Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our work on the metric system, focusing on lengths and specifically word problems. We also reviewed calculating percentages of numbers, such as tips or if something was on sale for 75% off of the original price."
"The student and I continued with line integration. We concentrated mostly on line integration over vector fields. We used the theorems we had discussed in the previous session to examine a specific field that was given in a homework assignment. We also dealt with new concepts of path independence and winding number."
"We covered proportions in triangles and set up two practice problems to solve for 1 side for geometry. For chemistry, we went over the speed of light (wavelength frequency) equation and an energy equation (E = h lambda) which we did a few practice problems for. We also went over electron configuration where we listed out the electron configuration of random elements (1s2 2s2 etc.) along with the noble gas configuration of those same elements. The student understood each concept and its application in its entirety."
"I went over long division with the students. They both needed help with this concept. They were taught the steps to follow while working with long division. Additionally, they were able to work on equivalent fractions on their study guide. HW was assigned on these topics for both of them."
"The student and I reviewed substitution and elimination methods for solving systems. I will be giving him a test on the material the next time we meet, in preparation for his test on Thursday of next week. He is improving."
"We were able to spend the time reviewing all of the content that he had previously seen in the current chapter. We spent the majority of our time applying his knowledge to word problems where he had to extrapolate information for the question, design his own equation and then solve it. The more challenging word problems often required him to "work backwards;" the question would supply an end result, usually an amount of money, and then explain the operations that were performed on the original value (e.g. spending $10.50 on art supplies while getting paid back $4.30 and $6.50 by friends). He then had to calculate the initial amount of money, reversing the given operations and using the final amount to solve. I encourage him to continue working on problems of this nature to practice their setup. After working on word problems we spent the remainder of this session going through the cumulative chapter test to assess his grasp on all of the chapter's content. He is confident in his ability to write out his scratch work in an organized fashion in addition to being thorough and without skipping steps by performing mental arithmetic. He will have his first test of the year in the upcoming week and it is important that he continues this trend and his use of the methods on which he has been working for the past few weeks. In his next session we will finish going over any questions that still remain as well as simulate a brief test to make sure that he will be completely prepared for his first exam."