Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the definition and use of torque and how to define mechanical advantage for a variety of simple machines. It was a dense lesson with a lot of information, and she will need to spend some time with it to get used to all the definitions, but I think we made a very good start."
"The student described having more trouble with conceptual test questions than with mathematical problem solving. We worked through conceptual problems involving velocity and acceleration. We also looked briefly at circular motion and problems involving friction."
"Discussed changes of state and the process names of going from different states. Explained the concept of vapor pressure and adhesive and cohesive forces. Explained affects of temperature on these forces. Compared properties of substances with respect to intermolecular forces. Went into detail about the concept of vapor pressure. Reviewed the student's Chem homework."
"We worked on concepts relating to the student's upcoming exam. Specifically we covered the concepts of mitosis, meiosis, spermatogenesis, oogenesis, genes, Punnett squares, alleles, traits, genetic inheritance in general, and disorders of the cell cycle (in terms of the pathogenesis of cancer). She had a positive attitude and seemed excited to learn."
"The student and I studied for an upcoming exam in her class that covered the equilibrium rates and disturbances of chemical reactions. She grasped this information quickly and did well to apply it all in her final preparation before the test."
"The student and I finished solution chemistry and then began a review of electron configurations. We went through multiple electron configuration questions and also reviewed Aufbau diagrams. A major breakthrough happened when I have him a visual of the periodic table broken down by electron orbitals - he is very much a visual learner and I believe he benefited from this. He continues to have a pleasant attitude, and seems to be more open to guessing or recognizing where he has a problem. I will email him with more electron configuration practice."