Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"1. Dehalogenation, H2SO4, PBr3, mechanisms. 2. Student 1 got a 94 on his third exam! Student 2 got a 95 on her third exam! 3. Assigned questions at the back of the book."
"During the Saturday session with the student, we continued reviewing elimination, substitution and addition reactions by alkenes and alkynes. She did very well and was able to work through most of the problems. She had a few questions that had been confusing her that we were able to clear up."
"We covered solution chemistry and more molarity concepts. He didn't really struggle with any of the concepts I presented him with. He immediately grasped all the concepts."
"We worked on review problems. She brought a lot of great questions of a good variety to the table, and we were able to work through almost all of them. I think she felt that because she didn't understand that small subset, she was unprepared, but really for many of the problems, the student had the right understanding and had missed one small step or connection that, upon my mentioning it, clicked right away. The student also demonstrated a fantastic intuition for the material overall--when I asked her guiding questions, she knew exactly where I was going with it, and often that was all it took to jumpstart her problem solving."
"The student and I reviewed nucleic acids, proteins/amino acids, and enzymatic activity for her upcoming organic chemistry test. We prepared an index card that she was able to use for her test. We also reviewed some of the key components of the endocrine system (e.g. , pituitary glands). We will be meeting one more time this semester to review for her final exams."
"In our session, the student expressed his concern on the following topics: solubility, determining whether or not a substance in saturated, unsaturated or supersaturated provided a temperature and an amount of grams in solution. We went over the worksheet his teacher gave in class and further explained the why's and how's for the answer. The student first began to struggle with problems pertaining to saturation but that was quickly resolved once I explained it and went over old assignments on a worksheet. I made sure to tell him to ask his teacher about a specific problem on the worksheet because there was a problem with the question. The student seems to be improving and on his way to getting an A in the class. The student is very willing to put in the time to study."