Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student and it went really well. We worked on relativity for most of the session because her teacher had started going over some of the concepts. We took it a step further and started going over the Lorentz Transformation equations for length and time so that the student will be ready when her class starts tackling actual relativity problems. She didn't seem to have any trouble with any of the concepts and she does a fantastic job with all of the math and algebra involved in solving these problems. After doing several practice problems in relativity, we reviewed some kinematics problems and the student did excellently with those as well."
"The student worked on homework from the chapter on simple harmonic motion and used Hooke's law F=-kx, information about the period, frequency, mass, and dimensions of a system, the mechanical energy of simple harmonic motion E=1/2kA^2, , E=1/2kx^2, T=2pisqrt(m/k)."
"We continued the worksheets reviewing the class for the final exam. We continued with chemistry including atomic structure, organization of the periodic table, properties of metals, non-metals, semi metals, and inert gases. He also completed 4 computer lesions and quizzes on the subjects."
"Today we went over the immune system in review for the AP Bio exam. This is an incredibly complex topic, but she seemed to grasp the concepts well once I explained the things that were not making sense to her. We went through the main immunogenic pathways and the functions of the various cells. We also went through a set of practice questions to ensure understanding."
"We worked on a review sheet for the final. We covered aldol condensations -how to identify the product and how to determine if elimination will occur. We worked through two reactions involving enamines reacting with an acid chloride and an alkyl chloride. We worked through two intramolecular aldol condensations. We worked through a decarboxylation reaction. We went through reagents that are often abbreviated so that the student can identify the reagent if it is written as a structure."
"For this session, we went over a worksheet that contained practice problems on a variety of reactions. It primarily consisted of substitution and elimination reactions, although there were a couple of others as well. I illustrated how to choose between Sn1/Sn2/E1/E2 with a flowchart, and it seems like that greatly helped the student. I have noticed that diving too much into the material can confuse her at times, thus I am approaching our sessions with a more "tips and tricks" style. I believe this will make it easier for her to consistently recall the information."