Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student, and in the given time we went over electrophilic additions to alkynes. We specifically covered three different models: addition with HX, addition of H2, and hydration with acid catalyst. We took turns doing problems where she re-stated - in her own words - what I taught her, and in doing so she applied what she just learned; this showed me that she has a good grasp on the material. At first, she had a question as to how molecules get rearranged during syn-addition of compounds. For example, the "tail" of an alkyne was flipped during syn-addition of H2 and she was wondering whether that was a direct result of the reagents or something else. By the end of my explanation, she was able to understand that it was just a rearrangement of the same molecule."
"We reviewed an online assignment that was on energy, work, and power. The student said that her teacher assigned it without teaching them anything about the new material. But it was not that hard. She seems to understand the majority of it."
"The student and I covered Chapter 6.1-6.4 and discussed the structures and functions of cellular organelles. She had some excellent diagrams in her notes that she had drawn of an animal cell and a plant cell with all of the cellular parts labeled and defined. She did a great job explaining each component and how it related to other cellular components/organelles, which is something I've seen teachers test students on. I left her with some concepts to memorize, as well as some diagrams to look over that I drew."