Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished working through the review material for her Chapter 5 exam. She definitely understands the material but it is still quite difficult. I wish her teacher had given more time for the students to work through this material and prepare for the exam. We did as much as we could for this test but will continue to practice these questions for the final exam and the AP test. I am confident she will pass the AP test and that she will do well in her class. I hope she will take a break after this test. We'll get back to our work later this week."
"The student worked on geometry, reviewing angles, lines, line segments, distance formula, mid-point formula, Pythagorean theorem, etc. Then he reviewed quadratic equations: graphing, finding the vertex, the axis of symmetry, completing the square, etc."
"We started by fixing the student's mistakes on his most recent test. I was pretty impressed with his work. The problems he missed were just small mistakes, and he's able to graph things now that he couldn't a few weeks ago. We fixed his mistakes from the test quickly and then reviewed solving systems of equations using graphing and substitution. He was able to tell me all about how to do the problems and then demonstrate for me. It was great!"
"We reviewed the English homework, which the student did well on. We talked about reading the question carefully and also reading the sentence all the way through using the answer choice he picks. We then discussed the Math section, looking at strategies for logic problems and also reviewing some equations, such as midpoint and circle equations. For Reading, we discussed pacing along with an alternate method for reading the passages in case he is short on time. We also discussed question types and approaches. Lastly, we talked about organization and key points for the essay."
"The student and I went over some calculus today in preparation for an upcoming test. We covered topics including integration by parts, trig substitution, and partial fractions. The student felt very confident with the material when we were finished."
"The student and I continued to review and reinforce important concepts for her biology final, including ecology, genetics (types of inheritance; Punnett squares; non-Mendelian inheritance; types of mutations; sex-linked traits; transcription v. translation; mitosis v. meiosis), and cell biology (including types of cells, organelle structure and function, and cell respiration and photosynthesis)."
"The student wanted to go over college stuff one more time. So we spent an hour of this session compiling a timeline, a list of important links, and how to find what you are looking for on a college website. Then we worked on the SAT for an hour. "
"Today we reviewed math and vocabulary again. The student definitely improved in both areas, especially in vocabulary. He has gotten very good at using elimination techniques, and that will really help him on those vocabulary problems."
"We worked on problems involving the work-energy theorem and continued to cover free body diagrams, friction, and forces, particularly on an incline. We were able to complete all of the student's physics homework."
"Went over practice questions, passages and answered all students' concerns and questions. Discussed how to run the classes for the next week and for the session for which I will be absent."
"This week we covered Ohm's Law, Resistance/Resistivity and Power of Resistors. The student and I reviewed all of the equations and variables involved with these concepts. That seemed to be the area he was struggling with the most. Conceptually, he seems to understand how current moves, resistance works, etc. We then worked through a number of book problems to make sure he understood how to manipulate the equations, plug in the correct values, and solve for the right variable. The student seemed fairly confident with the material and equations by the end of the session. He currently has around a 77% in the course, so we set a goal to get him up to a 80% (B) by the end of the semester."
"We went through his project and discussed the informations that he had and the informations that he had to find them. Then we solved several question for converting radian to degree, degree to radian, similar triangles, sin law and how he can use reference circle to find tan and cot. He is doing well and he understood the concept."