Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"At today's session, the student and I continued to discuss gases and the kinetic molecular theory of gases. We primarily focused on the gas laws of: Boyle, Charles, Avogadro, and Gay-Lussac, along with the Combined Gas Law and the Ideal Gas Equation. We also discussed properties of real gases versus ideal gases. We did numerous example problems using each of the gas laws. The student seemed to understand this material quite well, and appeared very motivated to understand it. I advised him to keep practicing using these laws, and understanding which quantities (volume, temperature, pressure, etc.) are involved in each law. I also went over reference material with him (STP conditions for pressure and temperature, and the universal gas constant). I sent him some practice problems incorporating all of the gas laws, to work on for our next session."
"The student scored better on his test and was happy with the improvement. He is very quick at learning problem solving skills and the concepts. We went over some of his homework dealing with molarity, as well as acid and base reactions."
"We went over major concepts in order to prepare the student for her midterm exam. We went through the galvanic cell and predicting the cell potential of a galvanic cell; we went through ways of balancing redox reactions and touched slightly on concepts relating to entropy, enthalpy and Gibbs free energy. We concluded the session by tackling specific problems from electrolysis."
"Today's topic was about the major classes of chemical reactions. Combustion, Synthesis, Single displacement and Double displacement reaction were discussed. He brought a number of problems and he solved them with little assistance from me. He needs to practice to solve more problems in order for him to have more confidence. He is making good progress. Finally, from last week's discussion, I gave him a one page note about dipole moments that show how to determine whether a molecule has dipole moments or not."
"The student is working hard to get ready for the AP test, and so is solving old AP Physics B problems. This time, she had questions about circuits, so we spent most of the time working the problems. I started the session by discussing the pros and cons of taking AP Physics C next year. At the end of the session, she sent me a practice test, which we will discuss on Wednesday."
"We went over all materials in the ecosystem. The student had excellent attitude toward the material covered."