Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our first meeting. We went over present tense verb conjugation for -ar, -er, -ir verbs. She seems to have the pattern of conjugation down, but lacks confidence in her skills. This Thursday we are going to be focusing on question words. What they mean. How we use them. The difference between que and qual."
"In this first session, I gave the student a Chinese name, and we practiced Chinese four tones. The student is very interested in writing Chinese so I showed her how to write a few Chinese character and the rules of Chinese writing. Then, I taught the student some simple and common Chinese conversational sentences, such as greeting and introducing one another."
"We worked on the passages that the student had completed on English, Reading, and Math. He is continuously improving. He still needs a little work on critically reading questions for English (i.e. making sure that he is reading the question exactly). But he has shown considerable overall improvement."
"On Tuesday, we worked on completing homework together. In science, we carefully looked at and analyzed a table which had recorded the highest and lowest temperatures in ten states. We then read a passage for English. The student had to go back into the text for evidence to answer the questions that followed. In math, we completed a worksheet on problem solving which involved independent/dependent variables."
"Today the student completed a review worksheet that will help gauge what our review session on Wednesday will weigh heavily on and what she has been fully mastering. We also went over our last two concepts of this unit. We discussed dividing decimals by whole numbers and by decimals. Through this I could see how well the student has been doing with all of her basic concepts that she needed in order to complete these problems."
"We did comparative advantage FRQ's and then moved on to supply and demand. We looked at the difference between movements along the S and D curves and shifts of the curve. We then reviewed the things that cause a demand curve to shift, including the concepts of substitute and complementary goods, and normal and inferior goods. I sent suggested practice questions and also the website for the PowerPoints we are using, which also has practice questions. Next time we will do supply and demand practice and if that goes well move on to price ceilings and floors, and consumer and producer surplus."