Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered single and double replacement reactions, acid-base reactions, and combustion reactions. We practiced balancing equations using these themes. We also talked about physical changes that indicated a chemical reaction took place. The student was left with memorizing solubility rules as homework."
"Today, the student and I worked on molecular shapes, their polarity, and intermolecular forces. She is very enthusiastic and understands the topics very well. With our remaining time, we also covered her last final exam from the first quarter. The student was able to solve the questions she got wrong. We will continue to prepare for her midterm as well as the assessment test."
"Today we went over simplifying algebraic expressions and solving algebraic equations including absolute value problems. The student was very easy to teach and picked up the material quickly. She was a fast learner, and I look forward to our next meeting."
"We went over titrations and how to calculate moles. Then, we went over molarity. This student has many gaps in her fundamental knowledge of chemistry. We went over topics in a textbook that she felt she was weak on. We will continue to cover these chemistry basics in future sessions."
"Today, the student and I worked on converting chemical formula to name, converting chemical name to formulas, and utilizing polyatomic ions and nomenclature to build and balance molecules. The student is having an easier time of picking up the material and she's doing a lot better. She finished the last quarter/ semester with a solid 85%, as opposed to being on the border of the B-/C+. As the new quarter/ semester starts, we plan to have her finish the year with an A in the class."
"The student mostly wanted to go over an advanced problem set on ideal gas law concepts. The problems were long, multi-step problems that he was struggling with. I gave him the suggestion to look specifically for what they are asking for and what information the problem gives you, and then figure out what is needed to finish the problem. One example I noted was that if the problem involves a reaction, almost always you are going to want to find the number of moles."