Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over more free response problems from the AP exam. The student will have his multiple choice section to me by Sunday for our next session. He breezed through the AP exam problems we looked at today. We also covered moment of inertia since he mentioned he was struggling with that in the past. I left him with one more free response problem as well. I am going to begin grading his work soon and have him take full AP exams before sessions."
"The student had a science test to study for. The test will cover 1 moon phase question, two season's questions (these are review from the previous test), tide questions (the difference between spring and neap tides - high tides and low tides), radiation and convection (mainly just vocab.), ocean currents (warm vs. cold currents and direction of flow - clockwise, counterclockwise), and weather ((warm fronts, cold fronts, and stationary fronts, high and low pressure systems (good vs bad weather), and weather station symbols (a key will be provided - they just have to follow the key to answer the questions))."
"The student was working on rotational motion and kinematics, along with torque and moment of inertia. She was preparing for a Friday quiz, and we concentrated on conceptual problems dealing with the relationship between linear and angular quantities and how mass distribution affects center of mass and moment of inertia. She is a quick study and good with solving equations. She sometimes just needs to slow down a little bit to make sure she picks up the underlying concept. But she does well overall and I think she is preparing as well as she can for her quiz."
"We worked on different types of nuclear reactions and worked on a good few problems involving nuclear reactions. We then answered some multiple-choice questions about the subject matter. Next time we will finish any concepts about nuclear reactions and move on to molarity/ molality and colligative properties."
"Today, we started the topic of ecology and explored some of the characteristics of organisms while studying their populations. These included concepts of behavior, the different types of learning mechanisms and mating customs that organisms use. The student felt pretty good about this material as he said he was exposed to it, so he had some idea of was familiar with some of the topics we covered tonight. Study skills include taking a few minutes to review the material daily, and also pointing out key words about each topic so they could be easily distinguished."
"The student and I did our review for her final exam, and I am confident she is ready to do well, if not very well. She has proved to be a quick study and has a real understanding of the concepts now, rather than having just memorized them."