Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we spent the majority of the session working on electrostatics, looking at the behavior of charges in an electric field. We also did some work involving potential differences, change in electric potential energy, and analyzing different problems."
"Today, we reviewed concepts for the student's upcoming quiz on gas laws. Much of the content dealt with the ideal gas law (PV = nRT). Overall, the student was very confident in using the ideal gas law to set up various calculations. She is very good at doing the problems quickly. For her quiz, I encouraged her to take her time to ensure that the units for the problem are consistent throughout."
"The student worked on a homework assignment that reviewed and applied the ideas of constant and instantaneous velocity, displacement, acceleration and how those quantities are interconnected in free fall. The assignment incorporated a stroboscopic photograph; that a ruler and calculator were needed to measure the displacement of an object in free fall, the data then used to find the acceleration."
"The student's class has moved on to redox reactions. We went over her homework problems, and I made sure to point out common mistakes students make such as confusing what oxidizing and reducing are. I also gave a her a simple mnemonic to help her remember. She had little difficulty pointing out the oxidation numbers for each element in a redox reaction."
"We continued working through the review questions. The student is struggling a little bit with some basic concepts, which is causing her to miss a chunk of questions. If she got an incorrect answer, I provided images to elaborate on the answers to help her understand the concepts."
"We went through theory of gas law and did practice questions on some theories. Then, we covered liquid properties, including solubility, polarity, inter/intra-molecular forces, surface tension, and start on vapor pressure."