Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I had an hour session with the student to help her finish extra work. We worked on solving inequalities, systems of inequalities, and solving for the unknown."
"We started with the student taking ACT Practice Test 3, Section 1. Meanwhile, I graded ACT Practice Test 2. We then decided to shift gears to SAT. He finished SAT Test 3, Section 5, which he had started in a prior session. He also finished Section 2, which he had started in a HW or prior session. When he was done, we graded Sections 2, 4, and 5. We went over every incorrect question, one by one. Next to each question, he wrote the reason why/what he can do next time. The most frequent mistake was not reading the question carefully/rushing. We reviewed every question from these three sections, except for the last question in Section 5 (Math). For HW, it is up to him - he can either do a Practice Test for this Saturday's ACT, or do more sessions for the SAT."
"Covered polar coordinates as well as conversions from Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates. Reviewed basic trigonometric concepts including sine, cos, and tangent and their values at the standard coordinates."
"The student showed me the last material covered. He is still working on the preterite, a long lesson and one where he has to apply a lot of memorization. He missed one day of class so we started with that: the stem changing preterite verbs. He is done with the preterite now but needs to build confidence with it. We reviewed the whole tense: the endings for regular verbs, the irregular verbs, the stem-changing verbs. He is doing well but he needs to copy and repeat these verbs to familiarize before imperfect tense is taught. It is normal that he goes through some confusion mixing the endings at this point."
"The student and I worked on some difficult addition problems involving fractions before moving on to subtracting fractions, with which he did very well. We continued to make more multiplication table note cards and reviewed those from previous weeks. The student did a much better job this week of summarizing his reading from Black Beauty, and he continues to excel with his vocabulary."
"The student and I reviewed the mechanism for chymotrypsin as an example for enzyme specificity, acid/base catalysis, tetrahedral intermediates, nucleophilic attack, etc. We also talked a bit about GI physiology and hormone function. She mentioned that she'd like to review some basic organic chemistry reactions so I will prepare some material before we meet on Saturday."