Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met this morning to review a long homework assignment about the ideal gas law. Almost all of the questions required the same approach, so he learned it quickly. A few of the questions were more difficult (such as a system containing a gas that underwent multiple changes), but we still went over those without much trouble. I think this session went especially well."
"We reviewed for her upcoming test, mainly focusing on doing practicing problems. The student has a good understanding of the concepts. The topics covered include bonding, intermolecular forces, Lewis structures, ideal gas law, and solubility."
"Today, we covered states of matter, primarily solids. We covered the different types of solids that exist and which IMF are present in each. We then began to cover gasses, Charles's Law, Boyle's Law, Avogadro's Law, and the ideal gas law"
"Today's session went really well with the student. We focused on math because she just had a chemistry exam. We reviewed for her math exam that she will be having on Tuesday. We reviewed algebra, graphing, asymptotes, roots, imaginary numbers/roots, and using the calculator to solve graphical problems. She only had a little bit of trouble remembering the rules for asymptotes and a little bit on the roots. She should receive a very good grade on the exam."
"Today was my first opportunity to determine the student's real readiness to solve chemistry problems. So I developed a custom problem set with increasingly difficulty. She is well prepared. She did make some simple mistakes, but after filling in the gaps in her understanding she was much more successful. We will be able to get her caught up with the current material."
"The student is now working on ionic bonds, and we solved some of her homework problems. In particular, we discussed the relationship between ionization energy, electron affinity, and lattice energy. We also reviewed her retest of acid-base chemistry."
"The student had an acid - base titration lab that he was given extra time to complete. I guided him as he answered pre-lab questions, completed calculations, and worked to find the molarity of his unknown acid and his unknown base titrations that he complete in lab."
"In her AP chemistry course, the student had recently begun learning about acid-base chemistry. She had brought a packet containing problems that she had to work through, covering topics like acid strength (including trends), the pH/pOH scales, and the relationship of these concepts to equilibrium constants. She worked through many of the assigned problems on these topics. She soon noticed that though the chemistry was different, the problems could be solved in exactly the same way as the equilibrium problems she had been doing the previous week."
"The student and I covered the rest of chapter 7. We went over 4 practice problems after making sure he has a grasp of the main concepts. We went over quantum numbers, how to find wavelength, energy, and frequency, electron configurations, and box diagrams. We also focused a lot of the time on the period table trends. I tested his knowledge and he seems to have a good grasp on it. I will send him extra homework problems over the week and also assignments that will be due Saturday night through email since he has his exam on Friday."
"The student is covering intermolecular forces, polarity, ionic character, molecular geometry, and Lewis structures in his class. We reviewed these concepts together using his notes and textbook. The student worked through homework problems assigned by his teacher to prepare for his quiz. At the end of the session, he had a strong grasp of ionic character and polarity."
"The student has an AP chemistry test over chemical bonding tomorrow, so we reviewed over material and worked on practice problems. We worked on VSEPR theory and hybridization of atomic orbitals. We also looked at the difference between sigma and pi bonding."
"Today we covered calculating eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as some rotation matrices. Our focus was on calculating eigenvectors from eigenvalues, and making compound rotations, being critical of order in matrix multiplication."