Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went through various lab calculations involved in a galvanic cell lab as well as a lab involving varying concentrations. These labs provided the student with the tools to calculate half reactions with anodes and cathodes, a greater understanding of rate laws and the order of a reaction, as well as calculating molarity and rate constants. Student is extremely proactive and comes very well-prepared to sessions."
"We covered some questions on topic nine and are still working on topic ten: organic chemistry. Specifically, we covered alkenes as well as their reactions such as halogenation, hydration and hydrogenation, and talked about general trends. We also went over the free radical mechanism. We got into nomenclature as well. In terms of organic chemistry, he mostly needs to memorize the names of the functional groups, the different reactions, and the rules for nomenclature. This chapter relies much more on memorization than on computation, so extra care needs to be given when reviewing for the exam in May."
"The student was working with magnetic fields and electromagnetic induction, via Faraday's law and Lenz's law. The student, as always, seemed to pick up ideas pretty quickly, and, with some practice, should do just fine with this material."
"Today, we went over some test prep for the student's test tomorrow. We went over using integrated rate laws to solve for the time and concentration of chemical species as a reaction took place and how to determine the rate law of a chemical reaction depending on what is given in the problem."
"Today, we went through everything her teacher covered this week. I gave her a clearer explanation of quantum numbers, energy of light, and how to calculate emissions. I also gave her a quick primer on the energy of light in general."
"Today, we were looking at free body diagrams for both one-dimensional problems and two dimensional problems. I tried to show the student how to break down the different parts of forces in free body diagrams. For her quiz tomorrow I recommended that she go through these example problems very carefully to make sure she understands how that go from step to step, and then applying those to problems in her worksheet"