Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered enzyme kinetic by focusing mainly on the Michaelis-Menton equation and lineweaver-berk plots. Answered questions student had on homework and worked on a problem set I made for her. The problem set takes the student through every vital concept in the chapters she is working on. The student did well on her last exam, and I think she will do well on the next one judging by her comprehension of enzyme kinetics."
"We worked with equilibrium today. It started general and then got more specific to acid and solubility product. He understands the basis but could still use some practice. He makes great progress during the sessions so I'm not worried about him when the test day comes."
"The student was working with rotational motion and torques and the particular challenges involved setting up problems with various definitions. She sometimes had difficulty coming through to solutions mathematically. But once the problems were set up conceptually, and we worked on a few things to "carry around" about the meaning of moment of inertia and the relationship between rotational and linear quantities, it was became much clearer to her."
"The focus of today was the student's upcoming test on Friday over all of chapter 4, which is about the cell. I'm happy to report he got a 100 on his last quiz. We still wanted to ensure mastery, so we completed a review given to him by his teacher. We also reviewed Spanish question words and ser/estar conjugations."
"The student and I spent most of our session focusing on his upcoming science report. He'd done an outstanding job preparing most of the data and had a solid analysis, and so we used the time writing his conclusion, which is usually the most difficult part to write. While at first we had some confusion about what the scientific purpose was, and what his specific claim was, he grew stronger at identifying that he was being asked simply to describe the motion of a puck and backed up his claim that the puck travelled at a constant speed with solid evidence."
"Today was all about test corrections. We went through her test to work through the problems that she didn't get right. I did my best to help her through all of the difficult problems she got wrong, but they were not all clearly written. She is meeting with her professor tomorrow anyway, so now at least she has a solid list of questions to ask."