Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her chemistry material, which included: synthesis, double replacement, single replacement, combustion, decomposition reactions, balancing equations, balancing the charges of two elements to form one compound, finding products given the reactants, writing out a reaction given the names in words of the products/reactants, and writing out the nomenclature given the compound/element symbols. After chemistry, we reviewed her math material, which was the principles of logarithms, specifically, the multiplication/addition property, the division/subtraction property, and the exponential property."
"The student and I reviewed her homework and she completed the last worksheet. Her assignment was on converting between moles, grams, and # of atoms. We reviewed vocabulary and did extra practice problems after her assignments were all completed. She made a lot of progress in her understanding of the concept of a mole during this session. We also discussed how to set up problems and cancel units to be sure the answer is correct."
"We extensively reviewed for the student's upcoming test on energy in chemical equations. I had him do some practice problems. The student mastered the content rather quickly."
"Today's lesson focused on acids and bases and neutralization reactions. We discussed the pH scale and compared various compounds. We also touched on solubility rules to determine if precipitates would form. I encouraged the student to continue practicing writing formulas for reaction products."
"Today's session with the student went very well! We went through almost a full chapter of Organic chemistry. First, we studied alkanes and several reactions that you can perform using alkanes such as halogenation. We also went over alkenes and alkynes. She responded to the material very well, and I believe that she will be able to translate this and be successful with her test on Wednesday."
"Tonight the student and I discussed the cell cycle for his exam on Friday. Our discussion included, but were certainly not limited to, the following topics: interphase (G0, G1, S, and G2 phases), M-phase (mitosis, and cytokinesis), mitotic phases (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase), cellular differentiation (as it relates to cancer), and the difference between benign and malignant tumors. As always, I look forward to working with him again soon! Thank you."