Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the session reviewing the student's Lewis Dot Structure worksheet, then we completed and discussed the practice exam. We discussed topics on the exam and worked through all the problems. We ended the session briefly going over his English terms."
"Today we reviewed current concepts pertaining to equilibrium of acids and bases and went over terminology, problem identification, manipulation of variables, and equations. Review of equations will be key for this course, so note cards and outside study time will be very important."
"We went over equations of a circle and how to draw circles based on the equation and also how to get the equation based on the circle on the graph. After showing her how to do it once, she picked it up almost immediately. She had a little trouble understanding what to do when finding the equation of a circle given 2 points, but I think she understood it pretty well after the demonstration. For chemistry, we were looking at phase diagrams and going over melting/freezing and boiling/condensation points. I think she understood them well. Her mother was overjoyed to tell me that she got an A on her most recent geometry test."
"Today the student and I studied the axial and appendicular skeleton of the human body. Tomorrow we plan to discuss the axial skeleton in more detail, specifically the cranial bones and a lot of the cranial bone details. The student is a great student and is always a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with her again tomorrow!"
"Today we continued to discuss and practice concepts in electrostatics. We completed some review and practice questions that involved: determining locations between points where E fields cancel (E=0), electrostatic forces between multiple charged particles, electrical potential energy to kinetic energy conversions using a difference in potential, and changes to electrostatic values (E,V,F,Ue) according to changes in separation distance."
"Today we covered friction and wedges primarily as well as talking briefly about work and power. We talked about the inequality for static friction and the equation for kinetic friction, and how to solve problems involving objects sliding with friction due to gravity or tension. We also talked about the ideal mechanical advantage of a wedge, what it means, how to calculate it, and why this value is of little use in the real world. On Monday we will review Hooke's Law, and then talk about the following topics in calculus: basic antidifferentiation and derivatives of parametric equations."