Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed organic chemistry, including alkanes, naming, determining structures, and conformations of cycloalkanes with multiple substituents. The lesson went well, and she had questions about checking her work, so I suggested some software to help."
"The student and I had a good session. We talked a little bit about her class, her goals, and how previous semesters went. We decided to work on material from last semester, to give her a refresher from the summer and help fill in gaps before hitting ochem 2 material. We spent most of our time talking about reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry."
"The student and I prepared for her test and went over a variety of material. She had some trouble with specific mechanism questions so we went over a practice test she had. She seemed comfortable after we went over the material. I left her to go over all of the mechanism and predict the product questions she struggled with. I think she did her best to try to learn the material and I feel she will do well on her exam."
"The student and I reviewed for her ACS final tomorrow. We covered topics ranging from the first semester organic chemistry to the second semester. We mostly focused on enolates and enolate chemistry, including conjugate additions and condensations, Aldol, Michael additions, Robinson annulation, Claisen condensation, the intramolecular Dieckmann condensation, and others. We also strategized for her final tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed how to use an IR chart to identify functional groups in an IR graph. We talked about how certain properties, such as resonance, could influence the intensity of the signal. We went over many examples of how to use 1H NMR to identify structures."
"The student and I reviewed stereoisomerism. Throughout the session we focused on problems covering identification and reactions of stereoisomers. She was able to answer the majority of the questions correctly without any of my help which is great. The ones she got incorrect she was able to see why after we went through the problem."