Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming exam. We reviewed many properties of gases, such as Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure, PV=nRT, and so forth. We reviewed setting up multiple types of problems."
"The student and I went over his common application college essay. It was about a time that he had experienced failure, but most of his story was explaining what happened, without a lot of reflection on the event and description of growth after the event. He was struggling with figuring out how to combine sentences without using run-ons. He seemed open to improvement and was good at looking at his writing critically. I suggested that he focus on using a thesaurus and showing instead of telling details of his personality. He is going to send me another essay before our next session."
"We talked about motion in one dimension: movement with constant velocity, movement with constant acceleration, and free falling motion. We did a couple practice examples and discussed subtleties such as the difference between instantaneous acceleration and average acceleration."
"In our last session, the student and I reviewed her diagnostic. She has some problems with pacing, and will work on making sure she does not spend too long on each problem. We then went over the problems she missed. She has great math skills--she just needs to make sure that she doesn't overthink a problem. We also practiced mapping out a passage and answering Reading Comp questions. For "homework," she is going to review the math and look over some of her RC materials."
"We completed two lessons from the literacy curriculum today, and we also devoted a good deal of time to increasing the student's words per minute during fluency drills. He's doing better and better with each session, and has demonstrated a higher level of confidence when it comes to reading unknown words. He is close to finishing "Be More Chill", and that's his goal for the next few sessions. In addition, he is to watch a version of Hamlet, and view at least the first act."
"We covered the writing and reading aspects of the SAT. The student used the strategies taught to help answer the questions. There was a great improvement throughout the lesson, and she was very willing to learn!"