Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on problems involving inequalities on the number line, finding break points and domains, and then graphing the results. Also, he reviewed problems on solving and graphing inequality systems."
"Today we worked on multiplication facts using 8. We reviewed word problems based on measurement, changing feet to yards, inches to feet, yards to miles. In addition, we reviewed adding and subtracting fractions."
"Student 1 is a really good writer, correcting his essay today was like correcting a much older student's essay. He told me he tries to use "vivid language," which I was impressed by. After he worked on his personal narrative, we did a little bit of history work. Then when student 2 got back from soccer we started doing some spelling. We did get through a lot of words."
"Geometry: went through the student's homework set on factoring, FOIL, logic problems, slopes of a line, and ratios. Went through a worksheet of logic problems: true tables, tautology, equivalency, inverse, converse, contrapositive."
"Assessed the student's needs, reviewed her previous scores and techniques, outlined a study plan for her for the entire week, reviewed vocabulary building skills, and began a review of basic mathematics."
"The session today with the student focused on working on the test he took last week. We worked through balancing equations, solving multiple choice questions which related to a variety of subjects on the AP syllabus including the solubility of compounds, trends across the periodic table, acid-base reactions, combustion reactions, and displacement reactions."
"The student and I went over identifying linear and non-linear equations, and how to graph these equations. We also reviewed ratios and inequalities to prepare for his upcoming exam. We also spent time on how to plot fractions on a number line."
"First meeting- I talked with the student for a few minutes to assess what her goals are. After a few minutes getting acquainted, her and I got to work on some chemistry. The topic we covered tonight was balancing molecular equations, and balancing net ionics."
"For our first session we looked at an overview of the test. The student suggested that he was mostly comfortable with the math, so we reviewed the verbal section more closely: synonyms, analogies, etc. He then completed the first section of the first practice test. We will begin working with vocabulary flash cards next week. His mother informed me that he hasn't yet studied algebra, so we will go over those problems in our next session. He promised to complete the first practice test before our meeting next week. "
"The student and I spent much of our session discussing her applications. I looked over her personal statement, diversity statement, resume, and some of her short essays."
"The student and I reviewed his homework dealing with polynomial expressions. The bulk of the homework dealt with the FOIL method of expressing a factored expression in terms of its polynomial expression."
"The student had her test today and she told me it went really well! Anyhow, we did not have any math homework to cover because of that, so we worked on Spanish instead. We went over the vocab in the chapter, we came up with some fun memory techniques together, and then I quizzed her. Then she had a little science research homework to do. I'm glad the student thought the test was so "facil.""