Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished up the reading from yesterday and did the homework. We also made a power point for the student's presentation about Crime Scene Chromatography. Good session, the student seems to be doing well!"
"Today's tutoring session was dedicated to general chemistry. The student came well prepared with a list of topics he wanted to cover: Kinetics & Equilibrium, Acids & Bases, Electrochemistry, Buffers, Solubility & Solutions, and Calorimetry. We were able to discuss each subject in depth and then I asked him questions and provided him examples of how it might be tested on the prep test. At the end we discussed some principles of Verbal Reasoning and ways to practice. It is most important to actually do verbal reasoning by reading many passages. I invited him to read passages and then afterwards try to recall from memory the main idea and arguments used to support that idea. I then suggested that after he does that he should go back to the passage and see how well he comprehended it and remembered it. The student and I have one more tutoring session left and the majority of his time from now until his test will be used to take practice tests and thoroughly analyze each one."
"I was able to explain the basic concepts of the evaluation of limits to my student. He selected couple of problems for his Calculus textbook that he found challenging, and I explained each of the problems in detail. He had a better understanding of it after that. After he was satisfied with limits, he asked that I explain the chain rule of differentiation to him. I explained it by using simple examples with the short time we had left and he understood it partially, so we plan to continue from where we stopped next time. Overall, he was fulfilled with the session and he left the library learning new materials."
"The student and I worked on her World Religions quiz and discussion questions. I also outlined her History of Photography discussion, and then she sent it to me via email and I looked it over and commented/corrected it."
"The student and I worked on sentences constructions using the word need. He was also engaged fully in the book we were reading, as well as the creation of a new superhero poem. I am very proud of his progress!"
"Today the student and I met for the first time and she hit the ground running with her homework. She had a problem that had to do with the Luhn algorithm. We started breaking down the problem and I had her start from the ground up. She pieced the assignment together very well and really did the work with only a small hint or two from me. She seems to really know her stuff and just needs to do more testing to make sure that her program will work the way she wants."