Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked through a number of science, math, and English questions. Her science and English scores today were very impressive, but she made a couple of mistakes in her math practice (due to not reading the problems carefully). I have asked her to work with logarithms and probability to prepare for our next session."
"We discussed about the following topics--- 1. First law of thermodynamics 2. Second law of thermodynamics 3. Third law of thermodynamics We also defined the terms -- system and its types processes and its types surroundings state functions internal energy change enthalpy change entropy change Gibbs free energy change."
"For homework, student completed a full SAT practice test. She did very well and only had questions about a few of the problems. We therefore spent the majority of our session practicing for the writing portion. To tackle the multiple choice problems, we went over the types of idioms she may see in the "identifying the error" section and completed some grammar drills. We then reviewed multiple essay prompts to practice pre-writing strategies. For homework, she will practice new vocabulary words and write at least one essay. We will meet again on Sunday to review her essay."
"We did a review today for his test, and he seemed nervous but did well. He is smart and has a good handle on math concepts. I reminded him to tackle the easy problems first then go back and work on the harder problems. I also suggested that he writes down all formulas and tips before he starts on his test. He texted me after the test to let me know that he did rather well, and the test was easier than he anticipated."
"We specifically covered solving systems of equations by graphing and solving systems of equations using substitution. The student understood the material very well. The student had a great attitude on the material and had a firm grasp of the concepts. He completed all of his current homework with no problems and began his upcoming work."
"I covered Rational Functions by identifying vertical and horizontal asymptotes, domain, range, and graph. She was struggling to state the excluded values for the multiplication/division equations of the rational functions and also factoring them. We went over the packets on each section, and she was able to solve some equations on her own."
"The student worked on adding and simplifying fractions. She is doing well on both but still had trouble identifying when she needs to simplify a fraction. We worked on finding common factors. She worked on adding with carrying. She is doing well with this concept and even remembers to add the number she carried."
"Reviewed for English essay. The student had some questions prepared but we were able to really analyze the material, find new sources and teach him how to search databases. Best lesson we've had so far."
"We went over a few sample questions on heaths and what heaths are. He is more comfortable with the material than he originally thought. He was worried, but I was able to go over with him the key ideas and why heaths are constantly changing. For the last few minutes we discussed the make-up quizzes he was going to take tomorrow. He feels confident about these quizzes."
"Today we began defining rational and irrational equations. We went over the homework which had been assigned, and finished by practicing with word problems. Student does very well memorizing equations, but sometimes struggles fully understanding what they mean. We are working on understanding what the equations mean and how each part is derived so that she can better apply her knowledge."
"We went over regular polygons and how to find the perimeter, area, and apothem. This new chapter makes use of many of the previous concepts we've covered in the past several weeks, including things such as the bisector/Pythagorean theorem/ SohCahToa. Today I mentioned the helpful habit of writing down the basic formulas one expects to use during the test at the top of the page as it will help as a reference when stuck on a particular problem."
"Today we spent time reviewing the student's assignments for this upcoming week which included several Q&A cultural readings (the Mexican Aztecs' history and where they are today and Simon Bolivars background and accomplishments for Venezuela), listening and comprehension, and new vocabulary."