Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Completed Biology review and worksheet. He seems to know photosynthesis very well but needs more help with respiration and fermentation. Has a great memory and ability to memorize concepts, but needs help actually understanding what we are memorizing."
"The student completed his social studies and math homework. He seems to understand the strategy of looking for information in an article with purpose. He seems to struggle with remembering the answer long enough to put it on paper. Then, we have to start over and jog his memory to remember what his answer was. The math homework went by quickly as he has grown accustomed to the steps for long division. I'm concerned about his ability to retain the strategies over time. The next session is on Friday at 4:30pm."
"The student and I worked on her PreCalculus review over the unit circle, radians, and trig functions. Then we moved on to her Interactive Physics homework over potential and kinetic energy (as well as graphing in Excel!). Finally, we found a Physics current article from the New York Times."
"The student and I met from 5:10 to 6:40. We briefly discussed her performance on her test today before preparing for her Chemistry exam tomorrow. The test will be over chapters 8, 9, and 10. We quickly reviewed over all the sections and focused on the areas of problem. We spent time again going over percent yield and limiting reagent. We then reviewed the concepts relating to units of atmospheric pressure. I believe that she is sufficiently prepared for her test tomorrow. We will be meeting next week on Monday and Wednesday to wrap up the semester."
"Covered strategies and tips for all the sections, giving her the main things to watch out for and focus on. We were able to complete about ten questions in each section."
"The student showed me the annotations he had been writing for the early chapters of Catcher in the Rye. I informed him that his annotations relied a lot on plot summary and needed more on analysis. We then took some discussion time together to unpack some of the moments in his annotations. We also discussed important moments in the novel thus far to check for understanding."
"We practiced problems in the Quantitative section today, specifically Problem Solving. The student is improving and has expressed interest in taking the test sometime in the near future. She has taken a practice recently and scored a 510, which is 90 points higher than her previous score."
"We reviewed the chapter on costs of production, including marginal, variable, total costs, economies and diseconomies of scale, and diminishing returns. We completed a review worksheet provided by the student's teacher, as well as 2 graphing problems."
"We finished the beginning section of the book (review portion). I gave her some homework that covers all of the review we have been doing and we plan to move on to the practice exam next week. She says she has been having trouble remembering how to do some problems so we may have to practice them more."
"He is set to take the PSAT this week in school so we looked at the practice test he has. I think he'll be fine based on the progress we've made so far. I asked him to write an essay for next time so we can begin working on that now that the PSAT will be out of the way."
"The student and I worked extra hard on vocabulary today. She took 2 practice tests, focusing on word definitions and original sentences. She was able to list all 20 vocabulary words in alphabetical order! I am impressed!"
"The student and I covered 1 math practice section. He continues to show aptitude in math. We will continue to work on this prior to his test this weekend."