Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We Covered/Reviewed Chapter 11 for the student's Test on Thursday. He does seem to remember a lot more from the chapter than last week."
"We discussed his social studies articles followed by answering questions on the reading and taking notes. We then read and summarized the Robert Frost readings. We finished the session doing a bit of math review for his math test tomorrow."
"He and I spent approximately 20 minutes on his algebra homework - using the distributive property to simplify basic expressions. His grade in Algebra is a solid B. He did earn a 82 on his last science test, a significant improvement from 50 on his first test. He read the chapter section on speed and time graphs and then completed the corresponding reading worksheet and lab worksheet (using slope to determine speed). We ended the session by reviewing his history homework - preparing for his test. He struggled here only because he hasn't been reading the required chapters. We discussed the importance of doing so, and next session, I'll show him how to create outline notes."
"The student has a test today so we spent the entire session reviewing for her test. We started by going over word problems with the formula F=ma. I provided some strategies for her to use and by the end of the session she was feeling better about using the formula. We also reviewed Newton's Laws and she came up with examples for each one. Then, we looked at the Law of Momentum and practiced some word problems. She did very well using that formula."
"We discussed the article "Directionality principles in thermodynamics and evolution" and the physics concepts behind the connection to thermodynamic principles/the second law of thermodynamics (Gibbs free energy, internal energy)."
"Explained atoms, elements, compounds, the atomic structure, valence electrons and bonding. He grasped all the concepts and demonstrated his knowledge efficiently by correctly answering questions and correctly drawing the models as asked. Next session, we will go into the different types of bond. He was asked to read ahead and to study the first 20 elements I provided him with."
"We went over a variety of science notes and assignments. First we covered one part of a multi-step project involving a typed document with evidence, explanations, and links. Afterwards we reviewed a few different chapters in a physics textbook, and I asked questions involving the vocabulary words and the end of chapter reviews."
"I covered momentum, dimensional analysis, and forces with the student. He was able to correctly redo the test problems he had previously done incorrectly as well as additional problems. We also covered axioms, properties, and identities in mathematics."
"Microscope and cell biology to review for tomorrows exam. The student is very bright. She knows the answers to my questions 99 percent of the time. She is very attentive during the session."
"I checked in with the student about her science test tomorrow. She was initially convinced that she only needed to study a worksheet on mitosis. However, the test will cover everything in her notes about cells and cell division. We then reviewed, discussed, and quizzed through worksheet as well as notebook information. Finally, we checked and reviewed notes that science teacher had posted online and compared to ones in her notebook."
"On Sunday with the student we worked on her science homework. We spent time doing two short labs and recording observations, writing lab reports and submitting, making vocabulary sheets, taking quizzes, and doing a short assignment on the brain."
"The student and I went over protein synthesis and meiosis again tonight in preparation for her test tomorrow. She is having a tough time understanding the big picture of meiosis, but each time we go over it, draw out the concepts, and what the vocab words actually mean, she retains more and more."