Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over some science today. She was having some trouble understanding bonding and also conversions. We worked out a few conversion problems and also went over some chapter questions."
"The student and I worked through the extended response problem he did not correctly solve during diagnostic testing. We focused on reading the problem, pulling out the important information and breaking the problem down into steps. He and I then practice writing a clear explanation for how he solved the problem. He had some difficulty organizing data from smallest to largest in order to find the range."
"We discussed the basics of ecology, including the biological species concept, trophic levels, and basic population growth. We also briefly discussed the greenhouse effect and how it relates to different ecosystems."
"We covered the Science and Reading portion of the ACT, focusing on types of questions and strategies (i.e. not reading the passages unless the question requires it, interpreting the graphs and date, key words)."
"We reviewed material for the student's upcoming test on Friday, going over impersonal and technology-related vocabulary. I encouraged him to carry out the actions in the practice sentences so that he would become familiar both with the vocabulary, and with common constructions using them. We wrapped up by reviewing comparisons of (in)equality."
"We went over Organic Chemistry rules for nomenclature. We also went over functional groups in Organic Chemistry. We did a number of practice questions I created. We also practiced naming an organic compound."
"What we did during our session: 1. Organize his college binder 2. More college account creation/info gathering (adding to College Stuff word document) 3. Created and filled in a monthly calendar 6 mos. out (front of binder) - verified deadlines 4. Printed out first 3 pages of College Stuff word doc (arranged deadlines in order) 5. Printed out app 6. Brainstormed/wrote an outline for the essays (Short and Long Essays) 7. Started Genetics word document (the student is to write everything he wants to express regarding Genetics. We will copy/paste information from here to all other essays/applications.) HW: 1. Print out all college apps; 2. Finish College Stuff word doc; 3. Write Genetics essay."
"The student and I discussed his recent ACT test. His highest subscore was a 27 in science - woo hoo! We then practiced English together. He needs to work to improve his English, increase his speed and accuracy in reading and review concepts in math."
"Worked with student one on her new vocabulary through conversation practice, and also introduced some new verbs for her to use. Worked with student two on listening and speaking practice, as well as some new grammatical structures."
" We went over various types of question related to circles involving area, circumference and angles. We talked about how to recognize the radius of a circle even if it is not explicitly stated. We talked about word problems (how to read them) specifically ones involving percentages. We also talked about some three dimensional geometry. She can grasp new concepts relatively fast, so I am very optimistic about her current and future progress!"
"We went over the student's exam for his differential equations class and reviewed non-homogeneous second order differential equations with and without initial conditions (or initial values). He is doing well with differential equations and wanted to ensure his methods were correct in preparation for his final next week."
"We worked on writing because I wanted to see her style and proficiency. For her age, the student's writing was excellent. We worked on tightening her paragraphs, and in certain cases, on lengthening or shortening her sentences. She was very responsive to my suggestions and seemed to really enjoy the editing process."