Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on chapter 13 concepts from 13.1-13.3. We created a study guide of important terms for the chapter. We then completed practice problems for finding perimeter, area, and area of combined rectangles. We ended the session by going over the mid chapter checkpoint."
"I think this was the last session that completed the student's preparation for her AP test. I'm sure she'll pass it with flying colors."
"The student completed her project in Matlab. The project involved using Matlab to find an orthonormal basis."
"This was similar to the last session. We went through a worksheet on trigonometry and then worked on a chemistry lab. The trigonometry was a summary of all the pieces the student has been working on, from law of sines and cosines through graphing. He knows how to do all the work and has the angles that he will need most often memorized. He needs the most practice on graphing; I will bring some problems to work on for that next session. The chemistry lab was based on an experiment with a calorimeter to calculate enthalpy. The student understands the concepts, and we discussed some parts that may be confusing. As part of the lab he needed to remember the calculations for converting grams to moles and was able to work through the problems with only a little prompting. The student is getting close to the end of the school year and will need to begin reviewing what he's learned in his classes. I will try to find some appropriate worksheets, and we will discuss more next week what he wants to concentrate on for review."
"We worked together on software functions and formatting. Everything was figured out through some trial and error, we mostly worked to correct syntax errors."
"The student had already finished his homework, so we did some 5th grade year-end review packet pages. The review included geometry and pre-algebra. I wanted to work on puzzles to recognize number patterns, because I think it will help him when he gets to algebra. We finished the session with pentominoes, which are a geometry puzzle."