Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered how to calculate formal charges, reaction arrows practice, and figuring out the outcome of reaction arrows sets. Nitrogen and its hybridization was also discussed, as was telling apart delocalized electrons from localized ones. We did a lot practice problems."
"Today we discussed about acid base chemistry of organic compounds, separation of mixture of organic compounds by extraction, resonance of organic compounds, Halogenation of alkanes, naming of organic compounds, and stereochemistry of cyclohexane compounds. She brought practice problems, and we solved them. I always ask her to solve the problem first and help when she needs it. She needs to understand how separation of organic compounds is accomplished based on the characteristics of the extracting solvents and polarity of the mixture organic compounds."
"Today we discussed acids and bases, including Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions. We also did some problems that involved identifying conjugate acids and bases in chemical equations. We ended the session with an introduction to resonance and starting some of the student's homework problems."
"Today we discussed hybridization, molecular geometry, acid/base (BL, Lewis), and drawing of mechanisms. We also discussed the effect of electron withdrawing groups on acidity and the direction of chemical equilibrium in BL system."
"Today we reviewed organic chemistry material from the first week of class. The student needs to review the functional groups and intro concepts to get a better grasp, but she's pretty good at the material. "
"Today we worked through the student's problem set. Topics we covered include organic nomenclature, Newman projections, electronegativity, and mechanistic diagrams. Overall we made significant progress and some things that weren't clear before we started were made clear."