Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Excellent session. Worked on highlighting math topics, such as finding slope of a line on a coordinate plane. Worked on reviewing simplifying radical terms - expanding into multiplication of radicals. The student responded very well. At times the content was challenging - as he has yet to learn. He responded very well to the challenge and took it on. We ended the session working on parts of a history assignment."
"The student and I covered Lesson 3.5, which covered multiplying with regrouping. The student had a slightly reduced homework load due to an agreement with the parent and teacher. Tomorrow night's session will likely focus on Lesson 3.6, which focuses on choosing a multiplication method. "
"The student and I discussed how he should approach a research assignment he was given this week. We found documentation for how SQLite performs certain tasks, and we went over the Insert() method as a way to practice explaining what a particular chunk of the code does. He is going to write up some generalized explanations of each method mentioned by his professor and assemble some example code for each method in a ZIP file to turn in. He also needs to email his professor to see whether he should write his own example code, copy the relevant sections of the program's source code, or both."
"The student has not taken the test, and his only previous preparation was looking through a prep book. Given that, we covered test content and question types, discussed scoring and target scores, and then started working on logic games."
"Today, we focused on the ACT Reading, with an emphasis on Natural Science. We studied questions that analyzed authorial tone and method, and compared and contrasted ideas. The student was struggling with time, and we focused a lot on that. I gave him strategies such as skim-reading, keyword search, and the sentence before/sentence after method. We also did time drills per questions, to see how quickly he could answer them. I left him with a section of reading to do for the week. The student was attentive as usual, and a pleasure to teach!"
"We started with a pop quiz on the endocrine system and various hormones, and then spent some time talking about acids, bases, and buffers. Then, we moved to a fast-paced review of Newtonian physics, and covered Newton's First, Second, and Third Laws. We broke down a free-body diagram and talked about how to approach inclined planes. We spoke about the importance of knowing our power of ten prefixes and about keeping track of units. We finished with some coverage of uniform circular motion and started working on a practice passage. We will continue to work on this next session."