Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student wanted to focus her time on her upcoming lab that she is going to be doing tomorrow in class. She had to read through the lab and answer some pre-lab questions. We worked through these questions but I could tell that she either hadn't heard these terms before or she didn't remember them from class. I explained the lab and what it was going to measure and I think that she got the general idea but likely not the entire concept. After going through the lab, we discussed her class overall. Her current understanding of the material, based on her worksheets/homework and questions that I asked, is limited. For her cumulative final, the plan is to review all the material and perhaps even teach it in a different way to help make the concepts stick a little bit better."
"We went over how to work with Lewis structures, how to calculate formal charges on atoms, and different forms of resonance structures."
"Today we covered Lewis dot structures and the basic rules for why molecules form with the bonds and geometries that they do. We also finished up chapter 5 in Algebra."
"This session, we worked mainly on dimensional analysis. While he had trouble at the start, he quickly picked it up, and could solve problems easier by the end. He seemed engaged throughout. He also had a lab report due tomorrow, on which he wasn't sure what work he was supposed to do. I tried my best at figuring it out with him, but ended up suggesting he talk to a classmate. Overall, a good first session."
"This was a wide variety of upper level chemistry. The student is technically in general chemistry, but all of the topics we covered today fell into either inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or modern physics. I helped get her decent explanations, and walked her through as much of this as we could fit into our session."
"Today I helped the student prepare for his chemistry lab test and exam. We briefly reviewed limiting reactant and theoretical yield, he understood this material very well. We also went over the periodic table and element orbitals. We went over how to use the periodic table to determine the amount of electrons in an atom and how write down an orbital diagram. He had no problem with this material. We also discussed how to use the speed of light and solve equations using the speed of light. Overall, this section was easy for him to understand, and I feel like he is grasping the material that we go over."