Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through how to read graphs; how to identify direct proportion and indirect proportion and also how to interpret data based of an equation. We also went over y=mx+b and how to calculate m and what these values may mean in terms of the data they represent. We also discussed how to find out the chemical formula of a new compound using valence electron theory. We went over the stepwise method to convert between units and how to apply solution maps to these questions. We covered most of the material leading up to her test so it was a lot of information but we managed to squeeze it all in!"
"Today we did introductions and talked about naming complex co-ordinate ionic compounds. We also talked about labs and lab write ups."
"We covered: Boyle's Law and Charles Law, ideal gas equation, problems based on above concepts, partial pressure equation, solving a practice test, homework assignment."
"We went over his chemistry and biology material from the school year. I quizzed him on states of matter, the periodic table, valence electrons, elements, mixtures, compounds, atomic particles, and other topics in chemistry. We also reviewed the 11 body systems, their purpose, and major organs. The student was very receptive to feedback. I will create lecture/study material for chemistry, and we will continue to review specifics of biology in ongoing sessions. Our next session will focus primarily on chemistry and the weak spots noted in his grades--measurements, unit conversions, significant digits."
"Today, the student and I worked on determining the mass of products when you are given a balanced chemical equation and the mass of the limiting reagent. We used molar ratios and molar masses to convert the given grams into moles and then back to grams. The student initially struggled with cross-multiplication of the molar mass at first, but he was able to do the last three (more difficult) problems entirely on his own."
"We worked on the equation for energy for a temperature change. The equation we looked at was E=m*Cp*deltaT. We looked at varying examples of units for energy such as calories and Joules. We also looked at how to solve the equation with different Cp's as well as if you're given E, m, and deltaT but not Cp. He understood all the concepts quite quickly."