Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I started programming. He learned his first Python commands and how to save a variable. I can see that he is very excited about this. Hopefully, we can get Python to do a little math. Then when he gets his Arduino we can interface it with the computer."
"The student and I worked on problems concerning kinetics. She did well with the problems she was asked and just needed a little bit more practice to help solidify the concepts. She is always very positive and open to learning during our sessions."
"1-We covered the first half of chapter 7, including determining formulas for ionic compounds, naming ionic compounds when provided with the formula, naming binary molecular compounds with prefixes, oxidation #'s, and naming using the "stock system." 2-The student was very well prepared for the session, and she seemed to have a solid grasp of all aspects we covered. 3-She was very independent and confident about doing the problems we went over from her packet. 4-It was very rewarding to hear that she achieved a B+ in chemistry last semester, proving that all of her hard work studying has paid off. 5-We look to continue her success into the current semester."
"Today, we covered integrated rate laws. Coming in, the student was a bit confused on how to do a few problems on her homework, so we went through those. Afterwards, I gave her a few other examples that got progressively more difficult. She seemed to understand the concept. Other than a few minor mathematical errors, she was able to do many of the problems on her own."
"We continued to review Newton's second law problems, including problems involving summing forces, determining mass, and determining acceleration. The student seems to be getting better with these types of problems. I think more practice solving problems on his own will further help him master the topic. We also reviewed breaking forces down into components and constructing resultant forces and directions from components using trigonometry. He seems to also be doing much better with these. Finally, we began going over projectile motion problems. We will continue these in our next session, but he seemed to understand it reasonably well."
"Tonight we went over problems from a past test that the student had struggled with. These are very intricate, involved and complex question that take a great deal of time to work through. She struggled getting started so we focused a lot on how to approach the question to make it easier to start. She is very sharp, works extremely hard, and has a solid understanding not only of basic physics concepts but the underlying algebra. I think we had a very productive session and she is feeling confident going into her midterm exam tomorrow."