Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on the student's math homework - which was a practice assessment test her geometry teacher assigned her. The topics were the similar to the ones we covered last time. I have assigned the student a practice Math test to take at home for the next time we meet."
"The student and I went over section 11.4, then reviewed each section for the exam today. We spent extra time on hydrostatic problems and centers of mass. He seemed confident about the exam tonight. He is making fewer mistakes and is paying better attention to detail."
"Helped the student with finding data needed to calculate various accounting ratios. Gave some basic instruction on how to set up an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the ratios from the financial data found."
"Helped the student with an Earth Science review-sheet on Sequence of Events: (a)Formation and composition of various types of rocks making up the Earth's crust, (b) Factors affecting sedimentary rock formation and erosion and relative dating of rock layers, (c)Definition of associated vocabulary such as unconformity, uplift, superposition, contact metamorphism, and (d) Factors affecting fault formation and their effect on sedimentary rock layers He seemed confident in his mastery of the processes affecting dating of rock layers. We'll continue the Earth Science review and move on to Algebra during the next session."
"Student A : we worked on the beginning material from her statistics class. We started with definitions covered bar charts, distribution, marginal distributions, categorical and quantitative data. We went over and completed a portion of her graded assignment. Student B: we completed his homework that was review of last year's material. We went over key concepts: quadratic formula, parallel lines, and simple trig."
"Reviewed with the student for his Statistics test. Showed him how to input data into his calculator and calculate standard deviation, mean, and quartiles. Also went over hypothetical situations that explain standard deviation, boxplots, and medians. "
"Today we prepared for the final exam so we reviewed all the topics we have covered so far. That included probability, probability distributions, z-test, confidence intervals, testing and simulations, binomial experiments, binomial formula, and the bell curve."
"Discussed tutor expectations, as well as what the student would like to get out of sessions. Worked on practice problems covering the elimination method for solving polynomials. The student seemed to pick it up very quickly."
"For today's session, the student had worked through most of an SAT practice test. She scored extremely well on reading and writing, missing only a few questions on the whole test. We briefly went over the few questions on these two sections, focusing on one passage that she hadn't understood as well. Then we shifted focus to math. We went through the parts she had completed, going over the questions she missed or skipped. Then we worked through the free response questions together, since she hadn't done those."
"In this session with the student we covered the concepts of substitution and elimination. We first reviewed the underlying mechanisms behind the reactions and the specific set of conditions that would promote each one of the reactions. The student implemented the concepts by attempting homework problems. The student was able to walk through each problem and with some additional practice with problems at the back of her book should easily get a firm grasp of the subject."
"For this session, we reviewed algebra (multi-step equations, slope, y-intercept, slope intercept form, parallel, perpendicular) and began covering geometry (line, segment, ray, plane). The session went well and covered a vast amount of material. I left the student with homework of approximately 15 questions to practice and review the material we covered."
"The student and I continued working on factoring trinomials today, including special patterns and ones with leading coefficients. We will probably spend some more time on these next week since we are well ahead of where they are in class."