Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did very well with electric fields and forces review today. We went through some of Ohm's law and resistivity, and then reviewed forces and fields. The student wants to try to get through all of Physics 2 and some review of Physics 1 while we work, so I will try to be as fast paced as possible."
"This sessions was all about prep for the assessment exam. The teacher had given them a sheet of 50 questions. We went over 17 of them. The thing that the student struggled with the most was anything that used information graphed in the x, y plane. By the end, she said she would be able to finish the questions on her own. I told her that we could discuss any that she was uncertain about tomorrow."
"Today, we went over the student's homework assignment. Then, we started reviewing for his upcoming exam. We first reviewed concepts and equations that were from previous chapters and included on the review. The student did very well remembering these topics! Then, we moved on to current topics and discussed the formation of the solar system and the similarities and differences between the different objects in our solar system."
"We finished the big chapter of nuclear physics today, explaining and illustrating nucleons, protons, neutrons, electrons, and positrons; Planck's constant and the wavelength formula; alpha decay, beta decay, and gamma decay; atomic mass, and unit mass. He is one of the best and most brilliant students I've helped, and the Swiss IB curriculum is really stimulating!"
"During our session, we covered chapters 8 and 9. I encouraged the student to do the practice quizzes and come back next week with specific questions in order for me to see how he is absorbing the material. I think focusing on the practice quizzes is a new strategy that we will use since his midterm was very similar in nature to these problems."
"In geometry today, we were proving that given quadrilaterals are parallelograms. Essentially, this entailed proving that a given quad. satisfied at least one of the necessary conditions to be a parallelogram. The student didn't have any issue with this, as he had a solid grasp on the properties of a parallelogram (which we talked about yesterday). In biology, we talked about the experiments that lead to the discovery of DNA as the carrier of genetic material, as well as the structure of DNA. Over the weekend, he's going to start working on his upcoming project and study the material we've covered thus far."