Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student showed me an argument that she had written for her philosophy class. We used this sample as a way to critique sentence structure as well as flow of ideas. She did an excellent job of responding to my previous comments about her transitions, and her paper flowed very well. We spent much of the session today analyzing sentence structure and discussing how to use it effectively in writing. She seemed very encouraged by this session and immediately saw how a good understanding of sentence structure will aid her in her reading comprehension as well. She will continue her work with analytical writing, math, and vocabulary exercises/memorization before our next session."
"Today we went over GCF, LCM, ordering fractions from least to greatest, ordering decimals from least to greatest, converting improper fractions and decimals into fractions, and reducing fractions to their lowest term. She got a good portion of her homework done."
"Today, we continued working on solving integration problems as well as using the fundamental theorem of calculus. To begin, we first discussed inflection points. Specifically, inflection points can occur at undefined values, not only at f''=0. Next, we worked on many integration problems where the student had to determine whether or not u substitution was the method to use. We also discussed different strategies that can be used to diagnose the correct method and ways to rewrite the problem to simply/solve it. In addition, we practiced a technique that is a modification of u substitution where x is written in terms of u. The student has a test on Thursday. He seems like he understands a great majority of the material. We will continue to review on Wednesday."
"The student and I worked on a review of probability. She was able to answer most of the questions with little assistance. There were a couple of problems she had questions on and we were able to work them out together. After math, we reviewed her science homework on astronomy. We worked on memorizing some of the concepts and she planned to continue studying after I left."
"The student went through each of her binders and showed what she had to do for homework for each class. We focused on her AP world homework on reading and interpreting Bolivar's letter. I then helped with her math test review. She's been on top of her assignments and keeping her binders neat."
"We discussed the problems and worked through the inter-temporal consumption smoothing graphics. We also started on the mathematics of why the change in R initiates a change in consumption for savers and consumption and saving for borrowers. We will pick up with that on Sunday and review the remaining Lagrangian to finish off the problem."