Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had an exam recently, but did not receive the results of his test yet. We solved two homework problems with inductor, dependent current source, and a voltage source. The circuit involves a switch that allows the inductor to be charged with current and switched to isolate the source and allow for the inductor to be discharged; differential equations were written and solved. The other problem involves two capacitors charged through a steady state configuration with a voltage source. The two caps are then isolated by two switches and linked by a resistor. The general differential equation for the current through the resistor is found and solved. The steady state voltages are found and the energy stored is compared to the initial Energy stored in the two caps. The problems helped the student understand that when a resistor is in the circuit the Energy is not conserved but, in this case, 4th of the original energy is dissipated in the resistive element."
"We worked on momentum and impulse. We then reviewed the basic concepts and worked through some of the student's homework problems."
"The student and I covered some material from his last exam. It had to do with friction and rotational kinematics."
"The student and I had a good session. We talked about what he read about since our last time. We then talked about Newman projections and conformations. We did several examples dealing with energy diagrams and how to determine the most stable of different molecules. We then moved on to talk about steric strain, torsional strain, and ring strains. We talked about the different ring nomenclatures and how to name them. Finally, we talked about the main ring conformations of propyls, butyls, and pentyls. He will work on problems 38 and 46 for next time!"
"The student and I went over mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics in this session. He had a firm grasp on the material, and only struggled with the nitty gritty details of working out Punnett square problems in Mendelian genetics. I explained how to analyze those problems and break them down. We discussed his grades so far and he's been doing very well getting mostly A's with only one B. We then went over an extra practice sheet his teacher had given him for Mendelian genetics, and covered as much of it as time allowed. I left him with the rest of it, and told him to note any especially confusing problems or things he was having difficulty with for next session."
"The student and I went over one exam, and she was right on the 90% line. She missed a few questions that she was able to answer when I pushed her, but didn't write down an answer for on her practice exam. We will continue to work on these."