Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight the student and I worked on her Reconstruction Amendments packet. She needed to summarize each paragraph in one-two sentences. She had the majority finished before I got there, but she left open the ones she needed help with understanding. She needed help figuring out where to start and how to boil down some of the information to the most important/general points."
"We talked about score goals and previous ACT tests the student has done and did a quick overview of the diagnostic test. We then started the science lesson where we discussed and practiced the different types of passages and questions."
"We spent the time today working through the student's additional AP test review problems. The biggest issue with them is that they typically require thinking outside of the box, and she wants to try to find a formula that fits the problem. However, she generally has good instincts with problems."
"I started this session with the student by helping him with his homework on dividing polynomials by monomials. After working on that section (7-6) we moved on and briefly worked on dividing polynomials by polynomials using long division. He showed a great grasp of section 7-6 and started to figure out section 7-7 by the end of our session. We ended the session by doing practice problems from sections 7-5 and 7-6 to help him prepare for his quiz on Friday. He showed that he was well-prepared for his quiz and that he had an excellent grasp of the material."
"The student has a test in chemistry next Monday. We spent the session going over the 2 chapters that will be on her exam. The material covered acids/bases, titrations, and buffers. We went over some sample problems which included using conjugate acids/bases to calculate pH and pOH. We also used molarity and molar mass to determine pH and pOH. She wanted to go over concept questions as well because the professor asks some of those questions on the exam."
"The student and I added numbers to our notecards, and we reviewed some more French vocabulary. I wrote down the present tense of parler for her so that she could see what the verb endings are for -er verbs in present tense. We proceeded to go over Geometry going over isosceles, scalene triangles, perpendicular lines, and the perimeter/area of polygons."
"Intro to this semester's class line-up. Chemistry will be his science course, which will take some time and dedication. He has already started making note cards to memorize elements on the periodic table. "
"The student and I began by reviewing her new vocabulary, and then we reviewed geometry problems, practicing using the right formulas for the right problems. We then practiced synonyms, adding to her vocabulary list and identifying roots along the way. I linked her to a more detailed roots list that we can begin working with, along with an online vocabulary game."
"We worked on a packet of review problems from her teacher. These problems included rates, functions, and some inverted functions. She continues to do well on rates, but functions are still a little daunting, so we'll continue to work on those."
"I helped the student prepare for his upcoming test on gas laws by covering Boyle's, Charles', Avogadro's and Dalton's laws, the ideal gas law, combined gas laws and conversions using gas constants and the ideal gas law."
"The student and I went over his science, math, and social studies homework. We went over the periodic table, figuring out how to look at it and determine the number of protons, neutrons, electrons, and atomic mass of an element. In math, we went over scientific notation practice problems. For social studies, we reviewed study strategies for his upcoming European map test."
"In this session, we mainly reviewed greetings and numbers in Chinese. We also had simple questions that are frequently asked in Chinese when people first meet. The student picked them up very quickly. He is familiar with the tones in Chinese, so it makes new vocabulary easy for both of us. He can recognize pinyin and read them out right away."