Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered reviewing for the student's final exam. We covered the last half of the review sheet she was given including rates of reaction, organic chemistry, equilibrium constant, solubility constant and redox reactions. I did advise her to go over her worksheets to make sure she is comfortable with the materials she covered. This was my final session with this student."
"Reviewed topics for the student's final exam. Included reaction rates, reaction processes, heat of formation, free energy, heat of combustion. Reviewed selected problems in the book chapter."
"We reviewed for her final exam, therefore we did a general overview of all of the concepts, focusing on stoichiometry and empirical formula problems."
"Today's session spent time reviewing the entire course to this point--nomenclature, classifying compounds, balancing reactions, predicting reaction products, identifying reaction types, drawing Lewis structures, and identifying ionic/covalent compounds. The student will continue to work on memorizing polyatomic ions. I encouraged the student to ask multilevel questions when he is reviewing his prior worksheets."
"Tonight the student completed a chemistry worksheet that is due tomorrow. The homework sheet included calculating molar mass, total moles, mass composition, percent composition, and some vocabulary words that served as a review to previously studied topics. After a few practice problems, he easily grasped the material, and the rest of the sheet was a breeze. It is always a pleasure working with him, and as always, I look forward to working with him again soon!"
"Using the student's practice test, we did a number of questions in 3 types of problems: conversions (atoms->moles->mass) using the 3-step process (1. What do you have? 2. Where are you going? 3. Establish the relationship. Don't forget to write canceling unit first and to cancel them out to eliminate possible mistakes); percent composition (part/whole); empirical formula (percent to mass to moles, then divide by smallest moles, then round or multiply to get a whole number); and chemical formula (divide chemical formula mass/empirical mass)."