Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we quickly reviewed predicting missing products and reactants of a chemical reaction, as well as the conservation of mass. We did quite a few word problems and balanced some equations. The student also got a C3000 chemistry set and I explained some safety procedures, as well as what he might need if he wished to do experiments on his own spare time."
"This was the first session with the student. We covered both geometry and chemistry topics/homework questions in preparation for her upcoming tests and finals. We started with Geometry. The topic she struggles most with are proofs, specifically putting her reasoning into two column proofs with if/than statements as her reason. We first reviewed some of the common reasons (SAS, SSS, HL, AAS, CPCTC) as well as the angle/side configurations that don't work (SSA, AAA). We worked through 3 proofs she had for homework and talked about different ways to approach the figures. I also gave her suggestions for working through the math first before trying to put the proof into the 2 column structure. We also discussed chemistry. The student felt that she had an okay handle on most of the concepts, but just needs to memorize/review some of the material. We spent most of the time working through stoichiometry problems that asked for mole/atom/weight/volume conversions using mole ratios from balanced equations and molecular weights. The student has a good grasp of the material and methods. The student seems to have good study habits (flash cards) and she has plenty of practice problems to work through prior to her finals."
"The student and I went over some practice problems from his practice test on ideal gas laws, specific heat, and phase changes. After going through some problems, he felt much better about the material. With some more practice, he will be ready for his exam."
"The student received 86 on her most recent quiz. We completed a full chapter overview of chapter 4 concepts, which included heterogeneous and homogeneous mixture, radioactive decay, and simple conversion units."
"We worked on balancing ionic and molecular equations as well as balancing the coefficients that go with the different reactants and products. We also worked on the questions from the last quiz, in which the student made a 90%. We also went through a pre-lab report with a series of equations."
"The student and I started by working on chemistry. When we finished with this work in that class, we continued on to work on his upcoming literature essay."