Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over some test problems from an IB Physics HL paper. We focused mostly on identifying graphs and relationships between variables. For example, finding the relationship between orbital energy and radius (E=G*mM/r), or finding the velocity and acceleration from a graph of displacement (velocity is the slope of displacement and acceleration is the slope of the velocity. Velocity is the first derivative of position as a function of time, acceleration is the second derivative of the position as a function of time). We also went over how to interpret some of the questions to find out what the question is asking for, as well as using units to identify the correct answer."
"We went over stoichiometry, pressure problems, heat of reaction problems, acid and base problems, and definitions associated with each section. There was nothing major he struggled with, because the only mistakes made were not changing C* to Kelvin for pressure problems. He was very motivated to learn for his final and I gave him strategies on how to know what the problems were asking for."
"We went over strong and weak electrolytes and their effects on colligative properties. Since the student had yet to go over this material in class, I did a summarized lesson on electrolytes, colligative properties, and the relationship between the two. By the end of the lesson, she seemed to have a good foundation of understanding of the material. She was even able to answer a couple questions correctly (one of which with no guidance)."
"We went over the Algebra II homework and quiz with 10 problems with parts A-G for each question. Topics included vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, holes, factoring, vertex form, completing squares, and graphing."
"We went over the correct diagram for a full adder in the case of 1-bit and 4-bit inputs. We discussed the function of the carry-out bit. Then, we went over the correct syntax for his lab in assembly. Next time, we will finish looking at his lab and then go over the material covered in class that week."
"We went over the final chapter for the student's final: hybridization. She had a bit of trouble with the material initially, but by the end, she was able to do all of the problems. I have no doubt that she'll do well on her final exam."