Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is moving in the right direction with her writing. She seems to have a better sense of the importance of transitional material connecting paragraphs and her most recent essay was more fully fleshed out than previous time-restricted work."
"During this first session, we went over the student's first chemistry exam and worked through questions she had gotten wrong in the areas of significant figures and dimensional analysis. We also discussed chemical and physical properties and went over her chemistry lab report that highlighted those topics."
"Math: Compound interest and Power functions (completed worksheet) Math: Extreme value theorem, intermediate value theorem, mean value theorem; (clarify concepts and completed worksheet, one related rates problem) Biology: go over Central dogma and specific parts of translation, transcription, and replication (review and clarify concepts)"
"For algebra: reviewed the concepts of complex fractions and their application in polynomials; also reviewed the concepts of horizontal and vertical asymptotes and how to find them, as well as function discontinuities. Moved on to the more challenging subject of chemistry and discussed in further detail the concept of pH scale, and its calculation through the concentration of H+ ions (protons). Applied this to calculate the pH of several example acids, to calculate the ionization percentage of an acid, and to calculate the molarity of the acid solution given a pH value - all rely on proper use of the disassociation (equilibrium) constant. Also discussed the process of calculating the pH value of monoprotic acids."
"I'm beginning to review the lessons we've covered with the student. In the first session, we played a game reviewing tones, and I also reviewed greetings with him. I made sure he took notes on any new material. In the second sessions, we reviewed age, numbers, and birthdays."
"Tonight, I helped the student get caught up with a couple of his assignments in his new class. He is continuing to show good instincts when reading code and is a quick study with how to organize his source code for good readability. He is one of the few students I've had who uses good variable names without needing constant reminding! Moving forward, we will try to establish a set time for tutoring, depending on how his class progresses."