Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was working on a lab dealing with the speed of sound. She seemed to be able to pick that up pretty well. We also worked on some basic static electricity, whose concepts she initially picked up quite readily. Again, though, practice and patience will be good for getting the most out of this study."
"The student did well on her last test a few weeks ago (she got an A, which was much improved from her first test with which she struggled). This is our first time meeting in a few weeks because of spring break, but she has a test this week. We covered molecular orbital theory by concentrating on drawing molecular orbital diagrams. To the sides of the diagrams, we drew the atomic orbitals (with electron configuration) for each participating atom , and we drew the molecular bonding and antibonding orbitals in the center. We talked about the diatomic molecules (H2 for instance) and heteroatomic molecules (CO). We talked about the change in energy levels of the atomic molecules towards the most electronegative element in the heteroatomic molecules. We also briefly discussed limiting reagents and did a problem. Lastly, we talked about partial pressure of a gas over water in the context of a homework problem."
"Today we covered galvanic cells and electrochemistry. Once I taught her the basics again, she understood the concepts that she had learned earlier in class. She has her own practice problems from class to work on. Overall, this was a great session."