Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needs help with FRQs for her AP human geography. We went over some essay writing tips, and I looked at some of her old FRQs and went through them with her to find mistakes and areas of improvement. She knows the material."
"Today we read a book, "Bounce," which has a lot of short and long vowel sounds because he told me he needed work with vowel sounds. We also started reading chapter 1 of "The World of Quest," which we will keep reading."
"The student I and first worked on preparing her speech. We then reviewed her upcoming Minorities test by discussing her essay questions. She will finish up her answers by Sunday so that she can refine them during the remainder of the week until they're due on Thursday."
"Today was a very productive tutoring session. The student and I began the day reviewing the order of operations in her ISEE review book that she had previously worked on individually. We covered fractions more thoroughly and she learned how to add and subtract fractions of different denominators (which she was particularly enthusiastic about). I introduced the concepts of probability and algebra to her. We concluded the day with vocabulary for her to become familiar with over the weekend."
"We read over the student's paper to look at her organization and grammar. We discussed the importance of active language and the general flow between similar ideas in a paper. I think the session went really well, and I am looking forward to working with her as she continues to work on her writing. "
"This was my first meeting with the student and I think it went very well! We went over some flashcards she had made for her upcoming science test, and I think by the end of the session she knew most if not all of the concepts. We also went over her English homework, and I assisted her in completing a worksheet over reading comprehension."
"The student and I had a very interesting session today! I helped her organize her thoughts on how Homer portrays violence in the Iliad and the Odyssey for a speech she has for school. I was impressed by how well she knew the books and how she applied essay tips that I have showed her in the past to this assignment. I think she will do very well on her speech!"
"The student hopes to improve her English language proficiency, specifically her ability to converse fluidly and write with proper grammar. She has learned much on her own and is very driven, so I think she'll be able to go far. Today, I got a feel for her confidence with speaking in present and past tense. We worked on the verb "to be" and conjugating it correctly in different tenses. She knows most of what I tell her, but just needs someone there to practice with her."
"The student and I went over her math assignment from the textbook covering the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b). She learned how this formula makes it much easier to graph a linear function, as one can immediately find the y-intercept (b) and the slope of the line (m). She also learned how to find out if two lines are parallel (same slope, m) or perpendicular (m, and the negative inverse of m). After completing the assignment, we went over a Spanish worksheet on present tense regular and irregular verbs. She is improving in her ability to quickly translate the sentences into English."
"The student and I went over the homework he'd done the past week. Both the math and the reading passages were quite successful, with a few minor errors that we went over and he seemed to learn from. We also reviewed a sample essay and worked on some analogy problems. This was a great session. We talked a bit about how I can serve him best by giving him confidence in addition to sharpening the skills/strategies we're working on, and I will continue to in the future!"
"In this session, I helped the student do some activities to help him understand the difference between preterite and imperfect. I also explained some organizational rules that will help him write his next descriptive essay."
"Today we went over the assignment with the trends between electronegativity and atomic radii. She did fairly well and after only a few minor edits, she was able to submit it. Then she asked for us to review for the aptitude test first and we did that. We first went over a chapter of ratios and proportions in integrated Algebra. We did a few more practice problems for the math section of the test. She does well in simple algebra. Finally, we reviewed parts for biology and I organized a few tables for her in common concepts such as cell structure, prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes, genetics, etc. She knows concepts specific for health and diseases really well."