Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student didn't have any homework tonight, so I began teaching him basic algebra and we worked ahead on his history textbook reading."
"Today the student worked on rounding, multiplying, division, adding, subtracting, and input/output rules for her math homework. She is working with identifying place values through hundred thousands. I created a place value chart for her to complete her rounding assignment correctly. She has remembered the story I gave her to understand how to round and does well with that concept. She is also working with double digit multiplication. She and I worked on decimals: comparing, representing, and identifying. She is progressing well with decimals very well, so we are working to master the concept of comparing. She also worked on the Reading and matching beginning consonant blends to their endings."
"The student did a really great job morning. He got right to work and did an awesome job participating in Spanish."
"In this session we discussed cellular respiration stratifying three major processes. Se began with glycolysis, secondly, Krebs cycle, and lastly electron transport chain/ oxidative phosphorylation. We focused on energy generation, replenishment, the location of the cellular process and mechanisms of action. We further elaborated ideas of how cellular respiration varies in changing energy demands (i.e. aerobic vs anaerobic respiration). Moreover, we reviewed fermentation and its cellular process. The session concluded with an overall discussion about how to apply cellular respiration to the human body and how it relies on these process to maintain homeostasis and invoke motor control. The student was extremely malleable and was able to intelligently convey how molecular process occur and explain how they operate with changing environments."
"In our session yesterday, the student and I discussed the beginnings of the American Revolution. We talked about the submission and rejection of Benjamin Franklin's Albany Plan, the Navigation Acts, and the Sons of Liberty. We discussed the ways in which the outcome of the 7 Years War/French and Indian War and the Treaty of Paris of 1763 changed the native attitude towards the British, and the ensuing Pontiac's Rebellion/War and its consequences. We then discussed the ways in which King George III could have handled colonial discontent differently, and perhaps avoided the subsequent rebellion."
"The student was preparing for the PSAT tomorrow, so we looked at her practice test booklet provided by the school. She practiced 2 passages each on the Reading and English/Language, since those are the two places with the most significant changes on the test. We discussed some testing strategies, and I encouraged her to work carefully and purposefully, but not to overthink or overanalyze her answers. I'm confident she'll do well on the test."