Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over stoichiometry during this session. Before we moved on to any practice examples, I made sure to write out key tips and tools to use for stoichiometry, which included balancing out the chemical equation and using unit analysis. The student did very well converting one unit to the other but had difficulty understanding limiting reagents. But after doing some practice problems he felt more comfortable doing these kinds of problems."
"We reviewed stars- low mass, high mass, neutrons, and other types. We reviewed Doppler effects, HR diagrams, and Wien's law. We also discussed fusion and fission and real applications. Then, we started reviewing proportions for the student's final exam."
"The student and I comprehensively reviewed forces today. We covered force diagrams, centripetal forces, accelerations, blocks and pulleys, tensions, and blocks on inclines. It was refreshing that he was enthused to work on this material on a weekend."
"We covered DNA mutations and repair mechanisms. The student was struggling with the different repair mechanisms and a few of the mutation types. I didn't include any strategies or extra practice. She has her final tomorrow so I will be updated with a score soon. She expressed a greater comfort level with the material so that is a win."
"The student and I went over integration in physics. Unfortunately, the AP Calculus course is usually a couple of weeks behind the AP physics course in terms of giving students the tools they need in physics. So, I gave her a quick introduction on how to use integrals. We covered the meaning of the integral as area under a curve, the concept of "negative area," the constant rule, the sum rule, u-substitution, and the forms of some basic antiderivatives (polynomials, Euler's function, sin, and cos)."
"We derived the concepts of angular motion (torque, theta, inertia, and rotational work energy theorem). The student will work on previous test problems with new concepts. She seems to have a better understanding of rotational motion formulas and properties."