Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered electrostatic particle problems from his chapter 16 physics book. He just needed some clarification of Coulomb's law and drawing the particle diagrams. After this, he understood the materials."
"We reviewed chemical equilibrium, including key terms, the general concept and key equations. The student just started the chapter, but memorized the equation quickly. We covered a couple of different types of word problems related to equilibrium and how to solve them. The student seemed to be able to follow the logic."
"We went over the general electric flux and Gauss's Law equations, and then illustrated some uses of Gauss's Law. Namely, we investigated infinite line of charge, non-conducting planes, and spherical shells and spherical volumes. We then went over an example from the student's textbook regarding a combination of shells and volumes. He did great!"
"The student's test is pushed back until tomorrow. We went back over the material and she knows all of it. She should do really well on this test. We then watched two new biology videos and discussed the material. They are currently learning about bacteria. We watched her algebra video and she did the quiz. She got 100%. She has an algebra test on Thursday over trig identities and the law of sines and cosines. She should do pretty well with this."
"The student and I began reviewing material for his upcoming final exams. We reviewed concepts from his biology unit on evolution. Since the exam will be in an oral conversational format, I picked out concepts from the unit and posed broad questions to the student, following up with more narrow questions. He is great at remembering how to explain concepts when they are connected to visual examples. We also reviewed material from his algebra I course, in particular, converting between different formats for quadratic equations. At this point, he is doing a great job of converting between formats. However, it's easy to forget these routine operations, so one goal of future tutoring sessions should be to review and practice old operations."
"The student and I worked on review for the final exam. Specifically we did a review of alcohol synthesis, reduction LiALH4 vs NaBH4, Grignard limitations, using protective groups and extra reagent, Grignards and esters, pKas, oxidations PCC vs Jones reagent 1 vs 2 vs 3 alcohols, oxidative cleavage of double bonds, and epoxides."