Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the strategies for doing each type of passage and then did another practice example of each one. Then we covered some ratio and proportion problems since the student said she still struggles with those. This Thursday is our final session and the student is going to let me know what topics to cover."
"I worked with the first student on substitution of algebraic equations. She seemed much more confident in this topic than in prior sessions. In addition, we looked over her last test. The grade was low, but she had made progress in many areas. We reviewed how to graph functions and practiced finding parallel and perpendicular lines. With the other student, we worked on his homework. He worked on solving and graphing linear inequalities for the quiz he has in school. He was able to complete the assignment on his own."
"Reviewed the following: Writing, solving and graphing functions, inequalities, absolute value, whole, integers, and rational numbers. The student was able to grasp concepts quickly once they were presented to him in a simplified manner. I also taught him the importance of writing out all the steps."
"Went over the student's essay that he prepared and discussed tips on how to structure the essay. We also game planned how he would spend 5 mins of the time at the end going through the essay looking to replace passive voice, making sure he answered the question, and simplifying abstract wording. We then went over the sections he had done for the day"
"Chapter 7.8; convergence and divergence of functions and comparison theorem. The student has come a long way in calculus, and has clearly improved her understanding of concepts and questions. Her strong foundation in Math will continue to improve."
"We went over electric potential, electrostatics, electric fields, electric circuits, genetics, microbiology and central-dogma material (transcription/ translation/ replication). Overall, she did the best on the physics topics but she had quite a bit of trouble with the biology topics. She had a bit of trouble with the more advanced topics (positive vs. negative strand DNA, types of mutations, the Wobble Effect of codons), and I lectured on these topics as we progressed through the passages. I instructed her to please complete as many genetics passages for this week as possible as that is a very high yield topic that she must master well in advance. I also instructed her to please complete the final passage (electric circuits). It is worth it to note that the student was doing great in this passage before we concluded the session."