Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over homework and other problems the student had trouble with on equilibrium constants. Went over topics that are going to be covered on her test this week. At first had trouble with the stoichiometric coefficients and how to input them into the equation."
"The student and I worked through correcting a worksheet that his teacher had returned, completing a logic worksheet, and his reading and writing homework. He earned 3 stickers for his chart and an extra for good behavior and focus. "
"The student is taking the ACT this Saturday. We finished reviewing the math section. We reviewed trig, logs, and percentages. We also spent some time on the science section. We practiced going over the graphs/tables and the importance of being able to understand them."
"Today we worked on a review in preparation for a test she has tomorrow. The material covered the use of different trig identities. I believe she has a very good understanding of the material and should do well on her test."
"The student is doing very well on the SAT practices. He is a great writer for his age and also a good reader. He needs to work on math. Math is all about practice, so the more he works on it, the higher he will score. "
"The student and I met for the first time and we began the session with a number of the SAT Critical Reading Sections and how to strategically best answer the questions. At the end of the session we discussed the SAT Essay and what might be the student's best strategy to up his score. The next time we meet we will continue with the essay and tackle long reading passages."
"We examined the pre-algebra topics that have been covered to date in the student's class in order to gain an understanding of where her trouble areas were. We reviewed the different types of numbers (i.e. whole, integers, rational, irrational) and the various operation properties. We spent a good portion of our time going over basic algebraic expressions and methods of simplifying expressions. We also covered differences between a basic expression versus an equation. We discussed some tips on how to keep number types straight (mostly following negatives through an entire problem). I gave her some ideas about writing out all steps, even minor ones, in order to double check work and as a method to try and solidify basic concepts. We went over a couple homework problems, in particular a tricky word problem. We made great progress in terms of getting to know one another and forming a foundation from which to build our tutoring sessions upon."
"The student and I worked mainly on multiplying/dividing by 5's. She struggled a bit with the division but seemed to understand it pretty well by the end. Turning it around into a multiplication problem worked for her. We also practiced spelling via a mock spelling test on which she succeeded with flying colors!"
"We reviewed the student's PSAT results. Looked at one section of math from the College Board official guide. Most of the student's problems come from interpretation - merely trying to figure out what the question is asking and how to use the information given. Otherwise, she has strong mathematical abilities and just needs to reinforce certain concepts (including functions and triangles)."
"We worked on preparing the student for her algebra test on Thursday. She is working on properties of exponents. While working through her practice worksheet, she was able to do the majority of the problems with little difficulty. We worked through several examples when the problem had a fraction or two integers to multiply, to which she did well, but she will want to look at these problems again tomorrow to be sure she remembers the rules for the test."
"We continued to review how so solve a system of equations by graphing. He gets tripped up at times with concepts that we have already learned. For example, when graphing a line he will sometimes think the y-intercept is the slope and vice versa. I have asked him to get in a habit of writing all of his work down on paper. I would like to take one more session to practice the graphing method before we move on to the next technique."
"Today the student and I reviewed solutions and concentrations. We worked through problems pertaining to serial dilutions, molarity and molality calculations. We then finished a handout covering solubility and the effect of temperature."