Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's science fair is this Sunday, so she is getting ready to present. We made a mock-up of her poster, which she will do with her mother. She had initially forgotten some details of what we talked about Tuesday, but she quickly remembered them and is getting much better at explaining her experiment and using terms like hypothesis, experimental, control, and variable. She and her mother decided to add a second experiment to her project, so we worked on having hypotheses, materials, procedures, and conclusions for both experiments. We also did a practice run-through of a presentation to a parent, teacher, or science fair judge. For next time, she needs to run the spinach leaf experiment and draw the pictures for the display."
"We reviewed properties of solutions and factors affecting solubility and miscibility for a quiz the student will take this week. We also covered dissociation of Arrhenius acids and bases in aqueous solution. We reviewed La Chatelier's Principle and calculating specific heat and latent heat of fusion/vaporization (phase change)."
"I thought it went really well. We went over equilibrium and how to calculate the Kc of an equation. From there we discussed how to find the equilibrium concentrations from Kc and the initial concentrations. After that, we discussed acids and bases, and how to calculate PH. We then combined the concepts to talk about how to find the PH of a weak acid in equilibrium. Overall, it went really well and I think we can accomplish a lot in the next several weeks!"