Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his Chapter 5/6 Worksheet and delved into the concepts therein. These chapters primarily dealt with cells and cell parts, as well as their structure/function. They also covered the different types of biological molecules, their constituent parts, structure, and how they interacted to form larger units. The student had a bit of trouble with remembering all the different vocabulary terms, as they introduced a large quantity of new words. I suggested he create flashcards in order to help write and then study all the new terms and their definitions."
"Yesterday we worked on Newton's laws, focusing on Newton's second and third laws. Then we worked through several problems on projectile motion in preparation for their upcoming exam. They seemed to have a much better understanding of projectile motion when I left."
"We reviewed the material from the previous session, including covalent vs ionic bonds and monomers vs polymers. We then continued working through the biology textbook by learning about the makeup of plant and animal cells. We tangentially started to discuss DNA synthesis as it relates to various cell structures. The student will review this material as well as read ahead to prepare for the next session."
"In this session, we went over a large portion of the student's physics review. We reviewed many concepts from rotational kinematics and dynamics, including orbital motion, torque, moment of inertia, and problems involving rotational motion. Because this material was covered a while back in class, we had to do some extra explanations in the beginning for concepts. But once we got into the meat of it and got a few problems done, he was back in the swing of things for this subject. We'll be meeting again tomorrow to cover more info for the precalculus final."
"We reviewed a couple trouble problems the student had on his homework. I looked at the questions and tried to explain the chemistry. These topics included Born-Haber cycle, specific heat units and thermal energy equilibrium equations. Some strategies I included are writing out units and identifying the use of moles or grams."
"We covered shorthand for writing elements (Z notation), mass numbers, atomic numbers, Avogadro's number, moles, adding and multiplying in scientific notation, covalent bonds, ionic bonds, and diatomic gases. We also covered properties of protons, neutrons, and electrons. This session I was gauging where the student was at in her knowledge of science, so we went back and reviewed some basics that she was struggling with, including the properties or protons, neutrons, and electrons. The student had a great attitude. She worked hard and picked up concepts quickly. The student remembered the most important property of protons, which is a win!"