Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered phases, ideal gas law, and went back and reviewed writing molecular formulas and Lewis structures."
"The student and I went over her final exam for her biostats course. We covered material including proportion comparison, normality tests, histograms, two sample t test, and chi square tests."
"We worked on assessment questions and focused, in particular, on electrochemical cells, titrations, and periodic trends. The student will send me more questions to look at for next Wednesday's meeting."
"For this session, the student and I spent about 30 minutes outlining momentum since that is what they just started in class this week. He feels confident in working with the material. We spent the next half hour discussing the real world implications of momentum and how engineers have used their knowledge of it to make safer and more effective products. We finished this discussion before the end of our time, so with about the last half hour, we explored black holes. I brought him a book written by Kip Thorne, the physicist who was on staff for the making of the movie Interstellar. I'm letting him borrow the book since he said he enjoyed the film. The book goes through and explains relevant physics used in the plot of the movie. We plan to go further with this subject next week."
"We went over biology and chemistry. The student had two labs due this week so we first focused on biology and looked at a research paper to answer questions. For the chemistry lab we focused on the calculations to find heat capacity of water, a solution and metal."
"The student's class still has not covered any new material, so this session was dedicated to reviewing concepts from his notes. We worked on applying the heat equation, half-lives, and radioactive decay. He was able to solve these problems much more easily than in our last session, and his comprehension of the material seems to have improved significantly. I left him with some more reading on carbon half-life dating, and we will continue note review in the next session."