Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered Hess' Law and two other methods for determining the head of the reaction/combustion. The student did not struggle much with the concept; he only needed me to demonstrate how to tackle each problem and he was able to do some on his own."
"Today, we went over the intro to ecology chapter. This includes topics such as levels of ecological classification, biotic and abiotic factors and characteristics of various environments. The student seemed to understand the material well."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming midterm in March. Specifically, we covered immune systems. I showed her how to work through an essay prompt by solving one of the example questions her teacher gave as a possible essay prompt. We will continue to prepare for the exam by working in order of her weaknesses to strengths. We will be using both the class materials and the review book for preparation."
"Began new material involving different types of reactions. These included acid/ base reactions, redox reactions, combustion, oxidation, and reduction reactions. Also thoroughly went over assigning oxidation numbers and how to write net ionic equations. Also studied molarity and solubility in solutions with precipitates."
"In this section, the student and I looked at vertical simple harmonic oscillators. Also, we studied mechanical waves, such as the Doppler effect in sound waves. He was very adamant about the material and enjoyed learning the concepts and the problem-solving techniques required to solve problems. I left him to finish his homework."
"We discussed forces on bodies in equilibrium, specifically planes on a runway (forces on the wheels using each set as fulcrum/pivot points), signs hanging from poles (horizontal & vertical components on the cable, tension of cable, using triangles/SIN), and ladders on walls (coefficient of friction). We practiced calculating the linear speed of a rope lowering a bucket into a well based on rotational speed of the handle. The student has a good grasp of advanced material."
"We went over more AP Physics multiple choice questions to continue to prep for the AP exam. I asked the student to pick up a textbook with practice exams in it so that he can do real practice exams, and to give us a basis for scoring purposes. I need to see his questions done in the time limit, and have an idea what his score is, and where we need to work on things. Other than that, he shows me he is learning and knowledgeable in his work."
"I covered the intermolecular forces chapter of the student's textbook. We then went through types of molecules and their properties and made sure she understood the concepts. During the practice tests she has a fast pace which is a big advantage for the real test."
"We went through discrete and continuous probability events and Bernoulli process. We also discussed probability calculations based on specific outcomes based on time. Then we worked on cumulative probability for discrete events. We plan on going through decision trees tomorrow."
"The student and I have looked into the fine details of how DNA replicates, translates and transcribes to form RNA and eventually proteins. We also looked into how genes are passed to others and how they interact during meiosis."
"We covered isomers and other various topics that she wanted to have clarified. She is very intelligent and knows a lot of chemistry. We discussed our plan in helping her prepare for the AP chemistry test. She has her own practice problems to work on for our next session. Overall, this was a great session!"
"Today we reviewed for the student's test on acids and bases. We went through her review packet and, for the most part, she was able to solve the problems her own. She seemed pretty confident in the material by the end of the session."