Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student scored better than the class average on her first test last week. The entire class gets a chance at extra credit soon though to raise their scores. We worked on acid-base equilibrium including the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation which she understood completely."
"Today's session was used to cover both chemistry and biology. We started by doing a quick discussion of transcription and translation, as well as how to use the codon table when creating a protein. We also discussed DNA replication. Finally, we reviewed the student's chemistry concepts for her upcoming test. This included thermochemistry, properties of light, and chemical reactions. She was able to answer questions once she was given an example on how to solve the problem in question. I will make sure that she is able to answer questions independently in our next session. We will also be going over the genetic dogma in much more detail in order to make sure it is well understood."
"He and I reviewed all the materials for his upcoming exam. We went through all his review slides and completed all the practice problems in them. Topics included: significant figures, dimensional analysis, metric system, and precision/accuracy."
"Today we finished covering note-taking strategies and went into homework strategies. We also practiced using the textbook and the internet as a resource to get answers to difficult questions. I emphasized to her the importance of completing her notes before trying to answer any hw problems so that she better understands what the questions are asking. I think this strategy will help to positively change her overall approach to the work. I expect to see her next week with any new notes completed and completely caught up in the course. I definitely believe that she should get A this semester and will push her next session to think about how she will have to budget her time to ensure this."
"Reviewed for Chemistry test over electron configuration and writing periodic placement and associated valence shell. I made sure the student understood everything he was going to be quizzed over and made sure he knew how to write various forms of what he was being asked. For precalculus went over material he was unsure of or didn't really understand. From there did a couple practice problems to ensure he did know how to do it. Finally went over word problems and how to work through them and set them up."
"The student and I spent approximately an hour and fifteen minutes reviewing her chemistry homework on molecular geometry and intermolecular forces. I explained problems that she had gotten incorrect. At first, she struggled with understanding lone pairs and their effects on molecular properties. However, with examples, she began to grasp the concept. We finished the session by reviewing biology. She needs to do well on the next two exams in order to pass the class. I explained the topics of replication, transcription, and translation. We will be meeting later this week to review these concepts once more."