Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the material for an upcoming test and discussed her office session with the instructor. She came out of it with a better understanding of some concepts."
"We went over a few issues that the student had with thermodynamics in order to help her prepare for her upcoming test. She then completed her test curve assignment."
"The student and I spent the session going over an exam covering stoichiometry, precipitation reactions, oxidation/reduction reactions, intermolecular forces, equilibrium concepts and calculations. I suggested that we focus on speed exercises for the next session that will focus on the setup of problems, as well as reinforce the main concepts of the material. She has a positive attitude and seems excited about having a strategy to more quickly solve problems. I had worked through a practice exam of hers and left her with my solutions so that she could go through my approach to the problems at her own pace. She has a large quantity of practice problems from class, and I suggested that she go through and set the problems up. She is smart and understand the concepts. I look forward to her session on Monday, where we can really focus on quickly applying the concepts toward executing the problem."
"The student and I went through more problems that he brought from his class relating to rotational motion, centripetal acceleration, and forces. For the most part, the problems were focused on rollercoasters and the G-forces that the inhabitants would feel. There were a few problems that were a bit tricky, especially when energy was involved, but we pushed through and came up with the right answers! I think that he understands the concepts and is coming up with his own method for approaching problems, and we have another session scheduled for next week to prepare for his upcoming test."
"Today, we continued a review of Biostatistics, focusing on risk, relative risk/risk ratio, relative risk reduction, hazard ratio, absolute risk reduction, and number needed to treat. I presented the student a structured method of using raw numbers to calculate these values, using a chart format and formulas. We also review interpretation of these values (RR>1, RR=1, RR<1). Next, we reviewed experimental and observational study designs in a hierarchical fashion, discussing the actual design of each category. During this discussion, we specified which designs were prospective versus retrospective. We finished the session with some practice problems."
"Topics: Thermodynamics - enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy. We discussed spontaneous and nonspontaneous reactions and performed several practice problems/calculations. I sent a PowerPoint file with notes for the thermodynamics chapter (Chapter 19)."