Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed subtraction with no regrouping, introduced two-digit subtraction with regrouping, and practiced penmanship. We will be working on developing the student's penmanship to meet the "round clock" standards. I left penmanship homework for the student to complete for our next session."
"The student learned how to ask someone where they are from, and to tell someone where he is from. He also learned to pronounce the names of all the countries in North, South, and Central America. Finally, we introduced the concept of "Do you like it?" and "I like it" or "I don't like it.""
"The student finished all problems on the worksheet from school involving reducing fractions, areas, perimeter, distance and volume conversions, scientific notation, solving linear systems with substitution & elimination, etc."
"Went over sentence completion, passage reading questions in verbal section. I also walked her through one section of math and pinpointed areas that need work, such as a need to review math concepts and develop vocabulary for verbal section. I assigned a practice test, vocabulary list, and math review for homework."
"I went over a few question from each section (math, reading and writing) to see how he goes about answering questions and his problem solving strategies. I also went over his previous testing experience, goals for this next test, and his strengths and weaknesses."
"Our session began with fluency work. The student continues to demonstrate progress in this area. We then worked on creative design. He was given a variety of art materials. He then needed to create a structure. He did well in the completion of this activity. Then we worked on prereading questioning."
"The student had been preparing for the assessment with his previous tutor but she was unable to work with him this week, so I stepped in. We worked through a math section together. I had him explain the problems to me as he worked them, and if I knew a shortcut or another way of solving the problem, I would explain that to him after he was finished. He did quite well--there were only two questions that he got stuck on. I also had him do a few of each type of grammar question, as well as show me how he plans his essays."
"Today the student and I were able to get through most of her work. She is doing well on this topic (graphing without calculators, finding zeros/asymptotes/etc.)."
"We did a thorough review of states of matter and phase changes. After starting with the concepts of density and pressure, we moved on to phases of matter, vapor pressure, phase diagrams, phase transitions, and viscosity."
"We covered 3 passages of the test 3 Verbal section, going through the passage analysis and running through questions together to model critical reasoning and test taking strategies for the exam. We also talked briefly about the ICE table and its use with respect to the exam (assume negligible -x and check after calculations)."
"The student and I worked on vocab and reading comprehension for the bulk of the session. We discussed several strategies for improving his score (flashcards, quizlets, Greek/Latin roots, etc.). There is no trick/shortcut for this portion of the test. His reading comprehension continues to improve. We also worked on grammar, which he continues to improve in."
"The student and I talked about proofs and conditional statements (inverse, converse, contrapositive). He did a really great job with it all, successfully creating three two-column proofs by the end of the session."