Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was preparing for her 3rd test today, and hadn't yet reviewed solubility problems, so we started with a few examples from her practice test and from her textbook. Once she felt comfortable with the setup for those problems, we worked through the rest of her practice test, which covered redox reactions, spontaneous galvanic cells, the criteria for spontaneity with regards to cell potential and free energy signs, electrolytic cells and quantitative problems related to electrolysis. The student told me before we split ways that she felt far more comfortable solving some of the test problems then before we spent time with them, so I think we're making progress."
"Worked with the student briefly on his video, but spent much more time with him on a pamphlet on African nations. I think we're really starting to get to the point where he is beginning to understand correct sentence construction, when to use periods/commas/semicolons, etc. Good session."
"The student and I had not met together for a session in some time, and he has improved greatly since last time. He has started becoming more aware of his simple mistakes and catching them before finishing his work. For this particular session we worked on solving and graphing inequalities. Once I did a few with him and explained the steps, he caught on very quickly and was able to do almost all of them on his own without assistance. It was mostly learning to multiply by the reciprocal that was a new concept to him. Overall, it went great and he grasped the concept fully."
"We reviewed the student's recent exam. We then reviewed for her next quiz, which covers material from her exam in addition to writing numbers in scientific notation. She is doing okay with this."
"Today the student worked on preparing for his upcoming test in Biology. We reviewed concepts in plant anatomy. The student learned about reproductive cycles and sexual organs in angiosperms. Lastly we reviewed cell differentiation and the three major kinds of cells in plants."
"We covered a number of topics yesterday. He had mentioned earlier in the week that he would like me to bring complete conversations (with the English translation) to our sessions so he can learn how conversations in Spanish progress and their meaning; we went over the conjugation of -AR verbs, using the syllabus (he excelled at conjugating the verbs on the spot); we then formed sentences using -AR verbs; we closed the session with freestyle conversation practice. He continues with a positive, eager attitude to learn. He is doing more of the assigned homework and his pronunciation continues to improve. As usual, I will be sending him his assignments/extra practice today to continue for the rest of the week."