Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight's lesson went wonderfully. I am so proud of the student and her progress as a student. She now comes to lessons on time, committed, having studied using multiple methods, and proud to share the information that she has learned. She is a true joy to work with. Tonight, we studied for her test tomorrow, covering mollusks to echinoderms. She has done very well, and I look forward to hearing how she does tomorrow after she studies some more this evening using her flashcards and our acronyms."
"Tonight the student and I continued working on rotational dynamics along with energy and work and vibrations. It was a very productive session. We stressed the importance of knowing when and how to utilize potential/ kinetic energy. I left her with statics problems to look over before our session on Thursday."
"We discussed challenging multiple choice questions from the student's recent exam, on which she got an A on the free response. Her class just started covering torque and center of mass, so I gave a short lecture on those topics. The last bit of the session was used for more practice with AP multiple choice questions."
"Today we covered several evolution topics and went over the chapter about the human genome. A core focus was on the Hardy-Weinberg equation, which the student expressed some concern about. However, after going over the meaning of the different variables, she was able to pick up how to apply it to the practice problems. I don't know whether the worksheet she had was required homework, but I do encourage continuing through it even if it isn't. We went over some practice problems from her class site and I walked her through a few of them. I recommended making note of significant numbers in that chapter, as many of the questions were related to percentages or genome length/ density, etc. For the other evolution content, I explained concepts and terms that she was having trouble understanding. I recommended two online animation sites and emailed some practice questions that might be of use."
"This was a long session with the student because of the nature of the problems. There were many subsections. This time we worked purely on arranging capacitors in series and parallel and the meaning of dielectric and energy in capacitors. Tomorrow we will finish the work and begin preparing for her next exam."
"We strengthened concepts of 2D and 3D equilibrium problems. We worked on visualizing 3D problems and solving them. I proceeded to let the student think over the problems for a second before giving her hints on how to solve them. She did very well."