Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered Dante's Inferno and worked on a pneumonic device for memorizing the circles of hell, the monsters, the punishments, and prominent characters. We also worked through some practice grammar tests."
"During the session today, we covered the Doppler effect, CO2 and pH of blood, circuits, vapor pressure, and organic chemistry. Specifically, we covered aldehydes, ketones, and carbohydrates. For the first half of the session, the focus was on aldehydes and ketones. We talked about their physical properties, trends, sources of aldehydes and ketones, and reactions with them. For the second half of the session, we focused on carbohydrates. We worked a lot on drawing carbohydrates in the Fischer projection, Halworth projection, and chair conformation. We talked about anomers, mutarotation, and ring formation. We covered a lot in this session, and we made significant progress addressing a couple of topics that we needed to review."
"The student and I got started right away with his first assignments over data categorization, pie charts, bar graphs, and two-variable tables. These introductory concepts were very simple, and the student had no trouble with them; we finished the first assignment and the relevant first half of the second assignment with ease."
"The student and I reviewed all activities completed over the weekend. Talked about the use of accent marks, Ir, Ir + "a" + infinitive. Reviewed question words, the use of "a" and "de", more ser and estar, as well as pronouns. He will be reviewing chapters 1 and 2 and working on pronouns for Thursday."
"Met up with the student today and we reviewed some of last-weeks' lessons and he pretty-much recalled the structures of "is going to _____" but kept putting an extra "es" into the sentences, so we worked on that. Also, we spent some time on a new item, for which he is going to have a test this coming Tuesday, on the Who/What/Why/How/Which/How Much/What time, etc. words. We came up with flashcards during the lesson and then wrote some example sentences. Overall, it went very well and the student's getting more comfortable with writing and speaking in Spanish, so I think his confidence level is helping out a lot, too."
"The student continued working on his SQL assignment. He needs to load SQL on his computer to finish the assignment and is having trouble. He planned to go the university help desk and have them load it. He is still having trouble with relationship and normalization. We finished the ERD, Data Dictionary and sample data."