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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Diagrammed prepositional phrases, studied anatomy if the brain, and completed practice problems on sine.
The student and I studied problems from Chapter 2, Sections 1, 2 and 3. He told me today his first exam last week went well.
We covered Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. We reviewed these topics using problems from a practice final.
We reviewed for the student's upcoming test. The student was able to apply the theorems that she has learned previously to help her solve the proofs. We discussed the hints that the teacher had provided.
The student and I discussed her geometry project due Friday. She is to make a video showing an angle of depression problem. She began working on the problem during our session, and she will complete it on her own before making the video.
The student and I worked on parts of speech primarily. We learned each part of speech, used them in sentences and analyzed sentences on a poster paper. We also studied multiplication with flashcards. She remembered a few parts of speech but struggled a bit with identifying adverbs. We worked on learning it is okay to make mistakes and she doesn't need to apologize for them because that is how we learn. I left her with the poster we created and tasked her with teaching her mom what we learned about parts of speech.
The student was about to do about four sections worth of prep material for this week's meeting--he still needs to take a full length test, but has assured me that this is the week he gets that done. At today's session, we reviewed the questions he'd missed on those sections, and this allowed us the opportunity to discuss a few math concepts (sectors of circles, and how to deal with oddly-phrased number properties questions), a bit of vocabulary, and a few grammar reviews. We also worked on his overall approach to the identifying sentence error questions.
The student and I worked on circular motion and its applications, emphasizing the relationship between circular and linear quantities for an object going around the circle, as well as centripetal force (and how it always points toward the center of the circle, which helps set up circular force analysis problems).
We spent a majority of the session reviewing the processes of photosynthesis. We also spent part of the session working on note-taking skills by watching a YouTube video on photosynthesis and taking notes on it. This unit in Biology involves a lot of memorization; this should help the student to grasp the content quickly, as he is very good at memorizing.
The student and I spent the majority of our session together going over homework problems that she had from her textbook that were both conceptual and problem based. She started off the session with two really challenging problems that she eventually managed to get through. The rest of the session was simpler in that the problems were less conceptual, and she did an excellent job of both following along and taking the lead. She told me that she just completed a bunch of labs and, therefore, does not know when her next test will be, but she seems to be doing great with the material assigned so far! Until next week.
The student is all caught up on all his work and is prepared for the rest of the week. When we meet for our session on Monday we will review chemistry topics from this week (solubility problems), and tackle some more geometry.
In this session, the student and I continued our work on the critical reading portion of the new SAT. We focused on data centered passages and the multiple opinion passage. We also started our work on the writing portion of the new SAT. For homework, he will complete some timed reading practice and some writing practice.