Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is all caught up and doing well in math for now. She just had a test, and she thought it went pretty well. She worked on her chemistry homework first, on naming and writing formulas of ionic compounds. She needed to learn some rules at the start, but she was able to complete her homework with little aid. After she completed her chemistry homework, we decided to work ahead in math. I guessed they will be doing polynomial long division very soon, so I gave her a short lecture on the concept. She seemed hesitant at the end, but it's to be expected as it was the first time she saw the technique. She'll pick it up as she learns more about it in school."
"The student is an enthusiastic and attentive student. I think she was a little nervous meeting me for the first time, but the session went well. The areas we covered were conversions and math for chemistry. I think she understands better how to set up the problems the way she is being taught. We did not complete all the questions because we had to cut our time short."
"The student is an exceptional student. She is doing very well in her geometry class, and she is having very few problems in that class. We went over her practice exam, and she did very well with it. We also discussed a few new chemistry concepts such as electrons, protons, and neutrons, and how to find each one when given certain information. The concept was new so it seemed a little confusing at first. However she was able to quickly understand the material. She is very bright student, and if she maintains her work ethic, she will have no problems in class."
"The student is currently working on developing equations for internal shear and moments of a beam. All of his homework has been focused on various types of loads, and pinned reaction points. So far he has seen variable distributed forces, and understands the relationship between those and sheer/moment (integrals), and I gave him some insight into the physical interpretation of the constant of integration. He prefers to use the math to solve the problems, rather than the visual tools, which I believe will help him in the long run. He does need a bit more practice on sketching shear and moment diagrams to feel comfortable with those. He still has a few practice problems to review, which we can hopefully review, but no additional work was assigned by me. I saw a few lightbulbs click, he is a bright student and very eager to learn. Overall, very great first session."
"The student is eager and a great listener. We worked on graphical representations of velocity and acceleration. I enjoyed working with her and explaining the material. We tried verbal and visual explanations of the material."
"The student is learning about elements, compounds, and mixtures in her chemistry class. She is going to have a test next week, so we are starting to prepare her now. I pulled up some worksheets for her to go through. She needed help with the identification of elements, mixture, and compounds, so I had her ask herself some questions to lead her to the answers. It seemed to help, and she was doing much better. We then went over writing linear equations from word problems. I showed her that she really only needed to find out where she started (y-intercept) and how did it change (slope). I pulled up some practice problems for her, and by the third problem, she was completing them independently."