Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student really worked hard during the session. First we worked on a discussion board post on the contemporary use of Roman numbers and numerals, as well as finding the etymology of some English derivatives of Latin root words. After that, we worked on a translation quiz. The session went over the normal time because we were finishing up the quiz."
"We began by reviewing what the student has learned in French so far this year, and I had her read a passage aloud and translate to get a better grasp of her understanding. Her pronunciation and retention of vocabulary is very good. I think mostly she will need help with organizing the material her teacher presents her. We also worked on a letter writing homework assignment, and I recommended some study methods and specific vocabulary words she should memorize by the next session. Overall I really enjoy working with the student!"
"The student and I met to do a q&a session the evening before her exam. We reviewed how T3 and T4 are produced and why iodine is important as well as how thyroid hormone is stored. We also reviewed the role of glucagon and insulin in controlling blood sugar as well as the role of epinephrine and norepinephrine. We also reviewed the role of the sympathetic nervous system and the channels it uses (adrenergic/muscarinic) as well as the differences between these channels. The student seems very well-prepared for her exam- it is clear she has been reviewing outside of our tutoring sessions and had good questions on the subject matter."
"To begin the student and I went through all his missed questions on the practice test. We discussed strategies to use with unknown words including using word endings and prefixes to help. We also practiced with reading comprehension. Then, I assisted the student in outlining an essay. He created a thesis statement and then outlined the body paragraphs. We then discussed the topics he would like to cover in the following session."
"The student and I went over arithmetic sequences as well as reviewing how to add, subtract, multiply and divide both negative and positive numbers. She had a much better grasp of sequences at the conclusion of our session, but still needs practice working with negative and positive numbers."
"We reviewed the homework. He did very well finding words with a similar meaning to the words he previously did not know. I timed him on various sections. He always finished under time, even with a few minutes left over. I reminded him to use this extra time to review and double check his answers on any questions he may have guessed on. We discussed strategies for the synonyms, reading comprehension, and usage sections. He did very well on the estimation section and was able to self-correct any math questions he had missed. H.W.- define and find a synonym of the words he answered incorrectly."
"The student and I reviewed her homework packet. We covered factoring polynomials, and used methods like factoring by grouping and finding the solutions by using the quadratic formula. We also covered a little bit about imaginary numbers, solving quadratics by graphing and expressing domain and range. She is very smart, and with a little help and reinforcement understands everything."
"Today we worked on the Democracy essay, discussing what he had gotten out of his discussion with the professor and reading through what he had added. In our last session we had completed the first point on Iceland, and I had suggested using the same resources we had found together to locate information on Tunisia and India and incorporating it into their respective paragraphs in a similar fashion."
"I introduced myself to the student and asked her what she felt she needed to work on. She mentioned that while math had been challenging, she was learning the test material at school and it no longer seemed difficult. I decided to wait until I received the test prep book to start with her on math. I then taught her strategies for the verbal section and had her practice analogy and synonym problems. After that, I taught her strategies for reading comprehension, and we practiced three reading comprehension passages of different types (prose fiction, science, and history). I agreed to send her mother a vocab list and suggested that she practice 30 words a week."
"1. Reviewed numbers and simple characters we learned during last session. 2. Pronouns: I, you(singular), he, she, it, we, you(plural), they. We learned the sounds and practiced writing the characters too. 3. Stressed order of strokes when writing. 4. Going over 5 tones again, including the light tone (fifth tone). 5. Learned some simple characters (too, small, big, wood, again, have, very, good, inch, tree, correct, white, spoon, mouth, sun, moon, fire, water, earth, soldier, elbow). Will go over these again next time."
"We covered circulation, the lymphatic system, and the immune system. Circulation covered open and closed circulatory systems, and included the differences in physiology among the types of animals. The section on the human circulatory system emphasized the interactions of the systemic and pulmonary circuits, and the progress of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins. We also covered the basics of the heart cycle, and how it is interpreted through auscultation and ECG (including some abnormal rhythms). The section on the immune system went into a fair amount of detail covering the innate vs adaptive systems. We focused on solidifying concepts that could be applied to questions where critical thinking is required."
"Student 1 - Packet of Summer math review - multiplication, long division, addition of mixed numbers and fractions Student 2 - Algebra 1 review - solving linear equations Left with: Student 1 - Multiplication Flashcards Online, Student 2 - Solving Linear Equations Online"