Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we talked about waves and their reflections, resonance, amplitude, etc. The student seemed to have a good handle on this material. We reviewed how to calculate frequency and period of a wave. We also discussed how a different medium can change the wave speed. We also did some pre-cal involving geometric series. He did well with finding the formulas, but we reviewed how to apply these concepts to word problems, and how/when to use the infinite sum formula."
"During this session, biology topics on psychedelic drugs, their effects on the brain (and related neural circuitry), and their relationship with various brain diseases and mental states were reviewed."
"Today we went over RLC circuits, phasors and related topics. We did a few practice problems and discussed concepts related to them. The student feels like he understands the material."
"We had a productive session. She had a quiz today which she said she felt good about. Tomorrow, she has a quiz on Chapters 10-20, so we reviewed by going over the chapter reviews in the book. We went over cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, and inheritance. Her grasp of the material is not where it could to be so I stressed to her the importance of focusing on mastering the very basic concepts for the AP Exam."
"Today the student worked through the problems on a thermal energy worksheet that she had started working on in class. She worked on how to calculate the energy given off or required when going from one state of matter to another (like heating a solid to a liquid and then to a vapor, or vice versa). I also went over how to calculate delta T (finalTemp - initialTemp). She was able to complete the rest of the worksheet much more confidently after we reviewed the concepts of specific heat capacities for fusion and vaporization."
"We covered the first two chapters as review to combine the concepts the student learned in general chemistry and how they apply to naming of hydrocarbons, redox reactions, acid and base strengths, and heat of combustion. The student was very appreciative of the material covered. We also discussed some mnemonics and other helpful tips to remember for future questions. He is taking more initiative and asking more questions."