Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student study for his test tomorrow over meiosis, genetic disease, DNA technologies, and Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics."
"Today we started with practice problems on sound waves and calculating how far sounds were traveling. We then moved on to start a new section on light waves and went over the main ideas on the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, and refraction."
"Today, the student and I reviewed inheritance. We discussed the relevant vocabulary and Punnett squares. He did the examples that his teacher gave to his class, and was able to figure out most of them on his own. He fully understands these concepts and how to make a Punnett square. I am confident that he will do well on his quiz tomorrow. We also went over dihybrid squares and incomplete inheritance even though he has not learned it yet in school."
"We continued working through free response questions from an old exam under timed conditions. In doing so, we reviewed angular momentum, rotational motion, and moment of inertia. We also spent some time discussing how the free response questions will be scored. The student should complete the response questions under timed conditions before our next session."
"The student and I discussed how she should spend the majority of her time studying. Additionally, I taught her new material that she can expect on the test, such as nuclear decay."
"Today, the student and I discussed review questions prior to his upcoming organic chemistry final. Specifically we discussed formation of enols and enolates using basic or acidic reagents, as well as some reactions involving nucleophilic attack by an alpha carbon (to a carbonyl compound). This included halogenation as well as aldol formation. Following this we discussed a good deal about reactions of carbonyls, and how to synthesize particular compounds using carbonyl compounds. These included esterification, reduction of esters using DIBAl H, oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones, and Grignard additions to aldehydes."