Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student to prepare for his upcoming physics test. I showed him how to apply formulas for circular motion, momentum and collision problems, and Newtonian gravitation problems. I reminded him to read the chapters and work on additional practice questions, and told him I'd be available on my phone if he had any questions the day before the test."
"We worked on logic games, both sequencing and grouping. The student seems to have worked out the difference between "if j swims, paul rows" kind of questions. We did some reading. I suggested two books for extra practice."
"In this session, we went over the sum of forces, solving two equations with two unknowns, and vectors. He has a better understanding of interpreting forces in terms of their vector components. In comparison to our first session, he is now able to solve for x and y component of forces by himself. He currently struggles with solving for two unknowns with two equations, so we sent this session trying to improve his confidence and understanding. More practice problems were assigned before our next session. "
"The student and I continued to work on the test questions. We corrected a minor error on problem one of his excel that changed his answer slightly, but not the overall solution. The initial group project we worked on was not correct, so he is going to get the excel file from his group member for us to go over. We will discuss problem 3 after we both review the files. We worked on problem 2C and calculated outstanding shares from the market value and stock price, but the remainder of the problem will require more research on calculating new equilibrium stock prices as debt levels increase. Also, we will review an article on efficient-market hypothesis and discuss problems 1D and 1E next session. We will meet again Monday evening."
"We went over how the student felt about his monthly test and chatted about fine-tuning strategy for the next test. He took a practice English test and we corrected it together. It looks like he is on track to meet his target score. I assigned one full length test as homework that we will review together at our final session."
"We began with social studies, studying the climate of North and South America, and the cultures of Jamaica, Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. The student then wrote sentences comparing and contrasting the cultures and climates of these regions/countries. In math, we worked on multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. The student's knowledge in this domain has greatly increased."