Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over some quick equation systems before moving on to Chemistry. We spent our time going over double replacement reactions and looking through solubility rules to determine if something would be aqueous or solid. She put together that we still needed to care about balancing charge (from the last unit) to be able to write reactions properly. Once she understood that, everything else was fine. She still had some things to do on her study guide when I left, but they were all things we had covered."
"We reviewed the properties of ions, isotopes, and neutral atoms as well as the other properties of subatomic particles. After we reviewed the practice quiz together, we came up with step-by-step instructions for how to solve each of the questions so that she could study them independently and be ready for her test. She seemed to understand the material but needs to commit to memory the steps required to arrive at the answer."
"This was my first session with the student. I was delighted to meet an extremely bright and studious person. For our first session, we discussed her goals and some of the challenges she was facing. We reviewed the Bohr theory of atomic structure and the formation of electron shells, including the "SPDF" strategy of electron orbital shell formation. We then briefly covered the "VSEPR" theory, and agreed that we would discuss that subject further at our next meeting. I will be sending her some documents regarding "VSEPR" theory for review before our next meeting. We then discussed various mathematical strategies to convert molecular masses and how to determine the molar and/or mass concentration of a given compound after a chemical change. I look forward to our next meeting and am optimistic that her progress will improve greatly."
"The student and I discussed atomic structure, went over inter- and intra-molecular forces, discussed types of bonds. We talked about organization of material. The goal is to prep for a college chemistry course in a way to have her be confident and at ease when she takes the course there."
"The student and I discussed electrons' charge and electrons' weight and how to figure out math problems with these measurements in the equation. We still did a lot of converting between units. She remained positive. I left her to do her class work."
"The student and I discussed equilibrium and did some practice problems for the final exam. We also worked on prepping for his test by discussing the proper sections for what he will be tested on. The session went very well."