Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed her physics homework assignment related to atomic number, mass number, nuclear reactions, binding energy, radioactive decay, half-life, activity, energy-mass conversion, and radioactive doses (Sieverts)."
"The student and I worked on complete and net ionic equations. He struggled with this a bit. He could work on systematically stepping through each problem as well as memorizing solubility rules."
"Today we worked on reviewing rxn types and balancing rxns, along with redox reactions and net ionic equations. The student struggled to grasp the concepts for a bit but, after identifying the underlying cause of his problems (not taking the time to identify the charges), he was able to correct these mistakes. Next session we will work on stoichiometry and solutions."
"In our first session, we spent time working through problems the teacher had presented in class. They mainly dealt with vectors and motion in one dimension. The way the student's teacher lectures is by using PowerPoint and giving examples without solving them. So, we spent our time discussing the questions he was not able to get the answers to. His main issues were with the differences between average speed, average velocity, and instantaneous velocity. I gave him some extra examples and real world applications, which seemed to help a lot. His math skills are very good, and I was pleased that he seems very motivated to do well. With little clarification from me, he was able to get correct answers on his own."
"Today we went over three homework assignments which covered all of the gas laws. Overall, the student seemed to understand the concept very well considering she had yet to cover them in class. She was even able to do a few problems on her own."
"In this short session we went through 5 of the 20 questions of the study guide. The topics of discussion included thermal expansion, refraction, types of thermodynamic paths, interference, and the laws of thermodynamics."