Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did an overview of the reading and math sections today. I feel she's well-prepared now. Some concepts are still a little tricky=, but if she performs like she has on the practice tests she'll do well. It was great working with her!"
"We went through the reading over the Mongol Empire. We worked on learning how to skim to get the gist of a section, to scan for clue words, and when to read the whole section. We went back and summarized the section before I left so that we could be certain that she understood what happened in the chapter."
"We met today in preparation for a quiz he has this week over some integration. We had to iron out some details on how to solve the integrals and evaluate the limits."
"The student started the session with a rudimentary knowledge of related rates problems. By the end of the session she had a firm grasp on the easy related rates problems and a somewhat more tenuous understanding of the intermediate level related rates problems. However, if she thinks about the problem and has enough time to study the problem, I believe that she can do some of the intermediate problems on her own. However, like everyone else, the difficult related rates problems are beyond her ability at this point in time. This type of problem requires a great deal of thought and experience to do correctly. However, with a concerted effort on her part, the student certainly has the ability to do all these problems. Her abilities are far above average. She can compete with just about any college student at undergraduate level math at this point in her life."
"The student and I focused on the science portion of the ACT today. It was the perfect amount of time for Robert to learn how to approach the science portion of the test. He is definitely improving quickly."
"We did some concept review from Monday's session. Learned the primary derivative rules, and looked at some basic ideas behind the application of derivatives. We will discuss detail of derivative applications when we meet on Friday."
"American History with the student ~ Rise of political parties and what started the Civil War? Textbook is summarized by tutor, student then transpires what she hears onto notes. This will assist her later when she needs to find information for papers she will be writing in class. This method has proved to be helpful for her. Hearing English and having to write down what she hears makes her more susceptible to listening for new words and asking for clarification immediately rather than rote reading and having to stop to look up information she is unsure about."
"The student and I started with her math homework today, which she flew through. It was over angle geometry like vertical, complementary/supplementary, alternate interior angles, etc. She seemed really comfortable with it. We finished it quickly and then we moved on to Spanish. She was having a little bit of a problem with conjugating estar, so I showed her the -ar conjugation chart. That seemed to help a little. We wrote most of her Spanish essay about classroom objects before the end of the session."
"Reviewed the first worksheet of the exponential function, logs, and natural logs. He then completed the second worksheet. Introduced resources to be used for independent review of algebra topics. This will allow us to cover more material our next few sessions before the math exam."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed several topics, to be covered on the AP chemistry exam. We reviewed solubility, oxidation states, and acid-base chemistry. We finished the session by working through problems involving types of reactions."
"We worked on the student's previous quiz. We covered topics such as equation of a line in slope intercept form, finding slope when two points are given, and equations of line when two points are given. We worked on few percentages problems too."
"Reviewed chapters 9-11 of Lightning Thief again for his quiz. We finished a worksheet on Greece for history and completed his math worksheet on GFCs."