Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a good session. We covered the questions that were assigned last time. We reviewed intermolecular bonding and how that affects boiling point vs solubility. We then talked about functional groups containing oxygen and nitrogen. We finished up by going into chapter three and talking about naming simple alkanes. I will be quizzing him on the names and types of functional groups in our next session. He needs to memorize the ones in the textbook."
"The student and I reviewed problems focused on buffers and titrations. While he needed some help initially on the problems, he was doing excellent by the end and could work through the problems on his own. I will be sending him some more practice problems to work through before his test. Tomorrow we will meet again and discuss solubility and thermodynamics."
"The student and I reviewed problems from Lab 4. We covered basic formulas related to filter design, including passband attenuation, stopband attenuation, normalized frequency, and filter order. I suggest she spend a good amount of time reviewing the professor's notes and looking at her book and other materials. I provided her a packet that covers filter design in great detail. She would benefit from reading through the packet and taking notes. If there are certain concepts she doesn't understand, we can discuss them in our upcoming session. Since filter design is a complex topic, and she seems to be still learning the basics, it is important we focus on this area before next week's exam."
"The student and I reviewed the project for her Earth Science class. She came up with the rest of the questions and answers, revised some things, typed everything up, and wrote out citations for the two extra sources we had found. She did a really amazing job with this last unit and her project is good quality."
"The student and I reviewed the same topics as yesterday -- limiting reagents, balancing equations, determining the excess reagent, calculation % yield -- as well as a new topic -- how to name chemical compounds. I reminded her that cations are positively charged ions, and anions are negatively charged ions. She needs to memorize her polyatomic ion names!"
"The student and I spent this session discussing conservation of energy and building the equations from the concepts. This should help him with building his own equations for AP test questions."