Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through the take home exam. I noticed that when he is solving problems he doesn't write much down and that he relies on his calculator to see his work. I warned him against this, saying that it is easier to make a mistake and not find out where it is. Also, he is still having difficulty with conversions. He wants to be able to memorize how to solve a problem and not think his way through analyzing each step. "
"The student is a great student to work with! This week, since she just got back from spring break, we talked a lot about what's going on in school now that she's back (as well as some details about her trip, of course!). I'm looking forward to homework starting back up so that we can get back to algebraic equations, which she's been steadily improving on over the weeks!"
"The student and I met for the first time from 7-8:30. We discussed his progress in his Chemistry class, the grade breakdown, and the composition of the exams before going over chapter 16. We reviewed the concepts relating to solvents and solutions including molarity, molality, Henry's Law, freezing point depression, boiling point elevation, and solubility at the molecular level."
"The student did her spelling penmanship independently. Then she completed the spelling word activity page with some help. She read Maria's Visit and answered the comprehension questions. We had enough time for her to read four pages of A to Z Mysteries, The Jaguar's Jewel."
"We reviewed the first two tests on graphing inequalities and graphing linear equations. Then we reviewed the first few homework problems for the problem set that the student has to complete this weekend on domain and range."
"We worked on the student's homework again this evening. She is still working on arc length and trig using radians. We completed her six homework problems, though did struggle with the last several. She has grasped which trig identity to use in which situation, but needs prompting to complete the problems."
"The student and I continued working through some practice problems. We worked on some problems involving acid and base neutralization reactions. We calculated pH when given the hydrogen ion concentration. We also talked about covalent and ionic bonding, and polar and non-polar bonds. She also performed a few stoichiometric calculations. "
"The student had a draft of her paper for Romeo and Juliet. She had a thesis, but as we reviewed the essay, a new theme emerged, so she revised her thesis accordingly. Besides the organization and structure of the essay, we worked on grammar, spelling, and fragments. The end product was a well-thought out paper."
"The student and I worked more on the writing section and she did another sample essay -- focusing on the persuasive prompt rather than the creative writing one. Then, she worked on a math section and we went over it together."
"We reviewed concepts for the writing portion including misplaced modifiers, subject verb agreement, plural vs singular (especially possessive), and pronoun agreement. We also reviewed for the math section, discussing symbol questions, remainders, and right triangles."
"The student and I reviewed the math section, completing every answer correctly, and began practicing the English section. For her homework from the last session, she finished the math test and got a score of 27! She did an excellent job!"
"Worked on the phrases he wrote since Monday. Conjugated the past perfect and imperfect, like "I was going to go" vs. "I was going" vs "I went," Translated some sentences from Sports Illustrated to Spanish."