Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the 3rd diagnostic test then went over a few synonyms. We are meeting tomorrow to go over logic and verbal classifications."
"Today we looked over the answers from yesterday's main idea exercise. We looked over the answers to find a pattern in the answers. We were able to narrow down the answer choices before reading the passage. We then covered sentence correction. As we went over the answers we covered the grammar rules for each sentence. Next we covered vocabulary and spelling. We used the matching game to familiarize ourselves with the words. Then we memorized the definition of each word by matching the definition with the correct word. We finished by spelling each word we went over on a separate piece of paper. Third, we completed 20 reading comprehension questions. While completing these questions we practiced skimming the reading, eliminating some of the answer choices, and reading the question and answers before reading the text. We finished the session by going over tips for grammar and comprehension. The student is confident in his reading and comprehension skills, and I have also seen a large improvement in his spelling. I am proud of how far he has come."
"We focused on math this session. One algebra practice test had with a question which was: "Given that A and C are odd, what can you conclude about AB + C?" The distractor was that "AB + C is always odd." The correct answer was that "When B is even, AB + C is always odd; when B is odd, AB + C is always even." This became a teachable moment about the importance of exploring all possibilities before choosing the first answer that seems correct. We then went into a 40 question math concept test. I saw that several of the questions relied on geometry formulas, so I gave the student a collection of print-outs I had brought on the subject. I also noted that he needs to review equations of a line --- in slope intercept, point-slope, and standard form, graphing linear equations, and the peculiarities of parallel and perpendicular lines."