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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

We reviewed topics in finding roots of polynomial equations, including factoring, synthetic division, and graphing. We also reviewed finding roots of quadratics such as completing the square and the quadratic formula.

During our first initial session, the student and I covered proofs extensively. We discussed how to go about them and what was needed to show a clear and concise proof. We discussed the various acronyms and their effect on congruency as well as proved several problems. He has a solid grasp on most advanced geometric concepts, and he and I discussed what he would need for his best success possible.

We worked on math for the majority of this session. She hasn't done much with exponents yet so knowing how to manipulate those was very strange for her at this point. We spent a good amount of time talking about a math question she had about something her science teacher mentioned. I used the opportunity to talk about sequences/series, a vague idea of limits, some algebra tricks and fractions.

For the grammar portion of the lesson, I talked to the student about sentence combining. She had worked on a short combination exercise since our last meeting, so we went over her answers. We then talked about various strategies for sentence combination: appositives, relative pronouns, compound structures, and complex structures. During the vocabulary portion, we went over common Latin and Greek roots that start with "b." For our next meeting, she will work on some more combination exercises and a vocabulary assignment.

This was our first session since the student's final. She did well on her final, got an 82 and ended up with an 82 for the semester. She is now starting the cell cycle and cell biology. We went over mitosis and the different stages as well as started looking at DNA and its structure. She has a quiz on Thursday so we went over her notes from class. She seemed to grasp the concepts and understood the stages of mitosis and what occurs in each.

We started with French and practiced the conditional and review the imparfait vs. passe compose. For most of the session, I worked with Gavin the first student on world history, specifically how to read the textbook in a more engaged way. We worked through steps to follow (pay attention to the structure of the section, recall prior knowledge, pay attention to what different paragraphs are doing, taking notes, using visual elements and more visual ways of taking notes). While this was mostly for him, the second student participated as well.

The student had a take home Social Studies test to take and we had to study for a Math quiz. He had very good focus and worked hard to check every answer before answering them on his SS test, and received a 97% (online, graded immediately) for his efforts! He was well-prepared already for his Math Quiz - completing a 2-page study guide in less than 10 minutes, all correctly.

This week we focused on the math, and there was noted improvement, specifically in systems of equations, the concept of absolute value, and applied trigonometry. We also did a particularly difficult reading section in which he got almost every question right. Overall, an excellent session.

Today we covered reflections and light rays through diverging and converging lenses. We also covered magnification and relating these to the actual object, the object image, the focal point of the lens, and virtual image.

We focused on mole to mass problems. It took some time for the student to become comfortable with using molecular weight as a conversion factor, but by the seventh problem, she seemed to understand. We then reversed the concept and worked on mass to mole problems. She grasped this much better.

Tonight we studied vocabulary. I gave the student different tips on how to learn and memorize his words. We went over his vocabulary list extensively by repeating definitions and using the vocabulary in different sentences.

As this was our first "get together" since break, I wanted to start with an engaging exercise and took a scavenger hunt reading-word game. He enjoyed that very much: he had to read the clues, which were a little challenging; hide the answers, which were informative about animals; and then, to complete the answers, find the clues I'd hidden around the kitchen-dining area. (He was blind-folded while I hid them). We next read from his new book. He was clearly excited about it, "The Magic Tree: Mummies in the Morning." The reading level challenge is a good match for him. We finished two chapters, and I reviewed the content and vocab with him, through a series of book-specific questions. Before ending, I selected 10 words from a list of commonly misspelled words, and assigned them for him to study for a quiz at our next session.

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