Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) today. The student asked his mother if we could add on another 30 minutes to the usual 1.5 hr. session so we could get through the entire chapter thoroughly and she agreed. He understood all concepts very well. We are to meet one last time before his final tomorrow."
"Student 1 had a short writing assignment and we worked on that. With student 2 we started doing some spelling using letter tiles, finished up some math homework involving area and perimeter, and then did a little more spelling."
"Since my student has the PSAT next week we went over the stuff that he said he had some difficulty with - namely, reading comp and vocab. During the reading comp section, we worked on getting him to focus specifically on the questions that were being asked, and thinking the answer through. He did benefit from visualizing what he thought the answers were before looking at the answer choices. We also looked at some of my "tricks" when it comes to answering vocab questions. He also said he needed extra help on geometry questions, so we worked on those."
"We continued working on balancing equations today. She is doing better with them overall, especially now that she's studied the different kinds of equations in depth (synthesis, decomposition, etc.) Her biggest hurdle is still actually being able to name compounds, specifically those with polyatomic ions. She still needs to study those and their charges; otherwise, she'll mess up the number of atoms and won't be able to balance them well."
"The student and I reviewed two homework assignments she had for chemistry. One was on different types of reactions, how to write them and what they do to the human body. The other was about writing ionic equations and predicting how precipitates form. In our next session, we will review balancing equations and understanding the role that charges play."
"We reviewed parabolic equations, as they were the only conic section that the student claimed not to have a solid understanding of already."