Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed concepts in thermochemistry, energetics, and kinetics. We applied these concepts to various practice questions."
"The student and I went over her physics review packet in preparation for her comps exam tomorrow. We specifically went over determining acceleration from position and velocity plots. We also went over momentum and forces."
"The student and I went over acid/base chemistry, and I believe that he is well prepared for his upcoming exam. I am in the process of creating a video for him to use as a review."
"We reviewed water and its chemistry, population mechanics, evolution, animal development, and genetics. The student has been receptive and has been doing some practice problems on her own. I recommended doing more practice problems before the exam and going over not only the questions, but also going through the answer choices of why they are/aren't correct. I also recommended doing more practice/review so that she can have more specific questions for me next time to review since she seemed not sure of what to ask."
"Today, we covered an introduction to organic chemistry. We started with alkanes and how to name alkanes. In addition, we talked about the properties of alkanes and went over functional groups and their properties and naming prefixes and suffixes. Lastly, we went through some alkane naming problems."
"This session focused on finishing up the FRQ section. The main concepts covered included gas laws, rate laws, and bonding. For gas laws, it is important to recall PV=nRT and partial pressures. These concepts are usually tested when it comes to calculations. Rate laws fall under initial rate laws and integrated rate laws. Thus, read the question to determine which kind of rate law is needed. Initial rate laws are used to determine the rate at t=0s, while integrated rate laws are used to determine the concentration of a certain product or reactant after certain time. Lastly, concepts in the bonding question emphasize understanding how bond strength and intermolecular forces contribute to physical properties of a compound. When drawing full Lewis dot structures, do not forget to include lone pairs and use electron configurations to determine the maximum number of bonds a certain atom can have."