Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we worked on reviewing for the student's upcoming test. We started off going over Thermochemistry focusing on specific heat, energy transfer, and latent heat. We then looked at chemical reactions mainly looking at Hess's law, but also discussing using heat of formation to find the enthalpy change of a reaction. We also covered structure and theory, discussing atomic spectrum and periodic trends. We finished the session with hybridization and types of bonding."
"Initially, I conducted a review of probability and Venn diagram problems. The student was pretty confident with the material, but had a few questions. We then completed aspects of chapter 8 with molecular compounds and molecular structure problems practice. I introduced the student to techniques used to aid in creating the molecular structure diagram and the Lewis dot structure of molecular examples."
"Today we began working with thermodynamics. We discussed the law of conservation of energy. We then moved on to different types of energy and the definition of energy. We did some simple calorie to Joule conversions. Then we worked some equations on the amount of heat absorbed or released by exothermic and endothermic reactions."
"The student and I worked on homework from the oxidation/reduction and electrochemistry chapters. The concepts we covered include oxidation is at the anode, reduction is at the cathode, drawing and labeling a galvanic cell diagram, salt bridge and how the ions balance out the charges at the electrodes, determining oxidation numbers, balancing redox equations using the half-equation method, and conceptual questions on the chapters. She achieved a good understanding of the new concepts and did excellently on the questions."
"We covered a SOL practice test. I let her work the problems and helped her out when she got stuck and pointed out test taking strategies to help her increase her accuracy. As well as chemistry concept relationships that will help her develop better strategies for working the problems."
"We worked through the concepts of Electrochemistry and Redox reactions. We then went over what content would be on the final and made preparations for next weeks review before his comprehensive final."