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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Today we reviewed composite functions using equations and their graphs. We then went through the section problems in text book. We highlighted importance of writing out/expanding functions to better organize problem. We talked about domain of division composite functions, and she understood the process of finding the domain of each individual function, and then integrating each into the single composite function. Last, we went over reading graphs and distributing positive/negative signs.
Today we covered a couple math topics, vocabulary, critical reading, and a practice essay. The student is making excellent progress, and I think she should do quite well on her SAT this Saturday. Her practice essay was very good to excellent in my view meriting a 5 or 6. It was a definite improvement on her last essay, and I was happy to see she seamlessly incorporated the essay tips I had suggested in the last session. Although critical reading remains her most difficult area, I feel that she has improved and should be able to score significantly above average. She reported that she scored a 780 on a practice math section so I am also quite confident in her ability there. Overall, today was an excellent session.
We completed the student's final study guide and reviewed for her exam the next day. She understands the concepts. She is working hard and seeing progress.
During today's session, we focused on reading comprehension and writing fluency. In addition, we also practiced basic math.
We continued with reading comprehension worksheets as well as timed readings. The student's vocabulary cards were defined and also timed for speed. Her knowledge and vocab has increased in the past two weeks. She did initially struggle with a few new words but after practicing, she showed increased coherence. Her attitude was good, and she tries hard to accomplish the tasks set before her. I left her with two comprehensive reading assignments, along with vocabulary cards. She needs to practice the reading assigned to her.
We began by finishing the final math diagnostic. The student had a good feel for most of the problems, only blanking on margins of error. When we did some practice with that, he got the hang of it quickly. He should continue to do the recommended math exercises on his own time. We also completed a couple of writing diagnostics, and he continues to do well here -- he is only missing some subtle errors such as misplaced modifiers and some comma usage. Again, as long as he practices on his own, he should pick up these nuances in no time.
The student has her final tomorrow, so we reviewed the last quiz that she had this semester, which was probably the most difficult. We discussed magnetic fields, forces, flux, and induction. After this, we went through the equation sheet that she is provided on the exam and discussed any open questions that she had. I pointed out equations that should only be used in certain cases. I believe that she will do well tomorrow, and I wish her the best of luck in her future!
Today was a huge improvement over yesterday. The student finally completed her flashcard assignment, and I took her back and had her complete her end of the week list with the correct stats of how she did. She also had barely anything to read in her book club book, because she has been so on top of reading that. I pulled out a couple of handwriting worksheets because we hadn't done that in a while, as well as a skip counting worksheet, and she tackled those with little issue. This was one of the more productive sessions she and I have had in a while.
The student has a test on solving system of equations and inequalities. We went over solving by graphing, substitution, and elimination. We also went over how to determine if you have no solution or many solutions and setting up word problems into system of equations. Lastly, we went over inequalities. He is now very good at graphing lines, so we discussed the questions he needs to ask himself for inequalities.
Today, we went over the student's English test from school and looked at the questions she missed. She practiced identifying verbs and direct objects in sentences. She also worked on spelling words that used -oar, -or, and -ore. She practiced synonyms as well and did very well on this. We also went over some strategies on how to write a summary of a book. She is doing well learning and practicing these concepts.
The student and I learned about intermolecular forces. We categorized three main types of bonding (metallic, ionic, and covalent) and focused on covalent bonding relating to intermolecular forces (IMFs), including hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole, and London dispersion. We discussed the differences between these forces and how to identify them in covalent compounds. We analyzed the effect of polarity and molecular shape (symmetry) on the melting/ boiling point and vapor pressure of various covalent substances. We learned to draw the Lewis structure of organic compounds which supported the analysis of polarity and molecular symmetry.
The student and I continued to prepare him for his upcoming January SAT. In his verbal section: 2 incorrect, 5 omitted out of 25. Math: 4 incorrect, 3 omitted out of 18. The vocab on the reading comp section is always a challenge for him, but he is answering half correctly and then going to the reading passages which is the best strategy, because he will gain the majority of points on the reading and not on the vocab, and needs ample time to read the passages. I am thrilled with his reading comprehension.