Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over species interactions, niches, population ecology, and nervous system physiology. Student responded with good questions and provided good examples when I would ask him questions for feedback. I am leaving the student with some of the slides I used to discuss our topics, and I provided some analogies for remembering the way a NA/K exchange pump works."
"We reviewed his class material rather than AP prep because he asked me to help him with it. Electroplating and electrochemistry is one of the most difficult concepts introduced, so I was happy to clarify for him before his upcoming test."
"The student and I covered incomplete and co-dominance in this session. He is making good progress and was able to complete a lot of the problems on his own."
"The student and I worked on Chapter 9 in preparation for her test on Wednesday. We reviewed and did practice problems on electron configurations and orbital diagrams, Bohr's model, and the electromagnetic spectrum. We also discussed periodic trends and how to use them to rank different atoms according to atomic size, ionization energy, and metallic character."
"The student and I worked on conservation of energy problems. She, again, shows little to no problems in her studies, but occasionally struggles with how to approach or setup problems. We did a number of examples where I walked her through a problem step-by-step, and then allowed her to solve one on her own. She is doing quite well and is coming along nicely."
"The student and I worked on determining the chemical formula and ions involved in ionic compounds from simply being given the name of the ionic compound. At first, he was slow to understand the significance of writing numbers in the superscript, subscript, and coefficient of a chemical formula. After explanation and practice, he felt confident in recognizing the differences. His rate of understanding the way in which one balances the charges of ions in compounds was similar. He felt confident in determining the number of ions necessary to result in a neutral charge."