Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on rotational motion and how to use it along with Newton's laws. The student has homework to do still so no extra practice this time. Rotational motion is hard, but she got the basics pretty quickly, and now it's just an issue of practice."
"This was my first session with the student, and I think it went really well. We went over her worksheet for her physics class in preparation for her exam on Thursday. We went over gravitational forces and rotational forces. By the end of the lesson she seemed much more comfortable with the subject matter, and she was solving problems on her own. I told her to continue reviewing the equations so she can understand the relationships between gravity and rotation, and I told her to email me with any questions when she gets the answer key for the questions tomorrow."
"The student has a test coming up, so we went over the 5 chapters on her test: Cell Replication, Bacterial Expression, Gene Expression Regulation, Viruses, Biotechnology. We went over her worksheets, notes, and class PowerPoint slides. We also went over several diagrams that she drew. She is well-prepared for the test."
"We started with a review of quadratic equations, completing the square, and general review of factoring, etc. We then focused on a chemistry review where I gave the student an oral quiz on concepts pertaining to electronegativity, polarity, intermolecular forces, etc. We also practiced drawing Lewis structures, indicating the shape, bond angle, major intermolecular forces, and polarity or lack thereof. Overall, we had a great lesson. He finished the algebra portion in a breeze with minimal questions, and I walked him through the generic formulas for all Lewis structures prior to doing our practice problems, which I believe really helped create a structured lesson for today!"
"In this session, we went over bending in beams. The student needed help with boundary conditions and their application to attaining deflection and slope. We worked on the variety of boundary conditions that arise in a beam with varying free, pinned, and fixed constraints. By the end of this session, she was comfortable with solving for deflections of beams."
"We continued to review for the student's state assessment exam on earth science. Today we focused on erosion due to water, ice, wind, and mass movement, as well as fossils and using the reference tables. She is extremely intelligent and is doing phenomenal while reviewing for her exam. We highlighted some key aspects of erosion in streams, sand dunes due to wind, and erosion from the sea. Liked we talked about, the most time-consuming part of the exam will be determining whether she needs to use the reference tables to answer the question. That will help her move through the test so she will have time left at the end to check. I believe she will do great on the exam as long as she keeps reviewing and keeps the material fresh in her mind."