Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed all concepts today because she has a midterm coming soon. We went over rate of reactions, colligative properties, and intermolecular interactions. The student kept a positive attitude and was excited to learn and get down to business. We will continue working on colligative properties, especially change in temperature when something is added. She understood everything in the end for the most part."
"The student and I reviewed an exam he just got back on redox, synthesis, combustion, single displacement and double displacement reactions. He did well on the exam and scored a 90% while the class average was a 74%. We also reviewed how to identify the limiting reactant in a reaction and reviewed a few practice problems."
"For next quarter, the student is trying to place into a higher level chemistry course. She really enjoyed an organic chemistry class she took a while ago, so she is optimistic that the course she is interested in will be more stimulating than the course she's currently in. To prepare for the placement test, we worked on building an outline of the concepts she is unfamiliar with and will need to learn. Most of them aren't particularly challenging, but there is still plenty of material, so we strategically divided the concepts into three weeks' worth of meetings until the test. I gave her some pointers about what to expect from the concepts and which concepts she should start trying to learn soon, as they may be especially difficult. She seems very motivated, so I think this will go well."