Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed new math concepts and checked the vocab assignment. The verbal skills quiz was especially difficult. We moved onto the language quiz. He did exceptionally well and showed great improvement. We finished with reading section exercises."
"She completed a Language section before our meeting. We spent our time going over the questions she missed and clarifying frequently occurring concepts. We went over types and uses of punctuation, focusing on semicolons, colons, and commas (with and without conjunctions). We discussed objective and subjective pronouns as well as possessive pronouns. We also went over commonly misused words such as sit vs. set. She did very well on the "improving sentences and paragraphs" portion of the section."
"First, we went over the homework that I had given her which included both math and verbal. I noticed she did relatively well in math but verbal was her main weakness. Afterwards, we did reading comprehension, and she did stellar on that. I left her with more math as practice."
"Today the student and I worked on series problems, word problems and logic in the quantitative skills section. We also worked on comma usage and spelling in the language skills section. I advised the student to download 2 apps to quiz her on her math addition and multiplication facts since those things are keeping her from finishing the math portion of the test."
"The student and I met up yesterday, and he continued to show much progress mathematically. I was pleased to see that he had studied many of the equations I had given him the week prior. That being said, there is still much work to be done in the math section. We went over x-variable algebra, focusing on FOILING. After math, I worked with him on strategies for the verbal sections, which he took to. I also gave him a list of vocabulary words to go over before next session."
"Today the student and I continued our work with the assessment exam. We started off the session by working on the quantitative portion of the exam. We took two practice quizzes and he finished both. We finished the session by reviewing the exam he took. We covered a few math topics that the student wanted to go over, including adding fractions with variables in them as well as percentage problems. I assigned an extra full length section of his last exam. No concerns from this session."
"The student and I had a solid final pre-exam session this afternoon. We began where we had left off yesterday, with grammar work. We finished the section in his book that we had been working on, and also went through a couple pages of sentences that I wrote for him--the first page containing all faulty sentences, and the second incorporating some "no mistake" sentences too. We also worked through some practice spelling questions and composition questions (the latter are very intuitive for him). To make sure that we reviewed all of the material at least a little bit. Next we did half of a verbal section (timed). We ended with some math section practice."
"Today, the student and I continued going over her practice test she had taken previously. We went over to identify keywords to direct her thinking efficiently. For example, when the question asks for "choose the best expression," she just needs to keep reminding herself that she does not need to complete the whole problem, just needs to set it up. We went over some other math concepts, such as when to use line, bar, and pie graphs. We also went over how to solve linear equations and how to remember if a product/quotient is negative or positive. We were also able to set up a timeline for her, so that she knew when we were preparing and when she should take her next practice test. I encouraged her to go over the practice tests digitally via screenshots."
"Today the student and I worked on adding, subtracting, and dividing negative numbers. She also worked on solving for variables in equations. She has really gotten the hang of these types of problems! She also worked on volume and perimeter problems as our session wrapped up."
"We had a very solid session. We reviewed six previous series 7 practice questions on each test. This was a great variety of questions for the student. We also did a rapid fire question and answer session, which to me is important because this tells me if he really knows the material. He did well. He has continued to show tremendous improvement."
"The student proved how bright he was during our session today. When he began, he quickly did his work and proved that the last session we had was a fruitful one. He remembered the way I taught him how to structure a 5 paragraph essay and how to write topic sentences. He applied those teachings to his two paragraphs that he wrote today. For math he whizzed through the practice test pages and got most of them correct without my help. When we went through and checked his work, he immediately corrected himself on the ones he got wrong without me telling him why they were wrong. I was very impressed. The student is such a bright kid, so my goal is to make our sessions more fun."
"The student asked me to review her math lesson on finding sides of shapes when compared to a similar shape. We revisited how proportions work and solved a few examples from her workbook and a few problems I created. Next, she completed the 'Punctuation, grammar, and usage' section of the test workbook with no difficulty. She also answered the 10 spelling questions correctly. When working with 'Complete the Composition', we looked at key words both in the sentences and the passages to identify their proper placement. Lastly, we flipped through the math section. When she identified a type of problem she had never seen we worked on it and then created or found more in the book. Some of the problems included logical reasoning, finding numbers in a series, setting up abstract problems, and solving problems with fractions, variables, and percentages."