Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Session Three Tutoring Review During the student's third session, we focused primarily on Tutoring Goal(s) 3 and 4, which involved helping her with any difficulties in her assigned homework and problem solving techniques. We spent the entire session reviewing her assigned homework problems and concepts in solving for the amount of work done on a system as well as an extensive lesson in vector addition. Below is a synopsis of the topics we discussed: We reviewed the importance of identifying the angle between the vectors as well as the given vector directions. We studied the unit circle to help gain a fundamental understanding into the geometry, trigonometry, and calculus behind vector problems. We practiced soling for work by substituting known values into the work equation and utilizing transformations. We reviewed using trigonometry to solve for given angles and vector lengths. We practiced i, j, and k hat vector addition and solving for the resultant vector by both algebraic and calculus approaches. We practiced unit conversion and cancellation, problem set-up, and frame of reference. We reviewed algebraic kinematics equations and used them to solve for unknown variables. Homework and our Plan for Session IV: Our next session is scheduled for Thursday at 6pm. I asked the student to practice problem set-up and both algebraic and calculus based equations depending on their respective ease in solving each problem. Thursday we will have a brief overview of any concepts that she may not have understood during her lectures and assigned homework and review her newly assigned homework. Notes: She did very well today. She is a very brilliant student, and I am happy to see her progress so well!"
"This session was productive. The student is always interested in meeting and comments on how much tutoring has helped her. She had a test on Thursday, so she wanted to review. We worked through practice problems on gas laws and reviewed molecular geometries. Compared to previous tests, this material is easier, and I think she is prepared."
"We reviewed 6 calorimetry questions in preparation for his quiz. Overall, the student understood the general setup. I tried to have him isolate the desired variable before plugging in any numbers to avoid calculation errors. We talked about how to distribute the negative with multiplication compared to addition/ subtraction. We also briefly discussed starting SAT tutoring. He would like to try to prepare for the January exam, so I advised him to register online. I asked him to take the diagnostic exam this weekend, so we could take a look at his diagnostic before our next meeting. After today's session, we intend to focus on the SAT, unless he has pressing homework questions."