Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over balancing redox and limiting reagent problems. She was still having trouble with the redox balancing problems, but I was able to help her overcome the issues she was having. By the end of the session, she was much more confident in her balancing abilities. For the limiting reagent problems, she only required minor clarification and did not need much help outside of a sample problem."
"Today we covered a plethora of topics, ranging from the quadratic formula, to foiling, factoring, graphing, and transformations. She has a test on Friday, so we went through all of the problems that she had trouble with."
"We reviewed the student's science homework, and I gave him strategies on note taking. His homework was to use his note-taking strategies during the week and come to the session with his assignment book and a detailed schedule of studying so I can see where he is falling during the week when he does his work on his own."
"Today we worked through the student's review worksheets dealing with diffusion, osmosis, tonicity of solutions, transport of materials across the cell membrane, and his Catalase Lab results. Additionally, I wrote out a 'biological hierarchy' for him, and we talked about how the concepts we are covering now fit within the hierarchy. This will help to give context and organize thoughts, questions, and concepts as he studies Biology. We also reviewed the 4 Principle Organic Compounds, which will be relevant and central for the entire year."
"During the first portion of our session, the student and I discussed her plans for taking the SAT. She has set a date to take the test. I also talked to the student about her most recent scores and assured her that it is to be expected that her scores would be lower on the second test, and that they will improve on the third attempt. During the rest of our session, the student and I continued working on her admissions essay. I led her through some writing exercises to help her get some more description, in order to show more, rather than tell. We started mapping out the main points of her essay and also discussed her goals in terms of what she wanted to express to the reader, as well as how she wants her audience to feel. For homework, I would like the student to focus on several sentences in her essay and use them as prompts to free write. I would like to see more specific description and visual detail."
"For this session, after having our starter French conversation, we started to practice the subjunctive in French. I provided the student with some phrases to determine if they were all in the subjunctive tense and if yes, why; we reviewed the reasons why and when to use the subjunctive tense. Following this, I provided the student to finish each phrase using a verb in the subj. and she did very well with conjugating the verbs and knowing when to use this specific tense. We finished by practicing conjugating certain verbs together and reviewing a short story I provided her with to determine which phrases needed to be in the subjunctive form. It was a great session."