Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered include positive and negative fraction; comparing fractions by finding common denominator; comparing mixed numbers and fractions; comparing positive and negative fractions and mixed numbers; converting fractions to decimals; converting decimals to fractions; repeating decimals. Covered many topics today; student got 100% on today's quiz! Student should be more careful doing homework, show all work (do not be afraid to show your work and use more paper!), and check answers when possible. Great job! Almost halfway through the textbook! Student should work on vocabulary cards. If needed we will spend a whole lesson on vocabulary review/study strategies."
"Today we first completed the math homework -- inequalities and their graphs. After I explained the graphs to him, he was able to complete the assignment quickly. We then studied Confucius and Strong Chinese Rulers for upcoming quizzes. We then studied China HOT Words for Friday's quiz. He completed the session by filling in several of the blanks on his Persuasive Speech outline. He did a good and thoughtful job on starting this assignment."
"Today we covered social studies and math. We started off by studying for the student's test for social studies. He was knowledgeable of the content and should do very well. We also went over the student's homework about factors. We first reviewed factors before moving on to his homework. After we finished the homework we reviewed some class work about divisibility. We studied the divisibility rules and he now has a much better understanding of the concept. We also reviewed dividing decimals once more."
"The first student and I went over the homework for each of her classes, and studied for her exams before her break. The second student and I took a similar approach to his workload."
"The student got some good work done. We ended up reviewing some of the assignments she has yet to complete and going over the information needed to participate in a discussion on the "greatest threat" to the environment (that's the name of the assignment). We ended by assessing her progress, what she has left to do, and brainstorming for the next thing. She got a discussion participation assignment done, the one that seemed overwhelming the last time we met -- on whether or not GMOs could be used to end world hunger. She chose yes but expressed reservations about potential risks, which I think is a smart answer. She also commented on two threads started by fellow students, which was the other part of the assignment. She also completed one other assignment, which is consistent -- she's been completing 2 or 3 assignments on average during the time we've spend working together."
"In this session, I quizzed the student on a 30-word vocabulary exercise I assigned her. I also taught her basic rules of logarithms for her trigonometry class. We closed out the session by reviewing equations for rotational dynamics for her physics class. I asked her to prepare for a vocabulary test next week covering all of the words we covered for SAT exam preparation."