Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did a final review for the student's midterm tomorrow. We went over every topic on the teacher's review sheet, and I quizzed him on terms that he had some difficulty remembering. We wrote out notes for each of the topics the teacher put on the review sheet, so he could study this after our session. We finished the session with a quiz on the different topics, and he did very well!"
"Tonight the student and I reviewed some kinematics-related problems to prepare for his upcoming midterm. He seemed to have a good understanding of the content we were discussing. He's going to continue working through these problems until our next session."
"Today, the student and I covered the synthesis and reactions of alcohols. We focused on understanding not only the reactants and products but also the steps in between. I emphasized the importance of knowing not only what happens but also why. I think that this will help her to reason through new problems on test day. We also paid close attention to patterns across the mechanisms. In our next session together we will cover topics from Cell Biology."
"The student and I went over the octet rule, VSEPR theory, and conversion methods. She has really strong algebra skills and is up to speed with the math she will need for AP Chemistry. Once she is actually exposed to the material in class, I am sure she will excel. I encouraged her to review the conversion method we spoke about extensively during the session. As a smaller project, it may be good for her to look in the literature and read a little about exceptions to the octet rule and also to discuss with her teacher the discrepancy we found in the molar concentration problem. The session was great."
"The student and I went over the problems he had originally sent me a few days earlier. We discussed the solutions, and especially got through the fact that one of the sample problems was wildly wrong. We also clarified some terms and solution techniques. He is sending some more problems that he has had issues with, along with the manual, so we are working off the same page."
"The student and I went over the types of radiations as well as half-life decay. We also spent time on the naming of ionic compounds as well as covalent compounds. Then, the student completed two homework assignments revolved around each."