Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We primarily discussed electronegativity trends, using electronegativity to determine dipoles in bonds, molecular geometries, using individual bond dipoles with geometries to find molecular dipoles, and intermolecular interactions: ionic bonds, hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole interactions, and dispersion forces. She picked up electronegativity quickly. While the student seemed to find the prediction of geometries difficult, this was her first time seeing it. She will practice this, in addition to dipole formation, hydrogen bonding, and subjects from previous tutoring sessions such as predicting molecule formation. At the very end, I asked her if our format for tutoring was working for her, and she is comfortable with it."
"We went over the chapters which will be featured in the student's third written quiz next week. He has a chance of getting a B or higher on the quiz. He's already submitting a project for extra credit."
"For this session, we had our first introduction to working with forces. The student understood the basic premise of the Newtonian principles behind force, however he had a bit of difficulty grasping the concept that mass resists acceleration. We did a large number of practice problems from his homework, textbook, as well as a problem set that I brought. He brought home a B overall last semester, and today's session showed that he has a solid grasp and the better his conceptual understanding, the better his grades will be."
"The student and I met from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesday March 18th. We reviewed for his upcoming test. This upcoming test is comprised of the SL option material for waves. We reviewed the questions in his book and a practice test that I brought for us to review. I believe that he will not have a problem with this test, as he is beginning to understand the language of the IB questions and what they are asking for (which is half the battle!). Overall, I think that the session went very well!"
"The student has his lab final tomorrow so we went over Acid Bases and practiced some more problems calculation the pH from Ka, calculating Ka from pH, calculating pH from Kb, and OH concentrations. We also started some buffer and titration problems. He has improved in his calculations and does not need to be corrected anymore when setting up ICE tables or when calculating pH or Ka."
"We worked on two different online assignments over momentum, collisions, conservation of momentum questions and problems. She seems to have no real difficulties with this material."