Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the initial research for the essay that is due at the end of her class. Part of that initial research was to identify the sustainability goals of two large oil companies - Shell & Exxon- specifically in regards to climate change. I suggested to her that the next steps was to identify and define the terms and issues discussed in those companies' sustainability goals, or to note the lack of those goals. She and I also reviewed half of the key terms for the class chapter/unit that her class most recently looked at. The terms included biodiversity, coldspots, hotspots, biomes, colony collapse disorder, extinction, genetic diversity, and species diversity."
"We reviewed the law of universal gravitational attraction, the gravitational attraction of an extended body, Kepler's Three Law of Celestial Motion, and worked through four multi-step exam problems, including the gravitational force between two planetary bodies where part of the mass of one of them has been removed, how the gravitational potential energy of a 4 mass system changes if you change the distance between them, and how the orbital radius and period of a satellite are affected if you lower its kinetic energy."
"Yesterday the student and I discussed chemical kinetics. I found a presentation online and emailed her earlier in the week and we covered about the first one third of slides. She brought her textbook and after discussing the "why" of things, we tackled some of her assigned problems. I hope to get across a clear mental picture of what is going in chemical kinetics as it will aid in her any future study of chemistry and in particular the test. We worked about nine problems taking our time to really get at the concepts and discuss how she is thinking when she is faced with a problem. She is very bright and should do very well!"