Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We briefly worked on a problem involving the application of various theorems. The problem was to write a 2 column proof proving a line to be a perpendicular bisector using the equidistant theorem. It appeared the student only needed help with the one problem, and halfway through the session she received the necessary guidance through different means and chose to terminate the session."
"She and I had a fantastic session on thermodynamics. We reviewed various concepts of thermodynamics, such as calculating heat capacities, q, Hess' Law, and the change in enthalpy under various masses and calculating it through heats of formation. She really seems to be coming into her own with this material, and it was great to see her do so well!"
"The student and I worked on the unit circle today. We thoroughly examined the principals behind the unit circle, especially the key identities x = cos theta and y = sin theta. We then discussed many strategies to memorize the many values along the unit circle and for remembering whether the sin, cos, and tan are positive or negative in each quadrant. "
"Today, we covered his Biology assignment on natural selection/evolution. We selected a paper that was based on a livestock-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) bacteria that gained its resistance to the host immune system by gaining genes from a bacteriophage (omega Sa3) through horizontal gene transfer. We discussed the different elements of natural selection that lead to evolution in both the context of genotype (genomic composition) and phenotype (apparent/"aesthetic") outcomes of a genotype change (gene change = evolution). Overall, I think he grasped all these concepts and is equipped to have more in depth discussion on evolution."
"During today's session, the student and I worked on writing. He did well because I asked him to write a narrative piece about his favorite food. He did well writing this piece because it was personal to him. We began to discuss how to write a letter or note and how to sound personal while not making it personal. We also worked on reading comprehension by looking at a painting and answering some questions about it. For the next session,we will work on letter writing."
"The student and I continued our work by first reviewing his work on a number of logic games that he completed. He is beginning to grasp the concepts involved. I helped him illustrate and solve a harder game that he had struggled with, emphasizing the strategy needed along the way. At the end of the session, we went over a few logical reasoning question types. I explained the strategy involved for each type of question, and we worked through each problem."