Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Spent today working on understanding unions and intersections of probable events and working the student's probability homework, which she grasped quickly and understood which situations applied to different kinds of events. Also discussed her upcoming work and preparation for finals. Next Monday we will work more on math and on her English synthesis paper if she's completed most of the pre-writing work. She may be interested in working with another tutor after I leave on May 15 to help her prepare for finals."
"The student and I met from 3:10-4:55 at the library. We discussed the format of the course and the grading requirements before proceeding with the first lesson. We worked on understanding the concepts of chapter 8 which involved potential, kinetic, static potential, and mechanical energy."
"Today, we reviewed the student's final draft of her expository essay. We than switched focus to argumentative writing. We practiced improving bad thesis statements and began to come up with a topic for a new writing assignment."
"The student is amazing, and her accelerated practice time shows in her weekly performances during lessons. She continues to make progress with reading notes and is even beginning to be able to sight read music without first writing the notes on the music...real progress is being made. She is beginning to understand the nuances of playing music, rather than simply pressing buttons on an instrument to make sounds come out. She is learning to play by ear and is doing quite well, she even wrote a Christmas carol down on her own! I am very pleased with her progress in all areas. She seems to be understanding the full concept of learning, playing and performing music, her practice time is obviously very well utilized!"
"We are meeting one more time before her final, so we opted to have a longer session today. We got through the majority of her review packet, and I feel that she will do pretty well on her final. Monday night will be review."
"Today, we focused on Logical Reasoning, discussing how to spot conditional language, the definitions of necessity and sufficiency, how to use formal logic shorthand, how to form the contrapositive and use it to see the possible and impossible options, and how to apply formal logic to if-questions in Logic Games."