Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student read a chapter from his book, Mummies in the Morning. Then he wrote a paragraph about how he thought the parents of the children in his book might react if they found out about the adventures that their children were going on. He also spent time working on subtraction and addition."
"After we finished up reading Pete the Cat and The Big Lunch, we spent some time practicing his spelling words, then writing. I told him he couldn't say one word to me but instead had to write out what he wanted to say. It was a fun exercise in working on spelling and sentence construction. After that we went on to start a Dr. Seuss book, which I read out loud as he pointed to the word I was reading."
"After meeting with the student's teacher, I feel that we are much more productive in our sessions. We are focusing a lot more on new material from class now. She seems to be improving."
"We got the student's stuff organized and strategized what we'd work on. We decided that he could do his small stuff independently, so we focused on his two essays. We got some good work done on both his Chemistry essay and his Government essay. He's about to start drafting for Chemistry. For Government, he already had an opinion formed, so we're just looking for research that'll support that."
"The student and I discussed her English and talked about her history assignment today. I've noticed a real improvement in her writing, which is fantastic. She's also very clever and comes up with interesting ideas and is able to tie different concepts together."
"The student and I had a great session. We talked about conic sections, parabolas and other shapes, the generic formulas, and how to graph them. We talked about the directrix, the vertex, and the focus of parabolas. The student's assignment for math before our next session is to come up with three conic section formulas that would graph to make Mickey Mouse's head. In chemistry we talked about colligative properties. We worked through several examples of boiling point elevation and freezing point depression. The student's assignment is to be able to explain molecularly why the colligative properties work the way they do!"