Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed his web assignment on gas laws and states of matter. Topics covered included dispersion rates and boiling point elevation and freezing point depression."
"We went over acids and bases and talked about pH and titration. We will meet weekly from now on from 3:15-4:45 until the assessment exam gets closer."
"The student's class has just started a new unit (Chapter 15: acid/base titrations). I spent the majority of this session introducing formulas for pH and pOH, showing her how to manipulate the formulas using math fundamentals like logarithms to find acid or base concentrations in solutions. We reviewed a majority of her assigned homework together, and where I saw her having difficulty, I wrote up analogous practice problems to address these areas. As long as she stays on top of her homework/lab assignments, she should have no trouble maintaining her current grade. Should she decide to study a little bit more outside of class to bring her exam grades up, it's not unlikely that she will receive an A."
"The student and I prepared for several upcoming assessments this week for her chemistry class. This required us to review and practice material that we had already covered together, including atomic theories, periodic table elements, and electron configuration."
"We covered atomic and molecular orbital theory, bond order, bonding and antibonding orbitals, a bit more on polarity and molecular shape, hybrid orbitals (sp vs sp2 vs sp3), how they look in 3d, and why are they important."
"The student and I met for the first time on Saturday. She said that she has recently had two tests, the first one was on dimensional analysis and the second one covered the basics of atoms. To get her up to speed, we did a review of dimensional analysis and answered some problems in her book. We then reviewed her current homework assignment on chapter 4, which covered isotopes. We then moved on to chapter 16 to get ahead. The new material in chapter 16 was about radioactive elements and how radioactivity works. She seems like a very bright student, and now that she will have a chance to ask questions and work one on one, I can see her being very successful this year!"