Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I taught the student about magnetism, and we worked through the problems about magnetism on her homework. The concept was a little more abstract, but she was able to successfully work through the problems."
"Please note that this is the free hour of tutoring offered. We covered more extensively volumes of solids of revolution (whether by disc, washer, or cylindrical shells), and I think the student now feels confident about this topic. I clarified the use of the Chain Rule with respect to application of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus when the terminal bound is a function of rather than simply being the independent variable."
"Reviewed nucleophilic substitution reactions and radical reactions. Also went over stereochemistry, transition-metal catalyzed cross coupling reactions, aromaticity and acidity, and spectroscopy (IR and NMR)."
"First we went over homework. Next, we read through one of the stories and answered the questions. Then, I taught the student the difference between informational text and literary text. After that we played a game about the differences to help him remember. After that, I taught him about the different types of poetry he would need to know for the test. Then, we did another reading passage in which I timed him. We went over the answers to the reading passage. Finally, we did a few math problems at the end."
"The student and I worked on the math practice test on Saturday. We reviewed the questions that she had already completed on her own. The student did very well on the questions she answered but we did encounter some more challenging problems. We worked on the unit circle and arc length, two topics the student has never covered before. We tried to review some standard area, volume, distance, midpoint, and slope equations but the student is a little rusty at remembering these. I encouraged her to go home and review those equations until they stick in her head. The student should continue to review with the ACT prep book to maintain her science and keep improving her math sections."
"This session we had started off strong and reviewed several sections the student had done for homework. I was happy to see that he had invested a lot of effort here and it really showed. His math questions showed all their work and his writing answers often had notes in the margin. I told him that really grappling with the material is the best way to learn it, and I think that he will continue to improve. We then covered a writing section because he says this is where he would like to improve the most. He did well and I shared many of my tips and tricks that will lead to a higher score. Lastly, we went over some vocabulary flash cards and I encouraged him to double his effort there, as that cannot be learned last minute."
"Student 1 and I met for one hour today and primarily reviewed math involving the addition of multiple three-digit numbers. Student 2 and I met for 1.5 hours today and went over American history in the early 19th century. We are meeting again this Monday. Great sessions with both students!"
"The student began our session with finishing up his Math homework and making a few corrections. I gave him a quick reading assessment. He was able to comprehend a short passage at his grade level with 90% accuracy. We worked on solving problems at his grade level on the white board. We then practiced his addition flashcards."
"We reviewed new vocabulary from Ch. 19, and delved into exercises in the workbook including translation, reading comprehension, and dialogue review. Since we had extra time, we also went over some new grammar structures in the next section of Ch. 19. The student is getting a more solid grasp on grammar."
"In Math, we focused on place value, including value of decimals. We converted standard form to word form. The student was hesitant with this objective due to his spelling; we practiced his spelling of the "teens" and "tens" and it improved his confidence tremendously. I reviewed sight words with the student- he missed "form," "until," "don't," and "these." We wrote some sentences to practice these words in context. The student is progressing very well in his Reading- he is building strong comprehension. For homework, the student will read three more chapters and write a quick summary."
"We reviewed what we did the last time. To exercise her listening and speaking ability, we each took turns drawing what we heard on paper. I used this way to review the things we learned in previous session. Today's new numbers were 20 through 26, and new vocab were pen, hand, flower, apple, eyes, nose, mouth and rabbit ."
"The student is about to finish his book, and is preparing for the end of the semester. We focused on continuing to review, as well as covering some new sports-related topics. He continues to improve in reading, writing, and pronunciation."