Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a handout with some problems concerning sine, cosine and tangent. We also did some work on an online assignment, dealing with the same subject matter."
"We covered circles. Specifically we covered the definitions of a radius, diameter, secant line and tangent line. The student was able to understand the material perfectly with minimal assistance. I left her to review the rest of the section at home. Overall, the session was excellent."
"During this session we went over various examples of volume and surface area of different shapes. This session went well. I advised the student to review notes, make a study guide and print out a review sheet from online."
"We went over the information that will be on the student's upcoming biology exam. We went over chemical reactions, how to balance them, and how to read them. We also covered the four classes of biological macromolecules, photosynthesis, aerobic respiration, anaerobic respiration, enzymes, and chemical rates."
"In our first session we started by reviewing the student's current grades and going through her math notebook. Her notebook was decently organized and she had good notes. We rearranged things a bit to separate old papers from more recent ones, and we reviewed her notes from the last few days. Her homework grade is good, but she hasn't been doing well on tests and quizzes, so our work will probably focus on studying and reviewing. In the second half of the session, we reviewed her most recent quiz, and she corrected her mistakes. In the future, she should bring her book with her, even if there isn't homework, so that we can use it to review concepts."
"The student and I went over his study guide for his final next week. We went over some vocabulary and made sure he was able to draw the pictures with correct annotation. We went over the definitions of the different quadrilaterals and we practiced some questions. I showed him that a question with an answer as always can be flipped and it'll be sometimes. For example, a square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle is sometimes a square. If the answer is never, it should still be never when it's flipped. This method seemed to help him make some sense with the questions. He doesn't know where to start his thinking with some of the questions and it inundates him. By knowing some of the patterns and the definitions, he'll be in a much better position to get them all right."