Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on acid-base titrations. The student felt better about the acid/base homework we reviewed yesterday and feels more confident about her test."
"At this session, the student worked on a homework worksheet and assigned problems from the book all covering the gas laws (specifically the ideal gas law). He appears to have a firm grasp on this subject. We briefly covered the chapter on balancing and reactions, and since we ran out of time, I asked him to look over this chapter on his own. He also showed me his most recent test, where he scored a 27/30 (an A)."
"The student and I went over concepts for his final exam, and I believe that he has a much better understanding of the material. Moving forward, I will create resources for him to use in his review."
"Today's session covered precipitation reactions, Ksp, common ion effect, net ionic equations, and reaction product predictions. The student will provide additional problems to work on for next session and will work through a problem set provided by the tutor."
"The student and I reviewed setting up ICE chart and determining the concentration of reactants and products at equilibrium. Then we spent the rest of the session learning about acid-base equilibrium. We studied three different definitions of acid-base (Arrhenius, Lewis, and Bronsted-Lowry), acid-base behaviors, determination of pH-pOH, performing log calculation/estimation without calculator, calculation of pH-pOH of strong acid-base (irreversible dissociation without equilibrium), and calculation of pH-pOH of weak acid-base (reversible dissociation with Ka and Kb equilibrium and ICE chart). In the next session, I plan to introduce conjugate pairs of acid-base, buffer solution, and titration. She has done a great job today learning a good amount of new materials."
"We discussed Mass % calculations and bp elevation/freezing point depression. We discussed the definition of molality and how to calculate it. We did his class problems followed by a few questions that I came up with to test his knowledge. We then discussed Mass % following a similar format of explaining his class problems and then giving a few example problems letting the student solve on his own. After that I let him know that I would send him a few practice problems on the topics discussed tonight."