Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's old exam and quiz on Kinetics and Equilibrium. She had particular difficulty with reaction diagrams and telling the difference between exothermic and endothermic curves. By the end of the session, she was able to identify the different points on each graph. We also went over equilibrium shifts and by the end of the session she seemed pretty well versed in how adding/removing reagents and changes in pressure and temperature alter equilibrium. I told her to look at the reaction diagram once a day and rehearse what each looks like to keep it fresh in her mind. I told her that we should start next session by reviewing these concepts. I advised her to do a few questions per night and make a list of topics that she doesn't remember very well or wants to go over for the test so that we can get a head start in reviewing for the exam on June 23. "
"Using coordinate points to determine polygons like triangles and quadrilaterals. The student has improved with his use of the distance formula and slope."
"Because the student has a mid term coming up, we reviewed the entire chapter to find out what he needs to focus on studying. He has mastered his arithmetic and algebra and knows the first 4 chapters of his book. The areas he needs to focus on are fractions, ratios and scaling objects. Yesterday, we worked with scaling and today he retained most of what we worked on. It took him a second to remember how to find the scale factor but I think he's got it now. "
"The student took another practice exam since our last session, so we went over her answers. She did much better in quantitative comparisons, and wrote another great essay. Her main issues are time management and lack of confidence. When she feels pressured by time, she starts randomly guessing instead of eliminating bad answers and making thoughtful choices. I'm trying to reduce her anxiety by giving her a lot of math drills. She's a lot more comfortable with percents and fractions though, as well as basic algebra. We're meeting again tomorrow, and I plan to go over sentence completion and more vocabulary."
"Went over his homework which talks about graphing skills. Then we did another worksheet that reviews writing down algebraic expression based on text. Lastly we went over the homework that I had for him from last session."
"The student and I were practicing with the application of object-oriented development. We were continuing to build upon the Dog class that we created last session, with him adding methods like bark() and growl(), and instance variables like size and breed."