Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was preparing for an exam on Newton's laws and forces, and she seemed to be doing quite well with the material. We tried to instill some common points about topics like the difference between weight and mass, how a net force means there must be an acceleration, and how Newton's 3rd law always and only deals with force pairs on different objects. She seemed to take good notes on these and other topics, and I think she will be able to carry them over for her exam this week."
"We went over naming of different compounds. After going through the detailed review of how to name each one, we applied the concepts to the student's homework assignments. Following the naming of compounds, we went into acid base titrations and solubility principle work. She has a test approaching right around the corner."
"We covered naming of ionic compounds. The student just needed some one-to-one instruction. She excelled as time went on. We also looked at several strategies to make remembering the rules easier. She has a great attitude and really got into the lesson."
"The student is an excellent student with a great attitude. It was a great pleasure working with her today. She struggles in AP chemistry, and she needed help preparing for her upcoming exam. Specifically, we focused on balancing a REDOX reaction in an acidic solution. First of all, I helped her get a firm grip on the basis of REDOX reactions and went over balancing the half reactions. She initially showed difficulty understanding the concept, but quickly grasped the concept after I broke it into smaller steps. Then, we went over ideal gas law and solved problems together."
"We went over the student's Chemistry homework. We started with difficult to complete problems, which she performed herself with feedback from me. Overall, she showed improvement with the problem sets."
"The student and I went over her most recent lab experiment, which involved a redox titration. She had some difficulty initially with balancing the equations and the calculations. However, once I did a sample calculation, she picked them up very quickly and was able to perform them by herself, with little input from me. I would suggest that she continue to review redox problems, so that she becomes more comfortable with the material."