Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed to prepare for his multiple choice and lab tests. His lab test was over a lab which covered the properties of metals/nonmetals/metalloids. He had a great understanding of the lab and the procedure. We continued to go over electron configuration and quantum mechanics which he began to understand better after we did several examples. We used this session as a review and worked on topics that he had forgotten. He feels confident in regards to this test."
"Reviewed note packet on the periodic table and the different element types. Repeatedly quizzed the student on material we went over in order to ensure memory and help her practice talking about in her own words. Addressed homework having her answer the question first then correcting her answers where needed. Outlined areas she'd need to memorize/know for her upcoming test as well."
"The student and I covered what he had learned during the first month at school. He is a very smart student who I can bounce off ideas with. He understood most of the concepts, but he did not have the underlying mechanisms for the big picture. I was able to help him with that. I expect great things from this guy!"
"The student and I covered the balancing of chemical equations, calculation of molecular weight of compounds, percent of an element by mass in a compound, and lastly the conversion between mass, moles, and molecules. He made great progress in all the topics covered and specifically had great skill with equation balancing and determination of molecular weight. I would say that he had the hardest time in converting between mass and moles, which is common with new students of chemistry. I did not have any concerns after the session, my only suggestion being that he should look at extra problems from his school text book dealing with mole conversions as he understood everything else."
"Today we went over the student's test that she did very well on and only missed a few tricky questions. We also went into stoichiometry, conversions of mass, moles, and atoms/molecules. She is doing well!"
"Today's session was focused on test preparation for the student's next test on DNA and the cell cycle. We went over the specifics of these topics, discussed her review, and then I quizzed her on a few topics to make sure that she understood the processes and the vocabulary. Based on this and her past quiz, she should do very well. At the end of the session, we discussed how mutations and environmental factors play a role in cancer development and growth. We also looked at different ways the cancerous tumors can be treated and the effects they have on normal healthy cells."