Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student received "No Homework Due for Perfect Attendance" from his teacher, but still did his homework. He began by doing his penmanship. Then we did the reading selection about horses and the comprehension questions. He missed two, but we talked about the answer and the inference. Last, he did his logic activity. He enjoys doing his homework."
"We reviewed science, mainly on velocity and speed. We prepared for the math quiz covering number lines and positive and negative numbers and worked on the math homework for the night."
"We did a final review of test taking strategies; the student sounds much more confident in her abilities and told me that the strategies were helpful in her classes as well (such as history). We talked about pre-test routines and practicalities of actually taking the test (wear layers, have everything you need, etc.). She's going to do great!"
"The student is an all-star when it comes to reading comprehension. In the multi-level test prep books much of the material is--ostensibly--too difficult for her. Despite this obstacle, she has actually done very well with the stuff we've done, particularly the reading comprehension and geometry. We have lots more to cover, and then we can work on a couple of practice tests sometime in January. See you next year!"
"The student and I covered molecular orbital theory, molecular geometry, hybridization, and intermolecular interactions. I briefly covered the concepts of bonding and antibonding orbitals. I extensively covered molecular geometry and how it relates with hybridization, and she seems to be getting that concept very well. Lastly, we ended the session with topics on intermolecular interactions, such as dipole-dipole, London Dispersion forces, and hydrogen bonding. I emphasized the importance of these interactions with regard to boiling point and melting point of organic compounds."
"We worked on chapters 1,2 and 3 of the student's algebra book in order to prep for an upcoming test. It seemed that he had a good grasp of the concepts, but was just a bit rusty when it came to working through algebraic problems. A follow-up session was scheduled for tomorrow as well as for the day after. We made good progress on working through the problems, and I think that a few days of intensive review should help knock the rust off before the final later this week."
"We spent our entire session working on her summer reading homework. The book she's reading is Anne of Green Gables which she was nearly finished reading. We put together character profiles for the main characters as per required for her summer work. We talked about what needs to go into a character profile as well, such as the character's role, physical description, personality traits, and motive."
"The student wanted to work on statistics today. We went through the first two chapters and focused on problems she had trouble with along the way. We did many different topics."
"Worked through a homework assignment together walking through the different steps of conjugating verbs in the preterite. Heavy focus on reading retention; understanding what's being read and not skimming over "little" words, that in turn greatly change the meaning of the sentence and syntax."
"Specific Heat Phase diagrams, intermolecular forces H-bonding. Related terminology. Got a B on quiz. Bringing all concepts together to answer questions. No practice questions. We discussed a whole packet of info. Preparing her for next week's class."
"The student and I worked on rounding, converting measurements, and long division. We came up with an acronym for the steps of long division, and went over it many times. The student needs constant reinforcement to make her feel like she understands something. I'm working on building her confidence!"
"The student and I worked on synonyms, analogies, practice tests for reading comp and vocabulary words. She did better than she expected to do with the synonyms, and surprised herself with her correct responses in the analogies. Next session we will work exclusively on vocabulary."