Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Fourth session with student. The student continues to make excellent progress towards completing her US history course on time with an A. Today, I helped her work through and finish the unit on US Expansion at the turn of the twentieth century. She received 100% on her test, and I helped her draft an essay assignment on immigration in the era, in addition to a discussion post on the role of the press in the Spanish-American War (1898). The final items she has to complete for the course are the unit on Progressivism and the Final Exam. We will be working on those during our next session."
"We reviewed Unit 5 orally and with the workbook. The student worked on Unit 11 vocabulary and dialogues as well as personal questions. We worked on comprehension, pronunciation, and responses in French. We also worked on the past tense using 'etre.'"
"We worked on Pythagorean theorem word problems and tips for figuring out how to turn a word problem into a labeled triangle. I taught the student about 3:4:5 and 5:12:13 right triangles because, although she hadn't covered that yet, knowing about them really helps in checking answers and solving problems quickly. I tested her on fraction arithmetic, and she's basically got it down. I probably won't give more than a couple of problems in the future. I tried to come up with real-world examples of using the Pythagorean theorem."
"Today we focused on more graphing techniques for the homework with parent functions of sine, cosine, tan, sec, and csc functions. Some of the homework given were more difficult and time consuming to solve."
"In this session, we briefly reviewed some material related to lists, how we can index into lists, and how indexing into lists transfers over to indexing into strings. This discussion introduced some new ideas as well, such as the fact that in Python a list can contain elements of different types, as well as the fact that the elements of a list can themselves be lists, leading to multi-dimensional arrays and indexing. We then practiced using string indexing by writing a function together that takes a string as input and returns whether or not the input string is a palindrome. We ended the session by demonstrating how such a function can be written in different ways, including recursively. As always, the student followed along well in this session and was often a step ahead of me, asking questions that I was planning on addressing later in the session. She remains very enthusiastic about the material, which makes my job easier and more enjoyable."
"The student worked so hard and is going right through her multiplication facts. She is using a 100's chart to help figure out the answer on some of the facts she is still struggling with. We will begin the 7's on Monday. She also did a fantastic job on her money today. We spent time reading and discussing the story and talking about what it takes to be a friend. We will discuss more about friendships on Monday. She was very attentive today. She will continue on her math facts as well as work on reading."