Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continued his review for his final, covering questions in a broad range of topics from classical mechanics to thermodynamics, to some quantum mechanics. A couple of the problems were with stumpers, but we were able to give the student some strategies for working on momentum, energy, and rotational conservation problems."
"We continued on our topic with Conservation of Energy and Conservation of Momentum problems. He was able to follow me very well when we discussed the concepts."
"We went over ellipses, circles, and hyperbolas. Most of the problems were varieties and manipulations of one form of the problem. He is able to pick up concepts and apply them quickly. He is very bright and can learn things very quickly. I am happy to help him with whatever he needs but our meetings could be more wholesome and effective if he knew exactly what he struggled with before we met. I told him this in our session and will support him in his endeavors in the future."
"We went over practice problems assigned by her teacher. We covered conservation of energy (gravitational PE, KE, work, friction), simple harmonic motion, impulse, conservation of momentum, and circuits. She sounded more confident in most of the topics."
"We worked on preparing for his geometry test dealing with volumes and areas. We worked through his practice problems. He knew all the formulas. He knew how to set up most of the problems. He struggled with some of the more abstract question that didn't show the shape. I encouraged him to write out the formulas each time he used them to help memorize and reduce mistakes. At the end, he felt confident that the test would go well."
"For this session, we looked over a practice test to get the student ready for her upcoming organic chemistry exam this Thursday morning. There were a variety of concepts that we touched on, such as IUPAC nomenclature, aromaticity, Diels-Alder reactions, and even Friedel-Crafts acylation. Because I was helping her prepare for an exam, we did not go very in depth into the concepts. Rather, we merely reviewed them to gauge what she needs to prepare on the most. She did not struggle with IUPAC nomenclature whatsoever, but she did struggle slightly with conjugation/aromaticity and Friedel-Crafts acylation. I was able to help her out very much with the former by outlining a series of steps she should follow when faced with these types of questions. I promised her I would provide supplemental material that she can use to study that also addressed the latter issue."