Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on Section 4 Math and completed half of it in about an hour. The student is great at math and understands how to solve all of the problems. We also read a few passages of the reading comprehension and learned that she does best with fiction. We are discussing strategies for how to approach factual passages and ensure we answer the questions correctly."
"Discussed and vastly expanded on the concept of subatomic particles. Showcased the size of these using an online interactive scale and discussed the indirect methods by which we observe these particles. Then, switched gears and discussed astronomy - the size and complexity of the various structures we have thus far observed in outer space, and the technology we use to make these observations (such as the instruments aboard the Hubble telescope). Showed the student some of the instruments available to us to experience these observations."
"The student and I went over sections 7.2 and 7.3 this evening. She just learned how to solve systems of equations by elimination. She is doing fairly well. We spent time talking about whether to add or subtract, and a review of substitution. I suggested that she practice those two concepts during the week, before our Thursday session."
"Probability & Statistics exam and quiz prep, with solving problems and discussing solutions. Student was very easy to work with and understood concepts very well."
"The student and I worked on a review of the final; the review covered topics on the first and second derivatives and how they are related to velocity and acceleration; we also further reviewed the relationship between the first and second derivatives with maximums, minimums, and points of inflection."
"I gathered some background information about the student and we also completed passages online that dealt with Newton's Forces, physical thermodynamics, DNA technology, retroviruses, the genetics of viruses, and central dogma material (replication/ transcription/ translation). He stated that his weakest topic will most likely be biochemistry and biology, which were the areas that he had the most difficult time with the passages we completed today. Since he is an engineering major and he has taken many physical science-based courses, he was noticeably strong in most of the passages and questions we completed in the physics section. Going forward, I instructed him to read at least three chapters of biochemistry from his book and one chapter of each of the rest of the science subjects. Biochemistry will definitely be a main focus for almost all of our sessions."