Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked through the work I had prepared for him. He did a pretty good job on finishing his paper on supporting details. We also did a few double addition math problems, with which he did not need much assistance."
"Physics: Reviewed relative motion. Went through Chapter 4 on Forces and Newton's Laws: free-body diagrams, net force, normal force, kinetic/static friction, friction coefficients, F = ma, inertia, equilibrium."
"I talked with the student in German about colors and his favorite animals (lions), and he told me how old he and his friends at school were. I tried to talk mostly in German, then repeating in English, and encouraging him to respond in German."
"Today we were working on converting units of measurements by doing proportions. Her problem is mostly that she doesn't put the right numbers in the right spots, so instead of dividing she'll multiply, and vice versa, so I'm having her write units to make sure that she really sees her work. We also skipped ahead to the next couple of units, which is dimensional analysis, and converting units in the metric system. I was able to give her a mnemonic device to help with the prefixes of the metric system, and also some tricks to show how dimensional analysis works best."
"The student did his math home work today. It was a review on 5 sections of probability. He also finished two science work sheets. The topic was geology, types of rocks and their relative/absolute ages, with some practice on terminologies and concepts."
"The student and I went over some grammatical constructs. For the first half of the session, I explained to her the difference between verbs, verbal phrases, and subject-object phrases, and how all three function as attributives. These always precede the element (usually a noun) that they modify. In the second half of the session, we went over descriptive complements, which she seemed to understand pretty well. I think that she did very well in this session and seemed to better grasp the difference between the three different types of attributives."