Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the entire time on critical reading, completing 1 and 1/2 in class sections and stopping frequently to discuss concepts in the passage."
"Today the student and I were able to go over Biology topics. We discussed hormones in depth and discussed where hormones are made, when they are released, what action they cause, and where they act in the body. He has a good foundation of the hormones, and we were able to build upon his previous understanding. We were also able to discuss secondary messengers (specifically, when they are needed and how they act) and dihybrid crosses. Lastly, we were able to review some of the questions he has done on his own and then work through a practice question set together. We discussed again how it is important to read the question carefully to understand what is being asked and then read each answer choice carefully in response to the question."
"Topics Covered: "shortcuts" for derivatives, applying the product, quotient and chain rules, limits from the left and the right, related rates Progress Achieved: the student can now successfully apply the appropriate "shortcuts" and rules to find derivatives. He understands the difference between a limit and a limit from the left or the right, and he can now successfully set up and solve related rates problems."
"We went over confidence intervals, and normal distribution. She did very well with the everything. She is still a little shaky with the conceptual problems but did well with the word problems. Next meeting, she wants to review confidence intervals, and do a few more problems before her next test."
"Worked on reviewing math. The student is great at geometry definitions. We also worked on understanding word meaning from context clues. She and I will continue to work on practicing in future sessions."
"We went over the cases that the student will have to explain for his teacher tomorrow. The most complicated case, Gitlow, took a very long time to explain systematically because it is theoretically quite complex and is the basis for many other cases in the future. I drew out some diagrams that I am hopeful will help with his presentation."