Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student specifically wanted to study more for his make-up exam tomorrow. The topics that we spent the most time on were intermolecular forces and intramolecular bonds. We discussed the diamond/graphite problem further then pulled problems from an AP Chemistry prep book. We focused on chapter 8, which is on liquids and solid. Then, we went through the bonds and forces, as well as some phase diagram materials. The student needs to know the bonds and forces like the back of his hands for the exam, and he also needs to review colligative forces. For his next homework, I am sending him some guidance and some solutions on some rate law problems."
"The student worked on a homework packet covering molarity, moles/ unit volume, finding volume needed to make a solution of a certain molarity, finding moles of a solute given a volume and molarity of a solution. She used information from a stoichiometric equation to find the mass needed of a reactant given a certain molarity and volume of a product. I helped her break down the problems into steps that she could follow to solve other similar problems."
"Great session! We went over Mendelian genetics again by going over meiosis and mitosis. This is a very difficult topic, so we drew different scenarios for the student to grasp the concept. She has a basic understanding of what is going on, but needs more practice to tie loose ends. She asks great questions that confirm her basic understanding."
"We introduced electricity. We started off with the definitions of charge, current, field, and potential. The student's homework included simple applications of the definitions. We finished with a brief discussion of circuits."
"We performed interconversion practice questions. This involved identifying significant figures, putting numbers into standard, scientific and engineering notation, and working with units. Also we discussed the concepts of velocity and acceleration."
"The student and I spent the session working through molarity problems and ionic solutions. I noticed she had some difficulty determining the number of ions that would be produced from an ionic compound. I suggested she look through her old notes and relearn the charges of commonly known anions and cations. Overall she seemed to understand the steps for the calculations and was very confident by the end of the session."