Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on his homework covering the Ideal Gas law, the Combined Gas Law, and Boyle's law. We then worked on his worksheet that covered phase changes and stoichiometric conversions. Progress was good overall."
"Worked several math problems. Once the student gets them properly set up, he works right through them. I think he'll begin to set them up more and more on his own as he works them. In fact, I've already seen him start to do this a bit. Also, we practiced some multiplication and writing numbers in expanded form."
"Went over chapter 20 thoroughly and reviewed the problems. We came up with a plan to study for the final. I advised him to block out time for the final and made a schedule for two chapters at a time per session."
"I worked with the student on some information for his English final. We went over some key terms and things to remember. We also did a quick review of the different major works that he read during the class. All-in-all, he seemed to be prepared when I left."
"In yesterday's session we went over her geometry review. We went over some vocabulary along with some problem solving. I only had to reinforce some topics since she already had a good understanding of most of them. She should do fine on the final."
"We covered the Age of Exploration from Columbus and also the Mayas and Aztecs briefly, leading up to New World colonization starting with Jamestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Rhode Island. Then, we discussed some long-term and immediate causes of the American Revolution, such as monarchy control over colonies and their civil liberties, including religion, (Puritans, Quakers, and Pilgrims wanted religious freedom), taxation without representation (Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, etc.), regulation of colonial trade by the king, lack of benefits of a trial by jury, forcing colonists to quarter troops, etc."
"Discussed Aztec, Mayan and Incan contributions to society, state history, the US Industrial Revolution and its effects on society. Reviewed test questions I gave the client as homework and she did REALLY well. She looked at sample questions her program gave her and asked me to refresh her memory. She was asked what she thought the answers were and she was correct every time. Confidence in material continues to grow!! Great job!"
"On Sunday the student and I finished her paper for French class, about the art show she attended over break. It was already almost done, so we edited it and added in a photo of the painting she selected. For the rest of the session we finished chapter 20 notes for her history class and we typed up the remainder, discussing things as we went. She feels that she did very well on her English, and was relatively confident about her history as well."
"The student and I met today to go over the information on Sparta in more detail. We practiced debate argument types; Defense and attack. We had a great conversation about how to read between the lines of the information on Athens to determine what Sparta valued in opposition to them. I also clarified some matters of historical chronology and fact."
"The student had started writing and seemed confident about his ability to progress on his paper. For this session, we mostly focused on looking for specific information, as the student has found that, while writing, he wants to make a point or provide additional information for a particular topic but does not yet have a source to draw upon or cite. We searched for information about the early development of high-fructose corn syrup. He has found a good amount of material on sugar."
"We spent our time together studying two chapters from her book and taking notes. We also filled in a good deal of her homework on these subjects. Our subjects were primarily the Muslim, Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires and the Ming and Qing dynasties, with a small focus on the Japanese shogunate era."
"This session the student informed me he had an upcoming history test as well as a quiz in Spanish. The history test covered the Great Depression, and we reviewed the economic causes and effects that resulted in the recession (banks investing our money, bad investments = no money in bank, no money in bank = no capital for businesses and consumers). I feel he got a better understanding of the subject by reviewing cause and effect."