Award-Winning Academic Tutoring & Test Prep
Academic Tutoring in Los Angeles, CA
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement. We help students achieve their full academic potential by connecting them with brilliant tutors who understand how to transfer the exact practical skills and knowledge necessary to achieve superior academic performance. Tutors teach the right material, not just more material. Tutoring is highly individualized and based upon the needs of each student, and focus is given to classroom material and the reinforcement of fundamental concepts.
These selected Los Angeles, CA tutors know what it's like to be in school and understand exactly what is needed in order to be successful. Through one-on-one tutoring, relationships are formed that greatly enhance students' enjoyment of the sessions and the benefit that they receive from them.
To schedule a session or to inquire about our services, please call us at (310) 617-6847.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
In this session the student and I covered graphing Sine and Cosine functions. This involved graphing different translations and transforms done to the graphs. He was attentive to the material and understood most of the graphing concepts. I told him to study closely the base graphs. I left him to finish his homework.
The student and I reviewed the primary portions of grammar (pronoun identification & usage, subject-verb agreement, & whom, whose, and who). We also went through a range of basic and mid-level math portions. He has improved his speed, and more readily adapts to the question, skips 'too hard' questions, and recognizes the mistakes he's made during review.
We went over retro-synthesis practice problems and continued to review reactions today. We went over how to approach difficult retro-synthesis problems step by step. He says he is beginning to feel more comfortable with these types of problems. He also says using the whiteboard for practice problems has really enhanced his comprehension of problems. He has a good attitude and is staying up to date with course material. We also went over Williamson synthesis problems which he will be covering in class in the near future. He will continue to use his book for review of concepts and mechanisms, lecture notes, and online practice problems.
The student and I started the session by going over the summary he wrote for his marketing extra credit. He did a nice job of writing up the summary. His writing is continuing to improve, which is very encouraging. We then reviewed a second article for his marketing extra credit. He is currently writing his summary on the article, and once he sends it to me, I will send over feedback which we will go over on Sunday.
The student and I worked through two labs that he had not completed yet. They were not complicated, but they involved a good deal of work, so it was helpful to have me there to guide him through and check his calculations. They were both from earlier lessons, so we went back and reviewed the material before starting them. It was a little difficult at first since we had moved on to other lessons, but it didn't take long for him to review and refresh on the subject and complete the work.
First we worked on a math homework sheet. The student made 100 on his math test from last week!! He also passed his science test. Next, we completed a history worksheet in preparation for a test this upcoming week. We also went over some science and Spanish vocabulary.
Today the student and I covered the lessons on composite functions, inverse functions and graphing the function. We also had a lot of algebra review.
Today we did more work on chords and circles. We also worked on a quiz that she had. We finished the whole section. Towards the end of the session after we finished up all of the assignments that she had I helped her understand the Permutations and Combinations section that they are working on in class currently. I feel that she is understanding the material a little better.
Today we went over more of the statistical concepts studied in his class, specifically applying study results to a general population. We then reviewed all the concepts for the test. He has greatly improved his understanding of box and whiskers, and mean average deviation, and I think he will do well on his test tomorrow.
We worked on circumference and diameter relationship, and we also covered simple interest problems. The student knows how to o the calculations but he struggles if he's going to add or subtract the percentage, we are going to analyze different paragraphs in order to teach him what's interest, discount, etc.
The student and I went over the work he did independently this week. I have a more specific idea about his particular reading comprehension challenges, so we also worked on creating a "formula" that he can use to summarize as he reads. We hope that, as he grows more comfortable with this method, he will begin to use it on his classwork as well.
Student was very interested about learning how to say good afternoon, and basic questions about his name and my name, colors, parts of the face and vocabulary related to these. I also introduced a Colombian song about basic words and the meaning in English.