Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, we covered properties of solutions. This included solubility in polar and non polar solvents, factors that effect solubility, and colligative properties. We also described and calculated molarity (concentration)."
"Student and I continued reviewing the material for her chemistry class. We even had time to move forward into the material she thinks they'll be covering next. I asked her to bring home her class notes so that we can gauge where her class is in the textbook. Today, we spent time covering the five major reaction types. We also reviewed how to determine the charges on ions and the makeup of ionic compounds."
"We went over acids, bases, and salts. We also covered dissociation constants, neutralization reactions, conjugate acids and bases. We also covered tit-ration and indicators. He had a positive attitude towards the material. I left him with extra practice."
"We continued reviewing homework problems from the reaction rates unit; he has an upcoming chemistry quiz tomorrow. Concepts include factors affecting reaction rate, entropy, and spontaneity. He is comfortable with explaining how factors such as temperature and surface area influence reaction rate. He had some difficulty understanding entropy, so I elaborated on entropy further, and he was able to answer entropy-related questions as we progressed. The final set of questions involved determining if reactions were spontaneous/nonspontaneous. After reviewing the conditions necessary for spontaneity (ex. exothermic reaction, increase in entropy), he was able to apply these concepts to specific problems."
"The student and I discussed homeostasis, thermoregulation, the excretory system, and the endocrine system today. We reviewed the material on homeostasis, thermoregulation, and the excretory system that she had missed from being absent from class. Then, we got to work on some of the upcoming material. She picked up on the material well and asked insightful questions."
"We went over neutralization reactions, redox reactions, and precipitation reactions. We talked about the definition of oxidation/reduction and the agents associated with each, we talked about precipitation rules and how to write reactions for each, and also how to solve for net ionic equations. I gave him tips for how to solve for oxidation problems quickly and he was given some extra practice problems from my old chemistry textbook."