Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the following, in preparation for his exam: 1. List and be able to use the five steps for problem solving. 2. Be able to properly use dimensional analysis in problem solving for single step and multistep problems and for simple units and for complex units. 3. State the number of significant figures in conversion factors. 4. Define "mole" and "representative particle" and name the representative particles of elements, ionic compounds, and covalent compounds. 5. Define "formula unit" and be able to give an example of a formula unit. 6. State Avogadro's number and state how this number was determined. 7. Use Avogadro's number to determine the number of particles in a certain mass of a substance and vice-versa. 8. Determine the gram formula mass (gfm) of a substance and relate this to the gram atomic masses (gam) of its component elements. 9. Distinguish between gram atomic mass, gram formula mass, gram molecular mass and molar mass and be able to calculate each from given data. 10. Perform mole-mass conversions - determine the number of moles in a mass of a given substance and vice-versa. The student seemed to understand the concepts fairly well, and we will continue to review them over the course of the next week."
"The student got an 80% on his chemistry test which was the 3rd highest grade in the class. The class average was 56%. He also just took a math test. He has another quiz before his quarter ends next week, so we prepared for that. We finished his review worksheet for the quiz, which went over piece wise functions. He was able to accurately evaluate, graph and write a piece wise function."
"Today we continued discussing neurology; reviewed CNS/PNS and parts of neurons. We discussed the Limbic System, sleep/wakefulness, the process of short/long term memories, and discussed certain neurological disorders based upon physical damage to different areas of the brain."