Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked more with significant figures and how to handle them when math functions are applied. Also included scientific notation practice."
"Today I checked over Parts VII, VIII, and IX of the student's summer assignment and helped her with any questions that she had. She had attempted to balance equations using the redox half-reaction method, but had confused the order of the steps to follow. We reworked problems 3,4,5,7, & 8 and she seemed more comfortable with this method after the extra guided practice. Next, I checked over her Gas Law problems in Part VIII. I explained to her that there are different gas law constants that you can use depending on the units of the other variables used in the formula. We practiced using the Ideal Gas Law and appropriate constant in the problems at the end of this unit, which she had struggled with. Some of these problems required using stoichiometry combined with the material she had learned about gases. Finally, I checked over Part IX: Intro to Organic Chem. She had answered most of these questions correctly. However, I did show her what a carboxylic acid looks like and how to draw its structure. We also talked about how to identify alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alcohols according to their structure or name. Finally, I gave her a quick lesson on naming branched alkanes, which she may encounter later in the school year."
"We worked on how to set up physics problems, unit conversions, SI units, unit prefixes. We also worked on Cartesian to Polar coordinate system equations."