Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through the review problems provided by her teacher in preparation for her next exam. She is able to solve the problems quite readily but I hope we can improve her speed so she feels more comfortable during the test. She will try to go through the practice exam I sent her and will get back to me if she has any questions. I will be away on a research trip. I've instructed the student that she is free to call or email me if she has any questions or needs help. We can also teleconference or I can have a friend tutor her while I am away."
"We worked on more class work. This time most of the exercises and quizzes were about the use of direct and indirect pronouns. We also worked with simple commands, use of specific vocabulary, possessive pronouns, and sentences to give advice and recommendations. The student is doing well with her Spanish class. She works hard by herself."
"The student and I discussed concepts she had difficulty understanding from her professor's broadcast lectures. We focused on types of sampling distributions (especially chi-square analyses) and hypothesis testing. At the end of our session she was very excited at how much better she understood the material."
"The student and I reviewed multiple topics for her second midterm. We reviewed naming organic compounds, priority in numbering, and strategies for identifying functional groups. Next we covered the basis for SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 reactions, and the conditions necessary to facilitate them (such as protic/aprotic solvent, steric hindrance, good/poor nucleophile). Lastly, we went over stereochemistry and strategies for determining chiral carbons, enantiomers, diastereomers, and meso compounds."
"In this session, I provided the student with several activities to practice his English grammar. I also wrote some rules that will help him better his writing skills. We also went over the essay corrections and reviewed the subjunctive and the activities assigned on Monday."
"The student and I went over some more probability questions, mostly dealing with game theory and permutations. Overall she seems to understand the material pretty well once we get going; she just needs some different approaches for some of the harder problems."