Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on some pre-calc today. We went over quadratic polynomials: how to graph them, write them in standard form, fine the vertex, and find the x-intercepts. The student is doing very well!"
"We began the session by checking over her math homework. The student had done it all correctly. Next we worked through a section of her science book required for a group project. She came up with ideas for what to do for the group project as well as created a quiz for the class to take when we were done. Lastly we worked on a weather project which involved multiple different parts. Particularly, we worked through the directions to make sure she understood all of the different pieces she needs, and then I reviewed the brochure she made and made corrections and suggestions. At the end of the session we discussed using a graphing calculator to prepare for the SAT, which she is taking in the near future. I left my graphing calculator with her to see if she can get comfortable using it and so her mother can decide if it is something that she wants to invest in. "
"First session with the student. He appears to be intelligent enough to know the material, but he needs to work on study skills and basic organization. We decided that I will assign him homework each week so that he keeps up with his work. We plan on reviewing English grammar and syntax next session."
"We worked on cursive again with full body kinetic learning, and then worked on the whiteboard with two new prompts. We finished with a multiplication practice Math song (7's,8's). I also brought a burned CD of the Math song for the student to continue with after tutoring is done."
"The primary goal of today's session was for me to get an idea of the student's abilities - her strengths and weaknesses in terms of both the knowledge needed for the assessment and test-taking in general. In math, her knowledge base is very strong and her mental math is quick and accurate. Our main goal for math going forward is to make sure she interprets words problems accurately and to make sure she does problems carefully, without skipping steps or overlooking things. She also has a solid vocabulary and a strong intuitive sense of grammar, though she doesn't necessarily know the grammatical rules that govern her intuition. I'll help her a bit with understanding the rules, and I'll be focusing more on helping her use her intuition to arrive at the correct answers. Above all, I can't stress enough that the most important thing for her to do is to continue practicing!"
"Review of pretreated and imperfect conjugations from previous test and prepare for future test. Conjugation practice of 30-35 regular and irregular verbs in these two tenses. Mentioned to the student to make study cards for the different uses of "Por" and "para" and when to use them. Reviewed "mandatos" or commands."
"The student showed strong improvement from the last session. While he hasn't completely mastered all of the topics for the section on protein synthesis, he does have a good grasp of the subject matter. He can formulate his answers using the proper terminology, while asking inquisitive questions regarding the intracellular processes. We discussed a plan of action for the next two days, including reading the chapter text, and completing index flash cards for the short list of vocabulary targets."
"We continued working on the math portion today, and the student took another practice test. Next week we'll do more with the English and reading sections."
"First, the student took two practice tests in synonyms, and we went over them, adding unknown words to the list of words to study. We spent the rest of the session taking part of a Mathematics Achievement practice test, going over the answers, and exploring strategies to be used when solving the particular problems found on that test. I instructed the student to make flashcards out of common decimal/fraction/percents for homework."
"Went through counting, 1 place addition and subtraction, and what numbers are bigger and smaller for math section. Went through the vowels and consonants, and how they sound for the Chinese section. Assign homework for both math and Chinese section."
"Wrote out chronological outline of Cleopatra's life to help the student organize her information cards. I also checked her math set and had her correct mistakes."
"We went through momentum and impulse to prepare her for her test the next day. She was given a practice test so I had her do it on her own with a little input when she was stuck on a question. I then went through each question with her with an explanation of everything."