Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student got done with his first test, and so far so good. He got a 1530 total (1020 Reading and Math combined). If we can get that reading and math up past 1100 that would be awesome. I think we are going to have time to do some serious work in the next few weeks."
"The student and I worked on SAT math during this session. The student shows a lot of potential in mathematics. We worked through an entire section and then decided to focus on geometry based on my quick assessment. We covered circle problems from geometry and The student showed progress on finding the area of a sector and the length of an arc. "
"Reviewed errors on practice exam taken by student between sessions. Discussed all concepts about which student did not feel completely confident in math, reading comprehension, science, and English sections of exam. Discussed most successful means of structuring essay and tips on improving essay writing, tailoring it to the expectations of the admissions test graders. Answered all final questions regarding the upcoming exam."
"Review homework (recap); conversation; grammar (adjectives, article, verbs); homework assigned; student to email homework for me to review in advance of session. Excellent session! A lot was covered and the student is grasping concepts well."
"Went over homework problems involving Newton's three laws: 1) inertia, 2) F=ma, 3) action-reaction pairs. Reviewed homework number 4 problems including force vector diagrams, using the second derivative of position to calculate acceleration, and concept questions."
"Reviewed Chapters 6 and 7 of her Biology textbook and completed a homework packet that corresponded to those chapters. In chapter 6 we reviewed microscopy, the similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, a cell's organelles and their respective functions, and cell fractionation. In chapter 7 we covered evolving theories about a cell's plasma membrane, specific functions and properties of the phospholipid bilayer, membrane proteins, diffusion, osmosis, facilitated diffusion, active transport and types of endocytosis (phagocytosis, pinocytosis and receptor mediated endocytosis)."
"The student and I began to work on the review for his final. We got through about 3 pages of the review packet. We went through each problem and first I had the student try to tell me how to solve the problem or what they were asking for. If the student needed help I would review with him and discuss how to go about solving the problem."
"The student and I briefly discussed her sample essay from out last meeting and spent the remainder of the session reviewing for the quantitative reasoning section. In particular, we focused on strategies for the mathematical comparison questions. We also put together a plan for moving forward and working towards a spring-time date for taking the actual test."
"Reviewed test strategies, especially those strategies for succeeding in the reading and writing part of the test. The student worked very well, and I assigned homework for next week."
"We went over Coulomb's law, electric force, field, and voltage for her upcoming quiz. They were similar to problems we went over last week. We focused on the math and how a professor could ask a question in a test setting."
"The student and I worked on acids and bases. She was working on a review where she had to identify properties of acids and bases, name acids and bases, and calculate pH, pOH, [H+], [OH-]. She did a good job, especially with the calculations."
"We reviewed questions and topics including percent change, charts, standard deviation, proportions, Pythagorean theorem, and slope."