Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session began by planning out the student's tests for the upcoming week and viewing his progress on other assignments. He notified me that he made an 85 on his latest Spanish quiz, his highest grade yet. We determined that writing out the terms in English and Spanish, multiple times, was an effective tool in learning the material. We then moved quickly into covering his geometry homework and chemistry lab write-up. He displayed an ability to grasp the new math concepts quickly; however, did not need some prompting in order to utilize new terms. We will review parallel lines and angles formed by them during our next session. We ended the session by working on a chemistry lab that he has due. He had to make a unique periodic table that follows the trends of the periodic table of elements. The student had a basic idea, but needed some help in his creativity. He decided to take a risk and use condiments. Since he was engaged in a more physical and messy activity, he was more active in his learning. This was an excellent session."
"The student did tonight's homework. He has 2 quizzes and a test this week/ next Monday. I asked him if he had any questions or wanted to review any of his previous homework assignments, but he did not (we had reviewed most of them previously)."
"Today we covered Algebra and word problems. Today we worked on Algebra, and the student is slowly beginning to understand what it is about. However, it will take a lot more practice for her to be able to do these problems on her own. A lot of our time was spent on Algebra, so tomorrow I hope we can be more efficient and work on only the math problems she has an issue with."
"The student and I worked on the science section. He was consistently scoring between 25 and 27. His scientific reasoning is sound, although he occasionally misses important details. Practice should take care of this."
"We started out discussing what concepts she's gone over in class so far. We specifically went over nomenclature, ions, and unit conversions. She wasn't able to get the basic understanding at first. However, once I went over the concepts with her, she was able to understand it more clearly. I gave her examples to try and she tried her best to work it out. I made sure that by the end that I was able to answer all her questions. She didn't take the test that she was supposed to have today, but after our session she seemed more confident to take the test after she practices a little bit more."
"Today the student and I moved on to lesson 4, which is on powers of ten and measurements. Lesson 4 uses the conversion of mm and cm to m to substitute for 1x10^2 and 1x10^3. The second half of our session was very productive. She can do all of the mathematics involved in the power of ten problems."
"Today, the student and I focused on her quarterly exam this coming Wednesday. She said she needs more help with word problems involving work and distance. We also did some simplifying radical expressions, which she did a good job with. We did about 10 word problems involving distance and work, and I thought she did an excellent job with these. She did have slight trouble with a work word problem where she had to find the time it takes for one person to complete the work given the total time that 2 people work together. It was setting up the equation where she had trouble. We then did a couple of similar problems like it and she understood it well and was able to set up equations of that type with ease. Overall, she showed she was ready to take the test on Wednesday. She just has to keep an eye out for the minor errors and double check her work after she is done."
"Today, the student and I worked on dividing fractions by whole numbers and fractions by fractions. She had a homework sheet, on which she had already completed some of the problems, so we worked on the word problems. She did very well with them, and she did well with creating her own word problem. We worked on some additional problems where she had to divide fractions by fractions. She got an A on the test that she took last Friday, and she currently has an A in math overall."
"We worked on the student's final paper, which is basically done! He did a really good job on the things he worked on over break; we really just worked on tidying up his paper by changing words. We then planned for our next session."
"We first went over the student's math quiz he just got back that was on negative exponents in fractions. We went over the problems he got wrong and the ones he was confused about, and then I gave him some more practice problems to do on that subject. We then went over his physics lab, and I helped him put his data into the equations he needed to use."
"The student and I had a great session. We talked about intermolecular forces, solvation, solutions, and Henry's law. The student came very well prepared with questions, and had taken good notes for the first two days of lecture so far. We also talked about a game plan moving forward on how to do well in the class, and took a look at the syllabus and the expectations of the professor."
"During this session, the student and I mostly covered topics that he had struggled with in the past few chapters. These topics mostly included taking the function of another function and then taking the inverse of a function. With most of these topics, eh struggled initially but picked up the concepts very quickly. He had a lot of questions, which was great because it kept the session very interactive. We briefly covered taking the roots of powers during the last twenty minutes or so. He also picked this up quickly, and I think he will do fine for that section."