Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Read story and worked on answering questions about it. Reviewed math skills of telling time to the hour and making sets. Worked on matching pictures, letters, and words. Practiced looking at a picture and figuring out what letter the word starts with."
"The student and I went over his last test and then spent time reviewing his ongoing Excel project in his AP Macroeconomics course. I showed the student many useful functions in creating a spreadsheet, and methods such as naming a cell to store a number which you can use in formulas. The student practiced each method after a demonstration. We also discussed study tips going forward in his Macro work."
"Practiced difficult mathematics concepts using practice exam from book. Assigned practice test to the student to take between sessions to better tailor sessions to areas in need of improvement in mathematics. Practiced ACT science reasoning with the student in order to familiarize him with the material and question types."
"This was my first session with the student, and we spent time going over her old math test and making corrections. We also went through an independent study worksheet that she had to do, and I guided her when she had trouble. Finally, we did some practice questions from the textbook in preparation for a math test that she has on Monday."
"Today we were working through the graphs of sine and cosine. He was doing fairly well with the graphing aspect of it (stretch, shift, etc.) but the actual sine and cosine functions need a little work."
"The student needed help with his science worksheet. We then worked on math. We went over dividing fractions, which we had previously covered as a gap, and that he is now covering in class."
"The student has a new assignment in science along with essay exams that he has to prepare for. We worked through two outlines together to give him an idea of how to do it on his own. He spent the majority of the time working on his test corrections for his math test."
"Student 1: First we did his ELA homework (character mapping). Next we worked on his science study guide. We worked on science vocabulary around food webs (producer, consumer, etc.) as well as short answer questions. Finally we worked on social studies homework about the American Revolution. Student 2: He started with about 15 multiple choice questions from a practice ELA test. He did them independently and then we went over it together. He did very well. Next he read an article about diamonds and completed cause and effect questions. His vocabulary is very strong for a 3rd grader. Finally we worked on two-digit multiplication using the lattice method."
"The student and I covered the material that would be on his quiz on Wednesday. We talked about using the information that he knows, about how to find a focus and directrix of the parabola, to find the values as stated in word problems. He completed all of the problems with little difficulty. There was one problem he needed to follow-up with his teacher on - the problem about the curvature of the road."
"Today the student worked on preparing for his upcoming biology test on the phylogenetic history and early prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The student reviewed concepts such as nitrogen fixation, cellular respiration and photosynthesis then connected those ideas to early life on Earth."
"Today the student and I continued to work on practice problems for the math portion of the test. We went over multiplication, symbols, order of operations, and exponents. I assigned him math problems to complete for homework before our next meeting on Saturday."
"Today the student and I met to work on geometry in preparation for an exam tomorrow. We covered material using the Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, and properties of circles. She is capable and very confident with the remainder of the material, breezing through the word problems at the end of our session."