Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent the hour today doing his math assignment and doing half of his study guide for his upcoming Math exam this Thursday. We also reviewed what he is doing in his other classes and talked about upcoming tests and quizzes that he will need to prepare for. Tomorrow we will finish studying for his math exam, study for his grammar quiz, and work on his math vocabulary log."
"ISEE: factoring, geometry, percentage. Sample ISEE packet can be obtained online according to level. Worked through sample problems and made up similar problems for student to work on."
"The student and I worked on the problem of the week. I think he should, in the future, work on it with a classmate. We also worked on some English."
"The student and I focused this session on the formation of commands the imperative verb forms (singular, plural, formal, and informal). In doing so, we paid special attention to indirect and direct pronouns, how and where to add them to the verb construction, and how that impacts whether or not to add an accent."
"The student and I worked on a few math problems, a couple science sections, and then hit the English section. Honestly, she is going to ROCK the ACT. We'll keep practicing to increase her score more, but she's already doing very well in each of the 4 sections."
"Again, a little bit of everything, but with a special focus on working through math problems, seeing the problem the way the SAT wants you to see the problem, not the way the SAT is trying to see if it can trick you into seeing the problem."
"During the session we covered magnetic field and its effect on moving charge. The resultant magnetic force due to a moving charge and magnetic field. The resultant force due to a loop with a current in the space of magnetic field. Magnetic moment and the resultant torque if we apply magnetic field on the magnetic moment. The right hand rule. How to calculate the magnitude of the cross product. The right hand rule applied to a loop with a current."
"The student and I worked on math tonight. We used the same format as we used for science and reading. She completed a couple of questions and then we would go over them. We complied a list of topics to review and plan to make flash cards on Sunday. After completing part of the math test we worked on some science questions. She is making a lot of progress with the science questions."
"I lent the student a book that covered the basic math concepts he'd encounter. We went over adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and decimals. We then went over percent problems - how to translate word problems into percentages, how to convert decimals to percentages, and vice versa."
"Practiced choosing ser vs. estar and the proper conjugations for each; used study materials and worked through quizzes and tests on ser/estar I, II, and III. Also used Barron's chapter on ser/estar. She is making great progress with conjugations!"
"The student went over the science and reading sections today. Her content understanding is good, but her pacing is slow; she likes to take her time. To do as well as she is capable of, she needs to practice timing. Being able to complete the sections within the allotted time without sacrificing accuracy. This may mean occasionally skipping a problem that she's struggling with so that she doesn't sacrifice other problems she could easily solve. If she spends some time this week practicing completing the sections within the time limits, she should do well. She discovered that skimming a passage doesn't work for her because she doesn't retain enough. But if she's going to read all 4 fairly lengthy passages, she needs to read quickly. The passage should take her no more than 1.5 minutes to read and then she needs to answer all 10 questions in about 8 minutes, (this is for the reading section)."
"The student and I reviewed the material from the first four chapters of her Chemistry book, in particular significant figures, multiplying/dividing/adding/subtracting with SF, rounding, conversions, metric unit conversions, energy, specific heat and density."