Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered more book questions dealing with Plate Tectonics, Clouds controlling climate change, Milankovitch and the 3 cycles of the earth: precession, eccentricity, obliquity. The student is doing really well, and I am having a great time working with her. She is grasping the concepts, asks questions when she needs to, and remembers the information quite well."
"We worked on flash cards for the student's government and politics class, as well as a vocabulary sheet for her Lord of the Flies book. We discussed her last test in Gov and Pol and will spend time working together on test-taking strategies to help her do better on the next test."
"The student wrote an SAT essay and I corrected his grammar. We also worked through sample PSAT critical reading questions. The student indicated that he was able to complete his research project for English class on his own."
"Topics: Structuring her essay, John Mills' main arguments, what arguments will apply best to her topic and which ones would not, incorporating the topic of empiricism. How to outline the essay. Progress: At first, I had to spend a lot of time reading to get caught up. The student's essay content was excellent. Since structure is key to the professor identifying her points, we focused on this issue most. I believe her essay will get an improved grade (compared to the grade on the original). In the future, I hope to be able to read everything ahead of time."
"First, I had the student go through a list of vocabulary words to identify the words he could not read and those he did not know. We will be working on those words in the coming sessions. Then, we began reading the book he needs for next week's reading camp. He read alone and we also choral read. He was able to keep up with my pace but he did make a few simple errors with some words."
"The student and I went over her homework going over miles per hour/average speed with graphing and equations and the correlation of the two. We then proceeded to go over her last exam, which she took in the beginning of the year."
"The student and I went over his previous test. The topic was 1st and 2nd derivatives and what they said about the original function. The student struggled with the topics at the beginning but by the end, I feel like he had a decent understanding of the material."
"The student has her Spanish mid term this week so we prepared for it. She is doing good, she dominates her grammar and vocabulary with very few spelling mistakes. She translates with ease, she uses the grammar appropriately and I think she will do very well. We have reviewed all her test preparation sheets, guides and materials. She is smart and a hard worker and she will reflect that on her test."
"The student and I reviewed for her calculus quiz tomorrow by doing a review sheet. This material primarily focused on u-substitution for both indefinite and definite integrals. We finished up with the Simpson's and Trapezoid approximations for calculating the area under a curve."
"The student took the math test. We went through a little bit of algebra review before we ended. Next time, we will work through some English and math exercises."
"This was my first session working with the student. After getting to know each other a bit, we started right into one practice problems and his current class notes. He's missing some key concepts essential to doing well in Alg II, so we'll start there."
"Today was my last SAT prep session with the student. He is scheduled to retake the SAT on Saturday. He would like to raise his overall score to 1600, as recommended by his soccer coach. Today we reviewed practice test #10, including math, reading, and writing. We also discussed some test taking tips. I had a great experience with the family and I expect he will score very well on the SAT."