Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued reading through the relativity book, finishing chapter 5. Einstein argues in favor of the restricted principle of relativity, that the laws of mechanics hold in any Galilean reference frame."
"Covered equilibrium equations, equilibrium constants, reaction quotient and how that relates to equilibrium constants. The student was very positive about material covered, though she made some mistakes with keeping track of terms, but I believe she will not have issues with more practice."
"We covered enthalpy and heat of reaction problems. She understands most of the chemistry and we spent today mostly of her asking me different questions from her old material that she did not understand. She has her own homework to practice with. Overall, another great session!"
"The student is still learning about acids and bases, and we spent the first half hour of the sessions working on neutralization and titration problems. Since her SAT subject test is on June 4, we spent the remainder of the time working on a practice test. She did very well on the questions about topics she has already learned. We had to review a few things, but nothing truly confused her. The main topic that she still has not learned in school is equilibrium, so she skipped those questions. I gave her a brief overview of equilibrium and suggested that she complete the equilibrium section of the practice book for homework. Next time we will work on more practice tests, and she feels confident that she will get a good score on the exam."
"I covered material from the student's review. We covered work, energy, and electromagnetism. He had some trouble knowing exactly which energy equation to use. I showed him how to conceptually break different problems down. The win is that he was gaining a better understanding of how the concepts of different types of problems lead to easier found solutions."
"We talked about thermodynamics. We reviewed the three laws, thermal expansion, heat used for phase traditions, PV diagrams, the four types of transitions on PV diagrams used in physics problems, the definition of work for PV systems, and how PV diagrams relate to hot and cold sinks. This was mostly discussion about how things work and what equations are used when working these kinds of problems. This was an overview of about half of the material left in the student's course."