent consonants and vowels
Identify and pronounce nasalized vowels
Use liaison and enchaînement to enhance euphony
Describe how stress functions in words and sentences
Describe how pronunciation and stress differ in poetry
French History and Culture
Basic history of France, from Roman Gaul to modern times
Basic geography of France, French territories, and other French-speaking nations
French education system
Present-day government of France
French holidays and customs

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German (Back to Languages)
Adjective Endings
Comparative & Superlative
Definite & Indefinite Articles
Der- & ein-Words
Extended Adjective Modifiers
Present & Past Participles
Expressions of Time
Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Main and Subordinate Clauses
Case: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, & Genitive
Accusative, Dative, Genitive, & Two-way
da- & wo-compounds
Idiomatic Use of Prepositions
Personal, Interrogative, Demonstrative, Indefinite, Possessive, Relative, & Reflexive
Comma Rules
Indirect Discourse & Subjunctive I
Infinitival Constructions (um…zu, (an)statt…zu, ohne…zu)
Modal Verbs
Passive Voice, Statal Passive, Alternatives to Passive
Regular & Irregular Verbs
Subjunctive II
Tense: Present, Present Perfect, Simple Past, Past Perfect, Future & Future Perfect
Verbs with Separable & Inseparable Prefixes
Word Order

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Italian (Back to Languages)
Basic Sentence Structure
Italian alphabet, special characteristics
Regular verbs
Common salutations
Expressing opinions
Masculine versus feminine nouns
Action verbs
Direction, travel
Culinary, food
Advances sentence structure
Irregular verbs
Direct pronouns
Indirect-object pronouns
Reflexive verbs
Using prepositions
Imperfect subjunctive
Il congiuntivo trapassato
Il congiuntivo passato
Il congiuntivo futuro
Modal verbs
Articulated prepositions
Double object pronouns
Future perfect
Words with dual meaning
Negative statements
Body parts
Study of
Italian lifestyle
Current affairs
Professional writing
Culinary, food

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