Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered concepts related to ecological degradation: the difference between the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, what biological magnification is, what sustainable development entails, etc. The student did some excellent work in building towards a very clear understanding of what must be mathematically true in order for resources to be managed sustainably. In a continuation of the progress from the previous session, he also worked to sustain more rigorous thinking and language around these biological concepts."
"In this session we covered isentropic compression and ideal gas. We solved problems from an exam she previously had taken in order to prepare for her final exam. The student had a positive attitude toward the material we covered. We tried to visualize the questions asked to order to attain a better approach in solving the problems given. She is more comfortable with the material now than she was before taking the exam. We have three more sessions before her final exam, so more time will be spent on improving her understanding on the subject matter."
"We covered various biochemistry topics but mostly reviewed TCA cycle enzymes and their mechanisms. Utilizing the resources that the student provided and finding online material aided our discussion and analysis of the problems that we discussed. She is a terrific student and has a very positive attitude. It is a pleasure working with her."
"We continued reviewing for the AP exam, working on free response and multiple-choice practice exams. The student seems generally very well prepared, although there are a few topics, for example, electrochemistry and VSEPR theory, that could use more review. We will continue to work on this next session."
"During this session, a Global Warming project/research paper was organized by completing a review of a majority of a essay guide worksheet. Global Warming and other related terms/topics were reviewed to facilitate understanding of the research topic."
"During our first session, the student and I worked on a review of his Chemistry practice book and identified concepts with which he was either unfamiliar or with which he needed a more concise explanation. In this time, the student and I were also able to discuss possible methods of teaching these concepts, which were both scientifically accurate and enjoyable for students. I felt that this aspect of the session was very positive. Going forward, the student will complete the remainder of his practice book, and I believe we will be able to work through practice exam questions so that he has a full understanding of how to apply the material he has learned."