Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the chapter review packet for the student's upcoming test. She has a good grasp of the concepts. The most difficult problems are those involving determining the energy content of food, given its composition of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Some of the questions involving specific heat and conservation of energy were also addressed."
"Today the student and I discussed the homework problems I had assigned to her the previous week on mixtures and solutions. She did well on her assignment, and we proceeded into the gas mixture laws."
"We spent an hour of our hour and a half on chemistry. The student had a test the next day on heat transfer and scientific units. She has difficulties with scientific notation that we can fix with time, but we began working on that today and made good progress. We went over the main heat transfer concepts (q=mc(delta)T and q=mhf). Once I wrote units and explained the units of each section, she better understood what happened. We defined freezing, melting, evaporation, and sublimation as well as exothermic and endothermic reactions (in relation to the surroundings, not system). We discussed the difference between specific heat and heat of fusion. We also discussed that density is mass over volume. She had difficulty separating volume in Liters and volume in cubic centimeters. We spent the last half hour discussing geometry. We worked on problems where she used information about angles to solve for an unknown. We clarified the definition of "bisecting." We also talked about a supplementary angle problem and how to check her answer for that question as well as any question with an unknown. Overall, she felt that she had a much better understanding and felt confident about how she would perform on her chemistry test."