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Academic Tutoring in Memphis, TN
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 Memphis, TN 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.
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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student had a surprise test, on which she got a 73. We reviewed the concepts she had trouble with as well as multiplication strategies being taught in school (by 10, 100, 1000).
Today the student and I covered adding and subtracting mixed and improper fractions. We corrected a few of her homework problems in the beginning but she quickly picked up the section and knew how to complete the rest of her homework correctly on her own. We then moved on to the next chapter in her math book that her teacher will be covering soon, so that she could be ahead of her classwork. This chapter covered multiplication of fractions, which she was able to get almost every problem correctly.
Today we continued or work on waves, focusing this time on constructive and destructive interference and on adding waves together. We also looked at the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves.
We went over context clues fill in the blank question. The student struggles with vocabulary, which is to be expected because she is a few years younger than the students who take these tests. She has a good intuition for picking up on context once she knows the meaning of the vocabulary words though.
We covered inverse and joint variation, graphing rational functions, multiplying and dividing rational functions, adding and subtracting rational functions, and solving rational equations.
The student and I prepared for his unit test on conics. We went over standard form of circles, parabolas, hyperbolas, and ellipses. Additionally, we focused on graphing all 4 conics and manipulating functions into standard form.
We covered applications of first and second derivatives to find intervals where a function increases, decreases, when it is concave up and down, and finding the inflexion points. The student needed help with specific problems, especially involving trigonometric functions, but we went over the concepts and she seems to understand everything. She was concentrated and eager to understand so the session was really productive.
Today was a productive session. We covered Mendelian genetics by going over Mendelian laws, the types of dominance, and heritable diseases. The student's attitude is very positive, and she is willing to learn the material. She grasps the material well. Today, we focused on her upcoming exam by going over her study guide.
During this session, I spent time talking with mom and dad about their concerns with the student. I took a look at what he is currently learning in class and where he is having difficulty. I made note of some topics that I would like to work with him on.
We worked mostly on the student's essay, making sure that it sounded okay and that all of the bullets on the rubric were met. We also went over more study skills and organizational skills. I suggested that he show his parents how he organized his work when he comes home from school to reinforce good habits.
We worked exclusively on verbal studies today. We expanded the student's understanding from 5-6 sentence passages to multiple lengthy paragraphs and are working on strategies for approaching the more lengthy passages. She is doing well and is a pleasure to work with.
During this session the student asked to review for her Algebra and English final exams. We covered solving systems of inequalities, graphing, writing inequalities from a real world scenario, writing critical essays incorporating analysis of an author's use of figurative language, and vocabulary words tested on the exam. She said she felt like she was prepared for her exams after the review. She is going to complete a practice Algebra test prior to our next session so we can hone in on skills she may need additional practice on that are relevant to both SAT concepts and her grade level.