Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the Excel Solver solution, and I explained how to configure the tool and break down the problem into goals, variables, and constraints in formulaic terms. I sent the student some links on graphical modeling in Excel, and I advised him to approach each problem by breaking them down like we did the production planning one. His final is tomorrow, and I asked him to let me know if he needs to schedule time beforehand to cover any last-minute questions."
"We discussed: indirect cash flow, trend analysis, journal entries, and a quick shortcut in Excel for an upcoming quiz. We also worked on some practice problems together. The student is ready for the quiz he has next week on trend analysis."
"The student and I met for the first time today. I did some simple diagnostics to analyze his proficiency and knowledge of vocabulary: a scaffolded conversation, picture description and a game of "Guess Who." He has a great accent and a lot of knowledge of conjugation. His vocabulary has some gaps that we can work on, and he will probably pick up a lot from reading at school, where he is working on an adapted version of Don Quixote. We worked on a grammar exercise and talked extensively about the difference between preterite and imperfect. I challenged him to find 3 examples of each tense in his reading this week so that we can examine them further to better understand these tenses."
"The student has made great progress. She scored another point higher on her Verbal section. As we went through the test together, almost every question she got wrong was because she did not read the question correctly or she input the information incorrectly into the calculator. Until she takes the test, she will be doing several math practice sets and timing herself so she can continue to practice working through challenging questions even when fatigue sets in. We ended the session by discussing her study plan and also what she should do on test day. Overall, it was great to work with her, and I'm excited to see how she'll do on the test!"
"Today, we worked through some more logical reasoning, and I was able to give the student some guidance on how to approach some more difficult question types and how to translate what the question is asking into everyday terms."
"We went over some thermodynamics, mostly going over how to solve by considering the units alone. We also went over some concept questions. We also went over pressure and force per area (Newtons divided by meters-squared is a Pascal, Pa). We also looked briefly at the equation of continuity for liquid flowing through a pipe or hose and the Bernoulli equation."