Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through several practice physics homework problems related to conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of energy, Newton's second law for rotation, and calculation of the torque and angular momentum. The student now has a fairly strong understanding of all of this material; he is able to work through each of the problems fairly independently with me prompting and asking questions. He noted that the main task remaining is for him to focus on memorizing all of the relevant equations, which he will do before his exam tomorrow. I suggested that he also briefly review each of his previous homework problems to make sure that he understands the problem-solving approach for each."
"We revisited chapter 20, to clarify that the regeneration step of the Calvin cycle is similar but not the same as the pentose phosphate pathway. We re-organized the information better and clarified issues regarding rubisco and how it binds to Co2 or O2 and produces different outcomes. The student will have the exam soon."
"Today we practiced problems on enthalpy of reaction and Hess's Law. The student had a pretty good understanding of the concepts and was fairly independent. A couple tricky questions tripped him up, but after explaining the problems to him he seemed to have a good understanding. Overall a very productive session."
"We reviewed concepts related to probability, odds, risks, rates and proportions. We also discussed how to set up 2 x 2 tables and how to properly calculate odds ratios and relative risk. The student had good background of the material and I helped her with properly setting up the problems."
"In our session we covered impulse-momentum. You will have to become fluent in the I=p*t=mv2-mv1 equation and how to apply it to multiple objects in multiple directions! Not too hard, but we just need to practice more in the next session."
"We covered the Bernoulli's Equation and Conservation of Linear Momentum for open systems and we looked at some examples for these two topics. Next we discussed the Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Substances and solved some examples that require the use of steam tables."