Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started by going over some of the problems the student missed on the last exam. A decent amount were just mixing up formulas to use and for the more word problems I helped her to figure out how to walk through and approach each of them. We then went over some new material and she seemed to leave with a pretty good understanding of them. Overall a good session."
"The student and I first completed her math homework. We then practiced her multiplication tables. She has her 0, 1, 2, and 5 times tables down consistently. She is also doing well with her 3s. We talked a little bit about strategies to use with the other facts, since some of those are more difficult. She also has been learning about elapsed time in class. Therefore, we went over some different story problems with this concept. She had a few questions but was able to understand it better the more practice she had."
"Today was the student's first session. We focused on the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT, with my intention being to gauge his level, vocabulary, and tactile feel for English grammar. We closed class today by looking at the essay prompt of a real SAT, and discussing strategies for attacking it."
"I helped the student prepare for the ACT he's taking on Saturday. We started with reading comprehension, slowly went through a passage, and then went through all of the questions. I gave him one to work on for our next session. For the remainder of this session, we went through about 20 math problems."
"Topics: We discussed many topics in pulmonary and renal physiology. We also talked about acid base disturbances and reviewed questions in cardiac phys. Progress: This was out last session before the student's big physiology test. I feel he was well prepared."
"The student and I went through the basics of geometric proofs. We covered the basics of triangle congruence, triangle similarity, quadrilateral proofs, and geometry of a circle. She seemed to have a better grasp of the information after our session. We will continue to work together to help her further understand this subject."
"The student and I worked on her review of percents, and she knew how to do all the work. After we finished the review, she worked on questions I made up for her. After all the practice she seemed more comfortable with the material and worked faster to solve the problems."
"Today we covered chemical kinetics and equilibrium as well as thermochemistry in general chemistry. Additionally we covered thermodynamics and fluids and solids in physics. The student demonstrated great progress in both sections and showed tremendous growth in dimensional analysis and review of units to help confirm questionable formulas. For next week, the student will review fluids and solids as well as start electrostatics, phase changes and gas laws. "
"Went over math problems from the book, which involved adding/subtracting fractions with polynomials in the numerator/denominator. Also did practice math and English problems for the exam. His English is very good."
"Reviewed for the SAT Math. The student did extremely well with even the most difficult questions from the OSAT book. If she double-checks her work and avoids careless errors, she should do very well on the SAT math (700+). I also introduced her to the basics of statistics, including mean, standard deviation, normal distribution, and common layouts for data. Concluded the session by going over the homework from her math class, which she knows quite well."
"The student and I studied for the quiz with old slope field/DE questions. We will review from now until exam. We should come up with basic derivative/integration review to solidify basics. I will find more part 1 questions for him to practice with."
"Today the student and I worked over a full-length Science test that he completed this week. He did very well and scored a 29, which was as high as his original scores. We went over a few more test-taking strategies in all the different sections, focusing mostly on English and Reading, because these are topics the student does not feel as confident with. We worked on problems in the English and Math sections for time, focusing on understanding how much time needed to be spent on each question."