Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's prepping for her final, so this session she and I worked through her first test of the semester and then some problems I brought with me. Most of what was covered in the first part of the class involved units of concentration, using/determining rate laws, orders of rate equations (and the associated equations, rate constants, etc.), half-life, and the effects of non-volatile substances (f.p.d.,b.p.e., and osmotic pressure). In our last session, we'll look through the student's second test of the semester and figure out what she still needs to practice before the final."
"We started on the math section and went over a lot of different types of problems, using the ACT book as a supplement with its walk-throughs for various types. After going through a lot of algebra, we focused in on fractions, decimals, and percents. We took a bit of time to convert back and forth and revisit the ways that one can change from one to the other and manipulate these types of problems. Also, we looked at conversions, like the very common change from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Finally, we worked on exponent and trigonometric problems, and specifically, we looked at strategies for approaching problems that she didn't understand."
"Today we completed math homework on conics, completed a verbal SAT section, and discussed future study materials. The student worked through her math homework which covered writing equations for specified conics with the information provided. We checked the answers for the odds, which are provided in the back of her text, and all answers were correct. We also completed a verbal SAT section. In the next session, we will complete a writing section (Section 5 from SAT J) and possibly a math section. I encouraged her to continue studying her vocabulary words in the meantime to strengthen her verbal scores. In the future, I hope to begin timing her to better gauge her performance."
"We went over radicals for the student's test coming up on Thursday. We went over simplifying radicals, solving radical equations, and completed a review packet. We went over the various types of questions that could come up on the test."
"The student and I worked through a few topics in both pre-cal and physics. In physics we worked through the concept of momentum and the conservation of. In pre-cal we covered polar graphing, circles, dimpled circles, etc. He felt confident after our session for his tests coming up."
"For our final session, I asked the student what she wanted to review rather than teach her anything new. We covered algebra and solving for x again, as well as finding an increase/decrease in percentages. We moved to finding areas, understanding probability, and calculating ratios. Once that was completed, we returned to vocabulary drills. The student has a very strong vocabulary already, so if she can stay calm and think about words contextually, verbal shouldn't be too big of a problem."
"The student and I worked through a test review for algebra. He had to focus on simplifying equations and solving inequalities. He needed to make sure he distributed negatives correctly and switched the inequality signs at the appropriate times. He'll do well if he focuses on those things."
"The student had been behind in Calculus so we covered a lot of topics fast, including Riemann sums and the 1st and 2nd fundamental rule of calculus. We mainly did a lot of practice problems and going through proofs."
"We went over a lot more math. The student is picking up on equations much better now and applying them to problems. She's consistently showing improvement. She has a math and science section assigned for homework."
"I got the student a homework binder so she can begin organizing and turning in her assignments on time. We studied for a Ch. 2.1 vocabulary quiz this coming Friday dealing with professions."
"The student and I met on Saturday. Our session consisted of me asking potential interview questions that I had previously given her at our last session to practice for this session. Her strengths lie in her passion to want to do well and to try and say everything correctly. We will still need to work with her oral formal language and grammar tense."
"The student's paper is due on Sunday, so we worked through editing what he had already written and setting him up for success with the remaining parts of his paper. I told him to email me if he had any questions or needed me to check any specific sections of his paper before he submits it."