Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was in preparation for your test tomorrow. We went through the review test that the instructor provided. The main points from this session (that should be focused on): Solubility Rules Assigning oxidation numbers Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Limiting Reagents Acid-Base Reactions (double-displacement reactions) Equations: Ideal Gas Law Boyle's Law Molarity Moles You're going to do great on your test if you study these!!!"
"The student and I worked on his PowerPoint presentation which focuses on ibuprofen. We worked on how to structure the information on the slide, presenting references, the chemical nature of the drug, and how ibuprofen works to helps to inhibit certain symptoms in humans."
"Today we began talking about the periodic properties of elements, but then we realized that the previous chapter was a bit of a blur, so we backtracked to that section. We talked about the structure and components of elements, quantum numbers, and electrons. This topic is extremely important to later chapters of chemistry, so I recommended that we focus today and part of tomorrow on it. However, these concepts are also very theoretical, so it is easy to get lost. I think the student was feeling a little overwhelmed (as anyone learning quantum mechanics should be), but made great progress today. I think she will be feeling better about it tomorrow."
"The student worked on her thermodynamics questions, on which she has a quiz tomorrow. She seems to struggle with the concepts a bit, but got better as the session went on. We went over Gibbs free energy, entropy, and enthalpy. Also using Kp, Keq, and bond energies to interpret data. She should do fine on her quiz, as long as she is vigilant about the small things (e.g., +/- signs, units, and phrasing of her answers)."
"The student and I covered electric charges: charging by friction, conduction, and induction, grounding and ungrounding."
"The student had texted me earlier before we met today about potential projects for his AP chemistry class. I went over the details of a titration experiment on the quantitative analysis of citric acid in various fruit juices. He seemed satisfied with the proposal and he'll discuss this project with his teacher tomorrow."