Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for the last time before his ACT on the 9th. We reviewed the last practice test that he took from the test prep book and went over our review of strategies for all four sections. We also recapped all of the topics for math, general testing strategies, and the game plan for the next week leading up to the test. The student improved his score to a 28 overall and a 30 if we had used the "Super score" way of scoring. His math has really improved from before and the remaining section scores are all promising."
"Went over the student writing section. Her essay was very short and not enough exposition on the points she wanted to make so we worked on that. Her conclusion was also weak but it was close so I had her rewrite it really quickly. She mentioned that time was really tough on her so I think we can make time in the planning phase and in the writing the introduction phase."
"Today we worked on Analogies, Reading Comprehension and Math. We discussed strategies he could use to help form a connection or word sentence in the analogy section. He did well on the Math questions. We also reviewed the essay format and various approaches he could take to a given prompt. He is very bright!"
"Today we went over two more Units in the student's class curriculum. Totaled 4-5 Chapters in the textbook. I lectured and explained events and dates while he took notes on his laptop. He went into his last quiz confidently, he said. He is already seeing a great improvement in his grade."
"We mainly went over a chemistry review packet where we focused on orbitals and quantum theory. It was good to know that the student's grades have started to noticeably improve since we began tutoring."
"We went over logic games that the student had attempted between sessions, and we did some analytical reasoning questions for the second hour. Specifically, we worked on understanding the prompts for the questions to make sure that she was answering the question asked."
"We were able to fit in a last minute, shorter session before her Spanish test on Friday. We just reviewed and kept on reviewing, and I made up some Spanish problems that were similar to some worksheets that her teacher gave the class."
"Each time I meet with the student, we are reviewing old phrases and vocabulary and at the same time learning new words and conversational phrases. He is learning about sports vocabulary, days, months and seasons as well as other useful phrases like, "Where are you from?" and "Where do you live?" in Spanish."
"The student and I worked on being able to speak and write all about himself using the verbs SER, TENER and GUSTAR. He described himself and his parents using different pronouns and verbs. His mother was able to get an extra workbook from school to help guide us. He was motivated and successful today."
"All three students were engaged and willing. We did some review of numbers, parts of the body, and colors, discussed several cultural themes (holidays, traditions, and music). We made a list of words that we used during the session, and they worked on numbers over 20. I assigned a homework project of labeling rooms and furniture in the home."
"We discussed and worked on the student's psychology presentation. He had already considered a topic, ADHD, to present to his class and had wonderful insights to build upon. We drafted a PowerPoint presentation and sketched out the presentation's structure. I was very impressed with his take on the subject and feel like he is well positioned to give an excellent presentation."
"This session we spent putting into active practice new vocabulary from the previous lesson. By my estimates, the two students had retained about 50% of new words and expressions by memory. I encouraged them to use suggested textbook exercises and summary sheet to memorize at least 75% of vocabulary without assistance of written materials."