Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the study skills we talked about last session and the student says he will continue to work on his study space. Then we covered organometallic reactions and retrosynthesis. We went through practice problems from his notes and were thorough with every example. As the session went on he accumulated reactions and wrote them neatly on his study sheet with reactions. He will continue to practice and work on his study skills in preparation for his upcoming quiz and final."
"We had another excellent session, discussing the following: Adding/Subtracting vs. Multiplying and dividing sig figs; four properties of matter, Physical and Chemical Properties of matter, Physical vs Chemical changes, conservation of mass, Homogeneous vs. Heterogeneous mixtures, Mixture separation techniques, Elements vs Compounds, Early theories of matter with the Greeks, John Dalton and Ernest Rutherford."
"We went over drawing resonance structures. The student was not struggling for the most, we reviewed resonance structures and we will continue to work on stereochemistry problems. Overall the session was a success."
"During today's session with the student, we went over the end of section questions that she had in her book. We discussed questions covering pneumonia, UTI's, skin infections, and TB. She improved a lot from her last session and says that she is able to approach the question in a more effective manner that helps her eliminate the incorrect answers. She will continue doing practice exam questions, and I will send her some questions I have as well. We will review them in the upcoming session this Sunday."
"For the first session, we covered a new topic and reviewed basic concepts that are essential to solving problems in the class for statics. The student appeared to have forgotten some trigonometry, and I was able to thoroughly explain and review these important concepts. In addition, determining direction is another essential skill and concept that is necessary for the class and he was able to understand how to find direction (in 2D) and determine whether it is positive or negative. I left him with some notes and examples so he may review them in preparation for the next session and so that he can have any questions ready for me."
"For the first session, we discussed the structure of the student's class and the topics that he has covered so far (inertia and some of Newton's laws). We spent most of the session talking conceptually about force, mass, weight, velocity, and acceleration and applied the concepts to driving in a car. He seems to have a good foundation and conceptual understanding."