Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I really enjoyed working with the student today. We reviewed Algebra for his upcoming test on Friday. We reviewed inequalities and graphing inequalities. We talked about how to shade inequalities and whether to use a dotted line or a whole line. I reminded the student to take his time when dealing with negatives because he can sometimes rush and make simple mistakes. He was a very cooperative and enthusiastic student. I hope I can work with him in the future."
"The student and I reviewed content for her exam on 8/31. The content covered was the same as all previous sessions: polynomial expansion, FOIL method and solving single-variable equations. She says her grades have improved since tutoring and her confidence in the subject is building. She is also interested in possibly adding some chemistry tutoring to her agenda as well."
"Corrected and repeated homework on deductions with & and horseshoe. Worked problems with ~ introduction and elimination. Worked problems with Or elimination. Worked problems with triple bar elimination and introduction."
"1.Studied the passive voice and how it is used in Spanish. 2. Studied transitional phrases and other useful expressions used in writing for the Spanish 4 Exam (to show location, to indicate time, to compare, to contrast, to emphasize, to conclude or summarize, to add information, to clarify and to indicate an outcome.) 3. Reviewed formal and informal writing. 4. Read a practice reading for the Exam, answered and reviewed the questions. 6. Reviewed different acronyms to remember when and how to use the verbs SER and ESTAR (to be) and when and how to use the imperfect past tense. The student is a very skilled and hungry learner. She always wants to know more. She is the type of student any teacher would love to instruct."
"Student 1 received a 90 on her last math quiz. Student 2 is doing 100% better. Student 2 and I worked on her homework corrections. Student 2 and I worked re-graphing quadratic equations. We had a great session."
"We went over naming the three types of compounds. We used the PowerPoint presentation to review for his test. He had a very good understanding of types of compounds, charges and transition metals. We went over naming acids and the importance of memorizing polyatomic ions. He seemed very ready for his test Tuesday."
"Worked through times tables and prepared a plan for memorizing them; reviewed percentages and multiplying/dividing by powers of ten; reviewed exponents and square roots; practice PEMDAS order of operations (needs further review); began assessment test on Pre-Algebra. Discussed how to find the least common multiple in order to solve fraction addition and subtraction problems. Practiced factoring numbers, and reviewed definitions of prime/composite numbers and different kinds of numbers (natural, real, imaginary, integers, etc.) The student will create flashcards for Thursday and will review definitions, so we can continue assessment test and return to word problems."
"We continued the case study/example of Integration of Partial Fraction. The student wasn't quite understand the case discussed in the book, so, I helped him with more practice problems in the back of the chapter. We had devoted at least half of our session on problem drill. The student finally had a good grasp of the case discussed and understood the illustrated examples in the book by the end of the session. We'll continue the last case in partial fraction integration and we'll do more practice problems as a way to sharpen his understanding and knowledge for our next session."
"Today we covered topics in anticipation of the test. He seemed to get all the topics (probability, combinations and permutations) very easily. I am confident that he understands the material that we covered today."
"The student told me that her grade went up in French, yay! We went over her new material, which was the past tense. Her teacher had sent her mom a note about her problem areas, which we worked on too. We also made and memorized flashcards for the new vocabulary in the chapter. The last thing we did was going through some exercises from previous and the current chapter."
"We worked on basic problems involving chemical kinetics and thermochemistry. Important concepts included complex reactions, rate-limiting steps, reaction spontaneity, endothermic vs. exothermic, and rate affecting properties."
"This was our first session, so most of the session was spent with me familiarizing myself with where she is in terms of her Latin ability. We talked briefly about her class and then went back to some of the basics. We worked for a considerable amount of time on memorizing the noun declensions so that she will not have to keep referring to her sheet when doing translations. After this, we did some parsing review. I would write out a verb or a noun on paper and have her parse it for me. Finally, we worked on her Latin composition homework for the last 40 minutes. We got through 3 of the 5 sentences. We will work to find things to read that she enjoys more so that she can come to love the language. Overall, I really enjoyed our session and am looking forward to working with her in the future."