Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed balanced equations, net ionic equations, and complete ionic equations. We also reviewed some geometry."
"The student worked on his chemistry outline for the next chapter, which will cover electromagnetic radiation and the electronic configuration of atoms. We practiced using some of the basic equations in order to solve sample practice problems. The equations we used were for finding wavelength and frequency of light and also the energy associated with a photon of a particular wavelength or frequency. He made an 80 on his chemistry test last week, but both he and his parents would like higher scores in the future. We then worked on geometry. Last week, he made a 44 on his geometry test, which he will probably be able to retake. We have never worked on geometry before, but we are going to concentrate on it more. We went over material that was on his test, and the main problem was understanding how to use sine, cosine, and tangent to solve triangles. Also, we briefly reviewed the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines again. I asked the student to bring the exam from last week home so that we could go over it together."
"The student and I spent our time working through limiting reactants. He is really comfortable with the idea and is set for his test, which we will review for tomorrow."
"We covered cranial Nerves and discussed functions of all 12 in detail and went over case questions from her syllabus. Also, we briefly talked about some study strategies to keep material organized so that she doesn't get confused."
"We covered Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, ideal gas law problems, effusion, and non-ideal gases. He struggled most with ideal gas law problems, but he has improved significantly in this area. Great session!"
"We covered dependent vs. independent variables, discrete vs. continuous variables, histograms, box plots, and the modes of distributions. We also discussed transformations and the importance of the normal distribution, and made plans for how to efficiently use our time with a project. My student's attitude was confused. There are some communication issues with her teacher, and she feels she isn't grasping any of the material. I'm hoping that my redefinition of the concepts will help her with her confidence levels. She will be going through her notes and highlighting terms that confuse her, and then looking them up herself. Meanwhile I will be going through her labs and homework to try and distill concepts to pass on that correspond with her syllabus. When we meet, I will go over the concepts she still doesn't understand."