Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over more questions from previous English II assessment exams. I reminded him that he needs to look very carefully at the wording and the way a question is phrased. This is the key to answering the questions correctly. We will do the same tomorrow too. He is very good in writing and seeing grammatical mistakes."
"The student and I continued with algebra practice questions, and, for the sake of variety, threw in some language arts questions towards the end of the session. Though a lot of the math was challenging at first (calculating profit, manipulating variables across the equal sign, building equations utilizing variables indicative of the unknowns, etc.), the student has grown much more confident with the material (being able to talk through what language to focus on in a set word problem to determine the appropriate order of operation to use or how to craft an appropriate equation, not questioning her next step or final answer, not asking me for confirmation of the final answer). Over time, it has become easier for her to decode the word problems and get to the core of what the questions are asking. Another tactic I emphasized more this session and the student saw as advantageous was chunking the parts of problems. In other words, instead of quickly reading through the problem at hand, taking each sentence independently and considering key words and such before putting all the sentences together to consider both small and big picture when tackling the question. The student also grasped this concept, and I am impressed with her understanding of the concepts."
"We did more math problems. We also did word problems involving percentages, geometry involving Pythagorean theorem, shortcuts, and eliminating answers to save time."