Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We talked about the student's upcoming Internal Assessment on assessing water quality using abiotic factors. We covered the essential components of experimental design, discussing how scientists set up experiments. I also provided her with an example of assessing water quality using biotic factors."
"This week the student and I worked through a new topic that he was introduced to in class. His teacher covered how to calculate the lattice energy of a salt using enthalpy. He needed guidance about how to formulate each chemical equation that corresponds to the enthalpies needed, the sum of which determines the lattice energy for the compound. We talked about what each equation means, what kinds of enthalpies to expect for each, and then how to use Hess' Law to find the total lattice energy. By the end of the session, he was able to explain what each equation meant and how to formulate them on his own. In the last of our time, we practiced Lewis dot diagrams for molecules and worked through the rules necessary to create accurate representations of the molecules. Overall, the session went really well and we were able to tackle a tough concept!"
"We covered galvanic cells, molarity, net ionic equations, and a review of his worksheet for his upcoming exam. The student did very well and I look forward to seeing his exam grade."
"We went over review material for the student's upcoming test. She was struggling to understand how to begin problems. However, once I explained to her the steps, she understood very well. She needs a bit more practice so that she can be confident in doing the problems herself. Overall, this was a good session."
"We covered the basics of metabolism, types of metabolic pathways, cellular respiration and its stages, and photosynthesis and its stages. The student was struggling with connecting similarities between the pathways and some of the more complex vocabulary. She was very appreciative of the material reviewed and feels that she understands it better. I left her with some ideas and questions that could be asked on her exam that use critical thinking skills."
"The student has to produce a video showing how to solve 3 different 1-d kinematics problems, and she wanted to be sure that her solutions were correct. We went over a position, time graph, a one-dimensional trajectory problem, and a velocity time graph with non-constant acceleration."