Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed assistance with her English and Math homework. She studied adjectives and studied for an upcoming test. In math, she practiced using least common multiples to compare fractions. After speaking with the parent, we will continue in this fashion and include working with math word problems and concepts, as well as re-wording facts and concepts in other academic subjects to ensure comprehension rather than just memorization."
"The student and I worked on her homework that covered solving logarithmic functions and exponential functions. The student seemed to have some problems with solving the equations, but I think this was just because the material is so new. Progress was good, overall."
"The student and I did some review. After that, we started working on possessive and demonstrative pronouns. Then we focused on questions. How to make questions, how to answer them. We worked on verbs, she needs to work on the present tense to start building complete sentences. We discussed sentence structure and agreement and at the end, we watched several people talking about daily activities so we can expand her vocabulary and reflect on the grammar we are working on every lesson."
"We spent the session preparing tables and graphs for the data and outlining the Analysis and Conclusion."
"The student is starting to explore multiplication though addition and counting. After reviewing her homework and missed work, I showed her how multiplication, like addition can go both directions. Example: 5x6=30 the same way 6x5=30. (She had to draw pictures so it was: 5 rows of 6 is the same as 6 rows of 5.) Once we completed her work her mom informed me that they are doing double digit subtraction so we should review that as well. I gave her several problems which she did a great job on. Then we took turns creating our own word problems for addition and subtraction. Whenever it was my turn to answer the problem I had the student check my work so she was getting extra practice. She did a great job today!"
"The student and I worked on chemistry this session. We started off reviewing the concept of electronegativity. Then we talked about oxidation numbers and reviewed how to figure out the charge held by an atom in a molecule."
"The student and I finished a math practice exam from last time, in which I taught him the fundamentals of exponents and logarithms and how to work with them. Then we went through an English practice test, where we reviewed grammar rules as well as test-taking skills for this portion."
"We basically worked math problems, limiting ourselves to time limits and attempting to reduce the student's time through the test. We were able to clean that up somewhat, and hopefully he will be able to improve it before our next session so that we can leave math behind and move on to the last set of material. By the end of the session he showed improvement."
"Today, we focused on the two essays. I walked the girls through what each essay requires, and then we took some time to brainstorm some topics together. The girls felt much better after taking a look at these sample essays. We also went back to the math section, and focused on exponents, square roots, and fractions. The girls are still a little nervous, but seem to be headed in the right direction. I encouraged the girls to do some more practice problems, and tomorrow, we will go over whatever topics they still feed they need help with."
"For this lesson, the student and I went over the practice test he had taken. He has improved a lot on the essays."
"Today, we continued to work on the math section after reviewing some hard math problems from last week. Her confidence is rising, her fundamentals continue to improve, and she knows how to solve several of the hardest types of math problems. Lastly, we finished by brainstorming an Analyze an Issue task to make sure she's still completely ready for that."
"After covering best practices for approaching the sentence completion problems on the test, the student and I discussed methods for memorizing and retaining vocabulary. I encouraged him to continue practicing a little bit of his vocabulary set each night to best build up his tools for the exam. We then looked at another vocabulary problem type, the sentence equivalence problems. He tried out several problems to test his knowledge. I also gave him a general overview of the reading comprehension part of the exam, which he felt comfortable with."