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Academic Tutoring in Cleveland, OH
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement. We help students achieve their full academic potential by connecting them with brilliant tutors who understand how to transfer the exact practical skills and knowledge necessary to achieve superior academic performance. Tutors teach the right material, not just more material. Tutoring is highly individualized and based upon the needs of each student, and focus is given to classroom material and the reinforcement of fundamental concepts.
These selected Cleveland, OH tutors know what it's like to be in school and understand exactly what is needed in order to be successful. Through one-on-one tutoring, relationships are formed that greatly enhance students' enjoyment of the sessions and the benefit that they receive from them.
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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student and I covered an introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum, and the equation used for it, c = f lambda. I also introduced the concept of work and momentum, and we solved several practice problems utilizing these two concepts.
We reviewed consonants and vowels, had a dialogue about China, and discussed sentence structure. The student also took a test which I created. The test covered last week's vocabulary words: phobic, consolation, perception, glimmer, etc., eight words total. Also we reviewed the 'ed' sound, the 'oa' sound and the concept of syllables.
The student didn't have homework so we went over some concepts her teacher sent home that she needed to work on. We got a lot of practice in on systems of equations and she really started to pick it up. We also worked on solving for the y in y=mx+b.
I helped her go over both her math and English homework. At first she struggled with graphing equations, but after several examples she was able to solve the last couple of problems independently. For her English homework, she wrote five blog responses. I left her with pre-algebra homework.
Today, we worked on the student's paper on fracking for Environmental Science. He knew basically what he wanted to say and had found his sources, but wanted my help with formatting and grammar as he wrote it. We worked out a paragraph structure, and I clued him in to some common grammatical errors so that he could watch out for them.
We spent some time learning about the student's school schedule, and how his online assignment system works. We reviewed all of his current class assignments and then he chose to spend time working on the simile assignment he has due Thursday. He brainstormed some ideas about possible topics, and then chose one that he thought he could elaborate on the most. We then reviewed the style of the poem he is to mimic and began writing the assignment.
We covered 9-4 (multiplying rational equations) and 9-5 (Adding/Subtracting Rational equations) to prepare for his quiz tomorrow. We made him a study guide, and I am confident he is well prepared for the quiz.
The student and I continued reviewing for his test and he has shown a great deal of improvement. He is in a Spanish 1 class that moves at quite an advanced pace, but since he has increased the amount of time that he spends studying in the evenings and reviewing flashcards he seems to have become more and more confident in his abilities.
The student had a difficult crossword puzzle to complete. The words were mixed in both English and Spanish. I had the student write the translation of the vocabulary words for the crossword puzzle that he recognized. I wrote the translation for the words that he did not know, and we reviewed them together. The student logged into the site that his professor uses, and together we figured out how to complete the crossword puzzle. In addition, the student also had to complete a writing activity two-page worksheet. We ended the session with a lesson on how to access his textbook online and use the tools available to him to review the material in the current chapter. I sent an email to the student's professor to find out if there is any way that the student can make up the missed assignments. The student's mom agreed to have a tutoring session on Saturday.
Today we reviewed chapter 8 by going through the quizzes for the chapter. This covered the square root and cubic functions, translating or reflecting them, solving functions, finding inverses and eliminating extraneous solutions. We also covered the next section, which was an introduction to exponential functions.
Today we discussed substitution into a formula and significant digits. The student earned a 50 percent on her quiz so we re-did the section on significant digits. Her homework is to prepare for her test next week.
The student had a lengthy homework assignment of word problems. She understood the material. Then, we worked on equivalent fractions by coloring a picture by the numbers...equivalent fractions, that is. She loved coloring the picture after she worked out what the fraction was. She did not finish the picture, but she is very eager to find out what the animal is.