Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Finished helping her review for her final exam (which is tomorrow). We went through any issues and confusion she had, which generally revolved around the more recent material (linear regression, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests). I think she'll do very well on her exam and had a great time working with her."
"Prepared student for high-school Chemistry exam. We worked on nomenclature, understanding the atom, atomic-number, atomic-mass, sub-atomic particles and I introduced the basics of stoichiometry. The student acquired a great deal of information in a short period of time. She can grasp concepts relatively fast and should be ready for her trimester marking period."
"The student and I worked on her research paper for English. We also discussed her study habits and test taking strategies. We will continue to work on the research paper and start working on studying for finals by modeling different studying techniques."
"During this session the student and I continued preparing her for the upcoming National Spanish Exam. We worked on an online practice quiz that her teacher had assigned as homework. Then we continued to work on the vocabulary packet that her teacher had assigned. The student did an excellent job memorizing new words."
"We worked through more Math problems. The student was able to do half of them easily on his own. When we worked through the rest, he actually knew how to do a lot of them, just needed a little reminder. He is going to work on memorizing some equations that show up often: area, circumference, etc. Next time we will work on science."
"The student aced her reading and English on the last practice test she took, so we'll continue focusing on the math during our sessions. She still has a hard time recalling steps in breaking down the problems. Though she has all of the appropriate math skills to answer them correctly, she doubts herself, or misunderstands the question and leaves them blank. I'm encouraging her to at least guess on the questions if she can narrow it down to two answers."
"The student and I worked on her math and science homework. Her math homework involved multiplication properties and visual representations of area. She completed the multiplication properties worksheets on her own with few errors but did not understand the area one. We did one together, and from there, she was able to complete the homework with no help. Her science homework on climate was completed with minimal errors as well."
"The student and I finished looking over her homework due on the 25th. We covered differentiating when to use the law of sine and the law of cosine, and then we worked on a review of all the topics we had covered in the past few sessions including the geometric mean, and sine, cosine, and tangent. She worked through all of these problems easily, and should perform very well on any upcoming tests."
"During this session we completed chapter five review for his exam. Nearly every problem on the sheet we have successfully worked through two times, so I am very confident in his preparation. Nevertheless, I suggest that he remember to write down all of his steps carefully during the exam. Yesterday we found that sometimes he would become too comfortable, work too fast, and make minor mistakes. One final thing I would recommend is that he quiz himself on the trigonometric identities a few times during his day off today in order to ensure he has them memorized. Good luck tomorrow!"
"The student and I discussed the nature of her online degree program. We then completed the first part of the Module 2 assignment. The assignment asked her to answer a few questions about herself and the degree she is earning. We focused on answering the prompts while avoiding tangents. We also worked on methods to help her organize her thoughts to help her choose what and how she writes."
"We covered 3rd and 4th grade math, reading, reading comprehension, writing, and phonics today. Both students worked on spelling today. I sent them home with lots of vocabulary and reading homework."
"Today we covered the remainder of the student's week two work and lessons. This included 2 project lessons, a checkpoint, and the unit test. Topics covered mostly best fit lines (linear regressions, quadratics, cubics, & quartic functions), hyperbolas & ellipses, systems of linear equations, and using graphical linear equations to maximize profit. The student seems to have an improved understanding of the hyperbolas & ellipses and has no issues with best fit lines/functions. He struggled to understand the idea behind maximizing profits with linear inequalities. We will review this topic in our next session, tomorrow."