Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the session preparing for the student's Tuesday test on Acids and Bases. First we did her homework, which is due tomorrow. The homework focused on neutralization and titration, and we got good practice with the MaVa=MbVb equation. She understood the material, and I explained how the idea is to have equal moles of hydronium and hydroxide ions. We talked about how the calculations differ if one uses a polyprotic acid. The student was comfortable with the calculations by the end of the homework, and then we turned to her titration lab. The lab required the same formula we had just worked with, so with her new understanding she was better able to finish the questions. We finished by discussing potential multiple choice questions. I mentioned the importance of reading the question first, and we reviewed the pH scale and general properties of acids and bases."
"Went over the student's worksheet on bonding and stoichiometry and explained each concept in detail and answered the questions."
"We covered the topic of equilibrium today. We went over the student's practice quiz, and practice exam to prepare her for her test tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed many of the critical concepts dealing with wave motion, especially in the case of sound waves. We reviewed the decibel-intensity scale, power-distance relationship for intensity of a spherically uniform propagating sound wave and harmonic oscillations. Shifting slightly away from sound waves, she also worked through a couple examples of the initial work on geometrical optics -- reflection and refraction of light waves."
"We started with completing a review of his Science homework. The student is now leaning about the bones and muscle systems. We discussed how to categorize muscles and where they are located. The student wants to be a doctor when he grows up, so he had many questions about how these systems worked. We also discussed bones and how to classify joints and used our body motions as examples. I then corrected his math homework with him. He continues to learn about probability. This section was on population vs. sample size and biased vs. unbiased in relation to sample size. I created some practice problems for the student, and he also created his own practice problems."
"The student is reviewing for his final. We stayed on equilibrium using partial pressures and different concentrations. He gave me a digital copy of the practice exam and I am going to work out the solutions and get them back to him for reference."