Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed magnetic fields. She had a comprehensive understanding of the topic but had questions involving flux and inductance that they had covered later in the week. We went through this and concentrated on AP questions that I had brought to practice these topics. We also went over some older topics that included especially centripetal motion and force which has not been reviewed in class but will still be on the AP exam. Future sessions will not only be review of the current week's topics on the AP exam but also into more preliminary material that will be present on the test."
"I helped the student to understand and guided him through completing a lab analysis of pGLO on a tray with bacteria, ampicillin, and arabinose. He had done the lab at school and had to complete a packet of short answer and essay questions at home, which he didn't at first fully understand. We were able to get through it fine. Afterwards, I went over his textbook homework with him and gave him some tips for reading comprehension that would focus and speed up the process. He is very receptive and progressing well."
"We went over all of the homework I left for the student, including review of dilution problems, converting between grams and milligrams, Clark's Rule, and Young's Rule. We did additional live practice problems of Young's Rule as she seemed to have the wrong equation for Young's Rule. We also covered converting between Fahrenheit and Celsius. I am going to email her practice review problems for her to work on throughout the week covering all topics we've gone over since starting. She is also going to email me with a list of topics she's having trouble with once she has a change to look through her materials. Based on her list of topics, I am planning on writing another problem set for her next week."
"The student reviewed for her upcoming test over atoms and the particles that make up an atom, naming compounds, writing chemical formulas, common ions, cations and anions, metalloids, metals and non metals and trends of the periodic table. I created a practice test based on her review packet for her to practice these concepts."
"Today we worked on preparation for her exam. We went over rules about significant figures and why they are the way they are, covered readings, conversion factors and tricks to make sure they are always right, ratios and using ratios to solve density problems, variety of density and conversion problems. We did a few harder problems such as converting multiple units at once."
"The student and I covered more of her practice problems for chemistry, and we went over problems that she was not able to previously get. We focused on converting grams, moles, and atoms, and we also worked on finding limiting reagents. This session was helpful since we were able to understand the concepts of the material while practicing related problems as well."