Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued an assignment about hydrated complexes. This is the same topic we covered the previous week, so I supervised his work to make sure he was answering the problems correctly. He did very well with the assignment. I then gave him real world situations about this topic to further help him understand the material."
"During this session, student and I completed her assignments in order to be done with chemistry. This included mostly review questions on chapter 19 about radioactive decay, half-life, nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. These are complex topics, but she seemed to have a good understanding of them by the end of the section."
"Today the students and I reviewed writing sentences in the subjunctive to describe information that we deny or do not believe (dudo que, no creo que, no es obvio que, es impossible que). We independently wrote our own sentences relevant to our lives and we then shared and evaluated each other's work in full group. Then we practiced speaking spontaneous phrases that we created based off of what we believed and did not believe about people in one of the magazines. Finally we reviewed the verb haber going over its singular conjugation in the present (hay), preterit (hubo), and present subjunctive (haya). For this we created spontaneous spoken sentences to describe what was currently in the room and what was at the restaurant that they celebrated their birthday at the day before."
"During this session, we worked through a review packet for the student's upcoming chemistry test. We covered how to find the percent composition of a compound as well as many stoichiometry techniques. We practiced finding the limiting reagent and found how to calculate the percent yield of a reaction carried out in an experiment. Lastly, we discussed the concepts of empirical formulas and theoretical yields."
"Today, I worked with the student on several things. First, we organized his loose papers. Then, we worked on his Government essay, his Chemistry essay, and finished by doing some Chemistry review for a quiz he'll have tomorrow."
"The student and I discussed genetic variability. We talked about pedigree and the dominant and recessive traits and how they interact with each other. We also went over the ABO blood type, and I taught him how to do a Punnett square. We also worked on a little bit of trigonometry involving calculation for volumes."