Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed free radical bromination and the prediction of products for bromination reactions. We discussed resonance structures and how to draw and determine which structure is the most stable. We went over how to determine E and Z configuration and s-cis and s-trans. We also covered the determination of double bond stability. Stability is based on substitution and conjugation. We finished with the discussion of 1,2 and 1,4 addition across a diene system. 1,2 addition is the kinetic product and 1,4 addition is the thermodynamic product."
"The student and I covered many molecular biology concepts, including DNA replication, transcription, translation, and genetic regulation as well as genetic mutations. We also went over the techniques for recombinant DNA, PCR, and gel electrophoresis. At first some of the concepts were difficult to understand, but she is a quick learner. We reviewed some previous concepts; after a little prodding she was able to recall most of the information. In terms of coursework, she and I went over possible test essay prompts and a worksheet that had been assigned. The areas I believe she should focus on are protein synthesis and gel electrophoresis."
"We looked into equilibrium expressions involving pressure and how various manipulations of balanced chemical affected the value of the equilibrium constant (we specifically tackled questions from her past homework). She has shown to be a very intelligent and courteous student who showed competent ability to grasps concepts quickly and effectively."