Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our review of Chemistry material covered molar mass, weight conversion, stoichiometry-, hybridization, pi and sigma bonds, acids, bases and neutralization, Arrhenius acid and base (Bronsted-Lowry) donates a H+ and OH- respectively, Lewis acid and base accept OH- and H+ respectively, rate of reaction and equilibrium constant equation, and basics of organic chemistry and naming conventions."
"The student needed help with understanding conservation of energy. She was able to work through calculations involving work and kinetic energy. At the end of the session she felt comfortable with the concepts."
"We worked on a science lab that the student had started in class. We graphed data and reviewed concepts such as speed and acceleration. Afterwards, we worked on finding a current event article for his global studies class and discussed the article."
"In yesterday's session we reviewed the student's material on Newtonian mechanics, focusing on how all the concepts fit together. We also discussed the concept of power, which was recently introduced in his class."
"Today the student and I went through the first half of a physics review packet. We discussed a bunch of vector notation things and moved into projectile motion. We'll get the rest of the packet done on Tuesday. His understanding of the basics are pretty sound, and he's already getting most questions right without any assistance. Great job in general today!"
"The topics we covered were electron configuration, Lewis dot structures, ionic and covalent bonds, hydrogen bonding, van der Waals' interactions, balancing equations, and isotopes. Also, we discussed how these relate to biology. We went over practice problems in the book and reasoned out the answers when the student was not sure. It's been a bit since she had general chemistry and she has not taken general biology since high school, so some concepts are not fully recalled. She mentioned that there is a lab component for this class so we reviewed molarity and concentration problems. For our next session we are going to review the cell, organelles, DNA/ RNA, and cell metabolism."