Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over kinetics: entropy, enthalpy, Gibbs free energy, the equation, role of catalyst, temperature, and activation energy. In a few questions the student answered (incorrectly) the question without consulting the reference table. I demonstrated to her that her methodology will not get her to the correct answer and that she must use the table. She did not know how to use the table as well as I would like, so we went over this in detail. She also wanted to nail down the concepts of exothermic and endothermic reactions and spontaneity. We spent much of our session together going over these concepts. The student got an 80 on her last test. She was disappointed, but she was told that she had a very high grade for the class, with many of her peers scoring in the 50's and 60's. She told me that her test will not be curved, so she plans to keep working and try harder for the next test."
"We worked on a few questions from the student's review packet in preparation for her upcoming exam. The problems consist of stoichiometry, ideal gas law, kinetic molecular theory and Dalton's partial pressure law. She had to demonstrate her understanding of the concepts by explaining a situation using her knowledge in kinetic molecular theory. She also had to examine the type of problems and know what information to use."
"We covered concepts of weather, including air temperature, air pressure, wind, humidity, and precipitation. We discussed the relationship between cloud formation and humidity, as well as how to determine the relative humidity at any given temperature. The student scored an 81% on his most recent Science exam."