Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test on chapter 19 this Thursday. She had a few questions from her classwork based on calculation pH and pOH from solution concentrations that I helped to clarify. We then went through the test check list and reviewed each point that she didn't feel confident with yet. We also worked through a titration problem from the test review sheet as this type of question will show up in the test. She is doing very well now and I have no doubt that she will receive an excellent grade in her test on Thursday."
"We went through his chemistry exam review. I explained each question and the concept behind it to make sure he understood the basics. We solved almost 20 questions and I explained how he has to calculate pH and pOH from concentration and vice versa. Then we went through his class notes and I explained all of them to him again. I also marked the parts that he had to review and memorize."
"We covered specific heat, and energy changes. We also discussed combination problems where the energy of one item, goes into another. We also covered phase changes, and energy diagrams. The student was eager to learn. He was struggling with where to start on the more complicated problems, but after a while he got the hang of it. No extra practice, no scores, no grades."
"We went through the student's worksheet and used the g yield of H and C to find the Empirical formulas and the molecular formula for Hydrocarbons."
"We covered solubility and solubility product today. We went over how the equilibrium works and how to solve for both solubility and solubility product. We also went over the common ion effect and what happens if two things that are dissolved react with one another."
"This session, the student and I continued to work through specific problems she wanted help and clarification on. We worked on elimination reactions involving bond rotation and ring expansion qualities the most. She requires a deeper understanding of "why" when it comes to these organic topics. She knows her basics and has no problem comprehending the trends to follow, yet she wants to know why a mechanism would carry out the way it does. This is excellent, for organic chemistry revolves around understanding the many different factors at play and how they affect each other in any given reaction conditions."