Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered acids and bases for the first half of the session and thermochemistry for the second half. For acids and bases, we were correcting her last test. For thermochemistry, I gave her an introduction to the topic since her class had not yet covered that material. My PowerPoint was the same PowerPoint her teacher uses. Because of that, I did not give her my extra problems I prepared, fearing that they would be the same that her teacher would assign. She knows that if her teacher does not give enough practice, she can text me for more. We talked about study skills for a test. I suggested affirmations and positive self talk in addition to our working together."
"Today went well! I am really impressed with how organized the student has been with this material. She remembered a lot of the stuff from previous lectures and was relating it to our lecture today. Today's lecture was the last one for her test. Her final is on Thursday, so we are going to go over all of the questions that she had."
"We began the session by going over the list of topics covered in the exam and comparing them to the topics covered in class. The only major topic not covered was organic chemistry, so we will review this for next session. We then spent most of the time going through the review sheets provided by the teacher. The topics focused on intermolecular forces and their effects on the physical states of matter, as well as the properties of metals and nonmetals."
"We began our review for the student's physics final exam, discussing waves, damping, longitudinal/transverse waves, decibels, standing waves, light waves, reflection, refraction, diffusion, the lens equation, the photoelectric effect, quantization, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, emission/absorption, and elemental spectra. We will devote our final session to the free response section of her practice final."
"The student had a take-home reference table test, and we spent the hour working on it together. We got through about 75% of the test, and discussed the different types of charts and tables as we used them. He is starting to realize how valuable the table can be on the test, and realizing that concepts he struggled with earlier in the year are a lot less stressful when the reference table is used properly."
"The student and I worked to get prepared for his final bio exam. We reviewed basic biochemistry, cellular respiration and human physiology with images, test questions and online quizzes. I left him with some study outlines, videos and past test questions to practice."