Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over her semester review, and we got through many questions. Each question was a good venue for us to review and master different concepts, and today's session was very productive. I am looking forward to the next session, hopefully at which we will finish the packet."
"We covered concepts from thermochemistry and thermodynamics. We did practice problems with Hess's Law, both using multiple equations and doing products minus reactants for a combustion reactions and then combining it with a stoich problem. Regarding thermodynamics, we talked about it more qualitatively and conceptually, so I would like to do a problem next time to solidify quantitatively the concepts covered. * Hess' write out the word on line 2"
"We covered mostly quantitative analysis with some ideal gas law, stoichiometry, etc. The student has a good foundation and is looking to further that. Right now we are focusing on approaching unknown problems. I suggested more work on unit analysis but we will meet tomorrow to go more in depth."
"Today, we worked on both algebra and chemistry. First, we looked over the student's algebra homework, which was a cumulative review packet. She did pretty well with most of the packet, working most of the problems independently and without much assistance. After the packet, we reviewed for her upcoming test in chemistry, which covers the fundamentals of chemical reactions and balancing. She has shown improvement with balancing and identifying reaction types and should do well if she takes her time on her test."
"Today, we worked on Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics. We used the whiteboard a lot to demonstrate different patterns of inheritance, from dihybrid crosses to codominance. The student grasped these concepts very effectively and was able to articulate even the subtle differences between the different patterns of inheritance (i.e. codominance v. incomplete dominance)."
"Today, we worked on problems involving both torque and force equations. I advised the student to pay attention to basic definitions such as lever arm, line, and action. She needs to pay attention to what the question wants in order to decide which equation to start from."