Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on more words that have the long a sound and that are spelled with ai or ay. We also worked on using words with more prefixes in them and what new words mean. In the last ten minutes we read a Judy Blume book and worked on comprehension of the story."
"Worked on difficult math questions and reading comprehension. Reviewed test-taking strategies. The student seems improved and well-prepared."
"We worked on geometry concepts, including distance, midpoint, and slope, as well as triangles, angles, and circles. She will create flashcards for the common formulas. We also practiced ways to get to the correct answer even if she doesn't remember a formula, specifically for distance and midpoint."
"We worked through example problems from Chapters 15-16 (covering thermodynamics and reaction kinetics) in preparation for her second exam on Monday. Thermodynamics topics covered were entropy, enthalpy, and Gibb's free energy. Kinetics topics covered were calculating rate law from experimental data and determining reaction order. She did well on the topics after a bit of review and memory refreshing. I helped her to see that the material being covered could be distilled down to a few basic ideas, so by the end of the session she felt much less overwhelmed about the exam. I also made her a study guide so that she knows exactly what she needs to continue to review on her own for the exam. I think with a little more practice, she will do very well. We did not have time to review Ch 17 (equilibrium), but since the last session was spent reviewing that chapter in preparation for a quiz, I think it is still very fresh and that she will do just fine with that material."
"I started this session with the student by going over a practice English test that he took during the week. We went over all of the questions that he missed and reviewed rules regarding commas, semi-colons and colons. By the end of our session he showed a strong command over all of the rules. We then went over a Math test that he had taken during the week. By the end of the session he showed improvement in understanding how to shave time off of certain math problems."
"The student started her AP calculus class, so we covered a precalculus review on graphing and trigonometry. We also began implicit differentiation. So far, The student has done a great job of keeping up with the homework, and we are so far ahead in our sessions that we are where her class will be in October. So she can take her time working on the homework, I would rather see more meticulous attention to her work than have her speed through it to try to get it done on time."
"Today the student finished his worksheets for algebra and then practiced solving inequalities. He learned to use the Pythagorean theorem in a variety of different word problems. He also used the theorem to help determine whether a triangle was obtuse or acute. Lastly, Robert worked on a variety of inequalities written by me that reviewed working with negative numbers and fractions (and reciprocals)."
"The student did well with the graphing portion, and continued to work on recognizing the processes he needed to use. I pointed out the similarities and then he seemed a bit more confident. We discussed the importance of filling out his planner. Overall, a good session."
"The student and I worked together to define new terms for her wave unit. We discussed the different components of waveforms and the different wave types and their properties. We worked on some unit homework ahead of time and made significant progress on the assignment."
"During the student's session, we want over both Chemistry and Algebra. For Chemistry, we reviewed moles and molar mass. In Algebra, we went over laws of logs. I also tutored the student in Calculus, where we went over linearization and optimization. Overall, both sessions went well."
"We spent the session working on equivalence and force problems. The student has a test coming up so we went through a review as well as an online homework assignment. She understood it and I sent her additional material to ensure she felt comfortable with it."
"Today we worked on geometry homework. I was able to explain to him in more understandable terms how to work through some of the more difficult problems that he had on his assignments, and together we were able to get a lot done. I have been making sure to have him double check word problems and really make sure he is understanding what the question is asking him. He has a good grasp on geometry, it is just a matter of remembering all the things he has learned and using them when necessary."