Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on the student's chemistry homework - mostly problems involving the ideal gas law and connecting number of moles to density and molecular weight. She did well with these. We also went over RMS speed and most probable speed of molecules and that it's related to the inverse of the square root of the molar mass. The student had some questions about intermolecular forces that she had gone over in class, so we talked a bit about dipole-dipole, hydrogen bonding, and VDW and dispersion forces."
"Today we went over practice problems for reaction kinetics. In the beginning, the student seemed to have trouble figuring out where to start. We discussed the technique of writing all of the given information, then figuring out what the question wants us to find. We went through a majority of the questions in the back of the book, but I suggested for her to continue with the practice problems until she felt comfortable with each chapter topic."
"In today's session, we went over Forces, Work & Energy. The student was struggling with Work & Energy, especially with friction involved in a problem. I told the student my study strategies and left some practice for him to solve. The student got comfortable with problems with friction involved after today's lesson."
"We started the session with determining oxidation states of the elements of binary ionic compounds and polyatomic molecules. We then worked on some nomenclature, and finished up the session with a balancing equations worksheet that I provided for the student."
"During today's session, we covered the topics vectors and 2 dimensional kinematics. For vectors, it was mostly review using different questions. After working through a number of problems, the student seemed to have a good hold of what is going on. I have asked for her to practice more 2-D kinematics problems before our next session."
"During this session, kinematics, projectile motion, gravity, the differences between mass and weight, and Newton's 3 laws were discussed and reviewed by completing past HW worksheet problems."