Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on preparing her for her exam. She did exceptionally well in implicit differentiation and product rule, but is a little confused on some of the applications. By the end of the session she seemed more comfortable differentiating."
"The student and I worked on Algebra for two hours. She had made a lot of individual progress throughout the week and had mastered conic sections pretty well (except for memorizing some equations, but that will come with more time and studying closer to the exam!). Systems of equations gave her slightly more difficulty, but she knew how to approach each problem and could solve them almost entirely by herself. She is very organized and driven, and she will do quite well in the course!"
"Continued ACT preparation. Began by reviewing homework, including math, English, and reading sections. The student is doing very well on ACT grammar questions, often only missing a few questions on a homework section. The English section questions she does miss often relate to passage organization or sentence placement, rather than simple grammar errors. We will try to focus on these questions going forward. In math, we discussed some of the specific things tested on the ACT that are not on the SAT, such as the formula for a circle, trigonometry (cosine, sine, tangent), and logarithms."
"For two hours, we reviewed old exams and also reviewed notes that he got online from the school's website. He seemed to do well on most questions but still needed to review details. I am confident that the student will perform well on his exam, just as he has on previous exams this semester."
"We covered the multiplications of polynomials using Pascal's triangle, did a walk through of the homework. We then looked at the periodic table and trends. I explained the trend of atomic size and electronegativity. I explained the reasons for categorizing in rows and columns. The concept of ionic charge in terms of valence electrons was also discussed."
"The student and I completed the reading and some of the English practice exam. She is doing very well in those subjects. She answered most of the practice problems correctly without any problems. She has progressed in those sections."
"The student is an eighth-grader looking to improve her scores in English and literature. She also is preparing to take an upper-level practice exam. During our first session, she discussed the type of subjects that she is working on in both of her classes, including how her tests/quizzes are structured. We proceeded to go over several of her vocabulary flashcards (definitions, pronunciations, sentences, etc.). Next week, we will go over 15 more vocab words in depth, as well as prepare for the practice-exam subjects. She is going to bring home her class workbooks/assignments so that we can prepare for each session ahead of time. Also, I will be providing her with a reading list and links to other resources to help improve her skills."
"We did another problem set to help the student review for an upcoming test. The problem set was review of the topics covered in the last few sections, including Mean Value theorem, Rolle's Theorem, and graph behavior."
"Today we covered polynomial long division, synthetic division and conic sections. The student struggled a little with the algebra of the polynomial long division, but after working through a few examples became confident with it."
"The student and I went over his social studies assignment from two weeks ago. He had done well in incorporating the information he had gleaned during his "active reading" session with me, so we now turned to sentence structure. I taught him how to better seamlessly incorporate his quotes, which is his goal for his present SS assignment. In the future, we'll look at his comma usage and word choice. I also spent a few minutes with him at the end of the session and we went over how to do long division the "traditional" way."
"Today's topic was food and how to order in a Chinese restaurant. She did a good job on learning the new words, as she could read most of the new words correctly by herself when showing her the website. The website I used has audio of each word so she could correct her pronunciation by clicking it. I sent her the content as usual, asking her to practice after class. We will keep on this topic next Monday and I'll review with her before we start the next session."
"We finished Ch. 15 exercises- including grammar, presentation, and translation. We also did review exercises that reviewed grammar, vocab, cultural components of Ch. 11-15. The student is a little rusty on previous chapters."