Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered a practice exam covering magnetic fields, RLC circuits, DC circuit analysis, and transformers. The student is picking up the material more and more quickly. I also continued to encourage him to break problems down into manageable parts, and discussed how to find which formula to use."
"Today we discussed and reviewed Human Genetics (Chapter 12-2). The student is currently maintaining a C average in class and shared that note taking during sessions with an emphasis on vocabulary has been helpful, and that doing so has aided with understanding material in class. We looked at both the Chapter Objectives and the End of Chapter Summary, highlighting key vocabulary from the designated list, as well as any unfamiliar words in the text. The student designated a new page for session notes to insert in her binder for future reference, which can also be used on quizzes. We created a few different charts to support further study and review, and color coded sections to help draw connections between categories of genetic disorders and traits associated with each. The student was reminded to scan for key words and to spend time looking over examples, diagrams, charts and captions in the text book. When the text does not provide enough information for full understanding, she has been encouraged to revisit class notes and to utilize suggested on-line resources, and to continue to add to existing notes."
"We covered electric fields and electric potential. We discussed the different ways electric fields can be created and the equations that govern electric fields. We also covered the electric force felt by a charge in an electric field. We went on to cover potential difference and the components of a simple circuit. Furthermore, we did practice questions to test the concepts we covered."
"We covered all of Chapter 12, which included the kinetic molecular theory of gases, characteristics of gases and the gas laws, as well as the ideal gas equation, and then solved problems on all of these topics. He does well on these questions, but can make mistakes if he's not paying attention to what the question is asking. He should solve the problems that I outlined until our next session on Sunday so that we can focus on the rate theory and molar ratios of gases, which are the topics he needs most practice with."
"We covered enolate chemistry, working through several problems that resulted in the alpha bromination of a ketone. We worked through an example of the haloform reaction to form a carboxylic acid and haloform. We also worked through a mechanism for these reactions."
"We covered aromatic, antiaromatic, nonaromatic, and heteroaromatic compounds. Now we know when the lone pairs are in the pie system vs when they're not included in Huckel's rule. We also covered a few benzene reactions-- sn2, sn1, addition, etc."