Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over problems that she was having with ICE problems. She had an issue trying to figure out when to use a ICE table or when to use M1V1 = M2V2. I tried to explain to her how titrations work and taught her some tricks to use when deciphering which equation to use. She seemed to understand and said she understood at the end of our session. She was also getting answers correctly when I asked her to do them on her own."
"We focused on word problems, looking at past assigned problems in the book. We chose to focus on the thermodynamics chapter going over topics that included enthalpy, heat, specific heat, and calorimetry. The student struggled a bit with the calorimetry problems, however, I am confident he will do well with a little of practice. We ended the session going over a couple of fuel energy problems as they were extensive on the last test. We mainly reviewed the conversion between energy units, and reminding the student how to attack such problems."
"The student and I completed our final review session and he commented that he felt much more confident about the material and is now ready for his final exam. I believe that he should do well on his final exam."
"Today we covered chemical equilibrium and the basic concepts regarding how it works. We went over his current homework assignment and worked on his future homework assignment. We discussed questions he had on his homework and went over some topics that his teacher will cover next week. The student understood the concepts very well, and was surprised that it was easier than he thought it would be. We went over equilibrium constants and what they mean in terms of the overall reaction. I gave him some extra practice problems so he could solidify his understanding of the topic. We also brainstormed ideas for his project and discussed how he can make creative demonstrations to explain the collision theory."
"The student and I reviewed her most recent test and the problems she struggled with. We stepped through each of them without looking at her previous solution, to determine which problems and concepts warrant further attention. She quickly understood most corrections. We plan to continue reviewing kinematics during the term using time constraints."
"The student and I spent a little bit further covering quadratics and their solutions, focusing on completing the square. We then went through her physics homework, which focused on position graphs, velocity graphs, and the relationship between the two. We practiced interpreting them and drawing their counterparts."