Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Helped the student study for a Chem test on bonding, specifically predicting and drawing ionic/ covalent bonds and Lewis dot diagrams. We mainly reviewed her notes and I explained some things more in depth (e.g. lone pairs = paired off electrons that cannot bond) and quizzed her on each section. There was a fair amount of material to cover, but she had already studied some on her own. She should be well prepared for her test."
"Today's session went GREAT. Student started the session with a little frustration, saying that she looked at some practice problems and had no idea what to do... with a little bit of a reminder, she was doing the problems by herself in a matter of minutes. We practiced electron configurations more and she clearly understands how to do them on her own now, she even said that it was fun. We then started talking about effective nuclear charge and she got the hang of those calculations as well. Tomorrow we will pick up at periodic trends and talk about the periodic table in detail."
"We spent a good portion of the time going over how to balance chemical equations. The student did express that he better understood how to balance chemical equations afterward. We also went over moles and some basic stoichiometry."