Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent half of today's session reviewing grammar for the student's Spanish test later this week. We reviewed indirect object pronouns and decir/dar conjugation. Then we switched to Chemistry and picked up where we left off last week, reviewing the periodic table of elements."
"Completed homework sheet; read Raz Ma Taz, and discussed some of the more difficult words; worked on a few math problems; read Blue's Clues book; created a scavenger hunt map based off of reading the Blue's Clues book."
"The student and I reviewed Kingdom Protista. He understood the concepts and realized that he'd simply have to study more to memorize the characteristics of each type of organism presented. We also worked on related worksheets from class and reviewed Meiosis for the final exam."
"We discussed the timing issues regarding the tests as well as went over the tests the student did on her own. We also went through part of a timed science test. Lastly, we discussed possible writing topics for different prompts. Overall, the student is rapidly improving on all sections. The student's task for Thursday is to work on the timing tricks we talked about to improve her score and accuracy even more."
"The student and I worked on ratios, proportions, and similar figures. She understood the homework on similar figures and she completed all her work with no assistance. After homework, we reviewed proportions. There were a few techniques she was confused on, but after my explanation, she felt more comfortable about them. We completed some problems on her class review as well as some I made up for her. She solved them with little assistance."
"The student's next exam is tomorrow so looked over her notes to help her prepare for it. She had missed a lot of school during this unit so we went over everything from beginning to end to make sure she knew all of it well. There was some confusion about the add() and set() methods but she was able to better understand it by the end of our session."
"Today I started inputting grades for the students for their In Class Work and Behavior as well as Homework. Student A is struggling with the number base conversion concepts so we've spent a lot of time going over it together. Student B is understanding the concepts very well. Student C is still reviewing coding concepts. After finishing most of her work, I had Student B restart part of her coding lessons so that she continues learning how to generate basic designs with code. Today, Student A started to learn adding in different number systems."
"We continued to go over her laboratory (Problem #3). The student was struggling with applying the functions, and learning the order of arguments in the functions. We covered lookup tables, filtering with the IF function, and the FIND function. I did not leave her with any extra practice. However, I did ask her to try to do the remaining parts of the lab by herself, and she got by with only a few hints. She should get a good grade on this laboratory assignment."
"Covered Terminal navigation, some basic C code, reviewed some of work from class and looked at work for the coming week. Student was very engaged, taking notes. Did not leave them with extra practice but recommended a site to look at for the time with plenty of practice problems."
"This session was mostly a discussion of the object model for the student's application. We laid out the general data structures and objects that will be needed for the program generally. He might be looking to use some external libraries to work on the simulation, so I showed him a basic example of how to use a logging utility in order to give him a small bit of experience with this."
"We finished proof reading the product classes for the program and now have set up most of the design for finishing the database/ datastore class. Once that is finished we'll be able to start testing in more depth. For Thursday we're hoping to have the datastore mostly implemented and to start debugging the program as a whole and checking for memory leaks."
"I helped the student write a draft for stage 4 (the more computer science-related aspect of his course) of his assignment so that we could go over something more concrete for our next session."