Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed basic algebra concepts, order of operations, inequalities, and translating word problems into math "sentences." His conceptual grasp of the material is good, but he needs to practice writing down each step of the problem."
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed her answers to the practice ISEE exam from the test prep book. She performed well in the English sections. She also had a number of questions in the Mathematics sections. We addressed her concerns with Mathematical concepts involving comparing fractions, converting fractions to decimals, common fraction to decimal conversions, adding fractions, etc. She should do well on her ISEE exam and has improved her performance in the different areas to be tested. We concentrated most of our studies for improvement in Mathematics and she has learned new concepts."
"The student and I met from 10:15 to 11:45. We worked on completion of the Conics section quiz before working on some of the chapter problems relating to parametric equations of conics, which required the use of trig identities."
"The student and I finished up looking at some of the CR questions she missed from the previous session. Next, we moved on to the math section. Her homework from our previous session was to have a practice test math section complete, so we checked those answers, discussed the incorrect problems, and went over some general test taking strategies for the math section. I intend to bring her back around to the math section after working through the writing portion of the test. Her homework for our next session is to write an essay response to a practice test prompt."
"We talked some more about mathematical logic. Mainly, we covered the Law of Syllogism and the Law of Detachment. The student had already completed his homework, so we went over his answers. Although he got most of them right, we were able to correct them and he said he understood what mistakes he made."
"We furthered our discussion this evening of vocabulary by discussing the type of vocabulary integrated into advertisements and persuasive writing pieces. The student had the opportunity to analyze a writing piece, select the most persuasive vocabulary and make improvements. He was then assigned a writing piece for homework. Keep up the awesome effort!"
"We introduced each other and we talked about the student's goals and strategies to improve his Spanish level. We went over, pronunciation (numbers 1-20, Days of the week, and months). We also did conversation and reading comprehension. I assigned him some homework mainly to work on pronunciation and trying to talk to different people in Spanish as much as possible. "
"I met with the student before her exam to solidify the concepts we've been working on. We reviewed exponents - raised to the zero, negative exponents, when to multiply, and when to add. She is still having some difficulty knowing when to multiply or add, and is sometimes incorrectly moving a constant down to the bottom when the variable next to it has a negative exponent. We went over plenty of examples and she definitely has a better grasp on everything than she did for our Monday night session."
"The student worked on his first chemistry worksheet that covered moles, molar mass, percent composition, and basic stoichiometry. He finished most of the worksheet, and he said he had a better understanding of the material. Progress was made, and I believe that more material can be covered in future sessions."
"The student worked through an excel problem she was given in class. She really does understand the concepts she is learning in class and applying all of the concepts together. She does learn rapidly and I was able to explain to her the reasoning behind every step taken. I'm very excited regarding the pace she is learning at."
"The student worked on her math homework from her textbook. We also started her Test Corrections. She did say that she got a 96 on her science test (which we studied for during our last session) so that is great!"
"I worked with the student for an hour on the SAT essay. I then worked with her on SAT critical reading questions from her SAT prep book."