Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over a review sheet given to her from her teacher for a quiz on Thursday. The quiz material consists of percent composition, empirical formula, molecular formula, and balancing reactions."
"During the session we covered heat and energy and it was a very successful session. The student wanted to go over the new material that she missed when she was out of school some snow days. We worked through many practice problems and she seemed to have a good understanding of the new material."
"The student and I began reviewing for her final exam in AP Chemistry. We began with molecular geometry and bonding, and we also reviewed gases and began her packet of practice problems for the final."
"We went over thermodynamics and kinetics, Maxwell Boltzmann, rates of reaction, and problems pertaining calorimetery. The student struggled with understanding concepts pertaining to reaction rates, but overall he understood it. He had a good attitude over the material that was reviewed. Strategies I used were analogies to explain energy, as well as talking through the concept. I thought he followed and understood the material well. There is concern on his terminology knowledge, so we'll keep practicing this."
"The student had review sheets that covered the use of the Earth Science Reference Table. I advised her that if you know what info the table has then her assessment will be really easy. We were able to finish all of the sheets during our session."
"We had a session in the morning and a session in the evening. We worked on two review packets, including enthalpy - endothermic versus exothermic processes, entropy - increase versus decrease in disorder based on phase change, Gibbs free energy - reaction spontaneity and its relationship with equilibrium constant, Ksp expression and precipitation, Le Chatelier's law, ideal gas law, mole fraction and partial pressure, kinetics of reaction, reaction mechanism and rate-determining step, average kinetic energy, catalyst and its effect on activation energy, reduction-oxidation reaction, reducing and oxidizing agent, standard reduction potential, electrolytic and electrochemical cell, salt bridge and its role in neutralizing charges, and metal reactivity comparison. We will wrap up the second review packet in the next session."