Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started off with introductions and identifying the goals, both short term and long term, for the student. He is a bright student that has trouble focusing. However, with some guidance and some support he will be fine. We reviewed for his chemistry test on solutions. The majority of the content was on dilutions. We worked on many problems and solved them in logical and organized ways. He is beginning to identify the given information and how to manipulate the info to solve the problem at hand."
"We covered ratios, Avogadro's number, moles, naming of compounds, periodic table, many chemical definitions, etc. I left the student with a one page set of notes that I suggested he memorize before our next session. I also asked him to take notes in class. The notes do not need to be complete but he needs to get the topics covered. I will elaborate from the notes and make sure he fully understands the material for the next test."
"We worked on net ionic equations as well as writing formulas for ionic compounds. The student understands net ionic equations very well, but he needed a refresher for writing ionic compounds. He also understands moles and stoichiometry well, so ionic compounds and polyatomic ions are the topics that should be prioritized currently."
"The student and I worked on a unit in physics that deals with moment, lever arms, and torque. She had difficulty at first setting up the problems that needed you to balance torques or forces and set them equal to each other. After the first few, she started to understand the concept and could see the way that forces and distances were arranged around the point of rotation. Her strong visual understanding process and intuition-based approach to physics problems allowed this gradual understanding to sink in and enabled her to master these concepts."
"The student and I went over thermodynamic and thermochemistry for her test next Friday, as her teacher will not be covering everything in the AP book. She is a great student and is receptive to learning more. I am confident that she will do well on the AP exam if she continues with the work ethic I have seen her demonstrate."
"I covered tensile stress. The student seemed to not be having much trouble with the concepts; I think he just needed some help with the steps of the problem. His attitude was fine. I showed him how I approach and set the force and moment equations equal to zero and which order I do them in. He was understanding everything conceptually."