Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I were scheduled to meet in the evening to go over a homework assignment that he received for his Calculus class. However, earlier in the afternoon, I receieved a message from him requesting to cancel the session since something came up for a group that he was involved in and needed to attend that event."
"Today we reviewed and discussed the student's most recent test and test results, and also pointed out potential problem/focus areas. We corrected all mistakes and learned the reasoning behind all answers. We also read an assigned chapter book, chapters 2 and 3 aloud, discussed the story, and answered comprehension questions at the end of each chapter."
"Today the student worked on the letter M. We drew a web diagram, and I had her think of 4 words that started with the letter M and had her draw me 4 pictures. We then practiced writing upper and lower case M. To reiterate what we learned in our last session, I also had her practice writing the letter (Hh). She is starting to understand that when we read, we read from left to right, top to bottom. She knows where the beginning is and where the end is. She is also learning cap skills(front of the book, back of the book, why the spine of a book is important.). We continued to work on our alphabet letters and sounds. I introduced her to one sight word: like. She is continuing to practice one to one correspondence pointing to each word as she reads."
"The student and I finished the math section of the ISEE practice test and began working on the reading comprehension section. We reviewed the instructions for this part of the test and read several example passages. We will continue the reading comprehension section of the practice test."
"We worked on solving for quadratic equations. We began with basic solving, and I showed the student the box method for when he gets stuck. Then we did a few cube root formula equations. We ended with word problems involving quadratics."
"The student has started doing equations for parallel and perpendicular lines. We discussed what the equations for the two types of lines look like and practiced finding the equation for a line parallel or perpendicular to another line given the first equation and a point on the new line. Then because his class is starting to use more fractions we practiced rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions."
"The student and I discussed her Ethics outline today. We were able to read through a lot of her research on animal captivity and define a thesis statement. We finished by writing her introduction."
"Today we went over the practice problems in the practice tests in the student's prep book. The student is making a great deal of progress and stumbles on very few questions. Her speed is increasing and she knows that this is going to be a key component to her success in raising her score on the math section of the test. She is going to do approximately 30-40 practice problems for homework, and then check her answers. We will only go over those that she misses during our next session, as well as move on to some harder problems."
"The student and I analyzed her score report and decided to focus on the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the exam, at least initially. We worked through several sample problem sections from the prep book, focusing on Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence problems."
"I reviewed electron orbitals and shapes with the student. We then worked through practice questions involving the four quantum numbers and electron configuration. After getting through the exam review sheet, the student felt comfortable with the questions he had prior to the tutoring session."
"Today we went over the practice exam that the student had taken the week before, reviewing only the questions he got wrong. These were remarkably few. He also had word problems with Indian history, which we have not covered much in these past few weeks. I assigned him the next practice exam, plus a refresher on Indian history. We also did a study with the flashcards and the handbook."
"The student and I reviewed for her science quiz and Spanish oral test tomorrow. We completed a review worksheet on geological time, mass extinction and climate change and I created a quiz for her. She did well and we discussed the 2-3 problems that she got wrong. After we completed prompts to prepare for her Spanish oral and practiced out loud. She will continue look over the science review sheet and Spanish oral prompts tonight."