Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed uniaxial mineral properties as well as biaxial minerals for most of the session. Also, we studied the different properties of light such as Snell's Law and such. The student was just looking for the basics as to why the things that are being taught in the class are the way they are. He knew plenty of the material in the class, and he just wanted more of a foundation to perhaps keep momentum in the class. I suggested he review some specific equations that I was sure would be on his final exam."
"The student was ready when I arrived. I expressed my appreciation for this We covered chemistry in preparation for her test next Monday. We started with questions provided by the teacher covering orbitals, ionization energy, and Z-levels (which are actually covered by very few teachers in general). Overall, she is improving with her chemistry skills, so I was more strict with expectations for her explanations. She did quite well with this increase in expectations. Overall, she did quite well. She will benefit from additional practice, which I feel she will get as homework prior to the test. I assured her and her mother that I will be available if needed prior to the exam."
"Material covered: DNA replication and transcription. The student and I reviewed DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis. We discussed similarities and points of contrast between the two processes, and I suggested this might be a useful tool going forward in his studying. We reviewed some of the topics we discussed yesterday, including directionality of DNA and RNA synthesis, telomeres, and regulation of transcription."
"The student and I covered displacement and velocity graphs and how to get one from the other. We also learned how to take the tangent line of a graph and how to find acceleration from velocity. He is doing well and seems to be getting a good grasp on the material."
"The students just started the unit on friction and were struggling to set up problems. We worked through several particular problems and discussed general approaches to solving problems involving friction."
"We worked on one of the student's worksheets that covered centripetal force. I am also sending him a previous year's AP physics exam so he can have a sense of what it will look like as well as an equation sheet for daily reference."