Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued reviewing concepts related to reactions dealing with chiral organic molecules, choosing to focus further on elimination reactions and their mechanisms. Specifically, we reinforced ideas about how to analyze E1 and E2 reactions in terms of degrees of reactivity, solvents, nucleophiles, leaving groups, and the creation of alkene bonds. She also had some questions about how to go about solving problems dealing with the stability of substrates and their role in reactivity, carbocations, and reaction stereochemistry. Overall, she has become much more confident from the first time we met, able to apply concepts more powerfully to problems than before."
"Today we discussed the student's environmental science test that he had recently taken. It covered measurement units and tools. He was able to correctly convert between metric units just in his head, but I suggested to continue using pencil marks to show the decimal moving left/right so he doesn't make a minor error. We went over meters, grams, and liters, highlighting some common examples in which we see or use these measurements to help him remember. He also had a homework assignment from class that included an article on misspending of the government money in the Green Initiative due to a metrics conversion error. We answered 3 questions related to the passage and I questioned his understanding of the big topic -buying carbon emissions credits, he seemed to grasp the concept after discussion."
"The student seems comfortable with the material on the upcoming test. We worked through a few problems in chemistry which helped him demonstrate his skill in the topic."