Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished the rest of the problems relating to solutions and then we went over the chapter regarding reaction rates. I solved out for her why we use certain reaction rates with certain order of reactions."
"We started working on acids and bases and went over the differences in strong acids/bases and weak acids/bases. We did some free response questions together and she seemed to understand it okay."
" Covered topics based on student questions: --How do organisms sexually reproduce? --ZW chromosome system versus XY --Why are Barr bodies created? --How recombination works? --Hardy-Weinberg population calculations Additional questions together: --Pedigree for X-linked recessive trait --Di-hybrid crosses --Genetics probability questions The student did a great job thinking of complex/advanced questions about the subject material. He seems to be a step ahead of the material. He indicated that the exams have seemed easier to him (perhaps because of this). He understood the concepts perfectly well and just needs some practice understanding the subtleties between different genetics questions."
"The student and I covered the concepts and equations in chapters 13 and 16. We specifically covered temperature, kinetic theory, the gas laws, oscillatory motion, and simple harmonic motion. He had a strong understanding of this material."
"The student and I covered the concepts his teacher wants him to understand for his test on Friday. He understands everything very well, and we had no issues going over the topics he needs to know. The plan of action tomorrow is to make sure he knows how to apply those topics consistently in problems so that he can succeed on his test."
"The student and I covered the concepts of spring energy, conservation of energy, pendulums, and waves. She needed help with significant figures. She was very proactive in determining the correct answer to each problem. I suggested that when dealing with comparisons of numbers that are very close to each other, to extend how many significant figures we include in later calculations. I went over an extra example of standing waves that was not found in her homework."