Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Light vs. heat catalyzed reactions; sigmatropic rearrangements, electrocyclic reactions, cycloaddition reactions, conrotatory and disrotatory ring closures, bonding and antibonding pi orbitals, pericyclic reactions, molecular orbital theory, symmetry and bonding."
"We went over some difficult math problems. The student does seem to understand her math fairly well. A lot of her math problems for the week are difficult and do not apply to her normal math problems. However, the class work is understood very well by her."
"Organized student's study materials (tests, old assignments, notes, etc.) and discussed new homework and study strategies. Student was presented with a new homework contract and test planning calendar."
"Yesterday's session moved on with the material from the student's online Spanish class. We covered units 3 and 4, which included a good deal of new vocabulary (weather, terminology relevant to restaurants, etc.), imperfect tense, present progressive tense, and future tense. It's a lot! On Tuesday we'll finish up the material in preparation for the test Wednesday."
"1. Defined and reviewed two mainstays of good study skills: time management/control and concentration 2. Helped the student list and prioritize goals for April: monthly, weekly and daily 3. Reviewed angle construction with him: vertical, supplementary, complementary. Overall, he seemed focused and encouraged to continue on in practicing the Geometry concepts-via some homework that I assigned- and meeting the weekly goals."
"Student and tutor practiced dialogue from the Spanish conversational manual, reviewed parts of the body (vocab), and practiced lyrics of two songs (Ana Gabriel, "No tengo dinero" and Jose Jose, "Amar y querer"). Instructor assigned student specific exercises from textbook to be completed by next meeting."
"Today the student and I really worked hard on the math portion of the ACT-- we talked a lot about figuring out the easiest way to do problems, as well as simple math that could be used to solve most questions."
"The student wrote several paragraphs and several three-sentence answers to questions about the rise of Napoleon, how nationalism figured in his rise to power and his defeat, some of the reforms he instituted, and whether these furthered the goals of the French Revolution or undermined them."
"Did a new exercise with the student. He completed an entire practice math test while I recorded time spent on each question. We reviewed the first half of the results so far."
"The student and I worked on his history reading and homework. He had to read a section in his book on the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt, and answer questions in his journal. I had him type the question, as he prefers typing to writing by hand, and this way we can go back and edit his writing much more easily. We have been working on re-reading and editing what he writes, as he often gets ahead of himself and skips words or letters. Typing makes it easier for him to see these mistakes and fix them without having to correct him as he goes."
"The sister and I reviewed world history, specifically scientific revolution, Enlightenment and revolution, and the French Revolution and the causes thereof. Study guide needed to be done, which she did and I advised her to put in the necessary review time tonight for tomorrow's test. The brother was up to date and in good shape with only Italian remaining for him in this week's exam schedule. He has a 98 going in so I suggested he quiz his sister on the French Revolution."
"We started with French and practiced the conditional and review the imparfait vs. passe compose. For most of the session, I worked with Gavin the first student on world history, specifically how to read the textbook in a more engaged way. We worked through steps to follow (pay attention to the structure of the section, recall prior knowledge, pay attention to what different paragraphs are doing, taking notes, using visual elements and more visual ways of taking notes). While this was mostly for him, the second student participated as well."