Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered chapter 6: the cell structure. We reviewed his 40 question exam and discussed the few incorrect answers. We then proceeded to do another diagnostic test covering cell structure. He is very smart and has a strong understanding of the material. We are focusing on answering the conceptual and thoughts questions using our knowledge of cell structure."
"Today was our first session, so we decided to go over the slides in his genetics class and clear up any gray areas. We went over the slides from his eukaryotic transcription lecture and then we began the translation lecture. Student understood most of the concepts, but just wanted some further clarification on some of the details on the slides."
"Student and I discussed organic chemistry. He was struggling with exercises and the theory so we reviewed his materials while going through examples of each section. I gave him homework for next session. I saw the scores from his last test that I helped him with and he got 18/20 on it - a significant improvement."
"Today, we worked on various topics for final review. We revisited periodic trends and ionic exchange reactions, particularly emphasizing the molecular basis of those reactions. We looked at historical atomic models and also some principles of electrostatics."
"Today, we worked through about a problem and a half from the student's homework. The material was all on electronic, vibrational, and rotational transitions. We are meeting again next week to keep working through this and prepare for her upcoming test."
"Today, we worked through some conversion process. Remember to recall what you have, where you are going, and establish a relationship. Remember to write the canceling unit first and to cancel out units for clarity. For redox, write oxidation charges, because the atom becoming more negative is reduced. When calculating wavelength given energy (in Joules), use E = hc/lambda where h=6.626E-34 and c=3E8 m/s. When calculating a light wave from hydrogen when given two energy levels (n1 and n2), 1/lambda= R infinity (units m^-1) (1/n1^2 - 1/n2^2). Then, finally, we reviewed de Broglie's calc wave with mass: lambda = h/mv, where h is Planck's constant and m is mass in kg and v is velocity in m/s. Nice work!"