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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.
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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Practiced multiplying decimals in preparation for an upcoming test. The student had no trouble with any of these problems, but as always, should review her multiplication tables. then studied for an English test -- topics included declarative/interrogative/imperative/exclamatory sentences, simple and complete subjects and predicates, and identifying direct objects when indirect objects are also present in sentences.
We covered subtracting exponents and multiplying and dividing negative and positive exponents. The student was very positive. We reviewed the money strategy as well as the "bad guys/things and good people/things" method for multiplying and dividing. Extra practice is to figure out a shortcut for number 34 of section 2.4. The student really likes metaphors and analogies for remembering rules.
Introduced the student to sound. Discussed how sound moves in various mediums, demonstrated how the Doppler effect worked, and showed relationship between intensity and decibel level. Introduced constructive and destructive interference using illustrations of sound waves and how they interact. Also began work on harmonics of strings in place, open pipes, and partially open pipes. He had a strong grasp on all concepts we reviewed and was able to explain them back to me as well as discuss other topics dealing with sound (acoustic vs. electric guitars, Doppler effect with ambulances, etc.).
We covered Mendelian genetics and non-mendelian type. She is struggling with the concept slightly but is slowly improving. I told her to practice more on Punnet squares and the terms used. She has a couple of tests coming up, and she will be ready with more practice.
Covered the initial stages of chemical thermodynamics. Conversion of water into several phase states and calculation of heat required to such processes. Went over homework set, mostly completed. Will follow up on one question in particular. Overall the student is getting better at determining the correct equations to use in chemical processes. Great progress and aptitude.
The student and I went over a challenge problem sheet that she had for class that involved factoring and exponents along with solving radicals and square roots. We went through each of them and picked them apart so that the student knew how to solve them efficiently and in a way that made the problems easier. She did really well.
We went over new vocabulary sheets for both students. Student 1 and student 2 are to learn student 2's new vocab list. We also went over meaning changes for verbs like saber and conocer when used in imperfect or perfect tenses. We went over irregular past tense verbs: ir, ser, hacer, dar. Both students are making great progress with past tense verbs.
The student has improved tremendously! His reading and math skills are getting close to grade level and his math is already at grade level. His mother has done an excellent job of reinforcing concepts learned in tutoring and at school.
Today was the student's first session; we went over a math practice section from his book to see where he currently is. He is a quick learner. He was very focused and eager to learn throughout the session, and I believe his score can increase significantly with more understanding of the more basic concepts. After just explaining and going through one practice test, he already started grasping concepts and problems a lot quicker on the second one.
The student and I focused a lot on numbers today, especially on 7,8,9, and 10. He's getting better with recognizing the numbers, and he clearly understands the underlying concepts, he just has a hard time remembering the proper names of the different numbers. We also did some reading today, and he did pretty well blending sounds into words.
We reviewed an essay the student had written and talked about ways to insure his ideas flow logically and all work to support his thesis. We discussed grammatical issues particular to him so he can check himself as he writes. We discussed writing more concisely by avoiding helping verbs, long prepositional phrases, and making strategic use of punctuation.
We continued work on rotational physics today, focusing on torque. We worked three problems of increasing difficulty, involving calculus concepts to help simplify in some cases. We also briefly reviewed the previous session's material.