Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked on physics today. The student told me that he had good test grades on the last two geometry exams. Great Job! In regards to physics, we went through one of his labs about energy (how much energy he can personally generate vs. how much he uses everyday) as well as his worksheets that he got for homework. The student seems to understand the material, but needs to focus on showing every step. He should also focus on finishing strong.
Keep up the great work!"
Keep up the great work!"
"Final review of 3 SAT sections and common errors. Practiced algebra equation solving, permutations, ratios, graphs, other math concepts. Highlighted grammar errors such as parallel structure and misplaced modifiers. Discussed essay questions and common approaches."
"Covered the main amendments of the US Constitution, such as the Bill of Rights, with the use of flashcards. Discussed using flashcards and outlines to help learn the material as the student is reading through it. Have covered Chapters 1 -4 in the book and breached chapters 5-7."
"The student had gotten back his in class test. We went over a the multiple choice questions that he'd gotten wrong on the test, and I explained the key principles of each question. Next Tuesday he will take the "real" state test for college credit."
"After briefly reviewing multiplication and long division, we focused on simplifying fractions, converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice-versa, and adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers."
"This evening, the student and I reviewed his past Calculus tests in preparation for tomorrow's course final exam. His teacher gave very clear indications of which past test problems to re-examine while studying, and for each troublesome item along the way, I was able to find an explanation--alternate to what he had learned in class--which helped him understand each concept more thoroughly. He will do well on the final exam."
"We started making a book about piglets. Each page began with a picture which then generated a short sentences the student created about pigs and piglets. We completed 4 pages. The student was particularly excited about the idea that this book would be given to his sister when is old enough to begin reading, and he executed letter formation, size, and spacing, with care."
"The student and I began with a math section from the test prep book, which provided more challenging problems than her previous books. The student did well on the math section; she has gained more confidence now that she knows she has extended time. We then practiced some very interesting reading comprehension sections, which were again unusual compared to her other practice questions, and we brushed up on techniques for analogies and synonyms."
"Another review session for the midterm on the relationships between triangles and circles and trigonometric functions, especially using the Law of Sines, Law of Cosines and modeling motion with trig functions. Some exact calculation and some calculator work."
"Derivatives of trig. functions, implicit differentiation, more chain rule. The student had no problems with trig. functions. She struggled with the more difficult chain rule and implicit differentiation questions and so, asked to practice them more next week."
"The student and I worked on her writing assignment about Trump Tower. We went over research strategies and how to quote sources within a paper. Her paper turned out great. We also briefly reviewed long division."
"The student and I met last night and reviewed ser vs. estar, subordinate clauses, and indicative vs. subjunctive mood. We continue to draw from online material as well as guides I've given him previously to study and review before his final."