Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He worked through an Algebra study guide for his final. Then we finished a science homework assignment together. The student has a good work ethic. "
"Worked with the student on states of matter and the laws relating to the behavior of the three (Temperature/Volume/Pressure of a gas, etc.). Spent all 1:30 on the work. The student is becoming much more focused in his academic work, which is great to see. Excellent session."
"Topics: Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, heredity, photosynthesis -- light reaction, dark reaction/Calvin cycle, plant cell organelles, animal cell organelles, codons and anticodons Progress: The student seemed familiar with much of the content. I expect his test went well. I believe the lesson was helpful to him."
"Tomorrow the student has a make-up math test, so we focused on getting him prepared for that. He's got a good grasp of the basic concepts behind algebra, so we covered the material he missed in class on Friday, which was on square roots and categorizing numbers (integers, whole numbers, rational numbers, etc.). He's already a whiz at this and completed the worksheet with almost no assistance from me."
"I first reviewed writing the date and time with the student, and gave him some extra problems to do as homework. Next we worked on translating from English to Chinese. We did 7 sentences together and I gave him 7 more for homework. Finally, we went over a new dialogue and learned some new vocabulary involving the family."
"Reviewed student 1 and 2's vocabulary and quizzes, using near future construction. (ir + a + infinitive) And differences between saber/conocer. Reinforced "me gusta" as "being pleasing to me" rather than "I like", conjugations of ir in present tense, and use of infinitive with two consecutive verbs. Also introduced concept of gerunds (-ing in English, -ando/-iendo in Spanish)."
"Today I worked with the student on a project for the Industrial Revolution. I helped the student brainstorm ideas and work creatively to complete the assignment. I also assisted her on another homework assignment for social studies. Both assignments were complete by the end of the session and the student seemed proud of her work!"
"The student and I began to work on solving inequalities and graphing them on a number line. I reminded him that whenever he divides or multiplies by a negative number he must remember to always change the inequality sign. We finished the lesson early and began to work on some of the future lessons."
"We worked on the first student's theorem, relative minima, relative maxima, absolute minimum, absolute maximum, and how differentiation relates to analyzing these concepts. I helped the second student get through a complex differentiation problem, and answered questions about his homework assignment."
"The student has a test tomorrow over rates, exclusions in expressions, and properties of graphs (intercepts, asymptotes, and holes). She had part of the review packet worked out so I checked her work and then we finished the rest of the packet."
"We did a complete section of the sciences and some portion of the Math section on the ACT. This is our first session of the ACT so I wanted to see where he is at in terms of acquaintance and preparation in the ACT material. The plan is for him to take a full practice of the exam. With a report provided before the next session, I will be to analysis on his strengths and assist him on his weaknesses in this exam. It was a good session."
"The student and I went over some of the words we have been learning to start with. Next I had him read a couple pages out of the novel I have him reading. He is 146 pages into it after a week. We then added several words with the Latin roots "aud" and "son" for audio and sonic, and we read from our Civil War book and added ten more words to our vocabulary."