Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her notes on entropy. We went over the differences between system vs. surroundings and universe vs. Universe. We also reviewed the entropy equations as well as heat and work. We previewed Gibbs free energy. She had an excellent attitude during the session. We discussed the need for additional practice for spiral review in preparation for the final exam. She voiced that she felt much better about the concept of entropy after our session."
"Today we continued in our journey of evolution. We reviewed radioactive dating, but since it is not a chemistry class I don't think he needs to know the ins and outs. However, I did explain what an isotope was if the teacher tests on this concept. I went through a few non-scientific examples, and we went through what half life was and how different elements have different half lives. We also went through the process of discovering how many half lives there were and then multiplying this by the half life. After a few examples, I feel like he is pretty confident in doing these problems. After this, we started digging into a study guide. He is solid on the vocabulary of: adaptation, fossil, evolution, Darwin, common decent, and H.M.S Beagle. We went over the multiple ways different adaptions help the fitness of an animal. We analyze how certain terms are related to each other. The last thing we did is talk about the formation of sedimentary rock layers how this plays a role in relative dating and why the fossil record plays such an important role in evolution. We have about half a chapter to go and we should get through the material next time."
"We went over heat capacity at constant pressure and went over some algebra techniques in solving the problems."
"We talked about electric potentials, circuits, resistors in series and in parallel, and also talked about potential difference in voltage. We did examples together and the student was able to use the examples and formulas to solve problems assigned. Great job today!"
"We went over simplifying rational expressions in Algebra 2. In Chemistry, we covered stoichiometry, balancing equations, and other problems involved mole to mole ratios."
"We covered nucleophiles and bases, a bit on pKas, rating bases and acids, overview of Sn1/ E1/ Sn2/ E2, focused on substitution reactions and the differences between Sn1 and Sn2."