Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Final review of the student's wave motion packet. He was already fully prepared for the test, so this session primarily consisted of some practice problems from my physics book and some chat about how she's doing in school."
"The session went a bit slowly at first, because I was gauging where the student was and on which concepts we must focus. We are in the middle of test review/prep and going over concepts like Sn1, Sn2, E1, E2, aromaticity, reactions with benzene, etc. I asked and have received some test materials that we can go over, and we are going to go over as much as possible in the upcoming tutoring session."
"The student has a test on metabolism, and enzymes. We went over how enzymes effect reactions, competitive and noncompetitive inhibitors, allosteric activators and inhibitors. We also discussed Gibbs free energy, entropy and enthalpy. The student had a review sheet from his teacher that we went over together, and I also brought some practice material with me. The student seems to have an excellent handle on the material, he was able to answer all the questions easily. He also told me he got a 91 on his last exam, which he was pleased with."
"We worked on reviewing for the student's AP Biology exam. He is an extremely smart student who learns best through repetitively going over the materials. We spent time going over the free response questions from previously released AP exam questions."
"Today, we discussed specific heat and calculations using the heat equation. After working through several examples, I gave a few examples of my own to emphasize key points. We then did a brief review of boiling point elevation and freezing point depression."
"I reviewed with the student the last section on the list of topics covered by the AP exam today. This entailed self-inductance, RL circuits, and energy stored in inductors. She correctly applied her calculus and physics skills to several derivations during the session, and asked insightful questions that indicate an excellent conceptual understanding of the material that has been presented thus far. Now that we have covered all the recommended material, the next two sessions before the AP test will be devoted to practice problems, with an emphasis on free response."