Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over how to calculate the exchange of energy using specific heat, heat capacity relative to phase changes, and change in temperature. This was the area she needed some review on. We also covered solvents, solutes and solutions, practiced converting volumes and concentrations to moles of product using molar masses and mole ratios."
"We covered acids and bases, the Bronsted Lowry and Lewis models, how to calculate pH from [H+] and vice versa, the pH scale, and how to set up and solve problems involving Ka."
"We covered multiple topics: atomic and periodic trends, ionization energies, the octet rule, ionic bonding vs. covalent bonding, diatomic and polyatomic ionic bond formation and nomenclature, metallic vs. ionic bond formation, structure and how it relates to malleability, ductility and conduction, electronegativity in covalent bonds and how polar bonds are formed, and covalent bond nomenclature. We covered a good deal of information, greatly helped by the student's retention of chemistry concepts. I was glad he welcomed the idea of sending him sample chemistry problems to reinforce the material."
"In this lesson, the student and I worked on problems associated with 1 dimensional kinematics. We worked problems associated with given accelerations and velocities finding distances and times. We then worked on free fall motion that was covered in his class today. We discussed the material solving the problems that require knowing the acceleration of gravity. We discovered that the student had a problem knowing that dropping a projectile means that the initial velocity is zero. We then introduced the idea of free fall with initial velocity. When I allowed him to look at the equations we derived he seemed to do well. I discussed with him the need to review material every day so it can solidify concepts for him."
"In this session we worked on the student's chemistry packet which covered periodic trends. With a little review, she was able to quickly comprehend the topics. She was very forthright with what she didn't understand and is a quick learner."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed the mirror, vertical and horizontal dimension, and hole tool. He is very detail oriented with modeling and he is getting used to the features in solidworks; he understands the basic functions and how to use them, as well as where to find them. We will continue to build on his foundation as the semester progresses."