Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to review for his final exam, going over his test that covered electrochemistry and buffers. We spent time reviewing balancing redox reactions, calculating changes in buffer pH, and other topics as they came up."
"Today the student prepared for his formal lab report concerning yeast fermentation of various sugary beverages. We discussed possible sources of errors and ways the experiment can be improved next time. Next we went on to discuss the beginnings of evolution, highlighting famous scientists such as Darwin and Lamarck along the way."
"The student and I reviewed his previous English test and discussed timed-writing techniques for his upcoming exam. In Algebra, the student and I reviewed linear systems, specifically solving them with the methods of elimination and substitution, and what these answers represent on a graph. We also continued our practice with word problems and creating formulas in order to solve word problems."
"The student is such an enthusiastic young man. He adds sparkle to any topic we are reviewing. We spent time on GFC's, giving him an additional method to use, and extending to some higher level application word problems. I also introduced cross multiplication as it tied in well with GFC's. We did some recreational reading, but he found it difficult to dissect a plot out of it and have him extend it to some creative writing. We transitioned to his English work book, reading a biography on Abe Lincoln and answering some multiple choice questions. Next session, I would like to start with English and have him do some writing, as we can then pursue editing details."
"We practiced the 10 new words for this week, which mostly featured the short "u" sound. The student did well with words like because, above, and from. We practiced subtraction facts for the number 2, but playing a contest game with flashcards that he had invented during a prior session. He informed me that his class is already up to facts for number 4, so we will focus on 3 and 4 next time. With minimal assistance, he read all of the book "Feast For 10." We will probably revisit these next time, so that he can read them both completely independently."
"The student and I were able to cover Key Issues 1-3 and about half of four for her review packet. Most of the material she was able to find definitions for, so I tried to press for examples and clarifications. For the introduction for this material though, she is off to a good start. She just needs to complete the final 7 questions and one questions from key issue 3."