Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed his chemistry web-assignment related to ideal gases. We will prepare for his upcoming exam soon."
"We reviewed Covalent Bonds and Lewis Structures. The student understood the concept of ionic bonds very well and is pleased with his performance on the previous unit test."
"We jumped into what the student had covered in class the day before: the gas laws. Specifically, we went over the homework assignment that was due next covering calculations involving Boyle's law, Charles' law and the combined gas law. I reviewed the work that she had done so far on the worksheet. She seems to grasp these concepts very well, and her work was correct. We then went through the material that she was going to cover in the next class tomorrow, specifically Avogadro's law and the associated worksheet she will be assigned after tomorrow. Again, she showed her proficiency in gas law calculations and her understanding of the concepts. The only advice I had for her was to include units in her calculations and make sure her work was logical. We agreed to meet next week at the same time as today."
"The student has a test tomorrow and had questions on a few topics on the following: acid base, ionizable hydrogen, finding pH and POH, water constant, dilution problems, polarity and electronegativity. The student understood material and should do well on the test tomorrow."
"In today's session we worked through an extensive review packet that the student provided. We balanced equations, checked mole conversion problems, discussed mixtures and states of matter, and worked density problems. The student showed excellent progress in mole conversion problems."
"We reviewed for his exam by practicing acid/base neutralization problems and dilution problems. We also discussed colligative properties and why strong electrolytes were more effective at raising boiling points than non-electrolytes (no. of dissolved particles per mole). We then covered naming polyatomic ions and writing equations of precipitation reactions (double displacement reactions). I suggested that he practice his polyatomic ions prior to his exam."