Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked heavily on meiosis and what crossing over does to our genetic variations from person to person. We've looked heavily into the differences and similarities between meiosis and mitosis and are ready to move forward to cellular replication processes. The student is doing extremely well in this difficult subject."
"Tonight, the student and I worked on paraphrasing Leonardo's lyrical verse in order to develop an essay that draws on themes from the song and connects them with themes in Romeo and Juliet. She did a good job."
"We went over his latest lesson concerning ordinal numbers. He's really absorbing the material that we study now because we are working more conversationally. He got an A on the quiz that was on the material we studied together."
"The student's grades have already improved. He is on top of his classwork, and we continue to practice new methods. During this session I helped him with a homework assignment as well as went ahead on some of his classwork. Once completed we practiced things we had done before, which he is starting to get a hang of. Our main focus for some time will be Algebra."
"Today the student and I continued to work ahead in biology. We got quite a few lessons completed, and he was able to get high marks on all of them. I have been keeping track of his assignments as well (mid unit assessments), and it seems that his scores on those have been improving, which is awesome! We are trying to work ahead so that the student can finish all of his schoolwork ahead of time, and so far we are on track."
"The student and I covered some problems solving exponential equations. We talked about reducing both sides of the equation until they each contain only one identical base raised to an exponent. We can then say that the exponents are equal and solve that equation. On these problems, the student mainly struggles with finding the common base. However, he got better at this as we did more problems. He also has been applying the rules of exponents very fluently, though he sometimes doesn't recognize places where he could use rules of negative exponents."
"For text analysis: - reviewed steps to write an effective response to a text - reviewed literary devices - devised a study plan For multiple choice/quote response exam: - study plan: use sample prompts given in class and come up with a position for all sample quotes. Select three literary works per prompt, and use two to support your thesis, and one to refute your thesis. - in chart/table form, write down the main themes (two to three) of four different works that you've read in class. Know them like the back of your hand. - tips for multiple choice section - Student needs to take his time when taking the exams. Use all of the time; don't finish early."
"I completed the French teacher's part of the application for her summer program. I presented a proof of her French ability and wrote a reference letter for her recommending her for the summer program in France."
"For our second meeting we prepped for his midterm where for the majority of the session we reviewed his missed answers on the past 4 tests and talked about the vocab and the ideas associated with them. What we have found is he needs to focus on the macro issues and general trends in the class and not just get dragged down with minor issues."
"- We went over fractions and probability - Student's attitude is always positive. - We just really focused on him not over complicating things and to work "smarter, not harder". - We did LOTS of probability and practice problems that correlated w"
"Today we worked through the student's new homework assignments regarding the determinant. After going through the process on a few problems that gave step-by-step solutions, he was able to get the algorithm down. The later problems allowed us to go over the importance of a determinant, the information it gives us about the matrix and some interesting results like finding the area of a parallelogram."
"The first student had already taken her exam on compound and simple interest, so I spent the session teaching new material that will show up in her Algebra class. We did more involved polynomial equations problems, specifically simplifying polynomials and converting polynomials into quadratic equations. She did 2 worksheets from online for each focus. The second student still had not taken her exam, so we reviewed more specific problems from her past homework on compound and simple interest. She had the most challenge with the following: problems involving shorter weekly periods of interest and those asking for monthly payments. We went through all examples we could find in these areas until she was able to do a problem of each on her own."