Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the student's performance on her English final exam and research paper. We discussed ACT essay scoring and prompt types. We reviewed sample ACT essays to illustrate main ideas. I gave the student a basic outline to use for ACT essays, and then we practiced brainstorming for a sample prompt using this outline."
"Today the student and I covered complex fractions - addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, and simplification. We also covered the domain and range of complex fractions. The student has a test on Thursday so she'll keep reviewing tomorrow, but we covered most of the subjects today."
"We continued working on her final exam reviews focusing on probability and polynomials. We worked on a couple techniques to help her visualize the problem and find what information is helpful."
"The student and I begin our session reading, "Green Eggs and Ham". She is a great reader. She did not have any difficulty reading the words. She did need me to point to the words when she got lost in a large paragraph. As she read we discussed the word that rhymed and what was going in the book. After reading we discussed that counting by two is the same thing is multiplying by two. We made a staircase blocked with the two's up to 9. We discussed fact family of multiples of 2's to 9. It took her a few minute to figure out what happens to the numbers in a fact family. We ended our session discussing multiples of 3's or counting by 3's. We made it to 3x5. Next week I am going to quiz over the multiples of 2's."
"Today the student did an awesome job. Today we talked a lot more about understanding derivatives. I assigned him some homework and he did a marvelous job. Today we also talked about implicit differentiation where he had to take the derivative of another variable in respect to another. He did an awesome job and I will see him next week"
"The student and I covered PE, KE, heat, calorimeters (not Gibbs or entropy), enthalpy, work, etc. We also covered phase changes, Hess' Law, (No Suggestions), etc. We also covered the fundamentals of crystal lattice structures. Overall, I believe that now she has a better understanding of the material."
"Today, my session with the student was great. We worked on averages, what they are, how to solve them and I had her to write the procedure down for averaging numbers. We discussed again the importance of checking over her work and when transferring information from the book to her paper, to check over what she is writing down. She did very well with minimal errors. She also stated that she enjoys Math and is looking forward to starting school. Our next time to meet will be Sept.16. She's ready for Fifth grade and has built up her level of confidence in the area of Math."
"The student and I worked through conservation of momentum problems and applied the ideas of impulse to various situations. She understood all the problems she had to work through. She had gotten a 100 on her last quiz and feels very confident in her physics right now."
"The student got a 97 on her chapter 8 test! We started reviewing chapter 9 material which included graphing circles and ellipses. We then went through several sample problems covering all the material that we have discussed thus far this semester. She needed some reviewing, but for the most part she remembers and understand all the concepts. I have her some more sample problems for homework and we have one more session for reviewing before her test."
"Covered the calculation of pH, H+ concentration, OH- concentration, and definitions of strong/weak acids, conjugate acid/base pairs, and Bronsted acids/bases. The student completed 2 online quizzes with my assistance. He has a good understanding of the material, and will just need to refine his problem-solving by doing some homework problems to reinforce the concepts."
"We went over the basis of active reading and how to apply it towards the science and reading section of the ACT, with an emphasis on not over-highlighting or over-detailing the notations. We also worked on multiple choice analysis and tried a new "speed" approach involving attacking the questions first and referring to passages on a case-by-case basis."
"Today the student and I worked on the final outline project for her ethics class, which is about the ethical merits of adoption. We completed most of the outline, using the ethical systems of St. Thomas Aquinas and John Locke and then the student's own personal ethical system."