Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For a warm up, the student practiced dividing fractions and solving equations for a variable. In class, he is learning about domain, range, and asymptotes of graphs. He is continuing to work hard and make awesome progress."
"We did a review problem set for the main exam. We covered chemical formulas, naming compounds, ionic vs. polar covalent vs. nonpolar covalent bonds, electronegativities, general solubilities of ions and their counterions, Lewis dot structures, formal charges, and geometric shapes of the molecules. The student had a great attitude, and we were just doing a review of the material that will be covered in the exam."
"Today we worked on PSAT because it is exactly the same format as the SAT (which we have been working on for the last few sessions), but this exam is coming up in about 2 weeks. She struggles with the math because it is reliant on critical thinking instead of just plugging into a formula, and this is not something she is used to. We are going to work on this for the next couple weeks."
"We covered the accounting equation, financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flows and statement of retained earnings). The student completed a series of homework problems that asked her to find missing figures from year 1 to year 2 and complete financial statements. For example: "What is the net income in year 1?" She is starting to learn accounting concepts, and she is doing awesome when working through her problems. I can tell that she is understanding the material more with each lesson. Right now, we are working on completing financial statements."
"Today we reviewed numbers and time from last week, and I looked at her practice of the characters A, I, U, E, and O. Then we added some more practice of common greeting phrases, and a simple dialogue to explain how to say "This is X" and "Is this X?" ("X desu" and "X desu ka?"). The student again did really well, and will continue to improve with repetition and increased studying. For next week I asked her to do Handwriting Sheet 2, the Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, and Ko characters, and will send her a vocabulary list to look over so we can start building bigger sentences."
"We worked on logical reasoning and logic games and also discussed the student's essay prompt. She did very well in the games section. Aside from a couple of structural pointers for the essay, it was quite good."