Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a midterm coming up on Thursday. He had many questions he wanted to cover from his assigned exam practice test. Some problems were simple definitions and require memorization, but many were in depth math/conceptual problems that required recognizing the ideal gas law. For each problem in question, we discussed why the given answer was correct and why the other answers were incorrect, such as breaking down to a net ionic equation. He is extremely strong on most concepts and should do very well on the exam. I told him to email me before Thursday if he needs me to re-explain any of the questions he had. We will find time in the future to prepare for both the AP Chem exam and the SAT II subject test."
"We continued with the student's midterm prep, and she only continues to improve and get more comfortable parsing the information in problems. She showed a particular aptitude for breaking down cases of static equilibrium using Newton's second law using components in the x direction, the y direction, and along the slope of an inclined plane. She should practice a few more inclined plane problems to get comfortable with the idea of a persistent force down the plane."
"The student has a quiz coming up regarding the elements in a portion of the periodic table. Since he already knew all of them, I gave a few pointers that might make working with the periodic table easier. After checking this, we talked about possible Science Fair ideas and factors to consider when designing the experiment."