Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on work and energy theorems, and how to use multiple definitions of work to solve for various quantities in mechanics problems. We also discussed the relation of work to potential energy change in conservative systems. I think the student was starting to make some new connections by the time we finished, and she was very adept with the math. I made an example in the last problem that dealt more with algebra and the concepts, instead of calculation, and this should help her as she prepares for the AP exam."
"The student has a test next week, so we spent the session doing a review packet provided by his teacher. He was able to do most of the packet with little help from me. There were a few questions that he had a little difficulty with, so we went over those in greater detail. The lagging strand's replication was the most difficult concept for the student. So we watched a video that animated replication, and we spent a little time working on drawing the replication fork and drawing the leading and lagging strand, and the direction that they replicate in."
"We discussed IUPAC naming in greater depth, determining degrees of saturation and chemical formulas, discussed Newman projections, practiced doing "chair-flips" with cyclohexanes, and touched on stereo-chemistry and chirality."