Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"His final exams are next week. In this session, he aimed to get a head-start on his chemistry preparation by beginning a comprehensive, multiple-choice, review packet of questions. He was still comfortable with most of the topics in the course, especially the recent ones, though he needed a bit of a refresher on electromagnetic radiation and likely some of the related topics like atomic theory. He completed the majority of the packet, which approached 100 questions, and his pace and reasoning was sound for the vast majority of it. I have little doubt that he will be well prepared for the final exam if we review a few of his weaker areas beforehand."
"We started going over the review packet for the Chemistry final which included atomic structure and quantum theory, electronic configuration, and Lewis structures."
"We looked over old tests, reviewing for the final. We practiced problems involving finding empirical formulas from mass percentages and redox reactions."
"Today, the student and I worked on the respiratory system. Specifically, we covered the oxygen-Hb dissociation curve, central and peripheral regulation of respiration (CPG, Pontine respiratory center, chemoreceptors, baroreceptors, limbic system, and cortical control), transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood, and carbon dioxide conversion to bicarbonate."
"Today, we completed problems in 2D motion for specific scenarios from a homework assignment. We discussed resolving velocities into x and y component vectors and drawing a vector diagram for this. We then discussed using the component velocities to predict and graph the motion of a projectile and including velocity and component vectors at each data point on the graph to represent the change in motion during flight. We concluded with the completion of some guided practice for 2D motion from a cliff and from level ground."
"Today, we covered cellular respiration and talked in depth about glycolysis, Krebs cycle, and electron transport chain. I'll review the notes her mom sent me in more depth, and I'll answer any more questions through email!"