Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his homework involving logarithms. There was one problem that we had problems with so I encouraged him to go to his teacher for further instruction. I also stressed the importance of making sure he completes his homework. "
"The student and I reviewed the lecture that his professor is going over right now. It has to do with understanding properties of the elements by identifying trends in the periodic table of elements. The topics included atomic radii, ionic radii, electronegativity, electron affinity, and ionization energy. We then finished off on understanding how to assign oxidation numbers."
"Student is doing much better and more importantly, is feeling more confident with the content of the math test, so today was mainly focusing on strategy and how to approach the ACT math section in the most time efficient way. She does better with the straightforward problems more than the logic based problems, so we're going to have to look at that some more."
"The student and I reviewed the last thirty questions on his test review, which primarily focused on the analysis of polynomial equations, their graphs, and their roots. The student said that he was able to understand the nature of complex numbers more completely. He was very good at using synthetic substitution in order to determine whether or not a rational number was a root to an equation. We also reviewed finding the verities of parabolas, and the student seemed to have much better understanding than he did a few days ago. After practicing for a bit more and memorizing a few important formulas, he should be positioned to do very well on his final."
"The student and I went over almost all of her first diagnostic exam. We got through all of the sentence completion questions, as well as all of the writing questions and all of the graphing questions in the math section of the exam. She was very quick to identify most of her mistakes and, especially in the writing section, and could quickly choose the correct answer. We talked about making sure she takes her time, skipping questions to increase her score on the actual exam, and leaving the most difficult questions for after she has completed the easier ones. She will take a practice test, or as many sections as she can, before we meet again on Sunday, and she will time herself when doing so to get a good feel for how much time she actually has."
"We spent our time in practice, mostly multiple choice. I though the student was doing well above average with her MCs and was analyzing questions well. She has clearly been doing a lot of prep, and it is paying off. I look forward to hearing how this goes."