Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed acids and bases for the upcoming assessment test, and this was a topic that we needed to return to so it was good to have the opportunity to do so. I advised her to not be put off by the wordiness of questions and to try and envision what exactly the question is asking for."
"Overview of ISEE Exam. Reviewed sections, timing, basic strategies. Started vocabulary review (made flashcards). Math drills, basic math vocabulary, fundamentals, and working with negative numbers. Worked on the first section of the exam and practiced the elimination, and guessing strategies."
"The student and I discussed his online math homework - he did well, and then we finished Chapter 3 in the prep book and discussed the writing section. I assigned him additional online homework and a writing test."
"The student and I went over strategy for verbal and writing. We also went over reproductive physiology, respiratory physiology and musculoskeletal physiology. He's doing fantastic and should be more than ready for his test on September 11."
"We started with the student taking the Pre-Test in an SAT Writing book. While I graded the test, she learned the B's and F's from the text book. Afterwards, I quizzed her on the B's and F's (73 words). For HW, I assigned her the first 30 problems from the sections Recognizing Sentence Error Questions and Improving Sentences in the text book; the first 5 problems from the section Improving Paragraphs in the same book; and the rest of the letters (J, K, L, U, V, W, and Z) in the text book."
"The student is progressing very well through the material. We spent a good chunk of time working on roots, suffixes, and prefixes and developing a strategy for parsing difficult vocabulary words on test day. He really seemed to get the importance of breaking down words into building blocks and I think he will find that his efforts will pay off on test day. He continues to do particularly well on the ability section and math is going well."
"The student and I relentlessly reviewed every detail of his study guide provided by his teacher for his cumulative test tomorrow. We reviewed 4 chapters' worth of vocabulary as well as the spellings and conjugations for dozens of regular and irregular verbs. We practiced building sentences and paragraphs, and he completed many pages in his workbook as review for his test."
"Today we proceeded with the student's lessons. He is making much faster progress than last year; I'm quite impressed. He was able to recall new vocabulary from last week's material fairly well when it appeared in this week's work. I'm most impressed with how well he latched on to the new material. These lessons focused on the colors and names of various fruits. He seemed to slow down and focus more on learning the material and less on trying to complete as many lessons as possible. He's also making great strides with his tones. He can now identify tones fairly accurately upon hearing them. He's also trying harder to recognize characters on sight. If he maintains this diligence in all subsequent work, I expect him to retain quite a bit of this year's material after he has completed his coursework. "
"The student and I started new information today, and she caught on very quickly. We found the radius and center of a circle using the equation of a circle and the measure of minor and major arcs using the measure of the central angle within the circle. There was no confusion on how to solve these problems, and I always look forward to meeting with her."
"Today we worked on Chapter 4 of her Chemistry. She has taken the class over the summer and is just reviewing/preparing for the exam. We looked at solubility rules and applying them to various situations."
"We reviewed two homework assignments. The work is going back to solving and not necessarily proving. She has memorized more of the identities, so just needs to work on memorizing the rest of them."
"The student came to today's session with questions on the material she learned in class today-- factoring polynomials. We worked through her notes from class and on the second practice problem the light bulb lit up! We practiced with a couple homework problems and she got all of the right immediately. She had a take home worksheet that we worked through as well. We ended by doing a word problem. We decided that it would be best if we did 2 word problems per session for the best practice."