Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered chapter 12 of his textbook, which covers gas laws. We also went over the molarity worksheet. The student did very well with this worksheet and expressed he wanted further practice with molarity. We then worked through the suggested problems from chapter 12 and I guided the student through his math struggles. We spent a good amount of time discussing the ideal gas equation and how to manipulate it to solve for molecular weight, density or partial pressure. I advised him to do these problems multiple times, first using my work as a guide, then trying to do the problems again without my work to aid him. The student did great!"
"We went over percent yield as well as determining theoretical yield. The student understood these calculations well by the end of the session."
"Very good job. Tonight we covered cellular respiration and metabolism. The student understands the concepts. We will continue to work on memorizing the main points and she will be right on track."
"We covered an introduction and analysis of the student's progress through the course up to this point. We also discussed study strategy and problem solving strategy. We then discussed the basic concepts of thermochemistry (Gibbs Free Energy, Entropy, Enthalpy of Rxn, Enthalpy of phase change, 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics, phase changes, specific heat capacity, and phase change diagram problems)."
"We focused on physics and the conservation of energy and momentum laws. We calculated velocities of objects under the influence of a spring and the formula for potential energy from a spring. We also reviewed the upcoming lab procedure and the equations that will be used to calculate work. We talked about work being the area under the curve of a force-position graph and using the formula of force times the change in distance or the change in kinetic energy."
"The student was working on work, energy, and power problems. We were able to set up some definitions and work with several different cases of how to calculate work, from knowing force and displacement, from knowing change in kinetic energy, and from plots of force versus displacement."