Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through monomers and polymers of various biological molecules. We also did the chapter questions to assess the student's knowledge. He has a solid understanding of the chapter."
"We began by reviewing assignments that were coming up for the student this week. We quickly moved to chemistry conversion homework. He was having difficulty memorizing the terms and exponents associated with each, so we made flash cards and worked on sample problems. This allowed him to practice one-step and two-step conversions. It also forced him to know what prefixes meant (e.g., centi-, milli-, kilo-, etc.). I game him another eight problems to work on his own, prior to his quiz tomorrow. The last part of our session was dedicated to geometry. He had homework covering transformations (reflection, rotation, and translation). We worked through the problems, and toward the end of the session, he was able to independently answer questions. Overall, he is performing well; however, we will need to spend a session going over basic writing strategies."
"The student worked on finishing his science homework and geometry homework from his textbook. He gets all of the information very quickly and understands it all well. Sometimes he seems hurried to get to an answer and made a mistake or knows the answer but is unsure of himself. I had him take a pre-algebra quiz online and he knew all of the concepts but struggled with fractions a little. At first he did not understand that x squared could be a positive or negative integer but we discussed it and he understood that a negative number times a negative number equals a positive. I will continue challenging him in algebra and geometry math problems in order to make sure he knows all the concepts well. He does seem interested in going to a local college after high school so I think preparing for the ACT test is a future goal of his. We can continue building his confidence in his school work and he will do well, he has all of the capabilities to succeed and does better with some prompting and encouragement or guidance from someone."
"Today had Social Studies and English homework. He completed his Assignment regarding colonial times. He then completed his outline and included the necessary information so he can study from it for his unit test. Next, he worked on his English essay rough draft. He will complete and add more details during his resource class."
"Today we started by checking in on where the student was with her homework for the week and if writing a homework schedule had helped her. Overall, she seemed to have kept to it really well. She also began to plan out some of the work she would do over the next week. She had two journal entries done and all of her geography finished when I arrived for the session today. We proofread the journal entries together. She let me know beforehand that one was better than the other. The one she had spend more time with was well written with only a few errors. She worked hard to put transitions into the entry and it showed. We are continuing to work on transitions, but will also be looking at proper use of past, present, and future tenses in her work. I asked her to have a good homework schedule ready for me to look over for tomorrow."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming science quiz on Punnett squares. We also went over his new materials of meiosis and reproductive cells. Next, we reviewed dividing fractions. He did quite well in all topics."