Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we were actually covering some higher level advanced inorganic chemistry. I did my best to go through some molecular orbital diagrams with her and walk her through the tough process that is molecular orbital hybridization. We did also cover a few more simple concepts such as phase changes and molecular geometry."
"Today, we worked on gas laws; in particular, being able to use the ideal gas law in stoichiometric conversions, as well as converting between moles and liters of a gas at STP. Initially, she was very confused about the purpose and implementation of these facts in relation to the material, but after working a few problems, she caught on and performed very well in setting up and solving the conversions."
"Today, we worked on his upcoming assignment. He has not taken differential equations, and right now, the class is geared towards that. In fact, some of the mathematics I haven't even encountered in a class; I've only learned a little online. He walked me through his lecture notes (which are very neat), and I made sure to slow down and drop any insight I had. He really understands the intuitive picture of the math in this part of the class, which is phenomenal!"
"Today, we worked through questions she had from the previous practice test. She seems to be understanding the material, but she is just having a difficult type applying it. I believe a question based approach would be best for future sessions that simulate those asked on test day."
"Today, we worked through two chemistry assignments he needed to complete in order to retake his test (on ion notation and isotope notation) and talked through what he still needs to do. The only two things are the retake contract and the test corrections. We then worked through a missing geometry assignment on converses and biconditionals. It was a very productive session and gives a good foundation for the chemistry test retake and for staying caught up in geometry."
"Today's focus was on cell signaling and signal transduction. We went through the chapter together and, as I explained the important concepts to the student, I had her explain the figures back to me. She was trying to overthink the material and was too intently looking at the trees to see the forest of the overall themes. I made sure to pull her back and properly contextualize the various systems and explain their common themes. By the end of the session the student said she was feeling much more confident, and she had a couple "Ah ha!" moments as we talked."