Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered the basics of thermodynamics, going over the notes he took in class. We also did some of the homework problems that he could do. The rest, we will wait until his next class for notes."
"We reviewed various types of calculations for solutions. Our topics included boiling point elevation, freezing point depression, vapor pressure, osmotic pressure, and converting between different expressions of concentrations. Halfway through the session, the student mentioned that she preferred having the problems demonstrated for her to study later rather than being guided through solving the problems herself, so we proceeded that way to cover more material before taking the test."
"Reviewed the concept and measurements behind the rates of reactions and the Rate Law. Practiced calculating and understanding the rates of various reactions using one of the student's homework worksheets. Specifically practiced figuring out the reaction exponents, order of the reaction rates, and the reaction constant based on experimental data provided in tables or otherwise deduced from word problems. Discussed how the numbers we calculated on papers relate to actual reactions - things like the fact that most reactions are of 2-3 order and are quite slow, reactions of 5th order are fast enough for an observer, and reactions of double-digit orders are violent enough to be frequently called explosive."