Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over some biology and worked through most of the student's math homework. He did very well on it. It is good to see that he is still focused after being out of classes all summer. I am looking forward to working with the student this school year now too!"
"The student worked on reading and comprehension. He is developing his reading vocabulary. He reads a story much more fluently. He is very good at math. We worked on fractions, addition and subtraction. He is on the verge on understanding borrowing. I found that he always wants a challenge in math."
"Today we reviewed her homework (long division) and then worked on Chapter 2 review. I helped her and created a list with common key terms used in problem solving that we worked with and she will memorize."
"Student 1 worked on his equilibrium HW, finding Keq and molarity. He's a quick learner and had it down fast. Student 2 worked on balancing oxidation-reduction reactions. He had a bit of trouble balancing the charges initially, but was able to complete most of it on his own."
"I reviewed and gave feedback on the student's lab report that she completed last week. We then went over general concepts on the structure and function of plant and animal cells. As the student is very detail-oriented, I am starting to give her points on appreciating the general concepts first."
"The student and I covered how to do problems using the half angle formulas and the product-sum formulas of trigonometric identities. We worked on a few example problems and explained the process and methodologies with each step. Then we reviewed how to work with fractions within fractions as well as properties of square roots."
"The student had a lot of good basic questions. Function signatures and return values really confused him at first, but I went through a detailed explanation of what each access modifiers, return values, and parameter list values he can expect to see, and that seemed to help him a lot. I helped him write a few simple practice programs and run them. He said he really needs practice in writing programs and figuring out how or when to apply the loops and data structures he's learned. I wrote up a couple of practice problems for him to work on until our next session. The first problem is pretty easy and walks him through how to set up the program to build his confidence. The second problem is more challenging with a couple of hints."
"Used the new prep book to do final preparations for the student's SSAT on Wednesday. She has come a long way in the math section and has seen virtually every type of problem, so she should be comfortable on test day. She has an outstanding vocabulary and should breeze through the verbal sections with time to spare."
"We went over adding and subtracting integers. I am using a text book to teach him the fundamentals of math and algebra. I gave him some things to read while he waits for our next session and I told him to go on Google to practice more problems so he can keep it fresh in his head."
"The student and I continued reviewing for his upcoming in-class test. Material included plotting conics given either the equation or the (x,y) position of the vertex/center/vertices/foci/etc. We then covered how to write the standard of the equation given these different points."
"The student and I reviewed for her Social Studies test again, and we did her AR Reading together. The second student and I worked on his math homework - even problems #2-40, and I reviewed his video presentation for Language Arts."
"We reviewed many problems dealing with order of operations, and then extended the lesson to solving simple equations. We read sections from a couple of high interest novels and then verbally summarized them. I asked the student to write a paragraph for me a homework, so that I might evaluate his level of ability in English composition. The student has a very sharp mind and is a most capable student."