Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered nomenclature of compounds, writing chemical compounds, types of chemical bonds, polyatomic ions, and alloys. The student was struggling on getting the information out of the textbook. Once I explained the concepts to her, she was able to grasp the information right away. We talked about pre-reading before her class. We left one homework problem for her to do on her own, we reviewed the content and where she would be able to find the answer, but left for her to write the information down. I think she was very receptive and just needs an alternative form to study from as her textbook doesn't explain concepts easily. I recommended videos, and I will be bringing her some study tools as well that I have."
"We covered one dimensional motion with constant acceleration while focusing on dimensional analysis. The student was unsure of which operation or equation to apply to each problem. After finishing with physics problems, we moved on to algebraic problems involving quadratic polynomials. She solved for vertices and graphed these functions. I advised her to use a general problem solving method in physics of "What am I looking for? What do I know? How do I get there?" She is very smart and hardworking; she was a great student to work with."
"We covered operational amplifiers, AC and DC gain, struggling with virtual ground concept, and Op-amp inverting and non-inverting."
"We covered oxidation-reduction reactions and went over his exam. His biggest struggle is still balancing chemical equations. He understood what he did wrong on the exam when we went over it. He still has worksheets to work on for homework."
"We covered periodic trends, including atomic radius, electronegativity, and ionization energy. We discussed melting point, boiling point, and density for both metals and nonmetals. We discussed how non-metals' MPs, BPs, and densities rely on polarizability, which increases with atomic radius and surface area. We also discussed how the metals' MPs, BPs, and densities follow a completely different trend based on the metals' abilities to form covalent bonds with each other."
"We covered phases of the moon in detail: the different stages, solar and earth views, and time between stages and phases. We discussed the passage of time through the motion and appearance of the sun and moon. We also traced the steps of ancient Greeks who used degrees, distances, and angulation to determine planetary distances. We then discussed geometric optics which included concave mirrors and lenses as well as convex mirrors and lenses. The student did very well with the topics covered in this session despite the several minutes of technical difficulties. She remained focused and motivated to get through her practice test and believes that she is well prepared for her upcoming test."