Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over and orally quizzed the student with the review sheet. Discussed the Atomic Theory and half of PPT Periodic table. Understood phase changes much better and could relate them to atomic theory and molecular interactions/packing/energy. Student has a strong understanding of the periodic table, atomic mass, atomic number, symbols, calculating number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Student struggled the most with isotopes, but developed a stronger understanding by the end of the session. Started to work on WS ElementNamesSymbolsGrouping, Atomic_Structure, and Isotopesions together, then the rest assigned for homework."
"We went over organic chemistry problems - everything from functional groups, to reactions, to naming."
"We went over Lipoproteins and prepared her for her Biochemistry exam. I gave her a plan of attack for studying."
"We worked on limiting reagent problems. We finished the review packet and then did every limiting reagent problem in an additional packet. The limiting reagent problems came in different forms. Some were problems where we needed to calculate the final product and some required an extra step where you calculated the remaining excess reactant. Still others required volume calculations using density."
"Today the student and I continued with practice RD exam questions from the CDR guide. We also continued to add to the disease chart and the student is finding it much easier now to work on the chart as we go along. I recommend that the student add disease states into the chart as we go through RD exam questions on the various disease states. Today we also worked on helping the student where she struggles most: with applying the knowledge from the question and answers. So, instead of saying "I don't know," I recommended that she start from what she does know, e.g. propofol has 2.2 kcal per x amount and then from there she can ask herself how knowing this applies to the answers, and which of the answers solve the "problem" in the question."
"Last session. Today, we worked on worksheets for Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases. Afterward, I reviewed with the student the types of problems to work on, as well as advised making flash cards of the definitions we went over last time and today (which she already intended to do)."