Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on double angle identities, as well as other trigonometric simplifications and evaluations. We worked problems from the book for extra practice in order to get her ready for the unit test."
"Today the student and I read a children's book. To make sure he was comprehending the story and not just reading the words, I made sure to discuss what was going on as the story progressed. He was great at explaining what happened back to me, as well as discussing hypotheticals (ex. if you were the main character, which chair would you have chosen?) After we finished the story we practiced writing. The same sounding-out skills used in reading are also needed for writing. He made up a story about fish and sharks who could talk and had a great time writing and illustrating it. My idea right now is to do themes for each lesson. This week was fairy tails, and maybe next week we will do child detective stories. That way the student can get a feel of what kinds of books he likes, as well as be exposed to different vocabulary and exercises revolve around the theme, all while honing is reading skills."
"Topics covered include relations dealing with x and y coordinates, from inverse relations to finding domain and range. Progressed achieved was a confidence and fluency in doing all relation problems in the packet and an understanding of plotting, mapping, and tabling coordinate values."
"The student and I focused on vocabulary, and spent most of the session practicing synonyms and sentence completion ISEE questions, concentrating on retaining definitions of new words. We also briefly worked on quantitative reasoning (word problems) and practiced several vocabulary flash cards, which he was quizzed on at the end of the session. The student was cooperative and attentive for most of the session. We plan to meet again next week."
"The student and I finished up the general chemistry topics on the exam by going through radiation and radioactive decay. We then went through old homework assignments I gave her to review the topics we went through."