Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the material we went over on Saturday using a set of data I came up with. We practiced finding the sample statistics, distributing the data in five even classes, calculating the cumulative frequency of each class, and then plotting these frequencies on an ogive. We then began a review of her second test, which introduced probability. We practiced finding the probability of certain events given a set of data, using "AND", "OR", and "GIVEN" problems. We practiced identifying the complement to events for problems that ask for "AT LEAST"."
"Today was my last session with the student. We started off going over various vocabulary words (both new and old) and using them in context. Then we went through some data interpretation problems in great detail. She is very intelligent and hard-working and she will do fine tomorrow. I wish her all the best! "
"Today we reviewed for her last test of the semester before her final exam. We reviewed acids and bases and acid/base titrations. This was one of our first sessions for this material. She had done a lot of the practice problems on her own and didn't have many questions for me. "
"Today was my first session with the student. We spent time catching up on his previous preparations for the SAT, as well as his current status and most recent scores. He demonstrated that he is very organized and has a fairly strong grasp of both his strengths and weaknesses. We then went over some very specific questions that he had from previous tests and ended with a discussion of optics, lenses, and mirrors. Because we were limited in time, we didn't completely finish going over optics and lenses, but we did have a chance to solidify his knowledge of mirrors. At the end of the session, I asked him to complete optics review questions in his review book, as well as to send me additional topics on which he needs to improve over the next week. I will prepare an optics review lesson for him by our next session, so we can begin by solidifying those topics and moving forward. "
"We reviewed the English and Math sections of test two for this evening's session. She misinterpreted the number of questions on the English test and budgeted her time accordingly, but felt confident that for the next test, she will be able to finish. We talked about the importance of (a^2) + (b^2) = c^2, and how often it is used in the math section. We also discussed some key vocabulary words, and stressed exaggerating pauses when reading commas in the English section. We will go over Reading and Science tomorrow afternoon, and some more math if she has time."
"We talked about the student's homework, which had to do with asking questions. I went over how to do this generally, and then we went over her assignment together. We went over etre, faire, avoir, and aller. As homework, I asked her to fill out a chart that we had worked on before twice."