Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked a little on inverse functions in Algebra 2. The student seemed to have a pretty strong grasp on it and did not have any questions so we moved on to stoichiometry: limiting reactants. We worked on keeping moles and grams on the correct side of the fractions in setting up the problems. She seemed to get the hang of it after practicing problems, so for the remainder of the session we just did practice problems."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming final. We discussed states of matter, stoichiometry, ideal gases, and acids and bases."
"We reviewed the chemistry final exam sheet. We completed problems in gases, isotopes, and neutralization reactions."
"This session, we worked through a couple of the student's homework assignments on potential, electric potential energy, and work. He had some trouble determining the appropriate equations needed for each problem, but he has improved in this since last session. Once the equation was determined, he could effectively manipulate the equations to find the answers. The second problem set contained conceptual questions, which tripped him up a bit, but after some discussion, he understood why the answers were what they were and was able to retain that information to apply to later questions. We ended the session discussing the benefits of constructing his own equation sheet, both as a tool for homework problems and as a way to review for a test."
"This was my first session with the student. She seemed discouraged at first, but with a series of simple and brief definitions and examples, she seemed to feel a lot better about the material. We covered the basics of circular motion and reviewed some basics of vectors and kinematics. I believe she will do much better with tutoring, and an increase in confidence will be apparent very soon."
"This was my first session with the student. We only worked on AP Chemistry, because that's what he needed the most help with, compared to his pre-calculus work. We went through a bunch of problems together, in topics including solubility, solution, polarity, and intermolecular forces. The student seemed to understand the material well as we worked through the examples, but I think we may need to practice each individual concept more thoroughly next time if we're able to, since we covered a lot of ground during this session. We ended up working together for thirty minutes more than what we had planned!"