Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a review worksheet for all of the work that she's covered in the past week on magnetism. She had already done over half of the worksheet, but the last few problems were really challenging so we did those together. She doesn't have any trouble with figuring out the magnitude of magnetic field or magnetic force, but finding the direction is a lot harder for her. We spent a lot of time going over how to find the direction of these different vectors using the different right hand rules and will continue to go over it."
"Today, we covered naming organic compounds. The student has a solid understanding of the material but needed some clarifications. We spent some time doing practice problems, and I would correct any mistakes in his knowledge of the material. The material is not particularly difficult to understand but requires a lot of time for memorization and practice. He appears to be a very hard working student, so I am confident he will put in the time to memorize and to practice, which are all he needs to do."
"In preparation for an exam the next day, we went through review questions on solution concentration, molality, normality, acids, bases, and salts. We also began reviewing pH and related issues in preparation for the next exam."
"In preparation for the finals, we went over old materials, specifically the material covered in exam 1. The student struggled with recalling some, if not most, of the equations involved, which is understandable because she did not do so well in the first test. We looked over old sample exams and used that as the study material for the day."
"The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, Structure of DNA, RNA and proteins, Replication, Transcription and Translation."
"We reviewed general chemistry topics such as electron configurations and orbital hybridization. I asked the student to email his syllabus and started with the first two topics. I gave examples and explanations of each topic and asked him to review each so that he is prepared for his next lecture."