Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed stoichiometry and oxidation-reduction reactions again. Then, we discussed Le Chatelier's Principle and chemical equilibria of aqueous and acid-base solutions. Our last session will be next Wednesday, May 18th from 4 to 5:30 pm."
"We did an Algebra worksheet about multiplying/dividing variables with exponents and a worksheet about scientific notation. I also quizzed the student over his current English vocabulary in preparation for a test he had the following day. "
"The student found out that he'd earned a 97% on his last test. We reviewed all of chapter 11 for an upcoming exam and completed the chapter's final quiz again. This time, he got all of the answers right. We also reviewed his previous test and he understood the issue. We meet again this Monday."
"1. Reviewed and solved a couple of problems involving tangent and secants of circles 2. Reviewed Point of Tangency Theorem 3. Helped the student calculate arc measures by way of the Arc Addition Postulate. The student seemed buoyed up by the concepts reviewed during the session and comfortable with the problems solved during the session."
"The student did a great job this session! We began with a fictional reading passage, followed by some multiple-choice questions. She did a great job reading the story and then going back to it for details she didn't remember. We then moved on to some word problems. She is getting very good at identifying the facts she needs to solve the problem, whether by drawing a picture of the situation or just writing the key numbers and figuring out whether to add, subtract, multiply, etc. We then did some calendar and multiplication practice, and we finished up with a non-fiction reading passage, followed by fill-in-the-blank questions."
"The student and I covered the processes involved in cellular respiration. We used his study guide and textbook in order to prepare for his exam the following day. I explained the steps involved in glycolysis, the link reaction, and the Krebs cycle. I then asked the student to talk me through each of the steps, and asked him questions along the way in order to ensure his understanding."
"Today, the student and I worked with an SAT Essay Prompt from his SAT guide. Afterwards we scored his essay. We discussed what was effective and what was ineffective in his argument, addressed a few grammar issues, and explored how he might vary his sentence structure. We will meet again in two weeks time."
"The student and I discussed the areas we want to focus on during our preparation for his upcoming ACT. We went over sample math problems in our "Real ACT" books and established some specific concepts we want to work on, such as exponent rules and trigonometric formulas."
"I met and had an Initial consult with the family. We went over curriculum, subjects, etc. for both students. They have started classes, but seem to be responding well to the new school."
"The student and I spent most of our time reviewing the types of reading comprehension questions found on the test and analyzing passages. I also briefly reviewed a short writing response she is working on for class."
"Reviewed reading comprehension, focusing on reading for multiple choice questions, how to identify right vs. wrong answer choices; worked on other common verbal multiple choice question types; vocabulary building. Student was very focused."
"Today we covered chapters 4-6 and part of 7 from the students review packet for his final. Topics included graphing functions with vertical/horizontal asymptotes, fraction decomposition, exponential, logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. We reviewed the rules for each, and worked through problems both from the book and the review packet. I left the rest of chapter 7 and a suggestion to do extra problems from the book, especially log problems."