Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and my first tutoring session went very well today. We reviewed Algebra II sections 2.1 to 2.6 because those are the sections that will appear on his chapter test tomorrow. Specifically, we reviewed plotting equations in standard form, switching between different forms of equations, direct variation, and scatter plots and their correlation coefficients."
"First meeting with the student & his mother. We reviewed his curriculum for both Life Science & Pre-Algebra, talked about setting short-term & long-term goals, and spent the remaining time reviewing his current lesson (lesson 3) in both subjects. A great start!"
"The student and I reviewed a thesis and an outline that he had written for a history paper on Joan of Arc. He told me about the primary and secondary sources he plans to use. During the session, he wrote three paragraphs. I encouraged him to begin incorporating sources early in the essay. We scheduled another meeting for Thursday."
"Now that the student was warmed up on linear regression from his class lecture and I had a chance to review the concept for myself, we faced little trouble in finishing the problem set. The biggest obstacle was helping him understand how to interpret the traits of the regression line with regard to the context of the problems."
"The student and I had a very in-depth writing session today in which we went into minute detail in terms of how we explored an effective and thorough response to an ACT prompt. We worked line by line as we constructed a "perfect" essay together and discussed how important it was to develop her general writing abilities. I look forward to continuing what I consider to be a fun and engaging process with her over the next weeks and months. "
"Today the student and I reviewed for two major tests; Math and Language Arts. In Math, he seems to have an excellent grasp of the knowledge. In Language Arts, the words also seem pretty easy for him."
"Reviewed his last couple of tests, then after figuring out what he had issues with, addressed those areas. After that, worked on practice problems where he felt weakest, focusing mainly on logarithms."
"The student and I continued on Chapter 3, covering sections 3.4 and 3.5. These sections focused on using the 1st and 2nd derivative to determine intervals on which a functions is increasing, decreasing, concave up, or concave down. We also used these derivatives to sketch the graph of a function."
"Tonight the student and I started sessions for biology tutoring. We first assessed where he was at and what we were focusing on for the quarter. He has a project on the nervous system this quarter where he must make an outline of the nervous system and then make a PowerPoint presentation. Tonight we began working on a rough draft of the outline. We also went over what we need to review for his cumulative final."
"The student and I covered vocabulary, including some roots, and grammar. We went over some homophones i.e. illicit/elicit, stationary/stationery. We worked on a fill-in-the-blanks test section, paying specific attention to positives and negatives as well as any unfamiliar vocabulary."
"Math: algebraic word problems: mixing, geometric problems, and consecutive number problems (section 2.7), graphing linear questions, finding midpoint and distance between two points, finding x and y intercepts, putting linear equations into y=mx+b form (section 3.1 and 3.2)."
"This was my first session with the student. He has previously taken Gross Anatomy. He is a visual-kinetic learner by my assessment. We will utilize diagrams and pre-test questions to optimize his learning."