Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on problems involving the properties of parallelograms, and a short review of ionic bonding. The student needed some help getting started on each problem, and then she was able to work through each problem independently. She also completed two proofs on her own. She has a solid understanding of ionic bonding and the nomenclature for ionic compounds. She is doing well, and continues to practice consistently between sessions."
"Today we worked through the student's most recent geometry homework so that he can continue to stay caught up. We then discussed some possible ways for him to use his Chemistry class time to better effect. Since the notes are posted online for the whole unit, printing them out so he can fill them out in class will help him catch all the concepts as they are explained."
"Today, I brought along another more advanced text because the student has been advancing very quickly. We worked entirely on a new topic, vectors. Vector addition and subtraction, scalar and dot product multiplication, unit vectors, and column vectors were introduced, and we worked various problems with these. We covered how to work problems with graphical, unit vector, and column vector methods."
"Today, I mostly worked with the student on the mechanics of how to understand and solve word problems. I divided the review into two parts. The first part was to understand the problems and to identify information given and what the question asked. The second part was the mechanics and how to systematically approach the problems."
"Today, the student and I covered proofs for different aspects of rectangles and rhombuses. This was an assignment that his class had previously attempted and was asked to retry with the addition of a few hints from the professor. The student is a very hard worker and is very positive when he is faced with difficult problems. Overall, he understands the material, but he sometimes gets stuck and struggles with using creativity to find the solutions. When he keeps in mind all of the "tools" at his disposal to solve the problem, he is very successful. The assignment we worked through was repetitive, and this type of repetition helped reinforce various ways to work with certain shapes; the more familiar he was with the material, the more confident he was in the work he was doing."
"Today, the student and I finished practicing for her quiz on Friday. The material we covered pertained to triangle congruence, though rather than proof-based problems, most of the practice we did had to do with calculations. She was more comfortable with the material covered today and needed little assistance completing the problems."