Learning Resources


Math and Statistics

www.khanacademy.org – This is a website created by Salman Khan. The site has over 4,000 short tutorial videos of different subjects such as: algebra, chemistry, calculus, biology, health science, calculus, economics, and astronomy. The videos and teaching style of Khan are easy and interesting to follow. Khan Academy is a great complement for any student. The videos are completely free and easy to access.

http://calcnet.mth.cmich.edu/org/spss/toc.htm – This site is sponsored by Central Michigan University and the content is designed by Dr. Carl Lee and Dr. Felix Famoye. Information on SPSS is neatly organized and provides overviews of topics, video clips, and sample data sets. This is an excellent resource for using SPSS in statistical analysis.


www.chem.illinois.edu/clcwebsite/clctutorials.html – Designed to help undergraduates with Chem I and Chem II, this site covers all of the topics that are taught here at USF St. Petersburg. Each section has a video of PowerPoint slides that help explain important concepts in way that is clearer and easier than reading than a textbook. I think that if students went through these presentations (especially before they came in for extra help) they would have a good review of the material that is presented in class. Limitations: It takes a long time to go through a presentation. This is not a fast way to answer a homework question, but it is definitely a better way to increase content understanding.

Amoeba Sisters – a YouTube channel featuring "two sisters on a mission to demystify science with humor and relevance by creating videos, GIFs, comics, and resources."  Content is focused on biology.

The Organic Chemistry Tutor – "This channel focuses on providing tutorial videos on organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus."

Foreign Languages

Wordreference.com – This online dictionary is intended for use by people learning new languages. It offers multiple entries for each word and uses each entry in a different meaning or context. Each entry includes an example sentence in English to clarify the context of the word. For example, a Spanish student may try to translate the following sentence into Spanish: “I booked the hotel early”not knowing which verb to use. Wordreference.com offers 15 entries for “to book” with examples and explanations with each. It clarifies the difference between when a policeman books a convict, a volume of literature, to reserve a hotel, etc. Even if students cannot find an entry that pertains to the context in which they wish to use a word, it will bring to their attention the specific context they are looking for. This wordreference.com allows students to understand foreign language conversation on a more subtle level.

SpanishDictionary.com – This website offers free learning resources for Spanish.  In addition to a Spanish-English dictionary, this platform also offers resources for conjugations, pronunciations, examples, and vocabulary lists.  Practice exercises, lessons, and drills are also available.