Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a great session reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources for her test this Friday. This is similar to what we worked on last week, but I see how the repetition has helped her internalize the most important concepts associated with this subject. I am confident that she will do a great job on her exam."
"This was my last session with this student . We reviewed a few concepts related to precipitate reactions, solubility, and galvanic cells and then applied these concepts with some AP free response problems. She did very well with these free response problems. She has come a long way since we began meeting in the fall. She is also taking her review of the AP material very seriously, and I think the hard work she is putting into this material will translate into a great AP exam score. I very much enjoyed working with her for the past few months and wish her all the best!"
"The student and I reviewed concepts of light for an upcoming quiz. Topics included: the law of reflection, the law of refraction, index of refraction, focal point, convex and concave mirrors, converging and diverging lenses, real image, virtual image, primary colors, etc. She had some trouble visualizing the path of light through a prism. She knew the concept of refraction, however, and was able to make the connection after a short explanation. She has a great attitude and a strong work ethic. We did a few practice problems and reviewed her note cards. She didn't ask many questions, but they may very well be due to her understanding of this material. It was a good session and I look forward to the next."
"During this session, we went over the student's English vocabulary again. We also went over a standardized test preparation packet for math class. We lastly made flashcards for his science vocabulary quiz. He was quite prepared for the quiz, and today, I learned that he scored a 95 on the exam."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed for an upcoming unit test in her Chemistry class. She had almost completed a study guide provided by her teacher and had a few remaining questions as well as things she wanted to look over together. The material covered empirical and molecular formulas (based on percent composition) as well as rules for compound nomenclature. We spent the majority of the time working on differentiating the naming rules for different compound combinations (i.e., non-metal with nonmetal, etc.). She quickly got the hang of these questions and had done a great job memorizing a long required list of ions, their proper names, and charges."
"Today, we went over the last two problems on the student's practice exam. They were both on rate law. The first was deriving rate law from a table, and the second was finding how long a decomposition took using an integral. We will do more practice problems on this topic tomorrow."