Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session we went over two practice exams which contained a variety of topics ranging reactions; we went over these reactions and their corresponding mechanisms. I was unable to see any scores or grades, but we did take turns doing specific problems so she can show me that she understands the material. The topic which she had the most trouble trying to comprehend was rotating a molecule so that it becomes anti-periplanar for E2 elimination, although she did not struggle much with this. After a moment of explanation and an example she was able to understand it. She had her own practice to do for her exam tomorrow."
"With my first session with the student, we went over the most recent material she covered in class, Sn1, Sn2, E1, and E2 as well as alcohol reactions, and did some sample test questions based on chapters. I could see right off the bat why she is not doing too well in the course. She is not doing assigned problems well before the exam. It's usually right before the exam. With organic chemistry, practice is key. We are set to meet one week from now, and perhaps one more before the final."
"The student and I covered the remaining of the Pharmacotherapy Part 1 lecture. I provided her with a word document of the learning objectives and we looked over the ones she had left together. She's got an exam on December 8th so our next session will be a mini-review!"