Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Pie Charts! Reading aloud! Highlights include: -Practical application of pie charts (what'd you get for Halloween and when is a pie chart like a clock, and what does that mean?) -The Myth of Perseus"
"The student and I went over the steps of cellular respiration and then started going over her exam study guide. By the end of the hour, it was obvious the student had a very solid grasp on the material, and I am confident she will do well on her next test!"
"During our session the student and I went over her most recent test. We reworked all of the problems in which points were taken off. I helped her understand why she had points taken off and how she needed to go about solving the problem correctly."
"The student worked on a couple timed sections prior to our appointment so we went over the questions that he missed to ensure he knew the mistakes he made. He has improved from getting approximately 50% (20 out of 40) of the science questions right to getting closer to 90% right (36 out of 40). The increase in this section alone (a raw score of 15 to now a 27) should boost his overall composite score significantly. We worked for a while on English to answer some of his basic questions. And during the last 20 minutes we covered a reading comprehension passage. I do think he learned some test taking "tricks" that might speed things up for him. He takes the ACT on Saturday."
"Student A: Went over her Algebra homework, solving 3 systems of equations. Difficult at first but were able to complete it at the end. Can take a while as you have to plug and chuck a lot of variables. Student B: Went over his US History homework. Went over the study guide for the chapter and did Cornell notes on the chapter."
"We began this session by asking what it was she felt she needed help on most. After completing some practice sections at home, we decided to go over math problems that she was struggling with. When we completed this, we reviewed reading pointers and I had her complete a timed reading section that she scored nearly perfect on. I asked her to review the root words on her own at least twice, prior to the test to refresh her memory on vocabulary. She verbalized being very confident in her ability to improve her score this next time around."
"This evening we went over making a compare and contrast chart for the Declarations on the Rights of Man and the Citizen and the Declaration on the Rights of Woman and the Citizen, both published at the start of the French Revolution. We talked a little bit about looking critically at documents and noticing the discrepancies about what information is given in each document and therefore what conclusions one can draw."
"The student and I first worked on reading the z-table, calculating the z-statistic, and making confidence intervals. We then moved on to learning about the t-statistic and hypothesis testing, which his class will cover this week. He seems to be understanding these concepts and his ability to solve the problems with minimal help is improving!"
"We covered the following: Roots, algebraic equations with roots, and Ques #1-20 in prediagnostic test. We also briefly reviewed geometry (equilateral triangle and Pythagorean theorem in solving unknown quantities) and 2 variable algebra."
"Saw the students for 1.5 hours each. Went over vocab homework and did massive roots and word stems lesson. Assigned more roots to memorize for next week and the vocab questions from the next practice test."
"We reviewed stoichiometry and limiting reactant problems for the student's Chemistry test. Then we went over Chapter 7 of her Algebra II HW, including exponential and logarithmic functions with graphing. She is very good at graphing."
"We went over his writing homework, focusing on a passages about John Muir. This was the first session. He knows about things like quotations and transition words, he just has trouble actually putting them into use. I left him with tips for his additional homework, which we agreed to cover the next day."