Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"1. Helped the student with an Earth Science lab worksheet on Seismology: (a)reading and extrapolating information from a time-distance graph, (b) estimating p-wave and s-wave times on a seismograph, (c)understanding the correlation of p-/s-waves intensity to distances from an earthquake's epicenter, and (c) how to extrapolate the distance to the epicenter of an earthquake, using the difference between p-wave and s-wave on a standard distance vs. time graph Overall, the student seemed confident in his ability to read and use seismograph data as a means of assessing reasonable proximity of the possible threat of an earthquake using a map, based on the Mercalli Scale, as discussed. During our next session, we'll review Geometry and Algebra."
"The student and I looked at what his upcoming Spanish test covers so we could establish a schedule. We looked at his previous tests to see what he was having trouble with, and went over the correct answers."
"Tutor and student reviewed and line-edited a draft of paper about Plato's "Republic." When the session was finished, the introduction had a clear thesis, which expressed approval of some features of Plato's political vision, but took issue with others. In addition to clarifying the thesis statement, tutor and student also worked on economy and logical flow, adding, deleting, and changing some language to this effect."
"TOPICS: Introduction to logarithmic equations and how to solve them, logarithmic and exponential equivalent equations. SUMMARY: Worked practice problems dealing with logarithmic equations and focused on understanding the concepts of the logarithmic and exponential equation forms and how the variables from both equations are interchangeable between the two equations."
"We focused almost entirely on mathematics, reviewing addition and subtraction of fractions and the FOIL method. The student definitely has some serious review to do, but she does not seem to have trouble understanding the concepts."
"I just had a Chinese lesson with this student. I am so glad it went so well. We reviewed something we talked about from our previous lesson. Then we started to talk about something new. I can tell he is improving a lot since now he is able to form a sentence in Chinese. It is like he does not even have an accent when he speaks Chinese, which is awesome. I am glad that he has improved a lot lately. I am looking forward to having our next lesson."