Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered percent abundance, practiced more half-life problems, percent error, etc. We also did waves and learned the C= wavelength x frequency equation and did practice problems. Another topic covered was electron configuration. We basically practiced concepts she was having trouble with and then reviewed for her upcoming quiz."
"We spent today's session working on a lab that the student had due. The lab was designing a hand warmer. The lab explored the topics of heat of reactions. She was able to understand the concepts, but could not understand what the lab was asking due to limited instructions. We worked through some sample calculations for what she might be expected to know."
"Today we worked on some algebra problems that the student was assigned. We will continue going over these concepts during the next session."
"We worked through a packet on gravity and rotational motion. I likened rotational kinematics to linear mechanics and showed the student how the equations are only superficially different. I also showed her how to convert from linear to angular quantities. We also discussed several concepts involving gravity. By the end of an hour, she was able to solve the entire packet!"
"We worked through a review of her last section of practice problems for her exam. The subject material today was way past the hardest edge of physical chemistry. We did our best to get a good handle on the concepts! We will continue to work on this next session."
"We worked through a review of the homework assignment on torque. The student did well and seemed to be grasping the concepts quickly. I shared a few strategies with him for determining the appropriate angle and the sign convention for torque. I thought he was doing a lot better with using his calculator; the speed at which we worked through the problems seemed to be faster all around. Long word problems are bit of a struggling point because it can be difficult to know where to start. I'd like to see us work through some more of those to increase the student's confidence in that area."