Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We mainly worked on the different addition patterns of OH from a hydration and hydroboration. We also covered the stereochemistry of these reactions, along with a review of adding Br2 across an alkene."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed her online homework. Always being prepared, she asked quality questions and showed great potential for critical thinking."
"The student just began his next chapter on aldehydes and ketone. Today we covered the addition of a variety of compounds such as Grignards, alcohols, and cyanide to the carbon of a carbonyl. We also discussed how to prepare Wittig reagents and use them to form new carbon-carbon double bonds. We also covered nomenclature of these compounds."
"We covered aromatics as well as synthesis problems and ketone/ aldehyde hydration in basic and acidic conditions. The student could pick up the concept, and just needs further practice now, which I left her with to work on before our next session."
"We reviewed for the student's exams. Based on the information she gave me and the quizzes that she showed me, I noticed her teacher gives more priority to synthetic pathways, so we did a few examples. She still had some difficulties because synthetic pathways involve using some of the content from her first organic chemistry class as well as content that was done during her first exam. I advised her to practice doing some conversions between functional groups and using a summary of reagents given by her teacher in order to memorize the reagents that are currently being taught and I also gave her some resources containing general reagents in organic chemistry and stated their importance."
"I specifically covered names of common functional groups and some ketone reactions. The student appeared to not know very much initially, but had very quick recall upon reviewing several examples. He was very responsive to the material and consistently tried to explain it in his own words. For future sessions, I would like him to organize reaction types and note any exceptions to the reaction in question."