Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered ionic naming and covalent naming. This section mostly covered material for polyatomic ions and complex compounds made from multiple elements."
"During this session we went over chemistry. We looked at the various bonds and trends on the periodic table. We went over a packet the student got in class. Overall this session went well."
"The student wanted to focus on her quiz/test that was this week which covered naming elements and their symbols. She said that the majority of the test would cover a specific group of elements and that is what we focused the most on. However, I did throw in some of the elements from 1-40 to practice recall. For some of the elements, she was able to come up with ways to remember the element and symbol (for example, Pt - Platinum: Pretty tall platinum blonde). We reviewed over them and I made her several shorts quizzes to test how many she could remember. If given the element name and asked for the symbol, she did fairly well."
"Today was mostly working on writing and balancing double-replacement equations. We worked through a bunch of problems, and the student felt more comfortable by the end. We also went through a lab of his and did a little math in the last 10 minutes."
"Today was our final session before the student's final exam. I made up a set of practice questions that covered topics from across the entire course. She seemed to struggle a bit with remembering how to tackle acid and base problems, so once we finished the practice questions that I brought, I gave her some more problems on that subject, and I helped her work through them. After I refreshed her with the basic strategies she'd need to employ, she solved the last few problems correctly entirely on her own."
"Today we reviewed functions in the quadratic form (std., vertex, etc...). Overall, the student understood the material well, but he was making small errors involving computing the determinant in the quadratic equation, as well as mixing up signs when solving for the domain of inequalities."