Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I talked about the test he took today and how he thinks it went. We also went over the topics for his next test, including vocabulary and the main grammar which is negative 'tu' commands."
"Calculus- The definition of the first derivative. Differentiation - chain rule, product rule and quotient rule. Rates of change, implicit and parametric differentiation. Client has a better understanding and is more confident with differentiation."
"Today we went over her last section in the practice test. Then we moved on to reviewing the math concepts section a bit before going on to the writing skills section. She is to complete a diagnostic by Tuesday and begin working on another practice exam for review."
"Discussed the importance of keeping track of assignments in agenda, because got reports back from all teachers that he was missing assignments in his classes that he had never told me he was assigned. Teachers are not good at having specific syllabi, so if he does not write down in class what is due the next day, then he will forget and having zeros on assignments is very detrimental to his grades. Completed and organized missing assignments to be turned in tomorrow and discussed strategies for preventing this from happening in the future. Worked on calculus homework."
"We began by reviewing problems done by the student for the session. Because of time constraints, we worked on specific issues that she was having with geometry in triangles. In the course of working on the general problems and these latter class of problems, we decided on some of the more crucial topics to be covered in the next session. In particular, she should "pick up" by working on roots, coordinate geometry, and mixed geometry."
"The student did very well on the homework. He did a timed math section as part of the homework and got 33 out of 35 questions correct. He also did very well on the reading. For today's lesson, we had him refine his approach for the reading passages. He seems to be at a point where he gets all, or almost all of the reading passages questions correct. We also finished our arithmetic session and did some drills for the synonyms and the sentence completions. I gave him a good number of synonym and sentence completion drills for homework. I also gave a few pages of reading passages and a timed math section."
"We reviewed the cellular transport unit for her test on Wednesday. It involved the cell membrane structure, osmosis, facilitated/passive/active diffusion. I clarified points and we went over multiple study sheets. I left with the student feeling much more confident about the test."
"Today we went over the logical reasoning section of the LSAT. I had the student complete some formal logic practice problems as formal logic appears on both the logical reasoning and logic games sections. We also focused on specific types of logical reasoning questions, particularly assumption questions. I assigned her the remaining assumption questions, a timed logical reasoning section, and an essay section for next time."
"The student and I continued to go over his practice tests. He has been doing consistently great work, so I have no worries about him and his progress. In fact, I have no recommendations about what he should do to improve other than taking more tests. He is at a very admirable position and should do well on test day."
"We spent most of the session working through passages, and I noticed a definite improvement between the first and the last section. Student has resolved to drill RC passages until she is more comfortable. We also worked on some LR questions, with which she is doing very well."
"The student completed several practice exams under reduced time constraints. She scored between 156 and 161 on the exams. We practiced portions of all three exam sections to improve her timing. With one meeting to go, she is comfortable with all three sections and has consistently scored well. Over the next two weeks, she will practice sections in conditions that are as close to test day conditions as possible."
"At the beginning of today's session, the student and I reviewed resolving the paradox and parallel flaw in the reasoning logical reasoning questions. She had a good grasp on how to approach the latter. We worked through some resolving the paradox questions during our session to build her comfort with this type of logical reasoning question. Afterward, I introduced her to the assessment test approach to numbers and percentages. We worked through some questions with arguments that were flawed due to bad assumptions based on numbers and percentages, and she appeared to have a good grasp of this concept as well. I asked her to do additional questions of this type for homework prior to our session tomorrow. We subsequently looked at advanced linear games with multiple variable sets. We reviewed how to set up a diagram with multiple variable sets, and I've asked her to do a sample advanced linear game prior to our session tomorrow as well."