Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for her rotational motion test tomorrow. Topics covered were angular kinematics, torque, rotational kinetic energy, angular momentum and equilibrium. We worked through her test review and went over any problems she needed to cover, and I helped her work through them. We finished the session by getting some extra practice on these concepts from another textbook."
"Today we covered cell-to-cell signaling, as well as mitosis and the cell cycle. We also went over a guideline as to how to study for the Biology Exam. I have also emailed the student more detailed information about how to study for the exam."
"Reviewed and discussed quantum mechanics including the photoelectric effect, atomic orbitals and the Aufbau Principle and related spectroscopic terms like wavelength and frequency; solved problems related to upcoming exam."
"We started with Algebra 2 and the concept of imaginary numbers. Once we broke that down, you basically treat i as a variable until you multiply them together; she flew through her homework very quickly. With Chemistry, she was already pretty adept at balancing equations and only needed a little nudging to get through the two she was stuck on. The rest of her homework was a lot of conversions. At the end of the session, she could do these pretty well and planned on finishing the homework herself."
"We started with an overview of symbols for elements, focusing on the ones that would be on the student's test this week. Then we did an in-depth overview of phase changes and endo/exo thermic reactions. We ended with a discussion of atomic numbers and the makeup of atoms. She picks things up very fast, and just needs to ask the questions for what she doesn't understand."
"We started with calculus and went through how to find the arc length of a vector over a specific interval. We also reviewed how to find the position and velocity functions given the acceleration function, initial velocity, and initial position and practiced the calculations for vector functions. In physics, we practiced drawing free-body diagrams and calculating the sum of the forces in the x- and y-directions. We practiced finding the x- and y-components for various force vectors in order to find the resulting vector. We went through using the equations of motion to find the acceleration of an object under the influence of a force. Lastly, we worked with tension and lift forces and practiced setting up force equations for objects with a net acceleration. The student is doing well with the calculus once we relate it to some of the previous concepts from single variable calc or physics. He is also doing better working with forces and using Newton's laws."