Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had been out of town for a couple of the sections covered last week and the class has their test tomorrow. So she and I worked on several problems from the sections she had missed, and also some problems on verifying trig functions that she was having trouble with. We also worked on the addition and subtraction formulas, in particular she was having trouble with tan. Lastly, we worked on solving trig equations including the methods of factoring and squaring both sides."
"We continued our work on reading comprehension, discussing individual question types (detail, inference, and main idea.) We also began to discuss the essay component, and talked about outlining strategies."
"The student and I worked through one complete critical reading section. I gave him specific strategies for answering both sentence completion and passage-based questions. He will greatly benefit from independent study, especially if he emphasizes building his vocabulary base. I also discussed with him the importance of both the PSAT and the SAT as far as college admissions and scholarships are concerned. I look forward to helping him improve!"
"We made great progress today! We covered percentages--in particular how to break word problems down into simple equations. We went over where some wording in the problems was causing confusion and were able to come up with little tricks to remember what certain word cues were meaning. I also provided some worksheets to go over adding/subtracting integers and simplifying algebraic expressions. We were able to come up with a technique to help with the negative confusion the student was having. We made excellent use of parenthesis to aid in following negatives through an entire problem."
"The student and I met for a total of 8 hours today. We completed reading the material covered by her final exam, worked on the key terms, and wrote out potential answers to the essay questions provided by the professor."
"We read the important points/tips in the workbook for the reading section of the ACT, and looked at the types of questions that are asked. The student then completed a timed practice (1 of the 4 passages in the reading test--he chose the natural sciences passage). He read the passage in full before working on the questions. We will work on a couple different strategies for the reading section. He is to complete a math test for tomorrow's session."
"Today we talked about this disease situation and learned some medical words. We also talked about the differences between speech, lecture, and presentations since he needed to use these words a lot at work. We also tried to schedule our next session via Chinese. He is making good progress."
"We worked on the remaining questions on the student's old Chinese exercise book and we did a vocabulary "quiz" to refresh his mind on the words he learned before. I told him that his homework is to review the vocabulary on the back of his old book. No other concerns."
"I firstly taught the student some general greetings in Chinese. She also learned different tones in vowels and other suprasegmental features in Mandarin Chinese. Furthermore, I introduced the numbers one to ten in Chinese and also the relevant signs to show the numbers after five. I need to use more activities in future sessions. I really enjoyed working with her."
"Review basic greetings in Chinese, numbers, colors, and family members. Student struggles some with vocabulary words, character recognition. No homework given, more review tomorrow. No specific concerns. Student is a motivated, smart boy"
"We covered half way Atwood machines. The student got an A- for the first quarter. She still seems to struggle slightly with the concepts, but we're working on it"
"The student and I studied his 100 word vocab sheet during our session. He has his final next week and the vocab words are going to be a major piece. He will have about 10 minutes to fill out all 100 words accurately, so we spent a lot of time practicing and figuring out which words he will need to continue to study to do well on the test."