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Online Tutoring review by Cyre
1. Wrote entire homily for Speech class. He paralleled some gospel story to the story of King Arthur. Only the hard copy is due the next day but the student doesn't have speech class (he has Spanish instead) that day. 2. Brought a green folder with brads and pockets. Supervised while the student made the dividers and then checked his Lit binder for all rough drafts that were supposed to be in there. 3. Study pack, Social Studies (most of it was done - he had left only a page's worth of the more reading-intensive work to do).
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Online Tutoring review by Wesley
Today the student and I started with Chemistry and ended with Algebra 2. We did a 2 page worksheet on writing empirical formulas of compounds given a percent composition of the elements present. We then went on to work on his math assignment for the weekend, looking at the transformation of functions when multiplied by a coefficient or translated up/down or right/left. The student understood all of this very well and did many problems on his own.  Overall a great session with much improvement and understanding.
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Online Tutoring review by Christine
Present indicative of ar, er and ir verbs. Practiced examples and usages of the present tense. Reviewed some key regular verbs and ended by looking at some irregular verbs' yo construction. (pongo, conozco, doy)
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Online Tutoring review by Nathan
We worked through a new review worksheet that the student was given by her teacher. We didn't have time to finish all of it, but we worked steadily and the student seems to have learned a lot. I think she is getting rotational physics pretty well.
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Online Tutoring review by Damian
Went over an assignment (24 questions) including some pure math problems (quadratic equations, derivatives) and some applied finance and economics problems.  Taught the student a couple of formulas and concepts, and reviewed one or two as well, including: present/future value, average/total cost, revenue and profit evaluation.
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Online Tutoring review by Zachary
I had her work a logic game section while I timed, we then went over it together. We also went over several other games, and a Logical Reasoning section.  
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Ultimately, every person learns differently—and while typical classrooms aren’t equipped to teach to each student individually, tutoring is.

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A great tutor can make even the most impossible of tasks seem possible. Achieving this end, however, involves more than just subject knowledge. An effective private tutor is also an excellent communicator. An effective private tutor likewise has a friendly demeanor that fosters confidence in your developing skills and content mastery. With Varsity Tutors, tutoring sessions are a positive and enriching environment to learn in, no matter your age or current abilities.

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In total, potential tutors complete six steps that determine whether or not they pass through our extensive vetting process. These steps are also designed to assess each prospective tutor’s ability to teach in a clear, engaging manner. Tutors are asked to provide a record of their prior teaching experience, and must demonstrate their aptitude via simulated lesson plans and mock tutoring sessions. This prevents frustrating scenarios in which a tutor is highly knowledgeable about a given subject, but unable to adequately convey that knowledge to their students (an experience that many of us have had at one time or another, and that can waste precious time).

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If you prefer face-to-face interactions, tutors like those above can also meet with you in person. Tutors come to you, eliminating the need to travel to an inconvenient tutoring center or to battle traffic in general. Private tutoring sessions can take place in your home or at a nearby location of your choosing. You might find that it’s easier to focus at your local coffee shop or library. If so, your tutor can meet you there. If your child would rather work from your kitchen or living room, their tutor can do that too.

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