Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met the students (2 boys) this week and assessed where they were at. Student 1 is extremely strong in the math required for this semester's chemistry work. He is not to that point yet, but I'm glad he will be able to do gram to mole ratios and conversions. We discussed and reviewed key concepts his class is on right now- matter basics, physical and chemical changes and properties, etc. We also discussed how to write a proper lab report, and I help him outline what he should do for his penny lab."
"First session, we went through studying techniques and went over chemistry fundamentals for biology."
"We went over her test from limiting reactants and did more problems on her homework, which was on gas law and partial pressures."
"We covered mole-mole ratios. From next week, we'll be starting from chapter 1 as the student prepares to retake the course in August. I hope that by starting again on material that we are reviewing from before, he will be able to cement his knowledge."
"Yesterday the student and I focused on chemistry review for this week's final. We did a few conceptual problems that relied on more general concepts. Then we worked on a wide variety of numerical problems from different chapters. This included some problems about different types of bonds and bond shapes, and other problems about enthalpy, entropy, and free energy. He has always been a little more confident about chemistry compared to pre-calculus, and I think he'll do just fine on the final."
"This session started with the student setting up the rest of our sessions before her December test date. The rest of the time was taken up almost completely by a practice exam. It had a good mix of questions in the subject areas covered on the actual exam. We were also able to use it as a source for new vocabulary. Any terms of which the student was unsure (eccentric contraction, isometrics, nociceptors, post isometric relaxation vs reciprocal inhibition, ortho-bionomy), I researched on the internet; we discussed, and she recorded in her notes."