Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session was used to answer the student's mastering chemistry homework. The review gave us the opportunity to review primarily electrolytic cells, and how to transition between Gibb's free energy, the equilibrium constant, and the voltage of cells. We then finished the review by going over thermodynamics, and how to find the nonstandard values for Gibb's free energy given nonstandard conditions. She has made great progress since last week when it came to answering and calculating the answer to all provided questions. I will have the chance to review with her one more time before her test on Thursday. We will be looking at any last minute confusing topics, and then moving on to a final overview with complex questions."
"The student and I went over how to determine the number of particles for boiling/freezing point equations. She also had an issue with calculating molar mass although she knows how to; I helped her get back on track."
"This was a productive session. The student had a lab that he did recently in class, with a large number of post-lab questions associated. The lab was on acid/base titrations. We worked through all the questions and he needed a bit of refreshing on this type of chemistry, but was soon back in the swing of things."
"We covered concepts from Big Idea 1, AP Biology objectives that the student did not understand. The student's attitude was great. I included how to read the objectives, practice free response questions, and ensure mastery of material by completing practice tests. WIN - we are covering material student did not get in class, but the student is feeling more confident about the material."
"The student and I covered acids and bases today, concentrating on neutralization, titration, calculating pH/pOH, and hydroxide/hydronium concentrations. We also discussed definitions of Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry acids/bases."
"Today we reviewed plane equations and normal vectors. We also studied his new section in chemistry on atomic structure. He is just getting started on it, and seems to have a good grasp of the basic particle types. He will need to be careful studying shell structures and energy levels, which are more complicated."