Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we made a study plan for the student's upcoming assignments. She selected topics and formats for two projects due in the next couple weeks. We will meet next week to complete a four page paper for her art history class and draft a project statement for political geography."
"Student got a 68 on her test over addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of polynomials. However, going over the test seemed to help a little. In addition, we started on her homework which was introductory factoring of polynomials. She seems to understand it a lot better."
"We went over one of his Science practice tests. He did very well (with a score of 25). We then went over comma usage and did some practice."
"The student and I went over his syllabi for his classes. I went over some of the things that we could do to get his organization in check. I also went over some of the things the professors are going to require of him. We ended the session with a plan of attack for each of the classes."
"The student was much more attentive today. We studied for his exam tomorrow and he seemed very eager to understand certain concepts. We did spend some time reviewing each concept on his homework worksheet but a majority of the time was spent reviewing the concepts and making sure the ideas were concrete. I feel confident that he understands the material well enough to perform materially better on the exam."
"We continued to work through the student's homework sets. This time we went into detail on matrix operations, row operations, reduced row echelon form, finding the inverse of a matrix, and using matrices to solve systems of equations. The session ran a little long since the matrix steps can get confusing and drawn out, so we focused on covering the critical steps and some examples, and then I referred him to some supplemental videos online."
"The student and I had a productive session today We spent most of our session reviewing irregular preterit verbs and their usage in sentence. We also reviewed the differences between "a/an" and "the" as well as writing adjectives after nouns. I am asking her to memorize several verbs before our next session since I believe this will be a significant benefit to her."
"The student and I reviewed geometry. We prepared for her test the next day before spring break began. We worked on relationships of circles and intersecting lines, triangles, angles, and arcs. We reviewed the many rules associated with solving those problems and completed her late work in preparation for her test."
"Discussed a plan together for her chemistry project. The student choose the option pertaining to molarity and other ways to represent concentration. Reviewed the concept of molar mass and practiced calculations of molarity and percent by mass. Talked about ppm calculations. Reviewed Chapter 14 in her textbook and determined a problem set to work on for the project."
"Today we finished up the homework that was due this week. The student definitely has a good hold on energy problems. He is able to recognize what type of energy is being involved. There is definitely an improvement from the first session. He recognizes that drawing pictures are helpful in seeing what the question is asking and in seeing what can be done in order to solve the questions. He is very bright and really only needs to work on making connections with previous topics that were reviewed previously. Next session we'll be working on the next problem set."
"We reviewed math, which focused on factorization and algebraic simplification. The student also completed his chemistry homework, which included ionic bonds and different formations (electronegative and anion/cation)."
"During this session, I provided homework support for the students, with a review of graphs of trigonometric functions and their accompanying transforming elements: phase shifts, translations, amplitude coefficients, and how the frequency coefficient affects the period of function."