Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked ahead in social studies and science, talking about minerals and ancient Chinese dynasties. The student also told me that he did well on a grammar test that I had helped him prepare for during our last session."
"We continued our verbal/vocabulary work with analogies. The student did much better with analogies after we talked about the different types of relationships that words might have with each other. We also practiced a variety of quantitative comparisons, specifically adding and subtracting time; finding percentages of monetary values; negative exponents; and fractions of days, weeks, months, and years."
"We went over the student's science homework. Right now, her class is studying ecosystems, biotic and abiotic materials, etc. This project involved reading various resources and providing short answers to questions. We also worked on 7th grade inequalities."
"The student and I worked on his online English class. The student read aloud two short stories. As he read, we worked on vocabulary and various elements. The student completed four self-check tests over the two stories. We also covered developing plot, flashbacks, foreshadowed events, actions that increase the suspense, and the development of themes. Also, we covered exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and characterization. At the close of the session, I assisted the student with grammar from his class. He completed a worksheet on possessives as well as ten questions from his book regarding independent and dependent clauses, adjective and adverb clauses, prepositional phrases, transitive and intransitive verbs, linking verbs, and other parts of speech. The student worked very hard and I was proud of him (as he was himself) by what he accomplished."
"First, we talked about how school's been going recently and how much work he's been doing at home. I reiterated that he has to feel a sense of urgency. We prioritized his work and spent the rest of the time working on his chemistry mid-term review packet."
"The student and I continued to work on solving rational equations and inequalities this week. He said that he was having problems solving these problems but, after working through a few of them together, he seemed much stronger. By the end of the session he was completing problems on his own, and he seemed to be feeling much better about the work he had done. We also worked a little bit on graphing these types of equations. Once he realized that you just had to plug in numbers for "x" to solve for "y" and get coordinates, he saw that the graphing was much easier than he had previously thought."