Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I taught the student how to do metric conversions. We also reviewed algebra problems dealing with absolute values."
"We went over how to write net ionic equations for double replacement reactions. We also went over the basic rules for solubility, so that the student will be able to predict what compounds will form a precipitate. We also finished up some homework that involved an electrolytic cell, asking her to relate current, moles oxidized, charges, pressure, temperature, and volume."
"The student has chemistry and geometry tests coming up. We reviewed for his chemistry test and he seems to understand everything. He has the potential to do very well."
"We covered oxidation and reduction reactions, how to balance them and balance reactions in general. We also went over stoichiometry and how to determine how many moles or grams you may need if you start with x amount of gram/ moles."
"We reviewed some material regarding the periodic table and the student completed a homework assignment that required her to use information about how elements related to one another to reconstruct an "alien" periodic table. We also previewed some material about periodic trends and created a topic list of the subjects that she will need to review for her midterm exam. This list includes the periodic table, electron configurations, orbitals, models of the atom, emission spectra and energy (e.g. E=hv), radioactive decay and activity series, accuracy vs. precision, dimensional analysis and unit conversions, significant figures, physical and chemical properties/ changes, states of matter (solutions, colloids, etc.), and mole calculations."
"We started with an algebra review. The student is multiplying polynomials. He is actually really good at this. We looked into some ways to stay organized with huge problems, as that was the only time he made errors, and they were usually small. We then moved into chemistry, where we continued to practice with stoichiometry and limiting reactant problems."