Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed his first exam (he got an 83), correcting the missed problems, and discussing his prep for this exam and his common test-taking errors that he can work on improving next time. We then covered a type of problem from each section of 8.1 and 8.2, which is up to where the professor has taught. We also spent a good amount of time on a shell problem, which illustrated that one of his greatest difficulties is organization with multi-layer problems (this one had 7). We will meet again on Wednesday at noon to most likely go over any difficult problems in 8.3 and 8.4. The student requested a regular meeting time on both Mondays and Wednesdays."
"Review of college chemistry regarding orbital shell hybridization, VESRP theory, valence electron and Lewis dot structures. Briefly touched on stoichiometry and discussed some problems to help clear up plans for our next session."
"We did a review of a previous lesson because, at that time, we did not really work much on the concepts/vocabulary. This lesson was focused around saying "I like/I don't like/I love" ______. I had them practice by filling in the sentence with previously learned vocabulary words, such as "swimming" and "baseball." Then, they created sentences using new words as well. Afterwards, we spent about 15 minutes with the 'opposites' matching game, and it worked out well because one student had been practicing throughout the week. His interest in completing the pairs led the other student to be interested as well, and he even taught the other student some of the words."
"Reviewed for a chemistry exam the student had the following day. Mostly focused on the concepts of naming ionic and molecular compounds. We went over the similarities and differences between the two, and once she got to visually see how they are separated on the table, she understood it much more."
"We worked on writing for the majority of the time in our session today. We talked about including details and telling a story. We also worked on vocabulary and breaking down words into their parts."
"We worked together on creating a sorting function. The assignment was to improve the bubble sort algorithm by decreasing the number of times that it goes through the loop, then examining the performance to see if it is faster."