Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the common ion effect, solubility product, acid-base equilibria, and how to calculate solubility of a salt. These were all topics the student needed to know for her test. She should be well prepared for the test."
"We worked on problems in the student's notes that she didn't have a chance to cover during class. We discussed new concepts and went over the practice problems. We also went over some book problems. We'll clarify more of this material next time."
"This session, the student and I practiced more on the English section. I was able to pinpoint a few of the things that he still needs help with, and I have asked him to review and practice in those areas. I am sending him the file of the ACT prep book, because it explains things in great detail. He and I then switched over to the math section. He said he was the least confident in geometry, and we practiced there. I think he did a fantastic job after he refreshed his memory a little. I believe that if he practices before our next session, that we can use that last session to cover material that he doesn't understand or never learned. I also encouraged him to take the practice test at the end of the prep book to see if his scores are higher than his previous test scores."
"We continued reviewed Chapter 7 in preparation for the weekly quizzes. We continued reviewing concepts such as constant and nonconstant growth rates with respect to dividends. We discussed dividend yield and P/E ratios(multiples) in valuing a stock."
"The session began with the student asking me some questions. She had emailed me before our session began with a passage and the questions that go along with them. She was having difficulty understanding the setting and tone of the passage. We then moved on to the reading I had her complete before our session and discussed the setting and the tone of the text, and we found some examples for her to use contextual clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. Her father popped in to say he liked the strategies I was giving her, so I gave her some strategies to help her see what the author's purpose was and read another passage, and we discussed some more test-taking strategies."
"The student and I started off with math review. She continues to make progress; her biggest issue here, at this point, is her distrust of her knowledge and ability. I pointed this out to her and talked about how she can really do these problems and her attitude going in should be more along those lines. We then moved on to reading practicing strategy and identifying further the different types of questions and what sort of reading she needs to do for each of them. She struggles with scanning through unnecessary parts of the texts. We tried to practice this some. We finished up by looking at some math problems we have not gone over in awhile just to make sure that knowledge is still fresh in her mind. Tomorrow we are planning to do some timed testing to see where she is at with her speed and accuracy."