Apologia Chemistry

Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: None
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 9th to 12th
Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 2 hours per week

Required Materials or Books: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd edition, 4th or 5th printing. Because of errors in the first printings of the 3rd edition, it is very important to purchase the 4th (September 2016) or 5th (December 2017) printed versions.

Class Description:
In the first semester, students will examine topics about the atom, chemical reactions, solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium, nomenclature, compounds, bonding, reaction rates, gases and oxidation-reduction/electrochemistry.

Second semester topics include include thermochemistry, quantum theory, solutions, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium. Nuclear, organic and biological chemistry topics will be incorporated throughout the course.

About Bruce Gillespie

Bruce Gillespie supervised environmental aquatic research for Atlantic Richfield Company (now British Petroleum) for four years. For another four years he was the research scientist for polymer ion exchange systems. After a total of 16 years with ARCO he retired to start a ranch with his wife Martha (now married 43 years with 3 children and 5 grandchildren). A friend asked him to accept a position as Director, Internal Consulting at General Motors. He was with GM for 9 years. He retired again but this time to focus on working with children. His doctoral research was in the area of psychological development. He has spent much time helping ADD, ADHD, and autistic children to reach their full potential.
Bruce has degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. He has attended Rice University, University of Texas at Austin and Houston Baptist University.
When he is not teaching he is spending time with family, writing articles or enjoying country life on their family ranch.