Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Continued discussing energy, initially covering the various forms of potential energy (mainly gravitational and elastic). After performing calculations involving potential energy, we then discussed conservation of mechanical energy with emphasis on its application in problem solving. Finally, we discussed power and its relation to work. The girls were assigned a homework assignment covering various topics in energy for over the weekend, and we will continue with momentum and collisions next week."
"In our second meeting of the week, I helped the student with more math preparation. He is performing well, but sometimes struggles with figuring out the best way to approach the more difficult problems. I have assigned him a full practice exam to complete under test conditions by the end of the week."
"The student and I went over some Math work today, and will cover the rest of his assignments on Friday. He did well today, but still had a little trouble with some basic fundamentals and signs. With proper practice he will get it though. "
"The student and I reviewed some topics in pre-calculus: Function transformations, exponential functions. We also reviewed some American History to prepare him for his practice test tomorrow."
"The two students each had some of the online Spanish homework tonight, so we worked through the assignments one at a time. The first student had to watch a video and answer comprehension questions; I'm impressed by his ability to understand Spanish spoken by native speakers, as in the video. The second student was working on conjugating verbs in present tense, which is a constant companion activity for Spanish 1. students."
"The students both did superbly today. I'm very proud of the both of them. Student A and I tackled the present tense of third conjugation verbs (both regular and third -io). He demonstrated a strong command of the material by the end of our hour together. Student B and I, after a quick-and-dirty review of forming the subjunctive in all our tenses, tackled the deliberative subjunctive, one of the few independent uses of the subjunctive in Latin. He handled them particularly well, especially the method of breaking down each word of a Latin sentence and only then translating that sentence into English. Great job, both of you guys!"