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Academic Tutoring in Columbus, 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 Columbus, 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 did a good job today. We worked on his Chinese story for school. He wrote down detailed notes on pronunciation, and I typed up the story in characters. I told him to read the character version through. He has a math test coming up, and we reviewed for that as well.
The student and I co-read the two books that I brought. She was very enthusiastic about both the stories and the reading. The flash card activity we were unable to do previously worked out just fine today. She has almost perfect identification skills with the sounds of sight words
Reviewed for Friday Test focusing on geometric polygons, translations and dilations on a coordinate plane. Used proportions to determine if two shapes are similar. Identified congruent angles and line segments and found missing lengths. The student did a number of practice problems working with the ratios to determine similarity. She felt confident she understood this concept after review today. I recommended she review her notes before the test and review the practice problems. She is very cooperative and an excellent student.
My session with the student covered concepts from her managerial statistics course including quartiles, standard deviation and ogive. We solved a number of problems from her homework to explore these concepts.
The student and I spent additional time on hypothesis testing material, this time the t-test for matched/paired samples was introduced. We discussed the differences between this t-test and the test that compared independent samples. We did several exercises together and she got additional experience with the null and alternative hypotheses, p-values, making decisions about rejecting the null hypothesis, and using her TI calculators to work through these problems. She's getting good at doing that. The really good news, however, is that she took an online quiz when we were finished and scored 20.5 out of a possible 21 points.
We covered a little bit more about balancing equations. Then we went into conversions of moles to atoms/molecules/particles (Avogadro's number). We also covered empirical formula, molecular formula, and percent composition. At first, she said she was struggling with Avogadro's number with when and how to use it. But after going over all the concept, her toughest concept with empirical formula and molecular formula. She had trouble finding the molecular formula from the empirical. It was also the last concept we went over, so she was just brain dead from our long session. But she wanted to keep going. She is very motivated to understand everything and she seems to enjoy it as well.
Met with the student and went over several sections from his pre-algebra book, topics covered include solving equations in terms of an unknown variable, finding the surface area of structures composed of multiple shapes, and also general discussion of the number line, xy coordinate plane, and how to conceptualize various mathematical principles.
Today we went through a homework assignment on linear transformations being one to one. We worked through a couple example problems, then had to come up with 9 example matrices ourselves. We reviewed the invertible properties of matrices, how to find the inverse and how to quickly find the inverse of a 2x2.
We reviewed the fundamentals of logarithmic and exponential functions. The student has a graphing exam tomorrow. She can graph exponentials well and I showed her how to convert logs to exponents and then flip to get the correct graph.
The student and I were able to read all three of her books together. In order to help her stay focused on the last book, "The Gecko who went to Class," I asked her to clap every time she saw a "T" in a word. She was able to read fairly easily.
We went through and reviewed all the material for her atmospheric sciences Exam 3. There were nine lectures to review, and then a "test yourself" for each section that could be taken many times. There was a lot of material and it was more difficult than the previous two units, but she did seem concerned about the difficulty.
The student and I worked on several different projects this afternoon. This week, he has to visit a special education class at a local high school and write a report on his visit for his Intro to Special Education course. We did some research on local schools and emailed several teachers to see if there is a time this week he can visit. Afterwards, we went over a marketing extra credit paper he completed Thursday, correcting a few grammar mistakes and adding in a few more details. And finally, I helped him prepare for his PowerPoint presentation on Tuesday by going over the details of his presentation one last time. I also taught him a few rudimentary speech-giving techniques.