Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started to review for her final exam today where we went over a study guide given to her by her teacher. She was having a problem understanding gas laws and how to decipher which gas law to use and when. I helped her work through this so that she could easily get the problem correct on the exam. By the end of the session she was able to do gas law problems with ease."
"We picked up where we left off from last time and continued looking over the first test. I had him attempt some of the word problems on the test, going over what type of problem it is, and reminding him how to approach a particular problem. He struggles most with identifying the type of problem and devising a plan to approach the problem. However, he has improved significantly since the beginning of the semester, as I have been teaching him to read the problems carefully, reminding him to ask himself what the question is asking, and coming up with a plan before doing any math. This method seems to be working and is helping him do much better on the word problems. He still needs to do more practice problems before the test, but I think he is well on his way to doing well on the final."
"The student and I worked on problems from his old exams that were particularly challenging to him. We have another session scheduled and I feel that he will be ready for his final exam after that."
"We worked through the student's homework on enzyme structure and dynamics. He quickly picked up the lock and key model, as well as the concept of specificity and active sites. Because of the influx of new words, it took a while for him to remember the relationship between catalysts, enzymes, and activation energies, but a quick review at the end of the session fixed that!"
"We worked through the student's problem set, which concentrated on fluid dynamics. She is bright and quick to understand concepts, but she was never taught some of the skills required to complete the problems such as problem comprehension and unit conversion. Once she understood what was expected, her attitude towards the material greatly improved. We did not finish her homework problems together, but we did go over the concepts involved in each one to prepare her to tackle them on her own. I would definitely suggest that she obtain the equation sheet she will be given for the AP test so that she can get comfortable using it early on."
"We worked together on solving one dimensional motion problems. He struggled the most with visualizing the problems. His attitude was excellent! We went over a bit about finding the given information, and then using that to solve for the unknowns. Overall, I think the session went well, and we will schedule another for next week."