Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We included all kinds of cards and instruments for today's class to build his vocabulary. I gave him an assignment to do some research and then explain it to me next time. With the vocabulary, I still ask him to use his own knowledge to guess the meaning of the word. In that case, his ability to learn by himself is building."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed Culture Shock. We chatted about his weekend plans. Then we focused on Chinese festivals. How we celebrate each festivals in China, what are the taboos, what are the stories about each festivals. He also shared with me how he spent American holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving."
"I looked over the student's SAT practice test score report analysis to determine what areas needed the most attention. The student and I worked closely on the writing section, particularly the "improving the sentence" problems. I pointed out the most common "mistakes" that the problems contain, which are subject-verb agreement, noun-pronoun agreement, parallelism, adverbs, and verb tenses. We worked through a couple of practice sections, and I assigned a full practice exam for her to complete this week. I recommended for the student to follow the time restrictions attributed to each section, so that she can practice her pacing. Next week, we will work on vocabulary and then the math section."