Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on probability. The student went slower on this one but is still far ahead of where most kids his age are."
"I worked with the first student first on her homework assignment in algebra. She was working with equations of lines and finding points to graph and so on. We did some absolute value equations and I helped her determine how to pick which domain values to plug in to find points. I then worked with the student on her chemistry study guide since she had a test coming up. The study guide covered areas of light/frequency/wavelength, history of the atom, periodic table trends, electron configurations, and valence electrons. We went through all of the vocab and I helped clarify each one for her. We then went through the questions and I kept referring back to vocab to be reinforcing the definitions. Later, I worked with the second student on a few homework questions in geometry. He was working on triangles and finding out angle measures (by doing 180 minus the angles given) and finding out if the triangles are right, acute, or obtuse. We also worked with the Pythagorean theorem quite a bit. At the end, I answered a couple questions that the third student had during a standardized test she took recently."
"Went over long division with the first student, going over a provided worksheet and then coming up with additional sample questions. Afterwards we reviewed his spelling work again. Worked on science with the second student, continuing with different forms of energy. Also went over new math workbook pages."
"The student and I had a great first session today! She is preparing for her exams. We worked on a couple of practice worksheets from her school covering polygons and fractions. She did a great job! Her parents want to work on improving her confidence. She is a very bright girl, and is great at explaining her reasoning when she solves problems, which impressed me. We got along very well, and I am looking forward to working with her!"
"I worked successfully with the student covering clocks and time. He read word problems and drew the hands correctly on the clock face. We read and he did a reader response. I located another book for him from the list of Caldecott/ Newbery winners and he signed it out with his library card. A win!"
"First I worked with both students on reading and math. Student A loves owls so we read Owl Moon together. Student B and I read Sugar Cane: a Caribbean Rapunzel and will finish it next week. She loves to draw, so she will write her own Rapunzel in the USA, and is going to find the definitions for four words and draw pictures for them."