Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked over the phone and e-mail with both students to develop a science fair project outline. We decided upon a project that looked at how video games affect balance, reaction time and hand eye corrdination."
"The student was very focused today. First, she did her two pages of spelling in her homework packet. Next, she did 27 double digit addition problems carrying/-renaming. Last, she read I Spy, one of her books since I did not have any new library books for her."
"Test review. Quadratic functions, finding zeros, factoring, using quadratic formula, completing the square, determining minimum or maximum, finding axis of symmetry, and sketching graphs. Student was unfamiliar initially with what the formulas meant, so once that was explained, she understood much better."
"The student and I reviewed difficult problems and discussion questions from her textbook's chapter on Solutions (Ch 11). She is doing well on general concepts but would benefit from continuing to review tricky topics such as vapor pressure."
"We figured out how to fix an error on her calculator. Then we discussed two methods of factoring numbers, both so she can feel comfortable doing it herself and so she can understand her teacher's method. Then we went through her homework on problem solving."
"The student and I went over the material that will be on his final test. We went through Chapter 22 in his textbook, and he took notes. The student had already gone over some of the material beforehand, so I quizzed him as we were summarizing the chapter. Next time we will continue with the next chapter as well as complete the lengthy pre-test that his teacher gave him."
"The student and I went over the structure and content of the SAT Critical Reading section. We mainly practiced the reading comprehension exercises and I discussed with her several patterns that appear on the test. After completing three comprehension exercises we moved to some vocabulary and analogy-related activities. I helped her with strategy here as well and answered her questions about what things meant and how to work with the questions. We plan to go over the essay portion in our next session."
"Today the student and I reviewed for her upcoming chemistry test over VSEPR and molecular orbital theory. We reviewed a quiz that she had previously taken and went through notes covering new material: solutions, dilutions, and molarity."
"We worked on forming her outline for her English paper into coherent and meaningful paragraphs. She seemed to grasp the concept that she could look at the facts contained in the outline in order to help her create topic sentences, rather than trying to come up with one without any true significance."
"I helped the student study for his large upcoming semester final. We spent a long time studying chemistry. As usual, he and his family are very nice and willing to do the best to help him do well."
"The student is on school break this week, so we used the time to work on methods of solving systems of equations, as he keeps running into this in his school work (even though they haven't covered it yet) and I think he's quite capable of handling it."
"We started class by reviewing the vocabulary of chapter 7, then we read and completed activity 7.8. We studied the prepositions to talk about location. I asked him to review the vocabulary throughout the textbook Spanish for business and finance for our next tutoring session."