Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week the student has a number of quizzes in his classes. We began by going through his planner and determining which work he still needed to finish, and what he thought we should prioritize. We spent most of the academic time working on studying for his world history quiz because it had the most content (compared to other classes, which are vocab quizzes). We finished the session by looking at the rest of the work he needs to finish this week and making a study plan so that he doesn't get overwhelmed by the number of quizzes he needs to study for. He seems to be using his planner regularly."
"Today we worked on indirect statements, ablative absolutes, and participles. The student had a lot of make up work needed to be complete, so we went through multiple worksheets. Those worksheets included translations from English to Latin and Latin to English. She did very well with it all and is really understanding the reasoning behind the grammar. In the next session, I hope to review ablative absolutes a little bit more and then begin on subjunctives."
"We went over population growth, biodiversity, mining, the carbon and water cycle, and multiple questions from previous tests. The student had a grasp on many of the concepts. His midterm is Friday, and we may schedule another session. He was great and had an extremely positive attitude. We also went over women's education, mass transportation, and reducing the carbon footprint. He was extremely well rounded and seemed to understand the topics."
"The student and I worked on studying for her chemistry test today. Topics we covered were quantum mechanics, Planck's constant, Einstein's discovery, and electron configuration. She knew most of the material, but we went over some areas of confusion on quantum mechanics. We also reviewed her lab and homework assignment to make sure her answers were accurate. She informed me that she received an 86% on her last quiz, so we wanted to make sure that she will receive above a 90% on her next test."
"In our most recent session, the student and I continued to talk about the intricacies of the British colonization of North America. We talked about the concepts of salutary neglect and laissez faire economics, and the way in which the Navigation Acts impacted the relationship between the colonists and Britain. We also covered the connection between the Dominion of New England and the Glorious Revolution. For our next lesson, she is going to prepare for her upcoming quiz, so that we can review any questions that she has about the material."
"The student and I worked through a pre-lab and talked about his chemistry exam from last week. He may be having trouble with unit conversions so we'll probably focus more on that in the future."