Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met from 4:15 to 5:45. We met for the last session for Calculus II and the objective was to finalize and remaining homework problems and also to cover any material remaining for the final exam. We worked on some of the Taylor Approximation problems and were able to bring the overall homework average up to a high A. We also briefly looked over some chapter 10 concepts including parametric equations. Altogether I believe that the student is prepared for his exam and we were able to sufficiently spend time covering the topics."
"We covered Galilean Transformations and the Lorentz Equations. Student saw a significant amount of progress in working with the Galilean Transformations and solving problems using them. Student also grew more comfortable using the Lorentz Equations."
"Today we met for an hour to see how the homework went. I was really proud of the student and all the independent practice she did. We finished up the reading comprehension portion and she got a perfect score. We worked through some math questions and I taught her the Pythagorean theorem. She did very well and was proud of herself. Finally, we discussed the essay and brainstormed for a given prompt. "
"The student and I went through his third set of lectures he will be tested on. We worked on completing another cheat sheet and talking slide-by-slide about what info could be on his test. We went through a lot of information through our three sessions and he seems much more comfortable going into this test. This is our last session, at least for this trimester. "
"The student and I started the session by reviewing transcription. We then discussed translation, which she thinks will be on her next quiz. Specifically, we talked about the different roles of RNA in translation, including rRNA, mRNA, and tRNA. She had a couple epiphanies where she was able to make connections about how the key players in translation interact to produce a protein."
"This was our final tutoring session before the student's exam on Saturday. We reviewed questions from the original full-length practice test that she struggled with and made sure she understood the concepts involved. We also discussed test-taking strategies in detail and exactly what she should expect on the test day. She seemed very relaxed and ready for the exam."
"In algebra, the student and I worked on solving linear systems, specifically with the methods of substitution and elimination. We also reviewed a conceptual understanding of linear systems. In English, we focused on re-analyzing the poem he chose for his writing assignment and made an outline for his paper. I also worked with him to emphasize linear organization for the paper, and how to include evidence for his claims. Furthermore, we worked on incorporating the evidence, as quotes, smoothly into his writing. He should have a draft for me to review by our next meeting. The student and I also read some additional poems to practice his analysis."
"Covered a lot of combination and permutation problems, detailing both the formulas and the ideas behind them. She did very well."
"Covered vectors, lines and planes in 3 dimensions. Examined if vectors and points were coplanar, collinear, or disjoint, as well as a brief review of the 3-dimensional rectangular coordinate system and triangular geometry."
"Today we started out with an intro to the SAT. I asked the student what law schools she'd like to attend as she wants to get a good enough score to get a scholarship. We then talked about the different types of questions on the test and then started introducing her to linear logic games. We talked about how to approach the games and diagram them. We went over the various strategies and types of diagrams such as groupings, greater than, not symbols, etc. We also did several practice questions, which she did well on (and got multiple questions correct), so I assigned her to do more practice questions at home which we will go over next week."
"Today the session started with the student going through his binder and homework folder. He is doing a nice job keeping up on his binder. I just had him go through and pull out any loose papers and decide where they should go. We also talked about how school was going so far and how he felt about his grades. He is opening up a lot more than in the beginning. Next, we went over his homework. He began to work on his social studies lab. Then, he asked me if he was measuring correctly so we completed one section together and then he finished by himself. When the session was finishing, I told him that he should go review his math review sheet using the teachers e-board. Also, I suggested that any one he got wrong, he should re-write on a blank piece of paper and start all over to make sure he understood."
"We went over the 6 practice tests that he did. We found that his average score improved. We assessed his goals of where he wants to be for the test and we asserted that we would like to raise our current scores even more. We all discussed that we will continue with more Math/Quantitative concepts but we will begin introducing verbal and reading concepts for the upcoming sections. After taking a quantitative diagnostic together, he did very well and we are very impressed and excited. For homework we will do a Math Practice Test and a Verbal Diagnostic Test."