Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was the first session that I had with this student since spring break. We used today's session to review topics that he covered before spring break, since they had not yet covered much new material. We covered concepts in Chemical Kinetics and we worked several example problems from his teacher's notes and that I had brought as well."
"In today's session we worked with the topic of electrostatics. The session was great and the concept was fairly easy for the most part. However, there is a lot of math and calculation involves which means that the client must be careful when solving these types of problems. We also used previous concepts learned before to solve the problem."
"Worked on some science fair action- actually started the experiments, which were pretty fun. Looked at the student's grades, which have improved slightly. Looks like we should be able to at least wrangle A's and B's out of them by the end of the semester. Science: C/C- English: B+/B Spanish: 79 History 88.5 Math: 72.5. We want at least a B in everything, so Math and Science are the big issues."
"The student and I spent the first third of the session going over her class structure, topics she covered so far, test scores, and upcoming assignments. She is very intent on mastering the material and has taken exceptional notes so far, giving the textbook a close reading. We went over some of her reading guides and key terms on biodiversity. She asked very well-informed questions about why is biodiversity so important and was able to bring up some key terms to support the explanations I provided. It should also be stressed that she think about environmental science in an interdisciplinary way. It's requires knowledge of math, chemistry, literature, and especially US history. When she is memorizing the environmental laws and acts, she needs to keep in mind the historical context and implications."
"The student is studying intensively for the midterm. We covered practice Quiz 3 which touched on: * Vector addition. *Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws."
"We started Chapter 5 material, including the work energy theory, calculating kinetic, gravitational potential, and spring potential energies and the difference between mechanical and non-mechanical forces."