Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session we completed the homework for the student's chemistry final review. The topics we covered included freezing point depression, molality, balancing chemical equations, and conversions. He understands the material, but I did recommend more practice before her final."
"The student completed a project called "Chemistry in My Life," which requires that pictures of things in her life be analyzed and the chemistry present in it."
"The student and I worked on organic chemistry problems today. He has a strong foundation in this topic and continues to excel in the subject. I feel he is well-prepared for his exam. I look forward to meeting with him next week."
"We went over solubility extensively 'from the ground up,' by talking about the concept of solubility and then building on that. We discussed the common ion effect and what happens to the solubility of a solution under various circumstances. We also discussed free energy, indicators, and electron configurations. Overall, I think it went really well."
"We prepared for the student's test this week. We went over acid and base neutralization and titrations. She has a really good grasp for this material. She completed the review before our session and only had a few mistakes. Her teacher has given her contradictory information about how to solve for Ka values. I've given her very specific questions to ask her professor to clear it up."
"We covered: enolates, Claisen condensation, keto-enol equilibrium both acid and base catalyzed, and what effects R groups have on the stability of each tautomer, aldol additions, decarboxylation of beta-keto acids, and dehydration rxns."