Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on vocabulary, math, and reading. He is doing much better with his decoding skills. I am also supplementing his schoolwork with blending and dipthong activities to increase his decoding skills."
"The student and I reviewed the results from her latest practice exams. We then finished reviewing the most recent exam she took. She was able to finish one of each section. She also completed one math and one reading section during our session. I scored the sections and we reviewed the questions she got incorrect. Overall, she is doing very well. I have no doubt that she can achieve her goal score of 2000. (or at least bare minimum of 600 in each section). She takes the exam this Saturday."
"Reviewed the student's test that she had gotten back the week prior. Topics included geometric rules for triangles, parallel lines, sin/cos/tan basic trigonometry. Student did a great job with problems in which a formula or picture was given and she was asked to solve for something. She has to work a bit harder when given a word problem and has to come up with the picture on her own so we worked a lot on these sorts of problems. Towards the end of the session she seemed very comfortable with this material and was able to solve new problems of similar type on her own with minimal assistance."
"The student is a bright young girl and picks up concepts quickly. She says she is comfortable with the biology section and wants to cover just the chemistry and the physics books, which is the most difficult part of the exam. We started on page one of the chemistry review book and made it to page 37 of 43. We have one more concept to do for tomorrow before we complete the entire chemistry workbook. We made notes and did problems along the way. We moved so quickly because she really does get the concepts fast! I discussed the whole verbal on the weekends, but her mom thinks it may be better spent doing a full length practice exam and so do I. That way we can go over the answers come Monday. Good session."
"Review of exponential function transformations, domain and range of logarithmic functions, dissection of compound interest formula and adjustments based on when principle is compounding, properties of logarithms, understanding aspects of missteps in note taking"
"Yesterday's Chemistry tutoring session was our first session. We covered several of the teacher's PowerPoint slides about the various ways to find the concentration of a solution. The student and I worked through all the example questions from the slides. We also completed the 4 homework questions concerning concentration."
"Helped the student to smooth out his progress for his algebra project that revolves as a grand review of conic cross-sections, ultimately graphing them and seeing the resultant picture. In the process, further described and developed usage of mathematical tools like Wolfram Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha to aid in the process. Continued developing study and work techniques aimed at getting the work done in short bursts, quickly doing the problem one step at a time."
"The student and I went through a few more pages of her study packet for her final. Some of the topics were trigonometry (using triangles--cos,sin,tan), functions (g and f(x)), domain/range, simplifying rational expressions, etc."
"The student and I have been working on ACT all month; we spent the first several sessions working hard on the Science portion. The student got a new ACT book so we had more Sciences Practice tests to work with; the book is so much better for working with than the online practices because writing on the graphs and charts really helps him. We also spent some time working through the flashcards, which helped with Science vocabulary."
"Today, the student and I did a final review of topics before his MCAT exam tomorrow. Some topics covered today included lytic/lysogenic cycle, Darwinian theory, electron configuration, phase diagrams, and dimensional analysis with moles."
"Reviewed her first chapter in preparation for a test tomorrow. Covered topics such as non-calculator graphing, transformations, functions and the vertical line test, and generating equations given information on points and slope."
"The student and I reviewed the new sounds in the ABC song we learned the previous week. We then spent time working on her letter writing practice. After that we read books where she had to help me read over very simple words (this was harder for her) and later identify words that made a certain sound."