Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"To begin our session the student and I reviewed last week's material. I was very pleased to hear that he scored another 100% on his lab worksheet. Not only is he more engaged in the subject matter, he is better able to relay the information to his peers. This week we worked on his current lab worksheet. I pulled examples from the internet, including models that I use for my own research, to better explain the concepts related to sea surface temperature, ocean circulation and gyres. Further, I pulled extraneous examples from human history and natural history to continue his engagement in the subject matter."
"Today and late last week, we did review for the upcoming exam. I think you're in good shape, so I expect to hear good news when we meet next week. Topics were mostly Bernoulli's, hydrostatics, and a touch of fluid kinematics. Good luck with the test!"
"Today he and I reviewed the four types of macromolecules in preparation for his first AP Bio test tomorrow. This included the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. He hadn't reviewed the information too much prior to our session, so he had some trouble recalling information, but once we reviewed the material, he could answer most questions that I asked him."
"Today I met with the student and his mother. I tested his algebra skills and his chemistry knowledge thus far. His basic algebra skills for solving equations are good, but we need to sharpen them. I helped him with a math worksheet today. He did very well and needed little assistance. I looked over his chemistry worksheets. She is going to send them to me so I have copies to work on in advance. Next session we are going to work on his chemistry project and review chemistry to bring him up to speed for basic understanding. Then we will work on his class materials so he can master the concepts."
"Today my student and I discussed non-parametric tests and worked through some of the class problems together. We examined the similarities and differences between some very similar statistical tests and reviewed what we discussed last session as well. My student will be making a flowchart of stats tests to use depending on what criteria they meet before our next meeting. He has a good attitude and is grasping the concepts quickly. I look forward to working with him again."
"Today she found a syllabus for a different AP chemistry class, and we used that to catch her up to what a normal AP class should be covering. She has a 98% in the class, so we are always working on things that are putting her further ahead. "