Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her most recent lab project involving plant genetics. I later went home to do additional research on the lab questions and procedure that she was assigned."
"We reviewed free body diagrams, kinematics equations, and net forces. We worked on problems that cover these topics."
"We went over the practice problems from unit 3 that the student didn't know how to do correctly. We began reviewing unit 4 and I gave her more practice problems."
"During this session, we reviewed the Mary, Queen of Scots reading from last week. We also reviewed producers, consumers, and decomposers. To help the student better understand what decomposers were and what they did, I showed her a quick video online. I then introduced her to food chains and food webs. I gave her some examples, and then asked her to come up with some of her own. In order to help her understand predator-prey interactions, I showed her another video about the ecosystem of a tropical island. To finish off the lesson, I asked her to consider what would happen if one animal disappeared from the food chain."
"In physics, the student and I reviewed the units from distance, time, speed, and acceleration. We reviewed the equations used to find speed/ velocity, acceleration, slope, and force. We again went over the problem of finding the acceleration, force, and momentum given the object's mass and its velocity vs. time graph. We also started talking about power and work. She learned how to use the work and power equations and the units used to describe power and work. In algebra, we reviewed applications of problems with two variables, setting up and solving total cost problems with fixed and variable costs, and the conversion equation from Celsius to Fahrenheit. I left her with homework that continues to practice these application problems."
"Today was a mix of walking her through some of the work her professor did in her lecture and covering some homework problems. The second problem is a long, drawn out, difficult derivation of an unusual equation, so it will likely take a good chunk of next time as well to finish it. We will pick up on Sunday right where we left off today."