Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we reviewed in more detail the structure and function of striated muscles and how the calcium ion triggers the movement of the parts of the sarcomere. Chapter review questions were answered, which included a review of hormones and reproduction. We ended with a basic review of DNA replication, translation, and transcription (ch 7). This is where we will begin in more detail for the next session on Monday at 4:00 pm. The student was emailed video links to review on her own to reinforce concepts. She is a personable and hard-working student."
"We covered: gas stoichiometry, using the equation PV=nRT and manipulation of the equation to find pressure, volume and number of moles, balancing equations, and using the mole ratio to determine the number of moles from the reaction or products. I left the student with notes. I would like her to review the step by step process we used so that she gets a better understanding of the work."
"The student and I prepped for her two tests over the next week: chemistry and algebra 2. The subjects seemed to be very easy for her and she completed her practice sheets with ease. Well done!"
"During this session we worked on a few problems that the student was having trouble with from his electrochemistry homework. We looked at how to use the Nernst equation and how to take activity into account, if necessary. We worked through the problems step by step to show him how to approach these types of problems. I tried to make it clear that the logic is very similar to any other titration problem. As we worked through the problems in the book, it became much clearer to him how to set up these types of problems."
"We went over new material on simple harmonic motion. We went over the definitions and equations for period, frequency, amplitude, velocity, and acceleration. She was a bit confused about phase angle at first, but she seemed to get it after some discussion. We will spend more time on it next time. We will also go over solving for time in the position/time equation next time."
"We reviewed for an exam on ionic and covalent bonds. We also practiced naming chemical compounds from their molecular formulas and vice versa. We also discussed using conductivity as a means of identification of an unknown."