Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is reviewing for his AP Statistics exam which is on Friday. He worked on the practice problems suggested by his teacher, and I guided him where there were difficulties. There is a great deal to cover, and we tentatively planned another session for Thursday for a final review before the exam."
"The student is SO FUN! Today we had introductions -- I found out that she loves the ocean, the color black and being silly. We did a wide range of stuff for math, just so I could see where she's at. When it comes to her basic skills (multiplication/division, add/subtract), she is pretty solid, she just needs to work on neatness and thoroughness. She made quite a few little mistakes, but knows her facts well. I can already see her difficulty with word problems; she seemed to lack a little confidence with them. I can't wait to keep working with her!"
"We began to go over quantitative and population genetics, as well as variable survival chances based on wild-type mutations. The student has a test on Thursday, so today we went over all her homework questions from her chapters being tested on."
"Today was my first session with the student, and we began by discussing her past scores as well as her goals for the upcoming sessions. I gave her a brief review of each section of the ACT and let her know about some basic strategies that will help her throughout the exam (i.e. choosing to read the reading passages in the order of most interesting to least interesting based on the genres - natural science, humanities, etc.). Because the science section is one of her greatest concerns, we started working on the science section of a past ACT exam so that she could refresh her memory on the strategies/reasoning behind the various types of questions. I also assigned her the first 20 problems on homework packets for each subject section, which we will review next week."
"We went over the math problems from practice tests 7-10. She will redo some of the math problems and make sure she understands why she answered some incorrectly. Then she will do the math on practice test 1 for next time."
"Today we finished review general chemistry material. We started by finishing talking about solubility and how common ions and pH can affect the solubility of compounds. We then went into acids and bases. We discussed strong and weak acids/bases, what conjugate bases and acids are, buffers, and titrations. In titrations we discussed how to interpret a titration curve as well as certain terms such as analyte, titrant, equivalence point, and half-equivalence point. To finish off chemistry we talked about electrochemistry. We drew both a galvanic (voltaic) cell and a electrolytic cell. We discussed what happens at the cathode and anode. To finish our session we looked over some real practice questions. The student is doing better with her understanding of concepts."
"Worked old exam problems for Statistics Exam previously taken, and discussed solutions and techniques to look up properties in tables required for computation. Student was very easy to work with. One note to make is that I am not familiar with programming techniques for the students programmable calculator."
"Went over vocabulary words and assigned more words. Went over best way to study flash cards. Went through 15 problems in the second math section on her practice test. Making progress with overall topics. "
"Today we covered all of the student's characters he needed to know in preparation for the test. We also finished the last of his flashcards, and made studying the flashcards a bit more fun to study by picking numbers out of a hat. "
"Today's session we reviewed the student's homework for his Pre-Calculus class. Topics covered included but not limited to: conversion of measurements of angle from DMS to decimal to radians and reverse, trigonometric principles to solve for elements of the unit circle, trigonometric solutions to arc length, solving for angles using inverse trig. functions, and algebraic elements of solving for variables within trig. arguments, principles of solving systems of linear equations that contain trigonometric ratios, and word problems featuring all of the above."
"The student and I had our last session today prior to her ISEE exam. We went over each section, performing practice problems in each and then reviewing the ones she missed. She is nervous, but simultaneously confident in her knowledge."
"Reviewed the breakdown of the scoring from test site. Determined English domain 31%. Concentrated and reviewed English competency questions with student for the session. Approximately 25 questions covered. Student to continue review of terminology with flashcards and Math domain practice independently."