Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I reviewed the student's critical reading homework, which she did PERFECTLY on and began working on paired passage techniques. We then reviewed her algebra homework and practiced problems and strategies for functions and geometry, specifically angles, points, and triangles. The student certainly understands the material, she just need to keep practicing careful interpretation of word problems and setting up all the given information into a workable form."
"The student and I reviewed the definitions of sigma bonds as well as pi bonds, reviewed the differences between ionic and covalent bonds and I helped her name some compounds that her teacher wanted her to name. She is pretty good at naming, and didn't need too much help with this at all. Her test tomorrow will be on naming, and as long as she remembers some of the more tricky looking anions, she should do just fine. She seemed to understand sigma and pi bonds."
"The student and I reviewed factoring and foiling again, doing a number of practice problems to become more comfortable with recognizing the processes. He and I reviewed his recently graded biology test, as well as looking ahead towards his upcoming test on plant classification, etc."
"The student and I worked with SAT reading this week. he is already showing improvement! This week, he needs to get some more practice in, and it would be helpful for him to get SAT flashcards to review in passing. We talked about relaxation techniques as well, which should help with test anxiety."
"The student and I worked on two discussions for her Photography Business class, and wrote a draft cover letter. I also drew her attention to Greek and Latin roots, so that she can try to improve her vocabulary."
"The student and I finished going through her reading on the 2008 banking crisis, and I helped her condense the material into sufficiently few slides for her presentation, and made sure she understood and was able to talk about it. Then, we worked on her section of a group project interpreting and explaining data from a large corporation's income sheet. She seemed to grasp the concepts quickly enough given a clear, detailed explanation. She received an 83 for the class presentation she worked on last semester, and I am convinced at least half of the points lost were for her difficulty in communicating confidently, not a problem understanding the material. She is going to rehearse this one more."