Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued going over her geometry study guide today. We had a very productive session, going over quadrilaterals, circles, and probability. Next week we will continue this review and begin preparing for her other finals."
"We talked about the student's recent grades in the course, where he is currently sitting at a B+. He did very well on his last test and quiz, which is pushing his grade closer to an A-. After we discussed his grades, we worked through some of his chemistry homework. It involved determining quantities in a acidic/basic reaction. We used molarity and molar mass to find grams or milliliter amounts to neutralize reactions. We reviewed the ideas and looked at a few different types of problems involving this material. He was able to perform the calculations, and did well with converting. We were able to get through his associated worksheet and looked into a lot of the ideas on various websites for material and additional examples."
"Today the student and I worked through several proofs for her semester review project. The student continues to develop her proving skills and is quicker to recall theorems. I think she has a good grasp on the concepts. If she keeps practicing the more difficult proofs with parallelograms, she will be golden!"
"I covered probabilities, independent and dependent events, and probabilities represented as areas. The student did pretty well with this unit. She had only made a few conceptual errors. She had a good understanding of most of it though. Her attitude was fine. I showed different ways of finding probabilities and checking answers. She got a 100 on her last quiz."
"We went through his biology book and I asked him several questions to make sure he is on top of them. I explained the parts that he was not good at. He then understood them and he knew most of the concepts. He is doing well."
"Tonight, we covered concepts in biological evolution, speciation, allelic frequency, and founder effect. We discussed broad topics and specific terms, drawing a link between the two so that the student could use both effectively. She has a test coming up early next week and we are hoping to have another session just before it. We are also hoping to plan some tutoring sessions to review for her cumulative biology final. Until our next session, I encouraged her to make a concise outline of her notes, distilling the broadness of the topics into digestible definitions and easy-to-access notes. This will also serve her when studying for the final. She was energetic and listened well to instruction; this was another excellent session."