Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She is my most studious tutee!! We started off by finishing her online, graded homework. Next, we tackled all the practice problems which involved calculations (2 more to go). This chapter covers calculating depreciation. She feels more than comfortable with the definitions. She admitted that her downfall were the calculations. I determined that her true downfall with the calculations is that she does not write out the formulas. She knows what to do. But, you can easily get lost in the numbers! Believe me! In my first accounting course, we were told in no uncertain terms: no calculations in the head, use a calculator! But, for my studious one, I add to that: write out your formula first. Let your formula be your guide and salvation. "
"She is performing really well. We did a math section, a verbal section, and part of a reading section. She needs help with the vocabulary still, but we will work through the list I gave her next time. Math and reading she is quite strong and more reading practice will get her scoring perfect marks. She plans on taking a test in two weeks, which will give us a well-rounded report of what we need to work on."
"The student and I had a good session. He is working on chapter 7 material from his book, focusing on Sn1 vs Sn2 reactions. He has a very good handle on what kind of conditions point to one reaction over the other. He needs to work on some problems that deal with synthesis type problems, as well as ranking the strengths of nucleophiles and leaving groups."
"We talked about bonding, energy states, enthalpy, Molar bond enthalpies - covalent bond and ionic bond, Hess's laws, etc.. I presented a PowerPoint to explain concepts. We went over her class notes, explained everything to her we went over some problems, and got her to do more problems to make sure she understood the concepts"
"The student and I covered accounting for operation assets, specifically straight-line, double declining balance, and units-of-production depreciation methods. We also went over expenditures after acquisition (revenue or capital) and disposal of fixed assess recording a gain or loss. She seemed to struggle most with organizing the information and performing the preliminary calculations in such a way where it allows her to work through problems and given scenarios quickly. I provided her with several test taking strategies to help her decipher and organize the given information quickly and subsequently solve the problems faster. She was very engaged and attentive during the session, displaying a positive attitude toward the material covered. The win from this session was that the student reported she did well on the exam, earning one of the highest scores in the class! It appears what we are doing is working!"
"Today I did a nonsense word assessment. The student's phonological awareness has improved tremendously. She only had two errors. We also discussed her homework assignment and the comprehension questions that went with the reading. She is really taking her work seriously. Her score was passing this year, but barely. I encouraged her to continue independent reading - 20-30 minutes per day and we discussed the goal of increasing her score to 350 and getting close to a level 3. I did praise her for her current progress."