Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we looked at a math assignment that the student had started. We checked his work to see if he had correctly graphed the equations and found their point of intersection. We discussed a different way for him to solve these problems (substitution rather then graphing), to make sure he got the correct answer. I also taught him a trick to use on his exams and other homework. It is a way for him to check the answers to see if they are correct. By plugging the coordinates back into the problem he can see if his answer was correct. Next week we are planning to have a longer session, with the exam reviews from his teachers. "
"Today the student and I discussed his current grades, problems, and challenges with language arts topics. Then edited one of his papers from last year. Completed one section of grammar review in workbook. Also came up with a working plan for sessions this summer."
"I explained Ionic and Covalent bonding to the student. They will start the topic next week. During the session she also did the homework on the topic, and answered the questions correctly. She is also showing improvement when it comes to understanding questions that require a lot of reasoning."
"The student and I met from 8:10-9:40 to prepare for his quiz. We worked on his packet that consisted of practice problems. The majority of the time was spent working out these problems, and at the end, we briefly looked at his final exam review packet. We will likely meet two more times next week to fully prepare him for his final."
"ACT prep today. The last time she took it, she struggled with the grammar on the English section the most, so today was spent reviewing punctuation and subject verb agreement. She has some exercises on her book that she can look through to get a better grasp of it."
"The student should do extra credit if possible. Review of calculus was done: I reviewed regular derivatives, sum, and fraction associated with a derivative. The new concept introduced in that session is the infamous derivative of a fraction or quotient. The student needs to know that rule to be able to do it. It felt like student picked up on that concept. More review and practice is certainly needed."
"Went over the chapter on costs of production. Talked about how profits are calculated by firms, and what explicit and implicit costs are. We also talked about marginal, variable, fixed and total costs, and what inputs affect each type of cost. We went over the review questions in the back of the book."
"We worked on the writing part 1 of the GRE, the Analyze an Issue Task. We read through the guide, talked about the examples and practiced writing an answer. I was able to provide tips and pointers and evaluate her writing."
"The student and I reviewed his make-up physics assignment dealing with momentum. We also reviewed his make-up math homework sheet dealing with quadrating equations and using the quadratic formula to solve them. We reviewed another math homework assignment dealing with the same topics but also including the distance formula, midpoint formula, and re-arranging equations to solve for an unknown variable."
"I helped the student learn about inductive mathematics today. We covered the three steps for an inductive proof and discussed a few problems for his homework assignment. I was able to help him go through and understand the algebra and variable manipulation in a few of the examples."
"We reviewed problems in geometry and reviewed the SAT vocabulary. We talked about association as a tool for learning SAT words. He is going to be linking the new words that he is learning to the list of 180 most common SAT vocabulary words."
"Today I tried to mix up the review part of the session by playing charades. We wrote Spanish words on cards and then acted them out. It was a fun way of reviewing the words she should already know. Next we began learning descriptive words and body parts. The student did well today."