Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered chapter 48 by reviewing the vocabulary terms in notes. We then completed 10 multiple-choice and thinking questions covering the material. We spent the remaining time starting chapter 49 and discussing general strategies for dealing with multiple-choice problems. He picked up on the material quickly and did well on the MC."
"We covered gases together; kinetic molecular theory, physical properties, differences between real and ideal gases, all of the gas laws, did a practice problem combining a couple of gas laws and talked about gas stoich!"
"Student and I went over Salts and Solubility Solutions. She was very positive and eager to learn. We went over four problems the teacher gave her last week to be better prepared for next week. The teacher will go over these problems next week, and this way, the student will have a better feel for the material going into the class. I feel that she has a good understanding of the major concepts, but just needed a little help getting to the end solution. Once a little assistance was given, she could complete the problems. I helped her get a real life example that could apply to some of the more abstract concepts."
"The student and I worked on a few electromagnetic problems. Topics included uniform electric field and energy in a parallel plate capacitor, electric force on a charged particle due to two other charged particles all along a line, finding resistance and EMF in a circuit with a voltmeter and ammeter, and the Lorentz magnetic force and torque on a current loop in a uniform magnetic field. He knew a couple formulas, but had to look the rest up. He was able to easily follow the concepts and solutions as I explained them, and with explanations, he was able to understand the solutions to the problems."
"The student and I worked on a new topic, circular motion. He had a large packet from school, and I helped him through the basics. Then, we jumped ahead to go over some of the more difficult cases where you use revolutions per second and the concepts of vertical circular motion where the force vectors are not so obvious."
"The student and I worked on a problem involving a block sliding down a curved plane and colliding with another block at rest at the bottom. We had to find the height of the curved plane and the velocity of the block that slides down the plane after it collides with the block at the bottom and then determine if the collision was elastic or inelastic. The student was very focused and anxious to solve the problems. She did extremely well. For the last part, she determined that it was an inelastic collision since the kinetic energy was not the same as before the collision."