Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked more passage-based reading to practice translating passage concepts to answer choices, applied all algebraic and geometric concepts by working a variety of multiple-choice and generate-your-own-answer math problems, and discussed essay techniques. The student is ready to enter this test confidently!"
"Student successfully completed exercise based on tactics learned during previous session. Reviewed challenging Analytical Reasoning questions client was unable to solve independently and provided new strategies for solving these problems. Reviewed challenging Logical Reasoning questions, guiding client through topics such as cause and effect reasoning, parallel reasoning, and strengthening and weakening arguments. Also we discussed the law school admissions process and selection and application strategies."
"The student and I spent most of today working on finding roots of higher-order polynomials by synthetic division. We also found the simplest polynomial using given roots. Finally, we went through a little bit of stoichiometry. She's doing a great job with the stoichiometry!"
"The student worked through section 2 of math final review. She mastered several skills she had trouble with on initial tests like finding area of irregular shapes. Also, we reviewed for biology test on genetics and pedigrees. The student got together her Spanish cheat sheet that teacher is allowing for first part of final."
"Reviewed all sections of the test. We did 14 writing questions from section 10 of the test, the complete-the-sentence questions from the reading section, and worked backwards in the math sections to focus on the harder questions. I assigned the student an essay for homework, so she can practice writing with the 25-minute time constraint and learn to organize her ideas."
"The student and I went over a practice SAT math test, and we covered all topics presented on the SAT. We focused mostly on geometry, which was the area that she expressed some concerns about. We worked with different geometry questions on triangles, similarity, and circles."
"We unscrambled a clue from the book we've been reading, helping him use syntactic cues. Then we read together and practiced making predictions. Finally, the student began working on the story from the 5th, drawing pictures to help him remember what happens. The next step will be writing the story."
"We began by finishing up the student's English homework. We then reviewed for the exam by first going over some material in the packet his teacher provided for us, and then after by working on an actual exam. I did not leave him with any extra practice and I did not see any grades yet."
"The student and I worked on vocabulary strategies. I provided the student a list of words that he is to identify unknown words and make note cards to learn the definition, synonym and antonym of the word. I lectured the student on World War I to various facts that would be instrumental in essay writing. Our next session we are going to discuss Russia from 1904 - 1945, World War II and the Cold War."
"In today's lesson the student and I finished the practice test started last week. We went over each question, with me asking if he understood the question and I explained the historical concept, event or person. Then I had him answer it and if he answered correctly had him explain his answer. If he answered incorrectly then I tried to steer him to the correct answer without giving it to him. I added details and context when necessary. At the end we reviewed some concepts and I gave some suggestions for studying."
"We worked on his homework as well as reviewed his earlier work on the Renaissance. I quizzed him on the information and we had a conversation about the period. His ability to talk about the period improved over the session. Initially he showed an inclination towards simply doing what was required; however, with prompting we were able to make links between the two periods as well as make contemporary connections."
"Today the student and I worked on refining her study guide for her world history class. We broke her initial study guide into sections by relationship and then I quizzed her over the information. We worked for an additional thirty minutes or so because I really wanted to have the ability to quiz her at least twice. She was doing very well, she just needs to continually look over the information, so that it will stick in her head."