Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we reviewed for the student's midterm. We worked on a review packet with 50+ questions. Overall this session went well. The student seems to have a better grasp."
"We went over thermodynamics and various ways to figure out enthalpy change. We discussed heat of formation difference, Hess' law, and bond dissociation."
"I helped the student continue reviewing for his chemistry final. We reviewed chapter 6 on quantum chemistry. I assigned him a practice final to go over before our next meeting."
"Today, we discussed some concepts and fundamentals from the recently covered chapters in preparation for the unit exam. We discussed many of the major equations for each topic and many of the question types that may be associated with this unit of instruction."
"Today, we focused on an area where the student has had trouble in the past: relative velocity. To start, we went through an introductory approach to these types of problems, looking at some simpler questions. Then, we went step by step through 5 problems in her physics book and then 4 additional problems in the review packets. She demonstrated a good understanding of basic vector addition problems. On problems requiring an assessment of velocity based on point of view, we had to do a few before she felt comfortable. For instance, we discussed the concept of relativity where if someone is running toward a ball that is flying toward them, the person actually perceives the ball to be going faster than its actual rate. We applied this concept to several different problems, and she seemed to have a good understanding. I was very happy to see her comfortable on even some of the more challenging relative velocity problems."
"Today, we focused on biology content covered in the past few days. We discussed basic Mendelian genetics, and went through meiosis. I emphasized determining how many chromosomes/ sister chromatids were in a cell at any given moment, and comparisons with mitosis. I also encouraged the student to memorize ratios of monohybrid crosses. He was comfortable with Punnett squares."