Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed Diels-Alder reactions and aromaticity. We discussed the mechanism as well as the stereochemistry behind the Diels-Alder reaction. The student was very motivated. He has to finish his homework as well as read up on the new chapter covering aromaticity for homework."
"During this session, the student and I covered sound, Doppler effect, interference, harmonics and behavior of waves in strings and tubes. Our sessions mostly revolve around conceptual discussions with some examples using math, and she says it works well for her. We did not discuss specific strategies this time, just how she needs to get a feel for the equations and the ideas."
"For this session, we went over the practice exam in a large amount of detail. The main concepts covered in the practice exam include mechanisms, synthesis, and reactions (e.g. Wittig and Grignard reactions), but we also covered on how/when to utilize specific reactions depending on the context. While the student is able to formulate mechanisms for reactions very well most of the time, there are certain instances where he gets stuck. In the grand scheme of things, this is very understandable because he is practicing mechanisms that are not expected of him to do so. This is great because he is pushing himself to think outside the box and better prepare himself for any potentially unexpected problems on upcoming exams. I did not assign him any extra practice given the fact that he is already thoroughly preparing himself as it is. It is evident that he is improving and the material is becoming much more intuitive to him when comparing his progress to when we first started working together."