Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did another in depth review of the metric system which included interconverting between very large and small metric units (kilometers to micrometers for example). We also reviewed more on biomes, populations and began to cover niches and why they are important to understanding ecological models. The student seemed to have a good grasp on all of these topics after we had finished discussing them."
"Today we did a quick 1 hour review for the student's chem final. We had already reviewed 1-20 so today we completed through the end of her review packet. The only thing she really needed help with was VSEPR theory and then more practice/memorization of scientists' theories. We will touch base again in the new year!"
"The student and I worked on tangent, sine, and cosine functions. We found the terminal side of an angle given the sine or cosine function, and had to find tangent, cotangent, cosecant, and secant. He understood this fairly well, but we will be continuing with this in our next session."
"Tonight we took a light hearted approach to Math. We used the Holidays to learn mathematical concepts."
"After a brief vocab quiz, the student and I looked over and restructured a paper he is writing for a science project. This was useful for discussing how best to convey complex ideas to varying audiences. We then did some outlining work on a timed write topic. I have asked him to finish Ender's Game and prepare a 2 page essay for me on a prompt based on the novel."
"The student and I covered capacitors, transistors, binary conversion to decimal (and the general rule for converting numbers of any base to decimal), and representation of negative numbers in binary. For capacitors, I asked him to consider the frequency response formula for "-pass" filters and consider how he might tweak its parameters to result in a sharper response curve. For transistors, I asked him to try and visualize the V(ce), I(b) and I(c) relationship in three dimensions."