Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed the 1500 word final essay that had been assigned to him as the final project for his sociology class. The student and I were both very satisfied with the essay. In addition, he has completed all of his finals, and this is his final semester."
"The student did exceptionally well today. She understands her passages with ease and she is getting the main idea very well. I suggested that she numbers the events in the passage in order to perfect her chronological order. We also went through "Jane Eyre" more thoroughly. We have decided to take Chapter 3 more slowly and then proceed to Chapter 4. We also will start with the book (I will send copies to her) of the Latin and Greek book. She is a talented writer, and I look forward to seeing more of her writing. It was, as always, a wonderful session."
"The student and I spent the first part of our session reviewing his reading comprehension work. He seems to be applying the strategy well to these questions. He is missing approximately one question per passage. I told him to start concentrating on the timing going forward. We then turned to applied arithmetic, covering rates questions. I assigned him all of the PS and DS rates questions from the Official Guide. Next session, we will move on to functions and then jump back to arithmetic."
"We covered plane geometry, solid geometry squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles; derivation of area and perimeter formulas cubes; rectangular prisms; cylinders; cones; derivation of volume and surface area formulas; and other math concepts. The student is to do practice exams for extra practice. He knows all the concepts, he just has to practice them!"
"We focused on taking apart composite functions into two separate functions. We talked about how to choose the inside function g(x) by picking part of the composite that is in parentheses or under a radical or either the numerator or denominator of a fraction from the given composite. We then looked at how to start figuring out what the outside function f(x) must be. We practiced creating linear functions that would end up simplifying to the different pieces of the final composite function once we plugged in g(x). We also looked at factoring a quadratic function into its linear pieces so that we could use our same techniques to find f(x)."
"We went over several physical science diagnostics. Topics included energy of a capacitor, acceleration along an incline, work due to friction, heat displacement and q = mc(delta)t, kinematics equations, etc."