Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We had to work on the student's presentation on the word Mandate, including 8 sentences, definitions, root words and examples. Afterward, we spent the rest of our time on a website that helped her practice her Spanish vocabulary."
"Critical Reading practice questions 7-31 (passage-based reading) from Chapter 6; SAT word roots exercise and SAT vocabulary "guessing definitions" worksheet (60 common vocab words); assigned CR questions 1-17 from Ch 7 as HW"
"The student and I reviewed passage-based reading and sentence completion for most of the session. We reviewed the strategy/approach to dealing with passages and how to allocate the appropriate amount of time for each passage. When she needed a break from critical reading we worked on the writing portion of the SAT. Progress was good! She will work on a practice SAT over the week, and we will go over it during the next session."
"The student and I went through the 36 works of art she will be responsible for on her midterm (the identification portion of the exam). We verified that her flashcards were correct and identified which pieces she should revisit in her textbook. We also reviewed a practice compare/contrast essay that she did in class and discussed ways to improve this. I assigned two new pieces to practice comparing and contrasting."
"Non-Fiction Topic: The student and I used technology to learn about Earth Day. She also brainstormed 4 ways she could help to keep the Earth healthy. Math: We reviewed time, briefly. She has really improved with her accuracy in telling time. She was more consistent with knowing which hand told the hour. ."
"I guided the student as he created a Dog class with age and name instance variables, getters, and setters. He then used a Dog Runner class to create an instance of Dog, set the age of that dog, and the name of that dog. Then he used the getters to print out the name and age of the dog... "Lucy is 11 months old." I have tasked him with going through the coding lessons again to solidify some of the early things we went over together. He promised he will do it before next Saturday."