Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered an introduction to stoichiometry and did several problems. This is new but she has a good feel for it."
"The entire session revolved primarily around three reactions: E2, SN2, and SN1. Some E1 material was gone over as well. This required some review of electronegativity, such as the relative electronegativity of different elements; the relative stability of carbocations, including the occurrence of methyl and hydride shifts in SN1 reactions; and the different environmental parameters that encourage each reaction, such as base strength, location of leaving group, and nucleophile strength. I then walked her through the mechanisms of each reaction by giving examples. We then opened up some problems in her book, which she did primarily by herself. Several examples were done for each different reaction type until she thought she was comfortable. Once we established how and why the reactions work, she was able to figure out problems on her own. I did not leave her with any supplemental work because she said she was going to review what we went over and do more practice problems. Overall, she seemed to grasp the material quite readily once the basics were thoroughly explained."
"The student and I reviewed gases. This review included Dalton's law of partial pressures, the ideal gas law, and Graham's law of effusion. She also had plenty of review worksheets that she completed."