Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered percent yield, empirical formulas, molar composition of an anhydrous salt, limiting reactants, and excess reactants. She was struggling with limiting and excess reactants and percent yield. I saw her most recent quiz and she had 70%. She has another test coming up. She understands the concepts when I teach her, she just needs to get more practice questions done before her tests."
"This session we covered mitosis and the cell cycle. The student knows the stages of interphase and is able to accurately describe what happens in each stage. We then covered the phases of mitosis. The student is confident in the order of the steps and what happens in each stage. We also talked about what happens when mitosis goes unchecked in the cell cycle. It was a solid session."
"The student and I went over more the molecular concepts to be covered on her midterm exam on Wednesday. She seems to be handling all content well. She has completed most of the study guide, and we've gone through all but one section and answered most of her questions. We will continue reviewing this content during our next session."
"The student wanted to review rules of chemistry nomenclature and to do some practice problems. He still has a hard time naming, and I encourage him to work on memorizing the different polyatomic anions. Afterwards, we briefly went over quadratics in preparation for his algebra 2 test."
"We used this session to work on the program that is due tomorrow that requires the use of thermodynamic equations as well as gathering user inputs to come to a conclusion. The student needs to write four functions as well as a script file. We set up the four functions, finished the initial part of the script and worked on the second half that includes calling the pre-made functions."
"Last week, we covered rates, and the student said he was still having trouble. We found a PowerPoint that covered rates and gave some basic problems to test the concept. I think it helped him to see rates as slopes on a graph. We also found a list of questions on a few topics typically covered in the first few weeks of earth science. When I ask him guiding questions, he typically gets to the answer, so I think he can already knows enough to do better with a bit more confidence."