Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In preparation for his science test tomorrow, we reviewed concepts of Earth's atmosphere, global wind effects, pollution, air quality index, and green house effect. Reviewed transfer of thermal energy via conduction, convection, and radiation and the differences between these. Discussed UV light, IR light, and visible light and the differences between these."
"Today I went over the student's homework. He had completed his homework prior to my arrival and did exceptionally well on it. He only missed one question. In addition, we began work on his science project poster board. He has some great ideas. With those , he will have a great report to present."
"We discussed simple harmonic motion and how amplitude and frequency relate to objects moving with simple harmonic motion. We also discussed which equations to use for objects moving with SHM attached to a spring vs. the SHM of a pendulum. We then discussed how energy and how to calculate it for an object moving with SHM. We then moved on to the wave speed equation and discussed how frequency and wavelength are related to wave speed"
"Our main focus was conversions between moles, grams, and molecules/atoms/formula units. We also discussed relative abundance of isotopes and relevant calculations that can be performed (weighted averages and atomic mass). We practiced problems of the type that she may see on her quiz this week."
"Our session today concerned thermodynamics, specifically calculations of energy and enthalpy. She was more confident about her abilities this time, and we were able to get through much of her homework and notes. However she does need to spend more time working with adding reactions to determine total enthalpy. In order to better tutor her, I request that she sends me a list of topics she wishes to cover ahead of time. This will allow me to prepare materials and problems to help illustrate the topic ahead of time."
"Primarily reviewed the student's most recent test, highlighting strategies for how to approach particular problems, as well as strategies for how to extract all relevant data from each problem. Also went over her most recent in-class assignment and reviewed some angular forces/kinematics problems and concepts."