Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During my session with the student, she worked on brainstorming, organizing, and outlining her FRQ essay test in AP world history. She worked on organizing her notes on the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty. Once she had the information for the essay organized, she seemed confident about the material we reviewed."
"The student had some questions on some Earth Science homework. I helped her understand the topics. We went over how the sun is at different angles during the months of the year and how that affects temperature and day length. For the rest of the time, she worked on a paper that she needed to finish. I told her that when she is home, before printing her final copy, she should read it out loud to herself and make sure that everything is typed the way she wants it to sound. Sometimes when people type and read it on the computer, their brain misreads. She also sent me a copy to read over."
"We covered how the student is doing in each of his classes, his specific struggles, how his 3 ring binders need to be organized, how to motivate him to "get his work done" at home, developed a plan on how to decide what he will do during his free time at school, developed a plan on what time he would start his homework, the things he needed to do when he came home before he started studying and how to break it up into smaller, more manageable chunks. His father took notes and was very good at providing additional information."
"He is in pre-AP/IB chemistry courses. We went over isotopes, relative abundances, protons, neutrons, etc. -- everything to prepare him for his upcoming exam. We also went over his old exam that he took before I began tutoring him which covered dimensional analysis and how to set up word problems that at first glance seem very complicated."
"We spent our first session discussing some tips such as keeping track of upcoming exams and goals of doing better in the student's Honors Biology class. He just finished being tested on a topic, and he wanted to go over the topics that he found difficult. Thus, we jumped into our tutoring session where our primary focus was on the structure and function of membranes, especially the phospholipid bilayer. We discussed terms and topics such as solubility, tonicity, water potential, and water transport."
"The student has a test this week in her Spanish class, and we spent the session working through the teacher's review, which covered vocabulary, imperfect vs. preterite, past tense patterns and trigger words, as well as the subjunctive tense with words of emotion and doubt or a change of subject. She did an excellent job with the review and felt confident about her test by the end of our session. She planned on further reviewing her vocabulary after our session."