Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Yesterdays session went great. The student is really smart and I feel that she is going to do great in her classes this semester. We went over free body diagrams on an incline plane. After I explained the concept, she had a really good understanding of it. She should do really well in her finals if she is careful of her calculations. "
"The student is a strong student with an excellent work ethic. Tonight was our first meeting. We discussed the difficulties the student has been having with Algebra II and Chemistry. We worked out a plan of attack, agreeing to work through some extra supplementary material while also checking over all of her homework and in class work. We will be meeting twice weekly, which meshes well with the student's block schedule. We spent the remainder of the evening working through a homework assignment for the student dealing with the simplification of fractional exponents and radicals. It is clear that the student has the fundamentals down and will prove to be an excellent student."
"The student and I reviewed sequences and series. He was able to set up the formulas correctly, but sometimes he had difficulty evaluating them. There was a little issue with order of operations. But I think that with practice, these computational errors will diminish. His conceptual understanding of the material is strong."
"She completed the Math sections except the for the free response. The English section is going really well and she's correcting me a lot of the time so that's looking good. For the Vocabulary section it looks like she can kind of suss out the meaning of words but not always correctly. We spent the session working on roots of words and then making sure the easy math problems were answered correctly."
"The student did his homework. His first assignment was to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory aloud for 25 minutes, and to write a brief summary. As he read, I helped him sound out difficult words and discuss their meaning. He did really well. When difficult words came up a second time in the book, he retained them. His summary of what he read was accurate as well. Then, I quizzed him on his spelling words. Again, he did very well. We went over the definitions of his vocabulary words and wrote a short story using all of them at least once. Finally, he did his math homework, which involved coins, and how to add them up to make a dollar. He took his time and was tenacious about figuring every problem out. The session went very well."
"We went over the student's quantitative diagnostic to identify strengths and areas for improvement. We went a lot over slopes, lines, and the equations for lines in different formats. We looked at how to find slope and y-intercept to create the equation for a line. We also looked at different types of triangles. We went over some data sufficiency questions as well, including identifying when information is sufficient to solve a problem instead of spending time on solving it. Next time we will look at probability and rates."