Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed some material from rotation and gravity for the student's final next week. She understood well, after working through problems, how gravity played a part in circular motion."
"Today, we worked on calculus problems that will appear on the upcoming calculus final. We covered continuous functions, limits, and differentiable functions. We also worked on how to draw a function, how to calculate a limit of an expression, and using multiplication by a conjugate. In addition, we discussed trigonometric limits such as sinx/x, tanx/x, cosx-1/x; the first derivative and second derivative rules for finding relative maxima and minima; and absolute extrema on a closed interval. The student is well skilled in all these topics but did need a refresher. She is confident about performing well on the upcoming final."
"We went over the student's third test and one of her recent quizzes. We spent a lot of time on entropy, enthalpy, and rate of reaction."
"We worked applications for Newton's law of gravity. Those went well. The student needs to be careful using her calculator and remembering to square or take square roots. We had a bit of time to review torque in anticipation of the upcoming exam. We discussed studying. Her impression is the test will cover torque, circular motion and Newton's law of gravitation. However, her worksheets also covered stability. I'll be emailing her teacher to check whether she should also review stability and center of gravity."
"Today was our first session. I was very excited to finally meet with this student. During today's session we started cranking chemistry. Namely, we talked about the stoichiometry and how to write a reaction equation to find necessary information. We also covered the acid-base titration and discussed the conceptual background behind the reaction to make it easier to remember. I do not find mere memorization to be a good method. As always in my chemistry sessions I used the portable board to write chemical reactions, making visuals for the student. She picks up the material willingly and is eager to learn. I pulled some examples from my personal materials to provide her with more practice and diverse types of problems."
"We covered magnitude, vectors, scalars, significant figures (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing), Arrhenius acids and bases, protons, and hydroxides. I also briefly introduced 3D models of molecules."