Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Began working with the student on her final review packet for physics. Focused on problems her teacher had not yet gone over - mostly light/optics and decay problems. We also focused on eliminating simple mistakes and showing all steps of a problem."
"The student and I went over adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. I also helped her figure out how to reduce fractions and write fractions in lowest terms. She did very well today, and after doing a few problems with me, she was able to work out her homework problems on her own. She struggles to remember how to multiply 6, 7, and 8 with other numbers, so I try to drill her on those numbers whenever we have spare time."
"We worked a bit on decimals for the first student's upcoming state testing before moving on to his music project. He really wanted to compose a song on Finale Notepad, so I helped him download it and get started. I was very impressed by his ability to create rhythm and music in his head - I think his song will be great! The second student and I worked on her persuasive letter to her parents. We first brainstormed, and then she started writing. Her sentences were long and grammatically sound, so she's off to an awesome start."
"Worked with the student on her ch. 11 and 12 science review for her upcoming test on Friday. The test is going over the solar system and the space program. After we finished, we reviewed her vocabulary words for the week."
"After discussing the student's classes individually and new grades received (B on economics exam), I assisted him in organizing his final essay for speech class. He talked about a few different speeches he was interested in and landed on one sports-related. I assisted the student in having a clear understanding of the type of essay and how it should be handled. We spent the rest of the time completing a flexible outline for him to work from."
"We went over the concepts coming up on the student's midterm in detail in going through a practice exam (specifically methods and arrays). My main mission in teaching her is getting her to think programmatically (asking what the computer is doing line-by-line, word-by-word). She's far better at doing that when she understands what the syntax means and is less prone to getting flustered so syntax is a prerequisite. Big win: a problem that we had gone over previously that had given her a lot of trouble was easy for her yesterday."