Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on interpreting story problems and strategies on solving them(I.e. draw a picture, what do I know?, what are they asking me, etc.). While Student 1 worked on practice problems I gave her, Student 2 also did some hw (word problems), and we reviewed his 'math today.'"
"We went over basic chemistry necessary for a high school course. Topics included: balancing chemical equations, identifying molecular weights and calculating mole amounts, thermodynamic principles of energy and enthalpy, and ideal gas law."
"This was the student's first session with me, and second session working on the ISEE exam. In an effort to identify his strengths and weaknesses, I had him do some practice problems with me. Two weeks ago he did the diagnostic exam in his prep book, so we went over that as well, focusing on those problems he didn't understand. I made vocabulary flash cards for him to study on his own between now and our next session."
"Today the student and I went over the basic concepts and scoring system of the test that she is going to take at the beginning of March. We discussed how correct, incorrect, and omitted answers are scored. We also discussed the areas that the student has identified as areas for improvement. The student stated that we are going to be working primarily on the math section, and we began by working our way through each concept and practice problem in the book that she is currently using to study for the test. We will continue to work through all the practice problems, taking a new practice test every week or so in order to complete periodic progress assessments. I recommended that the student have her mother order a book of practice tests for such periodic assessments, which can be purchased online. "
"In the last session with the student, we reviewed his practice test and dissected out the main concepts of every question he missed. We discussed several strategies, some of which would allow him to get correct answers for questions in spite of not being familiar with the concepts. He quickly picked the concepts and will be practicing the new strategies on his next practice test this weekend."
"We went over chapter 22 and chapter 23, which covers Gauss's Law and it's applications. The homework has accelerated recently to chapter 24. The following sessions will be an overview of chapter 23 and 24 with examples to prepare for the final exam."
"The student and I worked on how to tell time and how to show a time on a clock. We worked with quarter after, half past, and quarter to. We also studied for the adjective/article portion of her English Test."
"Today we talked about linear momentum. The problems we looked at also incorporated kinematics and work energy, so we discussed this as well. The student's final exam is in one and a half weeks away, so we began our review."
"We went over mainly sentence improvement questions today. The student is improving overall, but still seems to struggle a bit with understanding subject and predicate tense and plurality, along with some other grammar subjects. I will start assigning him more practice problems on the areas where he's experiencing challenges. I've also started him on studying 25 vocab words a week."
"I've noticed that the best strategy with this student, is to ease him into work by playing for a little bit first, and then ensuring that our activities for the day still feel like games. We continued work on his book and he selected 5 letters from one of his practice whiteboards to work on. He is very creative!"
"We went over the homework together in preparation for exam on Wednesday. I suggested that he use a sample exam as an actual exam to assess himself prior to the actual exam. He said he would call me if he needed a session on Tuesday."
"Today, the student and I worked through her mathematics review sheet. We reviewed how to combine like terms, and she did well with this. We proceeded to review exponent rules involving operations with variables. We then reviewed the equation of a line ( y= mx +b; m= slope, b= y intercept) and how to find slope with the formula: m= (y2-y1)/(x2- x1), where (x1,y1) and (x2, y2) are two points on the line. We ended the session by reviewing direct variation. We will continue working on homework and reviewing for her final next session."