Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Topics: In this session we covered states of matter. We also built models of organic molecules using modeling kits. This led us to a preliminary discussion of bonding patterns."
"The student was preparing for a quiz and had problems to go over on stoichiometry and % yield. I showed her several ways to solve these problems and to set up proportions. At the end of the session we reviewed her teacher's list of questions to be prepared for. Going over coefficients, subscripts, etc. in a chemical reaction was helpful to her."
"We practiced conversions using dimensional analysis with molar masses, mole ratios, etc. This was the area she needed review on."
"In this lesson, we worked on a practice exam. We focused on problems associated with objects on wedges, conservation of energy, centripetal acceleration, and work done by nonconservative forces. Trigonometry seems to be a weak point that needs some attention, so we will continue to work on this. By the end of the class, the concept of normal forces finally clicked for him."
"In this session, we covered various problems related to midterm review. We particularly focused on problems that were easy to overthink; we discussed that, in general, chemistry problems are best approached by breaking something that seems complex down into simpler parts."
"In this session, we focused on the structure and functions of proteins and lipids. The student was struggling to understand the concept of micelles and phospholipid bilayers, but her attitude was great and she was trying her best. I think that she started to understand the concept of hydrophilic heads shielding the hydrophobic tails in bilayers and micelles. She seemed like she was enthused about the subject because we were working on stuff she hadn't covered in class yet."