Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Make sure (if possible) that the student finds out when her test/quiz in math is so we can schedule at the appropriate time. If I don't hear from you guys I will just assume next Thursday at the same time. She understands most of the material, but she needs to think it through slowly and practice a few more of the math problems. See you next week!"
"After grading her practice exam, we spent the hour and a half going over the exam and introducing her to the various parts of the test. She is an industrious student."
"The student and I spent our time on math by reviewing factoring of trinomials using the grouping method and factoring method. We went back over her old homework assignments online and corrected problems she had gotten wrong so each homework score was in the 90's. The student seems to have a very good grasp of how to work with trinomials however it was important to help her keep track of the negative/positive signs."
"Watched a video over interior and exterior angles in a circle and how to find the measurements based on the inscribed arcs. Once I explained it to her, she understood it quite well."
"The student did an awesome job today. Today we worked mostly on geometry. We talked about circles and their equations. We talked about finding the angles and the arc length of a circle. Also we talked about finding the area of a sector of a circle."
"We went over the homework assignments (an essay and math worksheet). The student got every math problem correct, and her essay was excellent, very creative! We then went over strategies for essay writing, and she worked on an essay topic. We went over some geometry problems (finding the area of 2D and 3D shapes) and went through some reading exercises. She is very bright and an extremely speedy learner!"
"We went over math problems for the first half. I reminded her of the common strategies to use. We then reviewed the reading comprehension and sentence completion strategies, and we went over problems in those sections. We talked about the test and about the point increase she was aiming for, and we pinpointed the fact that she needed to practice her vocabulary to improve her score. I told her to do 5 math problems a day and to continue studying her vocabulary until the day of the test (and after if she takes it again). I also sent her a vocabulary list to look over."
"We did more review for tomorrow's test. We mostly focused on quantum types of questions, plus some orbitals and hybridizations. Finally, we did thermodynamic questions. The student seems ready for the test. "
"We reviewed for an exam to take place this Thursday. The contents of the exam included: limits, continuity, composition of functions, and derivatives by definition. We worked from a review packet his professor gave him. We started with derivatives and worked our way to continuity. Next session we will briefly review the material we went over today. I will attempt to have the student do most of the work and provide assistance only when he gets stuck doing a problem. We will discuss continuity and composition of functions and finish by going over all the information necessary to do well on the exam. One main point stressed during the session is showing work."
"The student learned about the digestive system, the 4 remaining parts of speech (adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, and prepositions), and graphing with more complex data sets. I also showed her how to make and use flash cards as a helpful study tool."
"During our session, the student and I worked on quantitative reasoning math problems from her test booklet. After that we moved on to working on changing percents into decimals and using that to calculate discounts. We also used an online activity, aimed at illustrating how to add and subtract negative numbers."
"Today we started by covering definite and indefinite articles. We then practiced with verbs ser and estar, to keep reinforcing the concepts learned. We spent most of the class listening to a song and learning about the lyrics."