Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied the final review together and the student seemed to be prepared. Most questions were about probability and statistics. The student should work hard on normal distribution and integrals."
"The student has a test Monday, so she prepared a list of topics she needed assistance with for us to review. Then I quizzed her on all of the material. She has a great understanding of the chapters. We focused on plant life cycles for quite a bit of the time. I recommended she review those sections in the book and walk through the pictures before taking the test."
"The student and I reviewed her History of Photography papers. Our time was split evenly between the "Daguerreotype Excursion" paper (which we mapped out and mostly drafted--there were some sentences that she will need to redo), and the other 2 papers: one on the daguerreotype comparison (she found a great one, so we mapped out the elements needed in that paper, and got a small start in filling in the information), and the other on reproducing a daguerreotype using different methods. The student explained some of the information to me, which is a very helpful exercise in learning things. We have another appointment scheduled on Wednesday as she works more on these papers."
"Today we talked about scaling graphs of sine and cosine, as well as amplitude, period, and phase shift and how to determine those from an equation. The student also derived or demonstrated the trig identities."
"We covered the book "Chinese Made Easier" Lesson 1, and the TV show Growing up with Chinese, series 1. We went through basic words in Chinese and I let them practice how to have basic conversations with each other."
"The student and I had an excellent session today. He has a strong grasp of all the grammar points we covered today (and we covered quite a bit of material today)-- the present tense of sum, nouns and adjectives in the predicate, first-declension nouns, and the future tense in all four conjugations. He kept telling me he was sure he didn't do at all well on the future-tense material, which turned out to be quite to the contrary. He clearly understood the future tense quite well."