Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the topics covered on the test. Topics included solving 1-step equations with one variable, solving 2-step equations with 1 variable, solving 1- and 2-step inequalities with one variable, and creating and solving algebraic equations from word problems. The student appeared to have a fairly good grasp of the concepts, and was able to isolate variables without much trouble. I expect more practice will increase her skills and confidence even more-so in this area."
"The student and I did Math for the majority and then some Critical Reading at the end. She is definitely making improvements in Math. Before the session I talked with her mom and she said that she will be sending the student's first practice test answers in soon."
"We worked on the writing section of the test, going through the grammar that will be covered, doing practice questions together, and then doing a full section. She had done a practice test before I came as well, and we went through those answers discussing the ones she got wrong. We also talked about the essay, and what she needs to make sure to include, and what topics to brainstorm."
"During this session the student and I went over her strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. As Logic Games are her weakest area, we spent all of our time working on a new approach that would simplify her thought process. We practiced setting games up and deducing everything that could be deduced before moving on to the actual questions. The student showed marked progress in this area during our session. Although the process took her a fair amount of time, she showed that she is quite capable of utilizing the process."
"Tonight we went over chemical reactions, chapter 7 in the student's textbook. Sections 7.1 and 7.2 in particular contain highly testable material, as these sections detail how to balance equations and how to use molar mass and stoichiometry to convert between moles and masses of reactants and products. We also went through his homework, which reviewed the material and I think built his confidence, as he did quite well. He had no issues with sections 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5, and this was conceptual material that is more challenging."
"Today the student reviewed for his upcoming test in early plant evolution. We reviewed alternation of generations and key adaptations such as vascular tissue. We went into deeper detail with plant tissue covering vascular tissue, epidermis and ground tissue. He also learned about various parts of the plant and how they deliver water and control transpirations."
"The student and I did further practice for his quiz. Since it also has to do with the passe compose, we practiced with the new verbs we learned in our last session to tackle their irregular passe compose forms. We looked over the pattern that most of these verbs end in "u" except for mettre. Through practice questions, he did a very nice job making these verbs in their passe compose form. We also practiced a bit with the indirect and direct object pronouns which he did a good job at. The tricky formula for these pronouns definitely need special attention, but if he studies the charts and practice examples we did, I'm sure he'll do well."
"We covered the student's chapter vocab in addition to comparative and superlative structures in preparation for his test. The student is struggling most with prepositions and tenses but understands the comparative and superlative structures well. With a tad more studying, his French will surely be up to par!"
" This week we started out, as usual, by making flash cards for the student's new vocabulary and memorizing them. She had begun learning about the imperfect tense, so we did several exercises using the imperfect and she picked it up fairly easily. She did make some errors but I think it's to be expected when you're first learning about the different past tenses! We also did some exercises about qui and que, which she excelled at."
"Completed our last session by reviewing the conjugation endings to several verb tenses including indicative, imparfait, future, etc. Made up multiple choice questions for him to select the correctly conjugated verb in the correct tense."
"We are working to specifically prepare the student for a Unit test coming up the following week on Wednesday. We were able to cover almost everything related to grammar on the study guide provided by his teacher for the students. The rest of the study guide suggests that the student should study the cultural outlines in his book, and he was advised to also re-read his compositions from earlier this year to recognize errors that he makes grammatically and should avoid. We were able to practice conjugation of many verbs but because of time limits he was also advised to practice those verbs we were not able to cover. The plan is to meet remotely on Tuesday ahead of his exam on Wednesday."
"Student One reviewed and prepared for his test this Friday. He knows the material (order of operations). He is an extremely smart student who has a mind that can get ahead of him. We are going to practice working the problem in pieces, writing everything out and making sure to not forget steps. Student Two had a few questions with math. I met with her after working with Student One to discuss those. We worked on the meaning of prime factorization and finding greatest common factors."