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"The student and I focused on the various concepts of work, specifically as it translates to the change of kinetic energy. KE=.5*mv^2. She and I discussed strategies for delivering an informative speech in her speech class."
"The student and I had a good session today. We started the session by working on adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. The student has been having some issues when she has to double borrow (borrow from 2nd number and 3rd number), but I believe we have nearly resolved those issues. :) We then briefly did some spelling practice (y as vowel unit). We then worked extensively on the article that she is writing for the school paper. She did a good job staying focused and worked hard on recounting her own experiences with ice skating and on writing up parts on the performance that she will see tonight. I believe her story will turn out very good and be very interesting for others to read!"
"We continued working on her memorization of lines for her upcoming play in drama. We also discussed the progress she has been making to reach her end-of-year grade goals and what she can do in the upcoming weeks to continue improving."
"The student and I worked on her next class assignment. I taught her about the different components of a time-series decomposition and went over how to find some of the basic parts in the program. If we meet again, we'll need to finish her assignment and start looking at the regression unit."
"Today the student and I covered two areas of study, namely a statement of Utilitarianism and an objection thereto, in the first place, and then Kant's categorical imperative, in the second. She took diligent notes as we discussed various aspects of Mill's position on utilitarianism, justice, liberty, and possible incommensurabilities between the first principles thereof. We also discussed the importance of being clear and concise in writing philosophy papers, the need to stay away from florid prose and the like. We did a close reading of the first ten paragraphs of the second section of Kant's 'Groundwork", which concluded our meeting. I enjoy working with the student greatly and look forward to our next session."
"The student had a Religion assignment to explain a quote by Gandhi. We spent the first part of the session reading about Gandhi so the student had some background on him before starting his essay."
"We started with math once again. We worked with coins to practice her counting in tens and fives, identifying evens and odds, and addition and subtraction. The student is very confident in math, I plan to continue to incorporate creative ways to engage her with the subject. She then read a short chapter book, and I had her summarize and then spell some of the words from each chapter. She tends to read quickly and quietly, and skips over articles and smaller words because of this. Her spelling and summarizing skills are excellent."
"As the student and I got acquainted, we began our work by looking over some of the grammar and science material covered in testing. The student is quite strong at grammar and very good with science, provided she knows the vocabulary being used. Next time we will look at vocabulary itself and start doing some mathematics together."
"I organized all of the student's notebooks. I explained how important it is to follow through with studying. I had him make copies of all of his syllabus subjects and talked about upcoming assignments and looked at his schedule book for tests and quizzes.."
"We reviewed the lessons from the first week of the on-line course, including, in particular, the definition of whiskers in the box plot from the data set. We also reviewed the case of Strep. pharyngitis from food, discussing the implications of assumptions that either of us and the instructors made."
"We discussed pharmacokinetics including the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs. We went over therapeutic range in depth, by looking at dose-response curves. We also discussed first-pass effect of drug absorption, potency, efficacy, and agonism."
"We started our music lesson. I agreed with the student about dividing our lesson in three parts: practicing music repertoire, theory, and working on a project using different types of media and computer software. We talked about the basic parts of the instruments (piano and guitar), introduced first basic concepts of notes intervals, and played together basic melodic patterns with the instruments. We also talked about the project he would like to start working on for next class: he will start learning a song that he likes and then we will record it using music software. He seemed very excited!"