Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over the two essays that the student wrote. Her organization of her essays is great, but we went over some ways to make her sentences clearer. We then went over the English passage she did for homework. She scored it and had gotten a 27. We then worked through a few reading passages together."
"I had a small tutorial session with both Student A and B. I begin with Student A. We were finishing her assignment of solving system of equations. She had difficulty understand that an answer can be a fraction. She almost finished the page. On her worksheet, She had to put equation into y-intercept form then graph the equation. I showed her how to graph the equation without using a x/y box. During Student B's session, we discussed addition of negative number, patterns, and multiplication of fractions. She understands adding and subtracting number negatives. When multiply fraction, she prefers reducing over just multiplying across. "
"We started by working some problems from the math section- I wanted to see what her strengths and weaknesses are and then start to think about a strategy for increasing her score. I am confident that we will be able to significantly raise her score, because she understands the material fairly well, she is just making some little mistakes and needs some review on some problem-solving techniques. There are also a few concepts we need to review, but she should have them down by the time she takes the November test. We also worked on the verbal section- she is doing well with these, but we are going to work on her vocab. Some of the problems she didn't know what the words meant. I'm going to get a good list of words for her so that she can make flashcards and we can start to use these. She was fun and easy to work with, and it was a good and productive session!"
"Today we practiced the new words that the student made flash cards for this week, and reviewed them until he got them all right. We also reviewed his geometry flashcards, and went through the rest of the list for unfamiliar words. We did some Critical Reading practice in the SAT book, and added some new words to his flashcard stack in the process. For next week, I asked the student to do a practice writing section and a practice math section, and to define his new words and make flashcards for them. "
"Covered a proof on the test that the student had issues with. We also went over homework involving algebra, word problems, and inequalities."
"Today we focused primarily on the math section, on using pictures to represent the math problems and figure out what each number represents. I found that with complicated word problems, the student would have the right instincts for how to begin solving a problem, but wouldn't know what to do with the numbers when she got halfway there. We also practiced doing math with units to help keep track of what the different numbers represent. The student will continue practicing this for homework."
"The student and I met for the first time today. We jumped right into test prep, with a review of the practice test she took. We identified the areas that she is best at, and the ones that need work. After this, we moved on to talk about general information on the format of the test, and the best general strategies for approaching questions. We covered a general outline of the critical reading section, and worked on an essay. She was very engaged, and picked up the main ideas quickly. She has critical reading practice to use before our next meeting."
"I went over the practice test score report with the student. We talked about how we were going to approach the rest of our sessions in consideration of her previous test results. She is already starting to make some progress in math and writing."
"We organized a presentation of a topic for the final exam today. Four topics were discussed and we did a research of different topics to help with the presentation. We concluded by discussing ways of answering questions to cover the topic of Italian cuisine."
"The student and I worked on two stories today. We finished the comprehension questions and read and worked on questions for his class. Although the worksheet had a simpler vocabulary than the previous stories we had read, she had some difficulty with it because it was much longer than usual and because the humorous aspects of the story were difficult to understand. When I explained them, she seemed to enjoy the story more."
"The student and I began to review for her French 4 final which will be next week. I continue to be impressed with her enthusiasm for French and her strong commitment to excellence. Her professor provided a study guide for the exam and we are using that to do all the prep work. We have two mores sessions planned before her final on Tuesday, May 6. I really enjoy working with her."
"The student and I continued preparing for her final by reviewing subjunctive and other verb tenses we had gone over last time, which she will need to know for the test. We also reviewed possessive and direct and indirect object pronouns. I gave the student some practice exercises to do before we meet Sunday to solidify her grasp of conjugation for all tenses."