Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a test review worksheet. We covered synthesis problems, naming compounds and synthesis. The student and I reviewed how to recognize reagents. She has the right idea with many of the reagents in terms of regiochemistry. She made some flash cards on these concepts. We worked through examples and I showed her how to narrow the choices so that she is only considering two choices instead of five."
"Reviewed topics for the student's final exam of organic chemistry II. Topics included: aldol condensation, resonance structures, and acidity."
"The student and I continued our conversation about hybrid orbitals, then moved onto how these orbitals interact in larger molecular compounds."
"In the session today with the student, we worked on the stereochemistry of organic compounds. As she worked through her assignments, we reviewed the major underlying concepts including chirality, E/Z conformation, and assigning priorities to determine R and S configurations. Once she got hold of the major concepts, she easily completed her assignment."
"We went over reactivity of reactions, steric hindrance, inductive effects, nucleophiles and electrophiles, review of functional groups, acidity and basicity, intermediates, radical reactions."
"Reviewed several chapter quizzes and their associated content. This included the following: SN2, SN1, E2, E1, halogenation, epoxide reactions, aromatic compounds, activating groups, deactivating groups, additions across alkanes, Markovnikov vs Anti-Markovnikov rule, and lab assignment. Met on 7/18, 7/21 and 7/22 for a total of 4.5 hours"
"We covered the list of questions that the student had previously told me she wanted to go over. We also reviewed a "practice exam" that her professor had posted."
"Today, we reviewed the Friedal-Crafts acylation and Esterification mechanisms and practiced nomenclature."
"We went through chapter 1 which was the introduction of organic chemistry that covered topics like electronegativity and resonance structures."
"-Fundamental concepts in Organic Chemistry. -Identifying and understanding Functional groups. -The infrared spectra, peak and wavelengths correlation, types of bonds etc. -Structure and bonding, nomenclature. -Practice set of problems for exam."
"We went over elimination reactions and then discussed e1 vs e2 vs sn1 vs sn2. The student is doing well, we'll just need to practice more problems."
"We did some introductions and went over the syllabus. The main material covered was Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis acids and bases, molecular hybridization, and resonance."