Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked on worksheets covering the Ideal Gas Law and combined gas law. Discussed indirect and direct relationships and how they relate to each gas law. Prepared for upcoming test by reviewing chapter material and practice problems."
"The girls mostly had homework to work on since it was first day back from spring break. The first student had a little bit of algebra and mostly chemistry to work on. The second student had very little work and ended up finishing it pretty quickly. She had a couple of questions for me."
"We reviewed ionic, covalent and metallic bonding, Lewis dot structures, valence electrons, VSPER, molecular geometry, bond angles, and molecule polarity for her test. The student improved her score on that exam from a 64% to an 87%."
"The student and I reviewed concepts for his ecology exam next Thursday. Specifically, we talked about trophic structure, symbiosis, and succession. He was confident with the material and has seemed to pick up ecology very well. He knew basically all of the vocabulary without needing to review. He was pretty curious about the material, and asked some very insightful questions. I think he is very well prepared for next week's exam, and I'm excited to see how well he does. In preparation for next week, I will put together review materials for the end of class test which will include DNA replication and protein synthesis, biochemistry, cells and cellular replication, genetics, and evolution."
"We started a new chapter on evolution. The student said they had started discussing the material in class, but not in detail. The concepts are difficult, but he was able to understand them. He'll need more review to retain them, however. We will continue to work on this."
"Both students and I covered Evolution during our first session. After speaking with both of them I was surprised to find they weren't performing well, as they are both very sharp kids. I suspect they might be struggling most with the test taking skills and possibly some of the finer points of Evolution. We began by going over a study guide and they took turns answering questions. I discovered that they both already understood different points from one other so I actually recommend that they study together before tests and prepare each other better. After the study guide we moved on to a couple of matching worksheets and a packet that the first student had from class. I emailed them a practice exam and advised them to look that over once they finish testing each other. I was glad to see that they were both confident at the end of our session and felt well prepared for the upcoming exam."