Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked on Algebra homework on solving systems equations and then did some review for final. Understood systems equations after going over the concept of substitution. Also had some trouble about transformations of graph, but after review seemed to understand."
"The student's mother seemed most concerned about the Math section, and the practice assessment results bore that out. We began with a basic review of the Math concepts covered by the assessment test, concluding with an informal practice. The student performed well with minimal prompting."
"The student and I went over some algebra work. We also worked on memorizing Spanish words. We practiced, and I showed him how to work with the words; and he did really well. In ten minutes he had all of the words memorized. I think he will do well on his vocab quiz tomorrow, Friday. "
"The student will be taking the assessment in Integrative Algebra in June. We dedicated this session to discussing a practice test for the exam, which was handed out in class. We reviewed basic algebraic symbolic manipulation, the definition of a square root, algebraic manipulation of a square root, solving a 2nd degree polynomial by factoring, and basic set theory definitions"
"The student came prepared with several questions about the Doppler effect and waves. We reviewed mitosis/meiosis so that she could draw both of the processes and explain what happens from a chromosomal perspective."
"The student and I began by reviewing the topics that she was most concerned about. We went over different problems that were to be on the test regarding matrices. We covered finding determinants, inverse matrices, and solutions to matrices. At the end we reviewed what we covered during the session and she seemed to understand a lot more. As long as she remembers how to properly multiply matrices, she will do quite fine."
"We worked primarily on essay construction and outlines. The student had prepared a practice essay that we discussed. My suggestions for improvement were that he define ambiguous terms in the essay prompt, and that he focus on discussing controversial aspects of the prompt. We also did some work on sample math problems."
"Today, the student and I worked mostly on biology. These next two weeks they will be given considerably more homework, so we focused on completing all of his biology assignments. They just finished microbiology, and are now working on classification within kingdom animalia."
"Discussed with the student, how her classes are going overall and then, what she needed to get done this week. She told me about her Spanish test today, chemistry test from last week, among other topics. We also discussed her schedule for next year. We reviewed a chemistry lab worksheet that she will need to fill out and the correct ways to solve the problems. We also went over her most recent AP World notes and the flashcards corresponding to what she had learned in class. Topics included the Sepoy Rebellion, Qing Empire, and British East India Company."
"The student and I are focusing on the reading portion of the SAT; this week she did much better on her vocabulary, and we went over filling-in-the-blank as a strategy to finding the right word. She still struggled with the long passage, but she is learning to think like the SAT. She is more comfortable with the test, and we went over some other test-taking strategies for next Saturday!"
"This was our first session, and I think it went well. The student's level is higher than I was expecting. He is good at his listening comprehension and a strong vocabulary. I have a list of things he wants to work on in the future."
"We worked on nouns, addition, time, greater than and less than. These are all topics that are being focused on in school, so we are continuing to address them so he can become proficient in them."