Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed bonding, periodic trends, and unit 3 material. We discussed the intermolecular and intramolecular interactions in covalently bonded systems versus ionic bonds/crystal lattices. The student was engaged and absorbed the information quickly."
"We discussed concepts regarding types of chemical bonding, molecular/atomic orbitals, and VSEPR theory. The student was responsive to my questions and he already has a clear knowledge of the required material. He told me the questions that he had and I did my best to explain what needed to be known. He was positive throughout the session and I think that he has a good attitude towards chemistry as a subject."
"The student has both an honors chemistry exam tomorrow as well as a midterm on Wednesday. We primarily prepared for the exam tomorrow which focuses on dimensional analysis and understanding/using the ideal gas law. He started to understand the patterns and concepts as the session progressed. He recognizes how important the ideal gas law for many chemistry problems and will continue to practice and go over his past exams."
"Studied SAT Math section with a calculator. Went over Algebra II concepts that the section contained. Will continue practicing problems in this section to improve time management."
"The concepts we covered were significant figures, accuracy vs. precision, stoichiometry, acid-base titrations, chemical equilibrium, solubility (Ksp vs. Q), dilutions, atomic spectra, electrochemistry, weight percent determination, empirical formula determination, and redox reactions."
"The session with the student was productive and successful. The concepts covered included elements and periodicity, electronic factors that govern bonding and structure, acid and base, rare gases and their compounds, catalytic reactions, ionization energy, electronegativity, conditions of the formation of bonding molecular orbitals, and more. She seemed to struggle with general concepts more than specific details, and the session was made successful by solidifying the big picture as pertains to such strategies underlying periodic table trends and the overlapping of such concepts. Once she made connections between these overlapping concepts, she was fine. Emphasis was stressed on this being a final exam that must cover many broad topics and thus the importance of conceptualization over details."