Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's exam this coming Thursday will cover chapters 2-5 in her book. Today we focused on chapter 3, going through the textbook and completing all of the questions and skill builders in the chapter together, often using the whiteboard. She felt this was the best way to prepare for the exam, as the exam questions also come direct from the textbook publisher. As we worked through the problems (there were many), I helped her learn the concepts and how to solve the problems (they were varied). Next session, we will focus on chapter 4. Wednesday morning will be our final session before her test, and we will focus on chapter 5."
"The student's new physics class is starting on capacitance this week (probably), so we studied ahead on capacitance and capacitors: basic principles, what a farad is, relevant geometry, and time-dependence in circuits. We also talked about electric fields, their geometries, and Gauss' Law."
"The student had his final exam the following week, and we spent the session going over the practice final exam that his teacher had given out. We had already completed the MC section of the exam during a prior session, and we spent this time on the short answer/free response section. For the most part, he had no issues with the material. He had some questions about function groups of organic materials, and we spent some time going over that. We then reviewed the MC questions that he had answered and any topics that he wanted to do a further review on. He is well prepared for the exam, and I expect that he will do well on it."
"The student and I had a good session. We spent the hour talking about reaction rates. We talked about the general conditions needed for a reaction to occur, and then we applied that to determining rate orders and rate laws. We were also able to dip into talking about integrated rate laws. We worked through several practice problems. Our next session is scheduled for Thursday."
"We reviewed for the student's first quiz, covering probability rules, data types, and normal distribution. I suggested she warm up with her notes or practice problems tomorrow before the quiz. I also gave extra practice during the session."
"The student and I worked on concepts from Big Idea #2, and she did really well. Next time, we are going to work on chemical equilibrium problems and go more in depth into the subject."