Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the six essential nutrients as well as the importance of fiber and antioxidants in the body. We also covered the concept of a calorie vs. kilocalories and what this means on a food label. We also talked about joint health and digestive health and went into the repercussions of not adequately providing for it with nutrition. We also considered how the body consumes energy (which sources are used first) and how that relates to performance. We went over how to estimate the amount of energy that comes from certain types of foods and how to make empowering decisions when it comes to choosing the right diet choices for performance needs. We also talked about the best nutritional resources that include peer reviewed articles, and addressed the issue of "junk science" when searching the internet for nutritional information. We touched on the themes of adequacy, balance, calorie control, nutrient density, variety, and moderation."
"Chapter 5 Trusses. Reviewed concepts, exercises and quizzes. Trusses calculations by method of joints. Started Chapter 6 Trusses calculations by method of sections. Student has a very good grasp of concepts."
"We covered stoichiometry, limiting reagents, molar mass, percent by mass, percent yield. The student as made so much progress since our last session and has been using the skills and reviewing the material we went over last meeting! We set went over practice problems from her lecture and she is going to look at the practice problems I emailed her as well. We discussed her exam in 5 days and set our next session."
"We worked on functional groups overview, acidity and polarity of functional groups, amino acids, classifying amino acids as basic vs. acidic, polar vs. non-polar. We also reviewed cell organelles and their functions, where proteins get synthesized, protein modifications and transport, eukaryotic vs prokaryotic cells, plant vs. animal cells, cytoskeleton, types of cell junctions."
"For today's session, we continued reviewing acid-base chemistry. Topics included pH determination, net ionic equations, and Lewis structures. Overall, he has been proficient with using formulas appropriately. Since Lewis structures have not been touched upon for some time, we went over those more in-depth."
"The student seemed more confident today. He had clearly gone through my notes on the topics and had specific questions about the material. Since he did not have a copy of the reference tables, I gave him a printed copy and talked about the wealth of information available. We finished by starting to work on practice questions from the old exam. We will continue to work through problems and I will help him refine his reasoning."