Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed vocabulary from word sets 5-8 and 13-16 and did a pre-quiz on 17-20. She still needs more work on set 13-16, so she will be tested on it again next week. We will also start reviewing prefixes and suffixes next week (She is responsible for learning the a-d words). We also worked on reading comprehension - she did very well and only struggled on one question that required inference. We will continue to work on reading comprehension next week, but she is very strong in this area. We finished up by going over her homework. We worked through problems that utilize more complicated order of operations questions and negative numbers, and I assigned more homework problems so that we can make sure that she fully understands how to solve these types of problems. Next week, we will be going over percent problems, the distributive property, sets, and decimals."
"In this our third and final session, the student and I picked up where we last left off and began by reviewing mass to molar conversion, stoichiometry and the concept of limiting reagents. We revisited a numerical problem from last time on limiting reagents, but this was the only example we solved in an in-depth manner. We next previewed topics from her upcoming class in a relatively general manner; meaning, we concentrated on large-scale concepts and eschewed quantitative application (for the most part). We covered equilibrium constants (molarity and pressure), Le Chatelier's principle and the three definitions of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis)."
"We reviewed significant digits and worked some problems. We covered chemical bonds through a presentation and worked practice problems. We also reviewed and worked some atomic structure problems. We started on a stoichiometry presentation. She is doing well and catching on quickly."
"The student and I went through more practice problems together especially in English. We talked about grammar and strategies for picking out errors in the ACT sections. We also talked more about the essay section, looking at different essay examples of different score levels to objectively see what kind of an essay he is shooting for and what kind of framework he can use himself."
"The student is very consistent on the SAT, which is great. We are working on his vocabulary now, since that is one of the most crucial aspects."
"The student and I started out by discussing the project from a high level, and then we started creating a plan of attack. We decided to have him work with someone from his class to get a snake project that he missed so that we can build off of that. Once he has the snake project in place, he's going to let me know, and we can schedule the next session from there."