Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on problems involving solutions and concentration. I taught her how to think of the problems as algebraic equations. I left her with practice problems. She does not have school this upcoming week, and she hopes to get ahead when we meet next weekend."
"Today we reviewed for the student's unit 7 exam, which is this coming Thursday. We focused on a packet that included practice problems on Dalton's law and partial pressures. We walked through some exercises to understand how partial pressures of gases, including vapor pressure and dry gas, will add to the total pressure. We also addressed how to use the mole fraction and total pressure to solve for the partial pressure of a given gas. Furthermore, we reviewed the ideal gas law and how it can be used to solve for different variables as long as the rest of the variables are known or can be determined through additional calculation. Since it was not in her packet but still listed on unit 7 topics, we reviewed Graham's law and the definition of effusion. She solved the equation for M1 (molar mass 1) so that she would be familiar with the formula. She made flash cards with both Dalton's and Graham's laws to aid in test review. With respect to test taking strategies, we focused on how to make a detailed question approachable. First, organize the information, convert to appropriate units if needed, and determine which information given is extraneous. Second, write out the equation(s) needed to solve the problem. Third, identify the unknown variable to solve for, plug in the known values, and solve. She is a bright student and quick learner and readily understood everything addressed. Best of luck on the test Thursday!"
"The student is a good student, who made a B during last quarter and would like to get an A this time around. She has a good grasp of most of the concepts, and we will review mechanisms and substitution reactions. We also will review radical reactions. So I will come in next Sunday same time and spend a little time on those types of reactions by coming in with my own problems. I will also make sure that she is comfortable with NMR problems."