Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"After briefly going over the student's math homework to explain how negative exponents work, I drilled him once more over his vocabulary list. Even after admitting he hadn't looked at the words in several days, he only forgot a couple; I was quite impressed. We then spent the rest of the hour beginning to define a new vocabulary list. Next time we will continue the new list. Also, I've recommended that the student get some index cards so that he can make flashcards of his vocabulary words."
"Worked on physics problems using conservation of energy. We only completed a few problems but we worked through them very carefully and spent a lot of time discussing the physics behind each one before starting them."
"The student and I worked on some physics and math. In math we were working on writing equations in point slope form. He was given a point and a slope or information to find the slope. I taught him the point-slope equation."
"During this session, we first reviewed the homework packet that I had assigned the students during our previous session. We reviewed more mathematical concepts/strategies including those involved with cross multiplication, geometric sequences, and effectively translating word problems into equations. I think they are most unfamiliar with the math section on the SAT so I left them with a packet of practice problems (both sentence completions and math concepts) that will be completed by our next session."
"We finished negatives and positive addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and started going into the simplification of polynomials. The student is doing very well in the topics we have covered, and we moved ahead of the class in some areas today."
"This session was mostly a review for the student's upcoming examination. Most of the content pertained to writing methods for manipulating arrays in some way. He did have trouble with the examples, though progress was made as we went through. I made sure to present asides to help solidify some of the conceptual content."