Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued Spanish studying today. The student maintains that our time is best spent studying Spanish for now until his Chemistry picks up. He has a test later this week, so after completing his homework, we prepared a comprehensive study guide for the test."
"Met with the student for the first time. We are going to work on 1 overarching goal, which is prioritizing/organizing study time. Next time we are also going to work on English-- essay structuring seems to be an area of difficulty, as well as embedding quotations. Luckily, those are very specific and very easily teachable skills. And I will make sure that he is filling in that vocab notebook-- that alone should boost his Spanish grades. We've got plenty to work on, but they are all very teachable skills."
"Today, the student and I reviewed definite and indefinite articles. We began a chapter on salutations and completed a listening comprehension activity. I'll be assigning a vocabulary page to her through email which we will review during our next session."
"The student continued to work on linear equations, horizontal lines, vertical lines, slope of these lines, parallel & perpendicular lines, forms of a linear equation: slope-intercept, point-slope, and standard."
"Since the student has a Spanish test on Tuesday, we went over practice worksheets to help her study for her exam. Specifically, we focused on the use of reflexive verbs and on the vocabulary for the section. We also devised a plan to help her prepare for her test, including writing out portions of the textbook and rereading particularly difficult sections."
"My first student reviewed Chapter 9.1-9.3 for his quiz on Tuesday, including square roots, solving quadratic questions, and simplifying radicals with fractions. My other student went over Chapter 8.1 and started 8.2. She learned about graphing parabolas, maximum/minimum, vertex, axis of symmetry, domain, range and zeros."
"This session went ok. I gave the student a quiz at the beginning of the session. He was able to get a few formulas but not enough so I stressed to him the importance of memorizing the formula. We reviewed the topics of forces, circular motion, gravitational forces, and a bit of torque. I was able to see some improvement and he was catching on to some of the patterns. We have another session today were we will continue studying for his exam."
"We went through missed problems on a physics test to determine the student's actual knowledge level of the problems he missed. Some of them he was very close to being able to independently complete, others he was able to complete entirely independently. Overall there were very few problems which he could not at least mostly complete on his own. We went on to other physics review topics in preparation for his physics final. The student had trouble with mechanical energy topics once again. He had been doing well with these when the topics were fresh in his mind, but it's been a few weeks and he doesn't remember how to do them well. His teacher passed out a study sheet with solutions, and I gave him instructions on how to use that to remember how to do these problems. We will check his progress on Tuesday to make sure he is remembering this significant portion of physics."
"The student and I covered primarily questions from the Review books, particularly concepts involving wave functions, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, electromagnetism, circuits, and the photoelectric effect."
"Reviewed client's current courses to determine the trigonometry and chemistry subjects he would need tutoring in. Began with trigonometry and discussed angles, defined key terms, and covered helpful mnemonics."
"Topics covered include naming polynomials based on degree and terms and solving polynomials in standard form. Progress achieved was a better understanding of how to name polynomials, distribute a negative sign, combining like terms, and solving complex polynomials."
"This was a simultaneous session with two students. Introduced myself and discussed the students' objectives for the tutoring process. Only one student had a copy of her ACT scores, but both agreed that they felt more comfortable with the verbal sections and less so with the quantitative ones. Began comprehensive review of English section by examining each grammar rule tested by the ACT, correcting sample sections and generating grammatically correct prose. One student required a bit more prompting, but no noticeable ability gap so far. Finished with guided practice on a sample ACT English section. Will continue here and then implement timed prep next time."