"[COVERED]: We reviewed a practice test that the student had done, using that as a springboard for our discussion of topics. We covered Chemical Equilibria from the ground up, relating the Thermodynamic State Variables to the equilibrium Expression both mathematically and conceptually. From there, we discussed how to determine the thermodynamic favorability of chemical reactions at non-equilibrium conditions, and what it meant for a reaction to be in the "standard state." As part of that discussion, we discussed the states of matter and how that played into the construction of equilibrium expressions. We also covered baseline electron configurations and orbital hybridization. We covered the three definitions of acids.
[PROGRESS]: The student had really integrated our prior discussion of projectile motion, as evinced by how she handled a passage tying in Electrostatics and projectile motion.
[CHALLENGES]: The student (as she self-reported) made some minor errors, largely falling into two categories: 1 - doubting her knowledge and changing her answers from right to wrong. For this, I encouraged her to trust her instincts and avoid changing her answers unless it was blindingly clear to her that she had made a mistake, and 2 - not answering the question, which came about because she stopped solving too soon and didn't calculate what was being asked, or she got tripped up by questions asking to select the statement that was NOT true. I addressed the former by reinforcing her method of problem-solving by modifying it so that she could use a Logic Check step usefully, per my 5-step system. The latter issue was addressed by telling her to read such question stems as "finding the liar." With practice, she will improve in these areas.
[EXTRA PRACTICE]: The student will complete and review two full-length tests. Our slated topic is Verbal Reasoning."