Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Thermodynamics and equilibriums, calculating work done by a system, calorimetry, enthalpy, finding energy added or released when changing temperature and phases of different substances. Calculating specific heat based upon energy added and temperature change."
"During this session we went over ionic and covalent bonds. We focused on the differences between these two types of bonds and how to tell which kind of bond a given compound contains. We then practiced naming both covalent and ionic compounds. The student has a strong understanding of the general naming schemes. We then reviewed some of the properties of waves. We discussed transverse and longitudinal waves and reviewed several of their properties. We considered the amplitude, wavelength, frequency, period, and speed of waves and noted how some of these characteristics interact."
"We reviewed simple harmonic motion of springs from our last session, and related those concepts to pendulums. We spent most of the time on conservation of energy for springs, both assuming simple harmonic motion and using geometry. She is doing very well with the concepts from the last session. We ended the session discussing the motion of a pendulum in an elevator or a car, and there was some confusion there, so we will have to review the concept next time."