Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was given a review packet to aid his preparation for his makeup exam. The packet included mostly free-response questions involving calorimetry, thermodynamic quantities (entropy, enthalpy, Gibbs free energy), basic kinetics, potential energy diagrams and activation energy, catalysis, etc. The student's understanding of the material was deep enough so that he had little trouble solving the problems as given. I was pleased with the depth of his understanding, so after a few more problems, I felt he was more than prepared for the exam. We spent the last few minutes going over a math problem involving dot products."
"Covered Chemistry Lewis Structures and gas laws. Looked over and reviewed past exams to see what the most difficult material was. Extra Practice was in their textbook."
"We went over chemistry topics such as quantum energy. We also worked on math in regards to projectile motion using parametrics as well as some trigonometry."
"The session went very well. The student was very enthusiastic and eager to learn the material. We went through her packet of notes and talked about the slides on a conceptual level and we also worked through practice problems. She was confused about the material in the beginning. However, once we sat down and broke it all down, she understood it much better. By the end she was able to do all of the practice problems on her own. Next time we are going to go over the next chapter to keep working towards preparing her for the upcoming test."
"The student and I continued working through problems on acid/ base equilibria and began work on the common-ion effect. Next session we will work on finishing chapter 17 so that we will be able to cover the rest of the material for an upcoming test in the following two sessions."
"We reviewed redox reactions along with unit conversions from moles of substance to mass of substance. We talked about how to identify different reaction types such as combination, decomposition, single replacement, and double displacement. We reviewed the student's homework questions and then discussed other examples of each type."