Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered inorganic chemistry: equilibrium, acid and base. The student was working on her homework problems. After trying a few problems, she was understanding the material. We will try to work on organic parts of her homework next time."
"The student and I had a pretty good session. We talked about graphing exponential functions and logarithmic functions. We also worked through several problems working with growth functions. In physics we talked about pendulums, harmonic motion, gravity, and springs."
"We continued our work on the chemistry assignments for this chapter - this time we talked about liquids, solids, and changes of state. The student is beginning to understand core concepts on her own, and has started making some flashcards for the concepts that she doesn't grasp as easily. She is definitely challenged by the amount of work there is to do, but she is doggedly pursuing it nonetheless and I really admire her gumption in that respect. The review of previous material, which we did at the beginning of the session, was also very positive - she is remembering more and more each time."
"Today the student and I worked on self-analyzing her own performance and identifying areas/ themes where problems give her trouble, along with areas where she is getting problems right. She did well with this exercise and identified several issues such as re-checking her work, and going too quickly, and prioritized converting mixed numbers and fractions as an area she continues to need work on. We also reviewed fraction operations. These skills came back quickly, her major issues were still with converting fractions. I assigned her another problem set to practice with, and do self-analysis of her performance on. We will identify further math content areas for review next week."
"We covered math strategies on how to show work to benefit the student in his learning. I assigned him homework that would allow him to practice those strategies better. He is a smart kid but needs a lot of practice to make him focus on math. We covered the book he is reading, talked about theme and vocabulary words."
"The student starts school in a week and a half. We worked primarily from his summer math book: adding integers, identifying the type of property that was used, determining absolute value of a number. I allowed for him to successfully complete 5 problems, then play a quick 2 minute math game; I let him choose the math game this time, and he showed me Math Magician - a really great game! He did a great job with the book problems and with competing in the math game. He really has a great, laid back, fun attitude and is a pleasure to work with."