Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over a discussion on decimals and fractions with the student. Will give him a quiz on Wednesday to see what he has retained to this point in our sessions. He is completing homework problems out of a sample workbook."
"The student and I went over more Pre-Calculus today. She did very well on her exam, and I was quite impressed with her progress. She only missed a couple of items on the exam, which is very impressive. We went over some more content, on vertical and horizontal asymptotes. She did not have any Biology for this week, so we will resume that next time."
"We had a good first session with some getting used to the webcam. I assigned the student to find a somewhat difficult article and summarize it. We talked about her preparedness in English, discussed a few grammar terms, and several new vocabulary words. She did a short writing exercise that focused on topic sentences and parallel structure. In the math area we talked about paying attention to the vocabulary and went over Numbers, Polygons, and took a little look at Permutations."
"During this session, the student and I went over a new essay I had assigned to him for homework. He continues to make great progress in his writing and I am confident do well when he takes the test next month. We then covered a very difficult math section but he seems to have his reasoning ability down pat and did well here. We then covered a writing section. Finally, we covered some more vocabulary words."
"Topics: Practiced Dilution, Empirical Formula, Limiting Reagent, Solubility Rules, Oxidation - Reduction Reactions, Oxidation Numbers, and general stoichiometry problems. Worked through past tests. The student is building on the techniques he remembers from the beginning of the semester very well. He has a lot of rules and specific information to memorize but he is well set up to do so."
"The student and I went through a final review for her upcoming SAT. We mostly reviewed the math section, going over both content and time allocation. By the end of the session she was using the full time to answer 90% of the questions like she needed to."
"The student and I finished reviewing the final questions from the science section of his original practice ACT. Afterwards, the student completed problems from the math section, and we discussed any confusing questions or incorrect responses."
"We covered the student's textbook (chapters 1 and 2), worked on Spanish discussions (learning how to question and answer), and practiced his vocabulary on his flashcards. I assigned him new vocabulary to add to his flashcards for the next session."
"In today's session we went over her homework activities. We started a new chapter on "Vacations". In this chapter we are learning different activities people do over the summer; such as: surfing, swimming, playing, tanning, etc. Furthermore, in this chapter we are learning to conjugate the preterite and applying it to daily activities and vacation activities. Her homework is to study the new conjugation forms and apply them to the vacation vocabulary."
"We went over the words they could remember. They are remembering more and more words because they practice so often with their mom. They came up with new words they would like to know. We continued with their textbook going over relationship words, such as dad, mom, and uncle, and then we learned about the verb "tener"--"to have." In this way, they are going to be able to say that they have one brother, or no sisters, or seven cousins, or whatever. Then we went over a page in the dictionary that has words on the kitchen. One student was really perfect today; not only could he point to the words on the page, but also in the kitchen. Finally, we watched some YouTube videos on three traditional children's songs in Spanish and then a kid's show, "Adventure Time," dubbed in to Spanish."
"We went over the student's test today and reviewed his mistakes, from minor erros to tough questions I made sure he understood what the questions asked and what he should have put for the answers on his test about indirect and direct object pronouns. We also started on his new vocabulary for his upcoming chapter and he started filling out his vocab sheets for class/homework."
"The student and I reviewed the conjugations and contextual use of ser vs. estar. I had the student practice conjugations and noun-verb agreement by completing exercises in his workbook, repeating phrases after me and studying the endings for regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs. We also discussed his pre-lab for chemistry (magnesium and oxygen reacted in combustion reaction --> magnesium oxide)."