Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued covering the student's packet on rotational motion. Once again, she is picking up on the material very fast and I feel quite confident about her performance on the test coming up."
"This session, we went through the student's osmotic pressure worksheet, which focused on the principles of solute potential and pressure potential and how these forces interact to either cause a net loss or a net gain of water when compared to the surrounding environment."
"Today was my first meeting with the student. She is retaking a test on balancing equations and predicting products from reactants; she did not do well on it the first time so we went back through her review to identify what the problem was with the material. She had a review sheet with about 30 problems to work on from all different types of reactants, word problems, putting reaction equations into words as well as balancing equations. She had very organized notes to work with which was nice to see. As far as starting the problems, she knew the general idea behind each reaction. I noticed that her attention to detail was sometimes a bit lacking, for instance she would mix up formal charges which would lead to unbalanced equations. These small details are extremely important in chemistry problems and it was most likely these mistakes that added up on her last test to give her a low score. I can see that she knows the differences between the reactions and she knows how to use them. She knows more than she thinks she does, so if she just calms her mind during her tests, she'll preform much better. One sure way to be able to have less stress during an exam is to give herself plenty of practice and time to study; that way she'll be confident going into the exam. She did very well on the practice problems so there is no reason why she shouldn't get a high score on the exam. I left her with the remaining practice problems as well as some review notes that I collected during our session based on what she seemed to be unsure of. Next week we can work on her next section and I will have her grade from her exam so that we can discuss what she missed."