Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's math homework and science homework. All work was written in the student's agenda and brought home."
"The student is now working on centripetal and centrifugal forces. She has a physics lab she had to complete, so we discussed that. She understands Newton's Laws and how to apply them as well as the forces that hold a ball in circular motion. She had an algebra quiz and she got an A on it, so she is doing well in that as well."
"During this session, I continued to help the student review for her science test. I went over the remaining portion of flashcards that she made, checking to see whether she made them as effectively as possible and to see whether she knew them. I also reviewed any of the concepts that she was having trouble with, such as convection cells in the Earth's core and how they relate to forming new lithosphere and subduction."
"We covered topics in chemistry including naming ionic and covalent compounds, finding the molar mass from a chemical formula, finding the empirical formula of a compound given the mass percents, finding the formula of a hydrate, and converting between mass, moles, and number of molecules. The student was very engaged and asked really good questions. He worked through most of the practice problems semi-independently or independently."
"We covered stoichiometry reactions, limiting reactant problems, and percent yield for reactions. The student had several problems from a worksheet that her professor had given her. She completed them all successfully."
"We reviewed buffers and acid-base titrations today, and then started talking about organic chemistry (which is a huge subject, just barely touched upon in high school chemistry). We were going to talk about chemical nomenclature, but the student's teacher had provided her with a helpful guide, so we thought it better for the student to study that first on her own and come to me with follow-up questions."