Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started this morning with algebra and worked on her final review packet. Then, we looked at chapter 13 of chemistry, which was all about solutions."
"During our session on 7/19 at 3pm, Yuri and I covered material from Chapter 17: Acid-Base equilibrium such as: Arrhenius and (No Suggestions) acids/bases, what happens to acid dissolved in water, factors affecting acid strength (i.e., the more polar HX bond and/or the weaker the HX bond = more acidic, the more e-negative = more acidic, increasing # of oxygens on oxyacids = more acidic, resonance in conjugate bases of carboxylic acids = strong acid because = weak/stable base, strong acids as completely dissociating in water, weak acids as partially dissociating, strong bases and weak bases, auto-ionization, etc. I put her professor's lecture on Chapter 16 into 8 pages of notes - as an organizational model for her to do the same, given Chapter 17. This method employs the use of an outline structure, highlighting, figures and reaction mechanisms directly illustrating important equations and more complex concepts."
"We reviewed the 18 electron rule and worked through practice problems relating to it. We also looked into Lewis dot structures before finishing off with molecular geometry."
"The student and I prepared for her upcoming test, going over several chapters of her text. We went over chemical bonding, gases, liquids and solids, and solutions. We made flashcards of important concepts and equations to remember. Additionally, we did several problems from each chapter to adequately prepare for and understand how to approach each type of question."
"Today was all about rate laws and other kinetic concepts and calculations at a physical chemistry level. We covered questions from his practice test and his homework, and he was able to reproduce some work that I showed him last time. Next time, the focus will be on a couple of different approximations and the last bits of review leading into his final test."
"Acids and Bases, everything from what they are, how they work, how the math behind them works, and how to do said math. By the end the student was able to do her entire quiz-prep sheet, and was only having some difficulty with 1 type of problem, which I left her with extra practice on."