Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did not complete assignment for session today, but seems committed to leaving time to get in his SAT work this week before next session. We discussed more essay methods and examples, worked examples from writing section to understand what to look for, including subject-verb agreement, parallels, pronouns in idioms, and redundancy."
"During this session we covered old practice tests in preparation for her final exam in biology, as her teacher said the final would consist entirely of old test questions. Topics covered include evolution, genetics, and phylogeny/taxonomy. The student showed significant improvements by the end of the session, but we are schedule to meet again on Tuesday, May 24 to further prepare for the exam."
"The student and I met today and went over some general test taking strategies before diving into the test. We did a reading passage and some science passages. The student is very eager to learn and put a lot of work into this."
"The student and I worked mainly on graphing and manipulating rational functions. We used various techniques to find out short term and long term behavior/asymptotic behavior. More specifically, horizontal/vertical/slant asymptotes."
"Worked with the student on her final English project. She has to pick a poem, song, and current event article and compare and contrast the three. Today we focused on selecting her song and poem, and started looking for the article. The project is due May 24."
"The student did a great job during our Spanish session today! We began with a verbal review of weather phrases -- she's gotten the hang of most of them but needed some practice on a few tricky ones. We reviewed aloud alternating in Spanish and English for about 15 minutes. Then we moved on to written response, again in both Spanish and English, with the weather, including drawing pictures of each phrase. Finally, we did a mixed review that included weather, emotions, and days of the week. Usually it takes her two sessions to complete one of these mixed reviews, but today she completed the entire review in about 20 minutes! She was focused throughout the whole session, used her best handwriting, and is really starting to remember the Spanish we've been working on!"
"The student and I finished going over the conjugation for the verb "to want." We practiced making sentences with the new conjugations, which gave us a chance to practice the different articles for a noun. Finally, I taught the student the first person singular of "I think," which is the next verb we will learn."
"The student did a wonderful job today. Today we discussed a little more on finding the derivative of natural logs and exponential functions. We also went into integration by parts. He did an awesome job with understanding that"
"During my session with the student today we continued to review chapter 6 of her textbook on writing properly balanced equations. She showed some improvement, and we have developed a plan to cover chapter 7-10 over the course of the next several weeks so that she is ready for her test by December. Her chemistry course is online, so mastering the necessary skills to pass the class is particularly challenging. I believe, with much practice and studying, she'll do just fine!"
"Today we went over the Mexican American war to review for her assessment test that is coming up in two weeks. We also reviewed for her math midterm by going over standard form in graphing and solving equations with radicals."
"The student continues to excel with her vocabulary work. After we added seven additional words today, we worked on fractions, a topic we hadn't talked about in a while. She did great with reducing fractions and turning improper ones into mixed numbers, but struggled a bit going from mixed numbers back to improper fractions. We'll continue with fractions next week!"
"Today, the student and I started with her homework covering multiplying and dividing rational expressions. Of the 10 problems, she only had mistakes in 2 of them, and both were simple factoring mistakes. We then corrected all of her previous homework. After looking over her homework again, she was able to make the necessary corrections without any help from me. She has a test this week over Chapter 12, and I will be meeting with her tomorrow to review the chapter. I have no doubt she would do amazing."