Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through a test prep practice verbal section together. We also discussed some strategies for the verbal reasoning section, as well as her studying plan for the next two weeks."
"Review of the test prep book - practice questions and a few key concepts including meiosis and chemical evolution; quick review of the topics for the lab portion of the midterm; review of the study plan for the midterm."
"The student and I went over his Geometry quiz. The subject of the quiz was a right triangle with an altitude originating from the right angle, and creating two mirrors of similar triangles within the larger one. This shape is useful for the introduction and study of geometric means."
"The main thing the student and I focused on today was his study packet for math. He had gone through and answered the questions already in class, so we reviewed them and worked on some additional problems I made up. In the last ten minutes, I quizzed him on some definitions for the social studies final he has tomorrow."
"The student would like to start reviewing for Calculus 3, so I wanted to see where we was algebraically. Today we went over a lot of basic algebra concepts. He did an awesome job, so next week will start on the first thing in Calculus, which is limits. I think he is capable of handling the material. It was an awesome day. He did a wonderful job!!"
"The student and I went over the two practice science sections she had completed for homework for this week and last week. We talked about the strategies she should use on the test, including section triage based on passage types she is most comfortable with and the ones she is best at. We started a practice science section together and used these strategies. She's comfortable with her writing abilities so I told her to read over the writing section in the PR book and do a couple practice essays on her own. We agreed that we would get in touch in the spring if she wanted a refresher on the material before she took the test. I also gave her a full-length practice test given out by the ACT for her to take when her exam date is closer. The booklet has the answers in the back but I told her I'd be happy to meet with her if she has any outstanding questions."
"Prior to this first session the student was given a list of tasks to complete for her upcoming papers. Our main focus for this session was her paper due November 24th. She was asked to begin formulating her thoughts and compiling her research. I suggested that she brainstorm and pull evidence to support her ideas. She came to the session prepared and we began to organize and construct an outline. She did very well and was able to walk away with a working outline for her 10 page paper. We also set goals for the next meeting so we can get to work on her next two papers, due in December. The student was excited and anxious to start her 10 page research paper before the holiday break."
"Went over math homework, which was practice problems for the exam. Of the 9 questions he got six or seven correct. Also did some English practice problems for the exam - he got 4 out of 5 right. Then worked on his essay for English class, which was finding the recurring theme of two poems."
"For a warm-up, I had the student match vocabulary with parts of the body picture. She was able to recall about 85% of vocabulary without assistance. We reviewed "what did you do today?" and "what you are doing today? conversation. Focusing on using the vocabulary she has learned of various activities. Learned questions and possible answers for arriving at a restaurant, placing an order, and paying the bill. We role-played, student being customer and server to practice scenarios."
"We went through the math mostly review. We also did reading and comprehension. Went over expectations at the test. I asked that her dad have her complete a full sitting with the practice test. He is going to take her to the library this weekend."
"During this session, we focused on reading his book. I had him work on enunciating and reading slowly. I illustrated the techniques by giving him breaks from reading aloud and reading to him instead. We read a good number of pages, and then I quizzed him on the material. Overall, it was a good session."
"We practiced basic conversation to evaluate her English level. She is a beginner. We practiced greetings, family members and numbers to 100. I provided her with flashcards to practice her vocabulary. Her homework assignment is to memorize the vocabulary and to watch the videos I emailed her."