Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week, the student had a packet from class, which we spent some time reviewing. The packet included concepts gone over in class, including a bit of molecular orbital theory, the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, and emission spectra. We also went through homework, which was a table of element properties to fill in, and moved ahead to next week's homework on finding average molecular weights from the abundances of isotopes. With this, we also covered a bit of the concept of a mole. He is ahead of schedule at this point."
"Today the student and I focused on working through his Chemistry study guide to prepare him for a test tomorrow. We focused particularly on significant figures, density, and atomic mass numbers. For all three topics, we looked over the answers his study guide had, and then found practice worksheets online dealing with each topic. He then worked through about 10 practice problems for each topic while asking me for any help or explanations as needed. After our session was over, I encouraged him to continue to practice on his own or write out the steps needed to solve each type of problem. If he is able to do either one of those things, I think he will be prepared for his test tomorrow."
"Today was a quick catch up and we went over any questions that the student currently had. We were able to go over all of his questions so that he understood the problems. He is doing well in both chemistry and geometry, so we covered some material that he will be covering soon."
"Today we completed problems involving 2D projectile motion. We solved problems that included objects projected off of a cliff and those launched at ground level with an initial angle. We discussed the major kinematics equations and best practices for determining known and assumed values, especially in regards to x and y acceleration with no air resistance. We solved for range, max height, flight time, and speed at different intervals of the flight."
"Today we covered density and dimensional analysis. The student was struggling with unit conversions, so we will spend more time on this next session. She had a positive attitude. She practiced cancelling units, and prioritized cancelling the units by rearranging them so that units will properly cancel. I did not leave her with extra practice, but did cover a practice question found in the question bank on the online learning platform."
"Today we covered how to use the rice table and what chemical equilibrium means. We used the ice table to determine the concentration of compounds in the solution. She is doing very well in the class and is starting to grasp concepts much quicker. I recommend for her to do a few more chemical equilibrium problems, so that way we can master it in preparation for her test!"