Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We arranged to meet on Tuesday rather than Monday. It was requested that we meet twice this week, so we will have a session on Thursday as well. Student has a unit two test this Friday, so we covered half the material on Tuesday and will address the rest during the Thursday session. In particular, we covered practice problems and concepts regarding history of the atom, elements, ions, and isotopes. She understood the majority of concepts, like knowing the number of protons and neutrons that an atom has. We were able to fill in conceptual gaps, like knowing how to assess the number of electrons. I instructed her to create flashcards with some of the more common elements so that she can become familiar with their atomic number, atomic mass, and location on the periodic table. Having this information banked in her mind will accelerate her ability to approach and complete problems in general chemistry. Her father asked for advice on what he could do to help, and I suggested facilitating more practice problems that can be checked in the book and assisting with review of flashcards."
"We covered balancing equations after working with the type of chemical reaction: combustion, synthesis, displacement. Very inspiring to work with her."
"Topics: Equilibrium chemistry and statistics used in chemical analysis. Worked through practice problems from the first 3 chapters of the book corresponding to class assignments."