Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered temperature conversions, dimensional analysis, and density in our session. I left the student with a list of conversions that she can use to solve her homework. She quickly understood the temperature conversions, and she successfully answered a few questions with no help. I explained dimensional analysis and walked her through a couple of problems before giving her 4 progressively harder conversions to answer. She successfully answered them with no issue. I introduced density and explained what it was and how it is used as a conversion in dimensional analysis. I had to explain to her that 2.70g/mL is the same as 2.70grams = 1mL for the purposes of converting. I had her solve 3 different density problems that required dimensional analysis. She answered them with little difficulty. I looked at the homework that the instructor had assigned to her, and it was sufficient practice for her to do on her own. Progress was measured based on her ability to answer my increasingly difficult questions on her own. She is capable to perform dimensional analysis as long as she has the conversions with her. Which she should always have them."
"The student had a PowerPoint from class, and we worked on some note-taking and vocabulary skills based on that. Next time, we'll create some goals and continue with that process."
"The student and I reviewed pKa, pH, DNA/ RNA/ Proteins, translation/ transcription, and protein homeostasis. We specifically covered questions that he had on his recent online quiz."
"I went over differential calculus, including power rule, product and quotient rule, chain rule, constant multiplier, and addition and subtraction rules with examples. I then continued to go over integral calculus with both definite and indefinite integrals. I explained types of differentials (exact, inexact, and partial) and what they mean when applied to the variables of physical chemistry (energy, temperature, pressure, volume, entropy, enthalpy, etc.). We applied the principles of calculus to the student's problem set, starting with the algebraic manipulation of the ideal gas law and integration of the Cp(T)."
"The primary focus of this session was to begin catching up on the areas where the student has questions. We started with specific questions that he identified as difficult. Then, we moved on to the review packet that was provided by his course instructor. Together, we worked through the questions from the first two sections of the packet, paying extra attention to questions that were more difficult for him."
"The student and I worked through some test corrections so she could get some extra credit on her final. We will meet Sunday and Monday for more review."