Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the concept of succession. We began by watching a video clip about Mt. St. Helens which showed the before and after photos of the damage caused by the pyroclastic flow. We used this model as an example of secondary succession (when a pioneer species recolonizes a damaged but previously colonized area). We then used this example to bridge to our discussion about primary succession by using the volcanoes in Hawaii as an example of forces of nature that create new land. We also discussed shrinking river basins and landslides as examples of how "new" land can be created."
"The student and I worked on math during this session. We covered his times tables and attempted to memorize them. He needs to continue with flashcards. We worked through some more of his book at home and tried doing math in his head, instead of adding on paper. Next time we will work on more two digit numbers and quizzing on the times tables."
"The student's class has moved onto derivatives of logs and variables in the power, trigonometry, and the chain rule. It was a very sudden, large amount of information, but she is handling it very well. We did many practice problems that I wrote, and she understood it all."
"The student was completed the math section of test 5 for homework. We went through and scored it. I did not assign any homework since she is taking a proctored test tomorrow afternoon."
"We began the session by going over the ACT writing prompt I assigned the student during our last session. She showed consistent progress in grammar, punctuation, and organization. It was our last session before she took the real test, so I asked which sections she felt the least confident about, and she said math. We spent the rest of the session going over math problems together and discussing general test strategies for the big day. When I left she said she felt ready for the test, and I wholeheartedly concur!"