Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight was a great night. We were able to finish the student's online physics homework and take a big chunk out of her precalc as well. The student is doing very well with the physics material, and now is much more comfortable with the precalc material on complex numbers and using them as zeros for factors."
"Math galore today! We worked on a lot of math practice problems to review many of the topics introduced this past week. The student learns new material quickly and picks up on any mistakes quickly as well. We stressed the importance of reading questions carefully and not rushing through the test in order to avoid errors. I gave the student a list of common prefixes, suffixes and roots; She understands that knowing this list very well will help her with word dissection on test day."
"-Went over Algebra III/IV test and determined errors & how to fix them; -Reviewed energy concepts, including the Q=mCdeltaT equation and how to use it; -Discussed and reviewed the previous chapter, on stoichiometry, in which we went over both conceptual"
"We met today and covered more from his chemistry book. We went over water and the various properties that involve solubility. His understanding seems to be coming along well and it is reinforced by working problems."
"We reviewed some topics that she had problems with on her tests including discrete vs continuous sampling and how to solve each type of problem, regression lines and what the r values mean, etc. We then went through a few free response questions to make sure she would know how to get started. Her free response midterm was the next day."
"Spanish topics covered....was continued practice in his Spanish Workbook (Homework assignment) with Le gusta hacer...however there was new terminology based on the concept of "when/cuando" that he is learning as well, such as "Casi siempre. nunca, siempre, etc..) which we reviewed and practiced. Our concepts for the session were: Introduction dialogue/Greetings and I provided her with a sample daily class schedule like she would have in school, then I asked her questions in Spanish in which she had to utilize the schedule, and answer the questions based on her understanding the questions I asked of her. The last task started off being difficult for her, but she is a quick learner and was able to begin answering the questions more quickly after a few minutes."
"The student only had a little bit of homework over triangle inequalities that she seemed okay with. We also skipped ahead to indirect proofs. After showing her a few examples, she seemed to get it. She had to review for a test, and we focused on proofs."
"Student A: We worked on his homework and continued working ahead a little. We worked on circles, arc sectors and chords, reviewing old triangle and geometry material, and learning new theorems. Student B: We worked first on reviewing a recent quiz. Then we worked on the new material talking about expected value, standard deviation of random variable, and probability histograms."
"We reviewed the test that was taken the week previously, going through each problem that the student got wrong correcting mistakes. She know has learned from her mistakes and we could move on from that and on to new topics. These new topics were basic mathematical vocab and concepts. The student knows some words very well, but some words seem fairly new to her and she showed some struggle."
"We worked with manipulating equations. We reviewed her homework which involved inverses and composition of functions. Since she understood that pretty quickly, we spent the remainder of the session doing more advanced composition problems"
"We moved from narrative writing to nonfiction writing. We chose to write a report about Abe Lincoln. We started note-taking from books: intro, 3 body, conclusion. The three body paragraphs will be early life, middle life/interesting facts, and accomplishments. We will continue next session."
"We continued along with the chapter and practiced some of the integrated problems. These problems were quite difficult but we did make it through them. These problems were quite important to cover because they combine a plethora of different ideas from inside and outside the course itself."