Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Client and tutor went over plan for writing paper on Pascal's Wager. We further discussed the argument's logical structure and also created an outline for the background material portion of the paper."
"The student worked on his Chemistry and Math review. We flew through the material. He had some trouble spots but with a little memory jog he caught on. The student amazes me every time we meet with his incredible speed at mental math and quickly picking up new concepts."
"The student and I worked on generating examples for sample ISEE essay topics, as well as on synonym and reading comprehension practice. He correctly answered all of the reading comprehension questions, but would still benefit from additional vocabulary study."
"Today we finished up our review of Chapter 16. Then we began looking at Chapter 17, which introduces functions of more than one variable. We introduced 3-dimensional coordinate systems, evaluation of 3-dimensional functions, and simple planes in 3-dimensional space."
"The student and I spent the entire time going over the concepts on her biology final exam review. We went through the topics in order, and we spent more time on the areas that she needed the most assistance with. These included: DNA replication, translation, viruses, and human body systems. "
"We successfully finished the next 100 pages of Life of Pi. He answered most of the questions the first time, and then we continued to go over the ones that he missed. This Friday we will review the entire book."
"We covered normal distributions, standard normal distributions, uniform distributions, and their applications. We also went over the difference between population-bases statistics and sample-based statistics. As part of solving the problems, I explained to the student how to use the table of z-score values for finding probabilities, and how to use the calculator to find these same probabilities based on the normal distribution."
"The student and I drilled on mental math problems of subtraction and addition. We reviewed her homework of 3 digit subtraction problems. We reviewed her homework on details in a passage. We went over additional three-digit math problems. We also went over mixed math problems from her workbook. We worked on her vocabulary book were she is developing sentences from a third grade reading list. We worked on sequence of events in a passage. We went over her homework which will be on geometric shapes in math."
"This Session went really well. During this session we focused on Trigonometry because the student has an exam today. We went over proofs, the trig identities, and odd and even functions. I showed the student two tables to help him remember the important angles. After realizing he had to memorize the identities, he was able to get more comfortable with the material. By the end of the session it seemed he had a good grasp and was prepared for the exam. Overall this session went well. We didn't get a chance to look at chemistry but, he said that he felt comfortable with what he was learning so far. We didn't have to really look at chemistry for this session since it was just the beginning of Acids and Bases and the class was going to be quizzed on naming them."
"We reviewed the conjugation of etre and went over the basic conjugation of -er verbs. I asked her questions about her family: name, age, and where they live, so that she could combine everything she has learned so far."
"Since this was my last lesson with the student, we went over everything in test 10. The student is much improved in passages, logging a couple of perfect scores on long passages. He does still need to focus on vocabulary and using process of elimination in those. He also missed a few easy grammar questions and I stressed that he not over-think those -- easy questions are supposed to be easy! Lastly, I had him write an essay and we discussed how to make his examples more specific and stronger."
"We reviewed her two study guides. We covered kinematic equations and problems applying kinematic equations in the x and y directions. We worked on problems containing pulleys and forces. The student seemed to have a strong handle on the material we covered. She felt comfortable with the material and felt ready to continue on her own. No concerns, I think she will do very well on her exam."