Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished Ch. 3 and the Ch. 2 practice exam last week. She had a lot of questions on the practice exam, so we spent most of the session going over those. We then started Ch. 4. I asked the student to finish Ch. 4 and do the Ch. 3 practice exam for next week."
"Today the student and I finished the unit on limits and series with the final three lessons, regarding power series and iterated functions. Power series proved no trouble at all for the student, and despite another textbook lesson based on BASIC programming, together we found our way to the actual mathematical concepts behind iterated functions. The unit test was also completed without difficulty. On Monday, we will begin the final unit of the student's course."
"The student's writing and math scores were both considerably lower than her critical reading score on the diagnostic test, so we'll focus on bringing those two up over the course of our sessions. We began the session by going over the strategies for guessing, which she was unaware of. She left quite a few questions blank that she had at least a rough idea of how to solve, so knowing when to guess will already begin to raise her scores. In math we focused on going step-by-step using the information that is given to figure out the answer even when the ultimate goal is unclear. For the writing sections we focused on what the SAT looks for in its "best" answers."
"We recapped different forms of setting up a business and financial intermediaries. We talked about the inverse relationship between interest rates and bond values, and how bonds of longer maturity are more sensitive to interest rate changes. We also covered term structure of interest rates, and touched a little bit on the Federal Reserve Bank."
"Since the student will be taking the assessment test next week we started by reviewing the material his teacher will cover next. This included Acid-Base Titrations. He seemed to have an okay understanding of the material. Afterwards, he worked on his online homework, which included complex questions about solubility, solutions, and polarity. He finished half of the questions and will finish the other half during the next session."