Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is wanting to get a head start on the organic chemistry that she will be taking in the fall. We went over hybridization, Lewis electron dot structures, and identifying lone pairs and hybridization of the atoms in structures. In terms of structures, we went through the various forms of drawing up to the standard line structures that she will be seeing."
"The student wished to go over some mechanisms, H-NMR, alkene and alkyne reactions, and reactions of alcohols. In order to provide him the most amount of time and use of the session, we briefly reviewed each topic while periodically stopping on the subjects he felt the most strongly about. In the end, we reached a good stopping point on alkynes and successfully reviewed all of the topics the student wished to go over."
"This will be the last meeting with the student. She has shown great promise in excelling at mastering organic chemistry concepts, and I have no doubt she will do very well. We left off with introducing her to very basic organic reactions, which puts her about half a semester ahead of her peers."
"Today the student and I reviewed mechanisms, bromination, and epoxides. She is improving and has a great attitude. She recently got a B on her exam which is 2 letter grades higher than previous. I am anticipating for her to repeat her success on this next exam."
"Today the student and I reviewed Proton NMR. She was familiar with C-NMR from Organic Chemistry 1, but the Proton section this semester was mostly skipped over in lecture. We did not have time to get to all the finer points of chiral centers and complex splitting, but I think she has a much better set of tools built for herself for the lab final tomorrow!"
"Today was a review for the final exam. We covered acyl vs alkyl friedel crafts, free radical reactions and their mechanisms, review of E1 vs Sn1, Sn2, Zaitsev vs Hoffman products, when to do Newmann projections for E2 reactions, stereospecificity of reactions, rate of reactions Sn1 and Sn2, thermal vs kinetic products, and hydrating alkynes."