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Academic Tutoring in Denver, CO
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement. We help students achieve their full academic potential by connecting them with brilliant tutors who understand how to transfer the exact practical skills and knowledge necessary to achieve superior academic performance. Tutors teach the right material, not just more material. Tutoring is highly individualized and based upon the needs of each student, and focus is given to classroom material and the reinforcement of fundamental concepts.
These selected Denver, CO tutors know what it's like to be in school and understand exactly what is needed in order to be successful. Through one-on-one tutoring, relationships are formed that greatly enhance students' enjoyment of the sessions and the benefit that they receive from them.
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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student wants to learn harder and harder words each time, which is good because I bought phonetic flash cards and made flashcards for sight words for pre-kindergarten level. We read two new sound books. We also read three "Star Wars" books from the library. He wrote out words from the phonetic flash cards on his new dry erase board. We will be practice writing new sight words each time. I also introduced him to numbered flash cards. I showed him the 1-10 pattern that repeats when you count in the 20's, 30's, and 40's. He put the larger number cards in order based on the pattern I showed him.
We reviewed her previous test again as well as covering more concepts of integration, differentiation, McLaurin Series, curve sketching, and interpreting a derivative graph and its corresponding original graph.
The student has an upcoming quiz on logarithmic and exponential functions. She had a worksheet to guide the discussion, which included how to graph the functions (with translations), how to solve logarithms (e.g. log 1000 = ?), how to simplify exponential expression, and how to solve word problems that ask for exponential growth or decay, continuously compounding interest, and compounding interest at fixed intervals. After completion of the worksheet, the things that she needs to focus on are the equation for calculating interest and when to use the compound interest formula versus continuous compound interest. She will also have to be careful to not make mistakes on simplifying exponential expressions.
The student learned more skills and practiced the "magic/silent e." He continued to learn new blends that were added to his sight word practice power point. He wrote a story about who he loves for Valentines day and received the "Hop on Pop" book for his great work during his sessions.
We spent the session working through some homework assignments in order to prepare him for an upcoming test. The repetitive nature allowed him to become more comfortable with it. His work in physics is going well too!
Tomorrow is the student's SATs, so we did mostly an overall conceptual review. She finished the rest of the sections in her SAT book and we went through the problems individually. She had taken a practice test and scored to an improved score of 620. We reviewed mostly geometry, focusing on the Pythagorean theorem and the slope intercept form, which came up many times on the SATs. We covered special angle relationships and used pictures and algebra to help her understand some of them better. We ended with percent change and went through a bit more practice. I wished her good luck for tomorrow.
Earlier in the week, the student and I went over a marketing article in the business section of the New York Times. For extra credit in his marketing class, he needs to write a one-page, double-space summary on four articles. We mapped out a plan for tomorrow.
Today we solved some exponent problems. The student had questions with the exponent number inside and outside parenthesis. I informed him an easier way to remember everything, and an easier way to use his calculator. I believe it will help him a lot with his exams.
The student is making good progress, especially in critical reading. In general, her math skills are solid. Her essays have been excellent, but the grammar is lagging a bit behind, so we will focus more closely on that in the coming weeks.
We worked on the book I introduced last week. Have asked him to continue reading the book and to begin writing some of the key words.
The student's class started solving systems of three equations and three unknowns, which is a notoriously tough topic with long problems. First we walked through the steps, and then we worked practice problems. There are many places to make a small mistake that throws off the rest of the problem, but the student stayed positive and patient the whole session. We made major progress, but we agreed that it's a good thing we can meet during spring break for extra practice.
The student had literary questions to answers over Act I, scene iii of Macbeth. I helped him to critically think in answering those questions, which took the majority of the session. I also had him complete a review on when to use "lose" vs. "loose." He then completed an online quiz of 20 questions on lose/loose and he scored a 90%. He had done a few of the ACT practice questions and I encouraged him to keep doing more.