Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued our work on the gas laws, specifically the ideal gas law. Overall the student seems to have a really thorough understanding of the gas laws, both mathematically and conceptually. We worked on her problem set and overall she did very well almost entirely independently of me. I have a few complicated ideal gas law problems for her to work on Tuesday, so she'll be well prepared for her quiz this Thursday. She hasn't had any grades lately, but she did well on her lab report while I was there and scored well on her oral presentation from before the holidays. She is working hard and setting herself up for a great semester."
"I assisted the student with preparation for an upcoming chemistry exam. He needed help with remembering the names and charges of the various polyatomic ions, but he did well in applying compound naming rules to the problems given. He was engaged throughout the entirety of our session, and I'm confident in his understanding. As far as strategies are concerned, I told him about a few universal rules to keep in mind when working out these problems in order to increase efficiency and accuracy. I recommended that he rework the review by himself to cement everything. He will be taking his midterms in the upcoming week, so I will have the ability to quantify progress next session."
"We talked about many different topics. We went over Lewis structure, net ionic reaction, light emission and absorption, energy and wavelength, nuclear chemistry, resonance, etc. The student is really smart. Overall, great session."
"Today, the student and I met and went over some of her homework. She has a lab test coming up and we are covering concepts that will mostly be on it. Today, we covered redox reactions, balancing equations, and empirical formula. Tomorrow, we will cover more math oriented questions such as percent conversion and the calculation of moles."
"We went over dimensional analysis for a good majority of the time after reviewing finding the measure of angles. He is feeling more comfortable with the dimensional analysis."
"The student and I prepared for the upcoming material in her chemistry class. We went over an introduction to the atom, its basic components, and its process of discovery. We then discussed electron configuration and began working problems involving it. At the end of our session, she had a strong grasp of everything we discussed, and she was prepared to go into the week."