Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we went over a set of review questions the student had to prepare her for her midterm exam. Overall this session went well."
"We completed the chapter on the physical states of matter and phase changes. We then started the chapter on the ideal gas laws."
"Today we reviewed some practice problems and covered homework problems for the student's chemistry quiz on Thursday. These problems largely consisted of writing molecular equations, balancing equations, writing ionic equations, and writing net ionic equations. A few of the problems also included classifying reactions as either precipitation, acid-base, or synthesis/decomposition/redox reactions. He seemed to be fairly comfortable with all of the problems. However, he did request that I write up some more practice problems for him to work on tomorrow before the quiz on Thursday."
"For the second session, we looked at the most of the range of topics that will feature in the final exam, filling in gaps and uncertainties that the teacher rushed over (since this is a summer course an entire quarter's worth of topics is covered in a short time). This included mostly reaction rate/equilibria/acid-base and radioactivity material. The student seems to be doing well on all the concepts. For the next meeting, we'll do some more review of the remaining areas covered in the final."
"For this session, the student had to take a unit test which was on enthalpy change and states of matter. Since we had not previously gone over these topics, I reviewed them with the student before she took the test. She did very well and I think she really understood how to use the equations. After the unit test, we started working on solubility and she already had a pretty good understanding of the topic, so going through all of the pre-test quizzes were very easy for her."
"For this session, we ended up going over the material of her old tests in order to prepare her for her final exam on Friday. We first covered solution chemistry and colligative properties. We calculated the osmotic pressure using the molarity. We ended up also going over Henry's Law, molality, kinetics, equilibrium, acid base equilibrium, and Gibbs' free energy. In showing her the problems that she got wrong on her exams, hopefully we will be able to have her well prepared for her final."