Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met today to work on her practice problems and review for her upcoming test on Chapter 5. Her teacher has provided quite an extensive supply of problems so we will endeavor to finish these. We were only able to get through half of them. If we have additional time we will work through some problems from her textbook."
"The student and I spent 1/3 of our time reviewing chemistry. We addressed the conceptual relationship between pressure, temperature, volume, and number of moles with respect to gases. Then, we worked mathematically with the relationship. He seemed to have a good grasp on this topic. We then moved on to math and reviewed how to graph rational functions. Overall, he is very good at finding patterns and solving problems. He excels in math. He does very well in chemistry when he has a conceptual foundation to support the math he is doing. We will continue to push that in chemistry. Great work, student!!!"
"The student and I discussed important concepts and equations in thermodynamics, including enthalpy, entropy, pressure-volume work, heat of vaporization/heat of formation, Hess's law for state functions, and the first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics."
"The student worked through a math homework assignment that covered function notation. We also discussed systems of equations, and prepping for the PSAT next week. She scored a 34 on her ACT which means she's competitive for National Merit Scholarships on the PSAT. I highly encouraged her to do some prep (possibly with me) for that test."
"The student has a science test Wednesday and a math test Thursday. The majority of the time was spent reviewing the first 3 sections of chapter 8 for the math test. His weakest area was subtracting 2 polynomials. He has always had a hard time keeping track of positives and negatives. I showed him how I think of it and it seemed to work really well for him. He's a visual learner and it's good for him to see things written out. I think he gets a little lost when he tries to do it all in his head. We spent a little time toward the end reviewing the material for his science test. It's chemistry kind of stuff, he's pretty good with science. Mostly making sure he had his definitions straight, know how to solve problems about half-life. He seems ready."
"We went over uses of the genitive and dative and then reviewed Roman history and culture questions that might show up on the National Latin Exam. The student picked up the different uses of the dative and genitive quickly. She expressed that her biggest struggles are with the history and culture questions she might get on the National Latin Exam next month, so it was important that we spent a good amount of the session going over the sorts of questions she might encounter that she might not go over in class."