Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First session. Talked about current class schedule, struggles and strengths, and how to improve on tiny mistakes to move from the B-range to the A-range. Mostly talked about ways to help focus, doing homework all at 1 time, budgeting time each night, checking back over work. Good session."
"The student and I reviewed for her biology quiz on ecology, then we went over the questions she got wrong on her last geometry and biology test."
"The student and I worked through math problems she had missed on a previous assessment practice test. She showed improvement in her ability to discern how to solve a problem, though she still needs to work on being able to follow all of the steps correctly."
"The student and I worked on her geometry HW. She is learning angles of elevation and depression, trigonometry, Law of Sines, and Law of Cosines. She understands the material relatively well, but sometimes rushes to write something down without thinking about what it means. If she slows down, she will likely make fewer mistakes."
"The student and I met from 5:30-7. We worked on reviewing the permutations, combinations, solving systems of equations, particularly those involving conics."
"We went over the basics of set theory and by the end I feel like the student had a solid grasp of all the concepts. The more complicated questions are still giving him a little trouble, but with a tad more practice on those he'll be fine."
"Today we prepared the power-points and passages for class on Wednesday. Topics covered in the power-points were chemical stoichiometry, solutions and solubility, atomic structure and nuclear chemistry. In addition to the power-points, I had also prepared two passages with questions for the class to answer. I had also created a "cheat" sheet on sign conventions for mirrors and lenses."
"The student and I reviewed his second practice test. His work with flashcards continues to be very strong. We reviewed more topics in depth, and I requested that he complete exercises for homework."
"Today the student and I continued reading the nonfiction book, Tornadoes and Hurricanes. The student made several text to self connections with the story, including where his safe place would be during a storm. We worked on story vocabulary. He's working on meteorologist and precipitation. In math, we reviewed doubles and played a game finding sums and differences on a board."
"We will go over the student's exam on Monday, therefore we will focus on problem solving during the next session. Today we focused on equilibrium constants, how to calculate them, what it means, what the reaction quotient means, and the differences between Kc and Kp."
"In our session today, we began with the rational functions and started to work on graphing them and finding the VA and HA. We then moved on to working on physics and the concept of refraction in light. He seemed to have a firmer grasp on the rational functions and was understanding how to apply the necessary equations during refraction."
"The student had study sheets for all his classes today. We made a study schedule - he decided how much time he wants to study per subject per day. I also assigned him to finish the review for English and history by Friday. We started going over the Spanish review sheet together, and spent a lot of time on the imperfect today."