Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student had gotten behind in algebra so we covered a few topics including zero product property and word problems. Student was able to grasp concepts with repetition so I left him with similar problems to practice during the week."
"Today we went over an assignment. The material covered using sum and difference formulas and half angle formulas. I believe she understands the material very well now that we went through a few examples."
"Student 1: Went over spelling and grammar worksheet, practiced for a Spanish spelling test, and helped him memorize some of a Spanish prayer/poem. Student 2: Helped him complete a reading packet, math homework, and then went over a Spanish prayer and did some pronunciation for Spanish practice."
"The student and I went through her geometry homework. I taught her y=mx+b. We also discussed how she's going to approach studying for finals. We're considering working on a Saturday or Sunday for a long session instead of shorter weekday sessions."
"The student started by drawing a picture of self and writing full name. Verbal similarities: 9/11. 2 coding exercises. 5 word reasoning (3/5). 5 vocabulary (3 right, 2 needing prompting). 5 comprehension, all correct. It is great that he is improving in number of correct answers for verbal portions; prompted answers are okay because it's part of the learning process. We are practicing, not talking during the coding exercises."
"The student and I went over some questions with which he was struggling on his review. His next exam is coming up soon, so we are starting to review for it early so he can improve his score. I will be bringing some practice algebra problems to our next session in order to help him review that material."
"We spent our time making sure the student was ready for his math test. It was all about exponents. He was a little shaky on some of the concepts like negative exponents. I think it's good for him to get a lot of repetition and practice. We went through the chapter 7 review and I picked out problems for him to so we could work through all the different topics that would be covered on the test."
"This session the student and I discussed her grades and her experience with Latin. We reviewed many grammar concepts and pronunciation as we translated. We also practiced conjugating the future tense, which she just learned today. I did not see any scores/grades. I did not leave her with extra practice, but I did send her a video on Latin vowels and a video on Latin consonants to help her with pronunciation."
"We went over sentence translating and parsing. Very basic sentences, but the student is making progress. He still needs to practice making tables for his noun and verb endings. He may have a test on Tuesday on this material. We will meet again on Tuesday and continue practicing with more complex sentences."
"Continued focusing on the basics of Latin grammar: identifying nouns, case, number, and genders, and conjugating verbs. The student needs to continue practicing and studying consistently so that he retains this information."
"Worked through part of Book 1, chapter 25 of Caesar's Gallic war diaries and commented on a number of syntactical constructions, including substantive adjectives, ablative of place from which, and especially ablative absolutes."
"The student and I had a great time starting her Latin course. We completed chapters 1 and 2 and practiced pronunciation and grammar. We also learned a little bit of conversational Latin. She has the workbook, so her homework is to complete the work book activities for chapters 1 and 2 for Thursday, but also to purchase the text book. She is a lovely, organized, and enthusiastic student!"