Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on basic addition and subtraction facts to help determine the areas that the student needed more support. Will be continuing to practice basic math skills to help the student with retention and speed of recall."
"The student is extremely intelligent and has a great task ahead of her, but I am confident she is up for it! She learned today the following reactions: elimination, substitution, addition and hydrolysis. We reviewed electron configuration, valence shells, electron theory and structural isomerism."
"Worked with Student 1 on his math homework, mostly fractions, and also on his reading. Student 2 and I talked about the government, and I taught her about the different branches and their roles. I assigned her a writing assignment for next week about her favorite president."
"ISEE: Review practice test for verbal, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. The student's verbal skills are very good and she is a quick learner. Teaching her to set up problems before trying to solve."
"We reviewed the full-length practice. The student did very well on the reading section. She also showed great improvement in verbal reasoning, getting only four synonyms incorrect and six questions overall. She struggled a bit on the quantitative reasoning and math sections, so we went over those questions. Because she has most of the knowledge needed for the math content, we practiced understanding what the question is asking and then being careful with calculations."
"The student's teacher covered three sections of a chapter today so I helped him work on his homework assignment practicing with the gas law equations. He will have more practice with this for the remainder of the week, and will be tested next week. I told him to be in touch to schedule an alternate meeting time before his test on Wednesday."
"Today we started working on the student's last homework assignment, which covers electrochemistry. She seems to be doing pretty well with this topic. She has gotten so comfortable with using ICE tables, so I have been trying to find ways to incorporate them into the solution of as many problem types as I can so that she will feel more comfortable with them. We covered some basic conversions (coulombs-farads-amps) as well as cell EMF under standard conditions."
"Began ACT English - focusing on grammar rules for punctuation. Completed a diagnostic assessment of ACT English and reviewed. Continued to practice ACT Math- expand on concepts we previously discussed. For next time: Introduce new English topics - Practice ACT Math Arithmetic/Percentage problems."
"The student told me he felt great about his test retake on Monday and quiz on Wednesday from the progress we made at our session on Sunday. We worked more on Chapter 3 material, specifically on scatterplot least-squares regression, describing regression slopes and y-intercepts in the context of data, and calculating the regression equation (correlation coefficient + y-intercept) from two sets of mean/standard deviation data. He seemed to have a solid grasp of this material. There are a few equations to memorize for the correlation calculations that we will work on more on Sunday to make sure he is ready for his next test."
"We went over a packet of the topics he would have to cover. They were factoring, quadratic formula, and determinant. We spent most of the time going over completing the square, which is not an easy task. We went through the process a lot of times. We then went through some graphical analysis of quadratic equations."
"Chemistry: reviewed stoichiometry (converting between moles, liter, grams), percent compositions, and empirical formulas. Math: went through the homework on trigonometry functions, how to find values without using a calculator, the unit circle."
"This session, the student wrote her entire essay. We worked through the brainstorming, getting through each of the body paragraphs with some organization and transitions, and writing a conclusion that tied things up while offering a little more. There is still work to be done in rewriting, as I let a number of grammatical infelicities slip this time in favor of speed."