Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent the whole day working on physics, tackling the current unit section on sound and waves through a medium (including topics such as the Doppler effect and calculating harmonics), completing its concurrent assessment, and working on two lab assignments- one on waves through a solid medium (in this case beads on a string) and one on sound."
"Yesterday, the student and I worked mostly on math and science. He has started the genetics unit in biology, so we went over a worksheet he had to complete on genotypes, phenotypes, Punnett squares, etc. For math, he had to write a program for the cubic formula in his calculator. We wrote the formula together and tested it out to make sure it works. He also has the rough draft of a history paper due Thursday. We started the draft during my last session with him, but he lost the document on his computer. We started to re-write a little of it. I told him to email me the draft before the turns it in, so I can edit it."
"The student and I covered word problems today in relation to his algebra test tomorrow. I demonstrated how to use systems of equations to solve problems with two variables. We also went over photosynthesis towards the end. The student said he felt confident going into his test tomorrow."
"Today, the student and I reviewed geography, reviewed math, worked on a history writing assignment, completed her Spanish homework, and studied for a physical science exam. She got 100% on her states test today."
"We began our work this session going over Latin and Spanish Vocabulary. The student had a strong command of the Spanish, but Latin is proving a bit difficult following a summer without practice. We spent extensive time reviewing the 1st and 2nd declensions, as well as vocabulary words. While his recall is less than ideal at the moment, he still retained a large fraction of prepositions and participles, which are often the hardest words to differentiate and relearn. I've instructed him to make concerted efforts in practicing his declensions and vocabulary, primarily through repetition. We also spent some time on identifying parts of speech in English, which he demonstrated near complete mastery of. Throughout, he demonstrated a willingness to put in the required work."
"The student and I went over her homework from the last session and then watched a short film in Spanish to help her comprehension. Then we began to work on affirmative and negative tu commands. Finally, she is getting ready to take the test for the selective enrollment high schools, so we went over some ready passages."