Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the practice Math section I had him complete for homework. Since his score was the same as his previous score, we will focus on going slower through the easy problems to make sure he gets them right, and reading through the questions completely so he can complete every step and know what the question is asking him. We went over the questions he missed, and I came up with similar questions for the concepts he hasn't grasped yet. I assigned him a practice English section to complete for homework."
"The student and I met from 5:20-7:00. We worked to prepare for her Chemistry unit exam over acids and bases. We reviewed the concept of pH while also discussing the three acid/base theories. We also spent time learning the method of calculating Hydronium and hydroxide ion concentrations at equilibrium."
"In this session, the student and I worked through problems for acids and bases. We discussed the different strong acids and strong bases. We also worked through how to use ICE tables in order to solve for initial concentration of acid, pH at equilibrium, hydronium ion concentration at equilibrium, and the acid equilibrium constant. We also discussed some differences between titrating a strong acid with a strong base or a strong acid or base with a weak acid or base."
"Went through a few analytical problems she was stuck on. Feeling much more confident about the test on Saturday, and I offered her my services from now until Saturday via email or phone if she needs anything. "
"The student is reaching her highest potential very quickly because she is grasping the concept of sounding out unfamiliar words. Yesterday, I introduced her to 10 new sight words, which she picked up right away. Her reading has excelled to a reading level of 2-3. This reading level is comparable to a Kindergarten student who has finished at least half way through the year. She and I will continue to work on blending our sounds together. We are starting to make connections with the book that we read and will begin writing why a certain part of the story is her favorite part using the sentence stem, "I like the ________ because ________.""
"We reviewed vocabulary flash cards and created new ones for the majority of the session emphasizing pronunciation and context in which the words would be used. Her Spanish vocabulary is growing rapidly. We also read aloud from a new Spanish picture book translating it into English as necessary and reviewing pertinent words and phrases as we did so."
"Today the student and I practiced the verbal section during the first 45 minutes, and then switched to the math section for the remainder of the time. The student definitely seems to be making progress in understanding the structure of the questions themselves. "
"The student and I did more work with Riemann's sums and volume by integrations. This time, we found the volume of washer-like shapes formed by rotating area bound by functions around a given axis. With minimal guidance, he was able to correctly solve problems. Also, whenever I provided a crucial piece of information, he quickly understood and retained the knowledge. He is a great student and I wish him the best of luck!"
"The student and I spent this entire session working on math. I was very impressed with how quickly and easily she was able to work the problems from her review packet. We worked problems which I pulled randomly from the entire semester. She was able to work each one of them almost as quickly as I was and hardly needed any assistance. She knows and understands the material. Our next session is scheduled for Monday, December 17 at 5:30 pm."
"We covered the topics from sections 1.1, 1.3, and 1.4. The student picked up most of the material fairly quickly and easily. I'm thinking of bringing a 3D model of some sort to our next meeting so I can explain the topics better. I left the student with some practice problems and vocabulary from the 3 sections we covered."
"The student began the session by working on his Math practice. We then re-read Chapter 2 in his book and he answered comprehensions that go along with the chapters. Lastly, we worked on reading fluency by reading the vocabulary words in Chapter 1 and 2. He was able to increase his accuracy and his time."
"The student and I worked through a number of math questions. He was able to successfully answer most of the easy questions without aid. I've asked him to work with his parents on percentage problems prior to our next session."