Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we continued to work on electron configuration but we also were practicing Lewis structures and ionic bonding. We spent a lot of time going over the charges of the ions that form from the different elements. This was an extra session that we were doing in order to prepare the student for a quiz the next day. She got a 91 on this quiz which is a huge improvement from how she was doing before."
"We went over some thermodynamic concepts and calculations. We used the Q=MCAT equation and reaction stoichiometry to figure out relative enthalpies and heats of reactions. We also went over Hess' Law and how to use the above equation to find information about closed chemical systems. The student was struggling the most with Hess' law at first just because it seems like such a disaster. As soon as she heard some more details about how the law works, she was quickly able to handle all of the assigned problems."
"The student and I worked on Chapter 3 which involves conversions between centigrade and Kelvin temperatures. It also addresses the conversions between atmospheres, torr, mm Hg, and kPa. We also covered state transformation between gas, liquid, and solids and the triple point. The relationship between vapor pressure and atmospheric pressures was covered. We also covered boiling of water."