Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed writing a proper lab report. I emphasized that using past tense and passive voice is extremely important."
"We went over naming and identifying ionic and covalent chemical formulas! The student has a wonderful grasp on the material."
"FIRST SESSION Today, the student and I spent time working on a lab assignment of his. He had a test earlier this week and told me he made a mistake with one of the formulas we had discussed last week. I emphasized how important it is to always write the formula down, so you can visualize how it needs to be manipulated in order to solve for the variable you are looking for. SECOND SESSION We worked on a lab assignment he had for his chemistry class. It involved discussing precision vs. accuracy, solving for density, mass, or volume, and interconversion of units. He appears to be doing well with these calculations and with using significant digits."
"He worked on homework that covered the ideal gas laws, the combined gas law, Charles' law, Boyle's Law, and Gay-Lussac's Law. He applied the rules to problems dealing with volume, pressure, and temperature."
"In our past four sessions, he and I prepared for an exam on addition reactions and stereochemistry, and then continued work on electrophilic aromatic substitution. He did considerably better than the class average on the first exam, so I am confident in the value of our meetings. He had already memorized every EAS reagent combination by the time of our first session on the subject. To aid in his ability to recall the material for any upcoming quizzes, we worked through several practice problems in which one is expected to predict the major product of a given reaction. For extra practice, I recommended completing as many book problems as possible. Thanks."
"In today's session the student showed me her test scores, although they have improved by 50 percent since her first time taking the test they are still not where we like them to be. She and I discussed different study methods and techniques for her to use to get ready for her upcoming test."