Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a sheet of notes over a couple different types of viruses. We went over those notes and worked ahead on a couple concepts including the lyric and lysogenic life cycles and how viral nucleic acids replicate and make proteins."
"Today we reviewed for the student's test - we covered reaction rates (which she seemed fine with), Chemical Equilibrium, Le Chatelier's principle. She seemed a little more comfortable with this than with other units. We reviewed some techniques for using a table (initial, change, equilibrium) to determine concentrations at chemical equilibrium and we talked about the difference between Q and K and what this tells you about the direction a reaction will proceed in order to reach equilibrium. Overall, the student felt like she was prepared."
"The chemistry concepts that were covered included inter- and intramolecular forces, vapor pressure, volatility, freezing/melting, condensation/boiling, and heating curves. The student is a pleasant and highly motivated student. She understands the concepts quickly and is able to apply them. She seems open to different ways of approaching and understanding the concepts. No concerns at this time."
"We reviewed and organized material with challenging for ease of use online with him. We worked with him to assess his working knowledge and basic strengths of communication. We reviewed memory from his previous year, initial assessment questions, and goals. I set an assignment for next session."
"We went over cell structure review. The assignment also covered the characteristics and functioning of all cell types. He always comes to sessions prepared and usually has a prior knowledge of the material being covered. We actually had to schedule another session for him to get caught up on his Algebra material. I have been acting as his teacher while he is away from home and have been in constant contact with his teachers. Currently, his grades are all up to par. He's doing a great job. Awesome kid! "
"We worked on understanding the concepts of adhesion and cohesion, plus polar and nonpolar molecules. The student tends to use a search engine to find answers. I showed him how to search for the words and to show understanding of the concept by explaining it in his own words. He was only interested in answering the part of the question that required a definition. He wanted to omit the part of the question that asked for a description of interactions of porous and nonporous molecules. Similarly, after learning the definition of adhesion and cohesion, I took him around the room to look at examples of this concept so that he may answer the part of the question that required an example from everyday life."