Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is very sweet and a pleasure to work with! I can tell she's good at math and seems to enjoy it. She just struggled a little bit with creating equations, but I think she really understood once completing the chapter. The other part that she struggled with was explaining things, as she is good at explaining the tables, but then it's a bit harder to explain the graph or equation. We talked about explaining the slope of the line and the y-intercept and comparing it to the steepness of other lines - then, explaining what that means in real life or in terms of the problem.
Look forward to working more with her."
Look forward to working more with her."
"I went through Algebra with the student from chapter 6.5 to 7.2 so he can get ready for his exam. I also briefly helped him understand his homework. I explained the problems the student didn't feel comfortable with, and I showed him the techniques to solve the problems the fastest."
"Literature Fahrenheit 451 Paper - The third character analysis was less well developed and required some revision. We discussed how to tie the analysis in better with the rest of the paper and identified important evidence from the text to include so a reader of the paper would be able to understand why this character was important. Math test review - Practice sheet: Coordinate Geometry. Triangles Angles. Helped with the review of information on three pages of math homework. "
"We reviewed electrophilic aromatic substitution briefly before continuing onto alkenes and carbonyl groups. We went over various reaction mechanisms, focusing on ones where strong nucleophiles attack the carbonyl carbon to form a dianion."
"The student and I reviewed her performance on her practice critical reading and practice reading, reviewing missed questions. She has a tendency to do a poorer job on passages in the arts & literature category, so we discussed strategies to target her strengths and to know how to skip questions in her weakest areas. We also discussed strategies for skipping vocabulary questions."
"This was my first session with the student. We began to study for the Chemistry SAT II that she plans to take in October. She has not taken Chemistry since her sophomore year, but is starting AP Chemistry her Senior year this fall. As we began to review, she impressed me with her ability to remember the basics that she had learned her sophomore year. There were a few elementary concepts such as electron configuration, that she had not learned in class, so I spent quite a bit of time teaching and practicing that. She had a test prep book. I assigned her the problems in the first two chapters and the reading on the second chapter for our session next week. She told me she works well with assignments and deadlines."
"Topics: Math recap (developing equations from word problems, number theory), geometry and geometry word problems, test psychology prep (importance of practice and realistic simulation), confirming he knows test date and location, to bring a calculator and other materials. Writing section (multiple-choice only): sentence improvement, paragraph improvement, identifying mistakes. Progress: The student was not able to complete the practice section I assigned him, but when we went over it together, he performed well on it. His ability to use intuition and common sense in choosing/eliminating answers in the math sections is improving a lot."
"This was my last session with the student before her assessment test on Saturday. She had sent me an essay she wrote before the session, so we started by going over the essay and talking about ways it could be improved. We talked about making the introduction a little more concise, and making sure that her thesis statement is always one sentence that clearly illustrates the point she is going to make in the essay. We then went on to go over the problems that she got wrong in the last practice test, focusing again on the writing."
"We worked first of all on organization. We made one "test notes" notebook. Then we worked on going over the math problems that he did not understand how to do them. There were only a few and they were very far in the section, so it is not a concern. We also assigned specific homework for Saturday and Sunday. Saturday he will be working on writing two essays. Sunday he will do a math and an English section. "
"The student and I worked on comparing and ordering fractions using fraction strips. Using the strips, she had no problem comparing the values, and we finished her homework quickly. After math, we worked on her cursive handwriting. She has remembered more of the letters since last time and had fewer problems writing the words she was given. She still needs to work more on the placement of some letters, but I am confident she will master all the cursive letters."
"We reviewed the vocabulary words and the lectures that he completed on his own. We also looked over the new lectures that introduced new phrases. He completed the assignment for that lecture and we practiced the things he learned by using new words and concepts in sentences."
"The student and I went over his last test and worked on direct object pronouns. He will be starting the new chapter tomorrow. Next week we will prepare him for his final."