Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed half of unit for upcoming test, completed homework and extra practice problems. We had a discussion of concepts aids in internalizing them. The student wished to wait until the second half of the material had been presented by his teacher before learning it. We make a study plan for upcoming test."
"Finished organizing the student's notebooks, began a math project and did the first part of it so that she had a template to work with. Reviewed her Spanish project and gave her homework to finish the math project and to write a rough draft of an English essay due this Friday. We continue to work on efficient use of time and just structuring homework/study time to give the student a better way to understand and organize concepts."
"Upon finding an open table, the student and I promptly set to work catching up on his Algebra homework over logarithms. As I explained the algebraic properties of logarithms and the concepts behind the number e and the natural-log operation, the homework problems seemed to become progressively easier for him, and we completed nearly two of the three assignments. The last remaining assignment regarded another application of logarithms, and I think the student is in good shape to deal with it after the work we did together. We also began reviewing for his upcoming Chemistry test over the periodic table. I was able to explain electron bonding and how the periodic table reflects the bonding traits of different elements, which allowed him to fill in roughly half of his review guide. Since the test is not until Tuesday, the student said he will speak to his teacher tomorrow about the remaining concepts on the review."
"The student and I completed her math and reading homework. She was stuck on the math because the word problems included extra information. Once she was able to figure out the important facts, she was able to work through the problems fairly quickly. The reading homework was pretty straightforward and she was able to complete it with little help."
"Today I briefly introduced myself and went over what the student would like to achieve in Chemistry, her current level and what she struggles with. She mentioned that she has trouble with significant digits, especially rounding them and recognizing when zeros are included. We had a look at her online lesson plans and when I felt the materials were not enough, I supplemented her with other materials i.e. significant digits and rounding them when adding or subtracting, multiplying or dividing, and square roots or powers. I organized several rules for her and gave her a few practice problems. She improved significantly and did fairly well. Next, we went over unit conversion, where she felt we really needed to go over. We went over parts of it and assigned her a few practice problems for homework. We will meet again next Monday."
"In this session the student and I went through the problems on his study guide for firms under perfect competition. We went over how to graph different changes in price, costs, demand, and supply and discussed the implications for answering the questions in the study guide. We discussed that in the next session we would focus most on the problems that he identifies as the most unclear to him with respect to the sections on monopolies and monopolistic competition."