Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we continued our review for the student's final exam. Today, we covered a couple of her review packets, including topics on Similarity, Vectors, Volumetric Solids, and more Trigonometry. Most of her mistakes were due to either misinterpretation of the questions or simple errors that could be corrected with double-checking answers. After bringing her attention to wrong answers, she was able to identify her mistakes and correct them."
"I gave the student's mother both math parts of a SAT practice test and mom will try to give her at least one part in the next week while on vacation. The student continued to work on percent equivalencies, exponents, radicals, powers of 10, scientific notation, ratio, proportions, probability, etc."
"The student and I did some more work today with the English section of the ACT. After determining at our last session that she has some trouble with apostrophes, semi-colons, and comma usage, we went over those rules more in-depth. We did some practice passages and she was able to recognize and correct many of the mistakes she had been making before."
"Today was our final session. Over the summer the student and I went through the first four chapters of his calculus class. He should be more than prepared for the class when school starts. We used this last session to review everything we have done this summer. We tied up loose end with the function graphing and then went into review."
"We worked on homework problems from chapter 1 in the text book. Specifically we worked on hybridization, drawing structures, electronic geometry, and electronic configuration. Next session is Thursday."
"The student and I continued to work on problems with integers, algebraic expressions, and order of operations. We performed all operations on these subjects and did problems in her book as well as ones I made up for her. She did very well on most of the problems, but needed a little guidance on algebraic expressions using multiplication and division. Overall, she did an excellent job. Following math, we worked on science (properties of matter). We went over vocabulary terms and discussed physical and chemical properties and changes. She had a good grasp of the material and got few questions wrong."
"Today the student and I worked on English, History, and Physics. In History, we went over a project he has due this week covering the Spanish-American War. He had done a good job, but just needed some help with making sure it sounded ok and all of the questions were answered. We also reviewed his study guide for a test this week covering the late 1800s. For English, we worked on a character analysis of Abigail from The Crucible. Cameron had some really good insights about her true nature based on a few of the lines in the play. In Physics, we went over a study guide for the test he has coming up. He seemed to have a good grasp on the vocabulary and the math concepts, but the more vague concepts like magnitude and direction of vectors and the different between the two we went over again."
"Today we practiced vocabulary to describe feelings and characteristics. We also practiced writing sample dialogues between two friends, one who has a concern, and the other who gives advice. The student practiced using key phrases such as "me dan ganas de.""
"Today the student worked on a writing homework assignment. He read five sentences and then made the sentences better by adding adjectives, nouns, verbs, prepositional phrases, and articles. He completed his homework assignment. He also practiced his fluency by reading aloud a Reading A-Z passage. He continues to improve his fluency. At the end, he began reading an A-Z book."
"Today we reviewed old concepts and did some calculations on finding the measures of sides and angles of triangles, rhombuses, and quadrilaterals. We put more practice into setting up and solving equations with unknown variables."
"We talked about prime factorizations as a method for reducing fractions. We reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We also discussed several tricks for reducing fractions quickly and accurately by looking for cancellations between the numerators and denominators."
"We went through the student's second practice exam which covered perfect competition, marginal product, marginal revenue, profit maximization, monopolies, optimum quantity for monopolies, perfect competition and a few other minor topics."