USNCO Coaching program will be continued in 2024. Applications from high school sudents are now accepted.
Applications are due on Monday, December 18, 2023.
Students will be informed if they will receive coaching by Friday, January 5, 2024.
Students will be informed if they will receive coaching by Friday, January 5, 2024.Coaching sessions will be organized over Zoom and coordinated by the American Chemical Society. 30 minute tutorials will be followed by 1 hour and 30 minutes of small group work in breakout rooms. Up to 40 coaches will be available, coaches will work in teams of two, and each team will work with approximately 10 high school students at a time. Coaching teams will be the same throughout the season.
In total up to 200 students can participate this year. Roughly 100 spots will be reserved for students preparing for the local section exam, and roughly 100 for students preparing for the national exam. Each cohort will have their own 30 minute tutorial before groups work begins. Students will submit an application to be considered for coaching.
Coaching sessions will last for two hours on Fridays every other week in January and February, 2024. The topics for each of the four sessions will be chosen based on student preferences.
Selected students are asked to attend all coaching sessions for the full two hours. Please share this opportunity broadly.
The schedule for 2024 USNCO Coaching Sessions:
- Friday, January 12, 2024 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, January 26, 2024 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, February 9, 2024 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Contact the USNCO office if you have questions.
Slides from the 2020/2021 and 2022 tutorial sessions are shared below. All students can benefit from the USNCO past tutorial slides even if they are not selected for coaching.