Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered topics in chapter 12, in preparation for the her exam on Wednesday. She is doing very well, and continues to get better and better every time we meet. It is a pleasure working with her and her family. "
"The student did a awesome job today. Toady we worked on three different math sheets. One sheet was about division, the other was about plotting ordered pairs, and the last was problem solving. Today the student also studied for his math test over multiplication on Friday. We also studied for his spelling test tomorrow and science as well. He read for twenty minutes also. He is doing really good. He made a 90 on a Language Arts test."
"We went over the practice science passage that the student took. We then went over strategies for the writing portion. She will write two essays for homework. We then went over several English passages. She will take a practice English test for homework."
"The student and I reviewed cell structure, the importance of water to cells, what the difference between prokaryotic, eukaryotic and bacteria cells are, how cells divide and the advantages/disadvantages to each. We also spent a good amount of time discussing the similarities and differences between cellular respiration and photosynthesis. We began to review trophic levels, niches and ecosystems too."
"Today's session mostly served to introduce the SAT. We discussed each of the sections in turn and provided examples for each of the sections. For each section, we discussed the strategies and techniques that would help the student perform well on his practice exam. I gave him some practice questions so that I could better assess his test-taking strengths and weaknesses and get some preparation for the next session."
"Had the student practice two passages in English and three passages in Science. Notable progress, and I hope he maintains what he's learned. Also went over homework in Coordinate and Plane Geometry. Explained solutions to answers he could not figure out. "
"Today we completed all of Chapter 3. The student took a quiz on Chapter 3 and scored a 100%. The topics we covered were measures of center (mean, median, and mode), measures of variation (variance and standard deviation), quartiles, percentiles, and z-scores. We also briefly went over geometric means and its application to interest rates, and over weighted averages."
"I tutored the student on Math topics she will encounter on the ISEE examination. We specifically covered (1)comparing and ordering fractions and decimals, (2) proportion word problems, (3) percent problems, (4) algebraic word problems, and (5) factoring and divisibility problems."
"This session was focused on preparing the student for her quiz on Monday. We discussed and reviewed vectors such as the meaning of vectors (its importance), triangle law of vector addition, parallelogram law of vector addition, resultant of two or more vectors, and so on. We also discussed free body diagram which is related to different types of forces (vectors) like force due to gravity (weight) and its components, normal force, and frictional force (static and kinetic) . To strengthen her understanding, we went through her previous quiz and handouts related to forces and free body diagram. At the end of the session she did show good progress, and she felt more comfortable with free body diagram, forces, and vectors."
"The student and I covered some grammar topics on which he needed more help, as well as the "which word doesn't belong" questions. "
"We started out by talking about the prep work the student had done since our last session. We tried out a new method for learning and absorbing SAT vocab with some quizzes I brought in. We'll be covering about 250 SAT vocab words with these quizzes. We spent the rest of the session practicing a sentence improvement section and going over it in detail before moving on to a critical reading passage. The student understands the grammatical issues involved in sentence improvements very well: we worked a little bit on choosing proper verb tenses, but in general he is well-prepared. The last bit of time was spent on Critical Reading -- we still need to work on strategies to help the student read passages quickly and process the questions accurately. I think the vocab drills we're doing will help a lot with his speed and efficiency in reading. All in all, a good, productive session."
"The student and I reviewed the preterit tense for -car, -gar, and -zar verbs. We went over her vocabulary words and demonstrative adjectives."