Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session was used to discuss the quantitative aspects of electrochemistry. We focused specifically on the comparison of Gibbs free energy, the equilibrium constant, and the standard cell voltage. We then discussed concentration cells and electrolytic cells, and how they differ from one another. We finished the session by practicing both thermodynamics and electrochemistry with the questions provided by her professor. I am going to work with the student on making sure she is aware what equations are relevant for the questions provided. She did an excellent job with the thermodynamics aspect of studying, but I hope to have a little bit more practice with the electrochemical concepts that will be covered on the test. Since the test only covers what we have done, we will have plenty of time to practice in the near future. We plan to meet this Friday in order to continue our practicing of chapters 19 and 20."
"Today the student and I worked on her two Chemistry homework assignments and her poetry analysis homework. For Chemistry we covered the ideal gas laws, and used the laws to find moles and grams of certain identified substances. She did very well with this material and seems to be understanding it, she just needs to practice more on her own so it will totally sink in."
"We covered heat energy/capacity, specific heat, molar heat energy/capacity and heat of fusion. We discussed difference between specific heat and molar hear. We went over several sample problems and some problems from a quiz taken. She definitely understood the concepts of specific heat and heat capacity and how to use them in equations to figure out final/initial temperatures, specific heat and heat energy. She struggles the most with how to know which numbers go where and what is being asked in a problem (as in which is the correct formula to use). I encouraged her to send me any problem she has during the week before the session so that way I can upload it to our session for us. Also will send her some French grammar info that could be helpful."