Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on mathematics tonight. She is progressing well, but there is a lot of information she needs to cover before I leave in both chemistry and math. She proposed that we focus on chemistry from now until mid-May, so she can take the final right after I finish tutoring her. Thus, from now on we will only do chemistry."
"Today was our final meeting. The student and I reviewed some basic Algebra concepts, and I feel very confident that she will do well on her exam. There should be no reason that she doesn't pass the assessment test this time. I wish her the best of luck."
"The student began working on her next paper, which is a review of the assigned book. Her assignment is to summarize the book in the first half of the paper and write her reactions, analysis, and opinions of the book's main arguments in the second half. She has not completely finished the book yet, but says she feels comfortable with the subject. She has been taking notes on each chapter to aid in writing the summary portion of the paper. She was able to verbally summarize what she has read so far, but says she does not really have any opinions or reactions to write about. She then wrote an outline and was better able to vocalize some of her reactions to the book."
"Student 1 and I talked about changing a number from base 10 to a different base and started some addition in different bases. Student 2 and I went over percent change, and adding and multiplying fractions."
"The student and I met and worked solely on Physics to prepare him for his exam. We covered Coulomb's Law for the most part, and briefly touched on calculating gravitational force between to particles. We will be meeting again next Sunday after he takes the Coulomb's Law test."
"We reviewed a little of what we already had talked about and then proceeded to cover some more modern history. We worked our way from New Imperialism through the early stages of the Cold War. I wanted to make sure that, as the school year started she had some understanding of the rise and fall of European Communism from an American perspective. She was also lacking some knowledge about WWI and WWII that is usually covered in 6th and 7th grade so I wanted to make sure she had some background knowledge in that as well. I am hoping that on Sunday I can catch her up on some American history so that as she begins to delve into Georgia history in 8th grade she will have a larger context to understand it in."
"The student progressed in geometry today. We reviewed angles, geometric figures and parallel/perpendicular lines. We advanced to special quadrilaterals and she explained the material clearly, which shows comprehension. I am impressed!"
"During this session we went over a section of math problems and I asked her if there was anything she felt she needed help in. She needed a little reinforcing in the vocabulary. To wrap it up, I asked her to do the ISEE practice test and, if need be, contact me for help before the ISEE this Saturday. She appears very confident in her skills."
"We reviewed subject-verb agreement and verb tenses before doing practice sentence improvement problems. Next we reviewed vocabulary and did a practice critical reading section while discussing CR strategy."
"We reviewed DNA structure function and replication concepts, to be revisited and expand upon previous knowledge. We discussed note taking skills and how to extract important and necessary information from a textbook."
"The student and I went over parametric equations and the elimination of the parameter. We went more in depth into the application of calculus with parametric equations. By the end of the session, He had a better understand on the concepts of problems. I left him with outlines on parametric equations for future references/problems. Overall, the session went well and we were able to cover some material ahead of time."
"In this class, the student and I discussed what he read for homework. We also reviewed the poem he wrote about silence. In addition to that, the student and I went over a couple of strategies writers use to make their writing successful."