Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was short since we revisited the student's English study guide from last week. He seemed knowledgeable and confident in his grasp of the material much more the second time around. We also briefly reviewed a few questions from his history study guide, which he also seemed comfortable with."
"Today the student and I spoke about chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants, ICE tables and le Chatelier's principle, along with a few other tidbits. Most of this was new material that she had studied on her own and just needed some practice with, with a little bit of clarification in some areas she wasn't solid on by herself. Overall, her progress and comprehension seem remarkably strong and she reports having done quite well on her midterms."
"For our first history session, the student and I used her study guides and textbook material as well as outside knowledge to discuss the practice and implications of the Mongol empire. We particularly focused on the reign of Genghis Khan, and the tactics that made him so successful. We also covered Mongol law, negotiation strategies, general conduct and culture, and Genghis' descendants (particularly, Ogedai and Kublai). We finished the session by discussing and outlining a brief essay that compared the Mongol empire with the Pax Romana. The student is going to complete a first draft of the essay, based on the outline that we drew up together, for our next session."
"Student 1- We began going over his homework sheet, and I showed him a shortcut way to find the least common denominator. We went over the first few problems together, and then he did the next few problems on his own. We also went over reducing fractions. Student 2- We began with me introducing him to some addition word problems. We went over the first problem and then discussed why it was right together. He understood it. We then went on to do an adding and subtracting sheet. I read the stories out loud, and he responded by drawing circles to help him understand the word problem. These were corresponding circles, and then he told me the corresponding number sentences that went along with them."
"The session was spent with the student working on her science inquiry project on static electricity. He added his experiment data into his report, and prepared tables, graphs, and written analysis for his report. He will work to complete the remaining written portion of the report next session."
"The student and I covered skills to increase his vocabulary. He wrote synonyms and did crossword puzzles. He also completed sentence and paragraph writing. He needed help with sentence and paragraph writing a little, so we went over that in detail."