Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Most of our session was a review from previous sessions. We looked into ionic and covalent compounds and how to name them, as well as how to derive structures from names. We did the same for metallic compounds, since metals have many oxidation states that can be confusing. We worked on reading Lewis dot structures, structural formulas, molecular formulas, and condensed structures. We briefly discussed acids and bases, and molecular geometry. We will definitely touch more on molecular geometry this Thursday, since that will be after she has gone over that material in lecture. The student is picking up the material well, but she occasionally confuses certain problem types. I've asked her to review questions similar to the problems we did today so that she can work on the methodical approaches we've discussed."
"We went over again the three chapters in his textbook that would be the basis of the student's exam. He seems to have a good grasp of the material, and he asked some searching questions."
"At this point in our lessons, the student was completely caught up with all his school work. We had finished the unit on constant acceleration, so we started with a couple speed drills, to review the problem solving skills from last class, as well as a few more difficult problems. After this, we started discussing Newton's Laws. Due to time, we only got to discuss the first two, but I feel like this casual introduction to these concepts, will greatly help him when his class covers this unit. Overall, he had little difficulty grasping the new ideas, and we even got to solve a couple basic problems."
"I brought a large review packet with him to help him review for his upcoming test. I believe that once he grasps the unit concepts that his intuitive side of understanding the material will take over. I believe that he is ready for this test and will score where he wants to score."
"This was our last session before the student's final, so we reviewed the material that he wanted to cover. We focused on electric and gravitational fields and I showed him some very common problems that arise with this material. For example, physics problems that involve gravitation frequently discuss orbits. I showed him how to develop the relationship between orbital radius and tangential speed, then we worked with geosynchronous orbits. We developed the same ideas for geosynchronous orbits, then we spent the rest of our time discussing electric fields."
"We went over her online homework. It was over forces, friction, net force, coefficient of friction, force diagrams, trig functions, and dynamics. She needs more tutorials, so this Saturday we are meeting again."
"We covered acid base chemistry, measurements, and limiting reagent questions today. I did see an old test and we went over the questions as well. She asked for help with the limiting reagent questions and I tried to give her tips with tackling those types of problems. I left her to go over the material we covered, along with online practice questions."