Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Chemistry- The first student and I went over how to draw Lewis dot structures as well as calculating formal charges. The second student and I corrected her Geometry test."
"We discussed her last test over the gas laws, which went well. We then began discussing electron orbital diagrams and the configurations of electrons in an atom. After determining the orbital diagrams for several elements, we went into how to deal with ions (elements that have gained or lost electrons) and practiced diagramming those. From these, we were able to see why some elements readily combine with others ionically and others don't (especially the noble gasses who have a stable or full electron orbital). As we were doing these, we noticed that some of the diagrams built on diagrams of the noble gasses, so I taught the student how we can use that as an abbreviation, especially for some of the elements with higher atomic number. She is doing very well diagramming electron orbitals and has a great understanding of what the representation means for the level of Chemistry she is taking. *gases"
"Worked on naming and drawing organic chemistry molecules. Also looked at bond angles and valence electron structures."
"The student and I will be reviewing algebra over the summer to prep him for next year's math course, Algebra II. He seems to be very strong with the basic concepts, but struggles a little in converting that knowledge when doing word problems. We will focus on each topic as it is used in word problems because this is an essential skill in math generally, but also on standardized tests."
"The student and I worked on cyanide reactions and mechanisms. We also looked at mechanisms for keto-enol tautomerism. We worked on alpha substitution, enolate ion formation, enamine formation, halogenation, haloform formation, aldol reactions, and Claisen ester condensation."
"The student and I worked on English during this meeting. The objective of the tutoring session was to give him a head-start on a hybrid in-class and at-home essay. He was able to finish the entire intro and the majority of the first and second paragraphs."