Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the Ideal Gas Law and did a lesson on Graham's Law, which he had not yet covered in class. Her ability to understand the material was high and he should do very well. He simply needs to focus on attention to detail within his calculations and he will be highly successful."
"We began where we left off last session in the online homework problems. I was able to access another resource to help her understand the question. In future sessions I will try to infuse more 'fun' into the practice problems and/or use a different resource for practice problems."
"Today we reviewed buffer problems. This student is doing pretty well. Her only problem is that she tries to take short cuts rather than solving the problems with multiple steps."
"Today we covered a large amount of material for the student's upcoming exam. We went over the SL sections for DNA structure, DNA replication, DNA transcription and translation, and the HL sections that correspond to this. She wanted to review these topics for her exam in order to refresh her memory, and she did a really good job incorporating the new information into what she had already learned. She had a positive attitude throughout the session, made sure to ask questions about topics she wasn't sure about, and remained an engaged student throughout the session. We included a few things to study for her exam, and certain topics/ diagrams that probably will make an appearance. Her additional practice is to continue studying for all of her exams, and to view HL translation a little bit more, as it's a very complicated process. We had a very productive session today and I look forward to our next meeting."
"The student and I went over some questions on redox reactions. She seemed most confused by the vocabulary terms and not the concept. We will continue to work on this. We had some extra time, so we did some extra practice problems in a workbook I had. She did well with the extra problems."
"This session covered many of the concepts in general chemistry, such as periodic trends, the models of the atom, atomic numbers, and spin states. The student needed help with remembering the conceptual relationships such as those found in formulas for thermodynamics. He showed a great attitude toward the material, even material he did not understand well. One strategy that we reviewed was filling out the answers you know first and then going back to focus on the parts you don't know. I asked him to continue working on his packet for chemistry."