Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our first session together, the student and I studied the materials in her Pre-calc class so far in preparation for her final the next day. We covered function basics, polynomials, basic trigonometry and some logarithmic problems."
"The student began by warming up with sight word flash cards. He then read part of the Amelia Bedelia book I had left last time. We reread many passages, focusing on fluency. We also reviewed our vowel team flash cards that we had made previously, and I taught about "oo." We brainstormed a list of words with this vowel sound and completed a worksheet and word search puzzle. We then began a new book about a stegosaurus. I left this for him to practice. "
"Went over Taylor polynomials and the Lagrange Remainder Theorem, as well as worked on a few homework problems together regarding the two aforementioned subjects. Also reviewed the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus when dealing with functions as a limit."
"To begin our session, I administered a timed reading assessment. The student and I then completed a fluency exercise. We used shaving cream to instill phonics. Then, we worked on comprehension by completing a read-aloud followed by commercial creation."
"We worked to assess the client's relative strengths as to the three test sections; we begin work on analyzing passages for conclusion, premises and assumptions for logical reasoning and reading comp sections; I had the student analyze the logical structure of five opinion periodical articles to aid development of logical structure analysis skills."
"The student sat for the SAT this past Saturday and reports that she felt "not too bad" about it. As she talked about it, I could see the increased confidence. We discussed the essay that she wrote, and she feels good about that too. We reviewed critical reading strategy and then completed several sections from the book together. My plan over the next three weeks is to review one specific area at the start of each meeting, and then to complete as many test sections as possible."
"Went over worksheet from the student's teacher covering the chapter on production. Covered the same topics as the week previous. She appears to be more comfortable with some of the general concepts and terms."
"The student took the math section of a practice test, and we went over his incorrect answers. We established that he understood most of the subject matter and concepts at hand, so we will continue working on test-taking strategies. I think that if he can take two full practice tests before his ACT in February, he will see a significant improvement in his performance."
"This session came after our long break in between sessions and therefore we had a lot of work to review. We covered the math, writing, and reading sections assigned and were very productive as we went through questions quickly. We decided that this worked well as it allowed for an efficient use of time and kept things interesting. The remaining time was spent going over vocabulary flash cards in a rapid fire fashion. I told the student that if he reviewed these words as much as possible between sessions, our overview would only solidify his word retention."
"The student and I prepared for his test on Friday. His professor gave him a review sheet so we went through most of it together. We did some problems on paper and talked some problems out. I told him to go over the review sheet again after I leave to help reinforce what we had talked about. "
"We reviewed for her test tomorrow, which will cover rational equations. We focused mostly on more complicated problems where there is a fraction in both the numerator and denominator. Then we talked about inequalities and how to determine if it is "greater than" or "greater than or equal to.""
"The student completed his homework and we reviewed his answers to the questions. I have been giving him strategies for comprehension. Additionally, we read a second text and he analyzed the text for meaning. He is continuing to add to his vocabulary list."