Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished reviewing for a final the student needs to prepare for in a couple days."
"We covered dimensional analysis for his quiz tomorrow. I made sure to let him know what to study. I will be meeting with him again next Tuesday."
"During today's session the student and I went over nomenclature rules of covalent and ionic compounds. After reviewing at least thirty problems, the student showed confidence with the material."
"We went over nine problems as a review for a forthcoming test. Pretty much all of them involved applying Newton's second law in one form or another. We also applied the kinematics equations a few times, discussed how to calculate center of mass and to get an intuitive sense of where it is, and discussed the difference between kinetic and static friction. We drew several force diagrams, which then led to our application of Newton's second law. We finally had to worry just a bit about centripetal force, noting that without slipping on a banked curve, the centripetal force is provided completely by the normal force, but if we're moving at a speed beyond the maximum speed allowed by the centripetal force generated by the horizontal component of the normal force, then the horizontal component of the static frictional force down the slope will also contribute to the centripetal force."
"We went over periodic trends, electron configuration, and some light spectrum questions. The student did well; we got a little ahead of some of the topics she learned in class, but she handled them very well. We are working towards understanding how to draw out the electron configuration and manipulate the light equations. I will be seeing her again Thursday and moving forward with the material."
"We went over pKa and acid/base calculation and equilibrium problem solving. The student was struggling with calculations, but he has a great attitude toward the material. I taught him the skill to solve the math and ways to break down the problems, in the hope that he will be able to apply the general math into all questions."