Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over some multiple choice questions that the student had regarding rate law. Overall, we went through her questions and she said she had gained a better understanding of the material."
"The previous two sessions were used to prepare for the student's test tomorrow. It is going to primarily cover chemical nomenclature, Lewis dot structures, and the flame test. He has a great grip on the Lewis structures, and he should be able to name any chemical compound presented to him. I encouraged him only to take his time on the test, as he tends to fly through the material. I have no doubt he will do well on his test."
"We reviewed periodic trends and test review. Focused on identifying atomic radius/ size, electronegativity, ionization energy, and electron configuration. In addition, I reviewed all aspects of how to use the periodic table as a tool for elemental behavior. We discussed the naming of groups and periods and why the nomenclature is so important."
"In today's lesson, we went over the student's homework package on trends in the periodic table. I suggested that the student review his notes and use an online interactive periodic table to see numbers in action related to atomic radius, electronegativity, ionization energy, and electron affinity."
"In today's session, the student completed her chemistry homework on acids and bases. Most of what we focused on involved pH/pOH, ion concentration, writing acid/ base equations, and determining which reactant acts as the acid and which acts as the base. We are going to switch over and focus on reaction rates in our next session, but it would be best if we also took some time to review the material we looked at today, as well."
"Last time we met, the student and I covered balancing equations, which he did very well on, and said he actually enjoyed doing this type of problem. We built off of this knowledge today, discussing how to describe formal charges of atoms in a compound. He did very well on this, so we also had plenty of time to discuss precipitation reactions and solubility rules. Next time we meet, we are having a short quiz, and it will have many questions on naming and writing out formulas for polyatomic ions. We also had time to review reactions involving acids and bases today, so for next week, we will do a short recap of all things we covered during today's session, since it was a lot of material."