Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started to prepare for her final exam today by going over dimensional analysis. I brought a worksheet to our session that I had her begin working on. I believe she understands dimensional analysis better now than she ever did before since she wasn't able to do simple conversions at the beginning of our session and was able to do complicated ones by the end of it."
"I worked with the student on various topics including Lewis dot structure and valence shell electron pair reduction formations."
"We reviewed net ionic equations, talked about ways to determine if compounds will be soluble and reviewed oxidation states."
"Today, we discussed accuracy and precision, significant figures, and dimensional analysis. The student should concentrate on being able to identify the necessary conversion factor(s) and memorizing the meanings of common prefixes for numbers (centi, milli, kilo, etc). She should also practice being able to calculate the absolute difference in magnitude between these numbers. This is a skill that many teachers expect students to have but do not teach. At our next session, we will finish chapter 2 and chapter 3."
"Today, we finished reviewing for the student's exam coming up next week. We discussed thermodynamics concepts such as free energy, entropy, and enthalpy. We also went over some Hess's law questions along with review problems in preparation for the exam."
"Today, we looked into molecular geometry and VSEPR theory. We used a model kit to assist in seeing the three-dimensional shapes. Also, we looked at ionic bonds--seeing how the shapes are different from the covalent molecules."