Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered crystal structures and the equations for change in boiling/ freezing temperatures. We went over several forms of the unit cell and how to count the atoms in them, which he seemed comfortable with. I explained the important thing to remember is that the atoms can be shared between cells, and only to count those as parts of an atom. We spent a little time going over the concept of normality and its relation to molarity."
"The student and I worked on adding mixed fractions. He is very capable of learning things quickly. I encouraged him to have a more positive attitude during our next session. If there is anything that I can change, I am happy to do so!"
"We went over direct current circuits (DC). We discussed how parallel bulbs in circuits and series bulbs in circuits affect the brightness of the bulbs. We also discussed what it means to have a closed circuit, how what is required to keep a bulb lit."
"The student has a test on reaction kinetics and nuclear chemistry. She had incorrect formulas for the integrated reaction rates, which we corrected. We did practice problems on deriving reaction rate expressions from half reactions."
"We covered a review on point mutations and chromosomal mutations and resulting conditions/ diseases. We also covered the steps of translation and tRNA charging, aneuploidy vs euploidy and nondisjunction. He wasn't struggling with much, but had some questions on the symptoms of certain conditions resulting from point mutations and the genes involved. He was very appreciative of the material covered. He hopes to do well on his quest tomorrow."
"We worked more on acid/ base titrations. The student is still having some trouble here; this is easily the most difficult subject she has encountered. We tried working more step-by-step today. She was able to see better when to use moles and when to use concentrations. We'll continue to work on it in our next session."