Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered vapors and vapor pressure. Since the student had already studied gas laws, the new content was easy to integrate. He had been assigned a project to write a song about the ideal gas laws, so we worked on that."
"Today we worked through some questions posed by the student's professor concerning enthalpy. We practiced calculating enthalpy of a reaction and dealt with concepts such as enthalpy of formation. We also began to talk about entropy, getting slightly ahead of her class, so that she would have some intuition for the subject by the time the professor began to go over it."
"The concepts we covered included reactions of alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones, and preparation of carboxylic acids. We also went over concepts of molarity and molality, and used some practice problems from the learning tools online. The student has two tests coming up on Monday and Tuesday, and we are to meet again on Monday. I will send her more practice problems and organic chemistry concepts for her to go over until we meet again. She continues to find the sessions more helpful than her class, and is looking forward to meeting more often. I wait to see her progress in the test results."
"Today we focused a lot on chemistry review. We looked over several old workshops and tests. Make sure to keep practicing the grid-type problems (where given something about a reaction, predict the sign of deltaG, deltaH, etc.). I think you could practice some on emissions spectra and the properties of light, too."
"Today we reviewed some of his older tests, and discussed the issues that came up. Specifically, the session focused on acid base chemistry and chemical equilibrium. The student was a joy to work with, and I look forward to teaching him again soon!"
"We covered concentrations of solutions(molarity and molality). I demonstrated how to use dimensional analysis to set up and double check the accuracy of these problems. We then covered how to work problems for the boiling point elevation and freezing point depression."