Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was a structural session to work on how things would go with the student for the semester. We discussed the curriculum and other related topics."
"The student and I finished her math homework (due 12/16) and went over topics for a science test. I checked the organization of her schoolwork and folders."
"During first session with student, identified areas in which she would like to focus on during future sessions, such as math, test-taking strategies and preparation, general study skills. Learned hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes of school subjects in order to be create effective sessions with student by tailoring it to her needs. Student takeaway was to use time more wisely, i.e. .use all the long hours spent in the car to study and do homework, organize math binder."
"Today, we covered moments of inertia, torque, the right hand rule, and centripetal acceleration (equations and units). The ideas of inertia and torque took some work. The student understood the math behind them, and I worked to convey the real world implications of these, as they are important. I taught her the right hand rule to establish what the sign of the torque was. We also went over her lab on inertia and that helped a lot. I think she understands it now. It is mostly the manipulation of equations that she was confused about, but she made a lot of progress today. She was grateful for the help. We planned a test prep session for Tuesday."
"The student reported that his government test was hard today. He had math and biology homework today. He had to write formulas for 10 word problems. Then he had a BCR to write for biology. He had to describe the structure and function of DNA, the structure of RNA, and tell what the 3 types of RNA are and the function of each. Then he had to describe the differences and similarities of DNA and RNA. He completed all of this very well."
"In our session this morning, the student and I began studying the post-revolutionary period through the War of 1812. We talked about the implications of the Louisiana purchase, the expansion of executive federal power under Andrew Jackson, and the ongoing resentment and discrimination faced by native populations. We also discussed the Embargo Act of 1807, the Hartford Convention, and the growing sense of exclusive nationalism amidst the increasingly diverse population."