Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test Friday. It is good that he is beginning to study now. He seems to have a reasonable grasp on mitosis. I introduced some concepts of meiosis in preparation for the topics he would cover in class over the next couple days. "
"We studied basic Spanish greetings and introductions, pronunciation, the definite article "the" (el, la, los, las) nouns, gender and number agreement, family members, the numbers 20-30, and how to conjugate the verb estar. Additional work on subject pronouns."
"The student and I continued reading in "Fever 1793." We worked on vocabulary, figurative language, and plot summary. The student took two practice quizzes. He will continue reading on his own so that we can begin preparing for his novel test in the near future."
"The student and I reviewed Geometry and began practice exams for the math portion of the SAT. I asked him to finish two more sections before our next session so that we can review them then. We will meet next on Thursday at 4 pm."
"Today the student and I started talking about integration and its rules. He did a great job with understanding quickly. I really believe he will be ready for Calculus three when the time comes next semester. Awesome job today."
"We will be focusing on memorizing English roots and putting them into practice. We spent the session memorizing 25-30 roots, and for homework he is to memorize an additional 15 roots."
"I gave the student tips on how to manage his time when he takes the test, so he maximizes his accuracy and doesn't sacrifice too much speed. I also gave him some guidelines as to what characteristics are typically present in a "correct answer" on the reading/writing sections and what other features he can use to eliminate a "wrong answer." His vocabulary and grammar are constantly improving, so it's a matter of putting all his skills together and achieving a high score in one sitting of the test."
"The student has a test coming up so we spent a good amount of time working on the new things she learned as well as reviewing the chapter. We drew parallels to things she has done and learned before, to help make all her work with polynomials a little easier, and we also talked about practical applications of some of these things."
"We first discussed the topics that the student was struggling with most. Then we spent the rest of the session redoing problems off his previous exams and strengthening his mathematical fundamentals. Some of the topics we covered were, trigonometric substitution and integration, power series, summation convergence and divergence, and limits. Overall the session was productive, and I see that the student is very eager to learn. I believe that this is a good fit."
"The student is having the most trouble with logical reasoning, and we reviewed a number of practice problems that she had found problematic. I began to introduce her to the different question types within logical reasoning and demonstrating specific approaches to each. She was able to pick up on much of this."
"This morning covered a wide range of topics, mostly by going over the questions in the practice test. We also worked on making flashcards. We are making good progress, and will continue reviewing practice problems and discussing test-taking strategy, to give the student the best possible chance to pass."
"The student and I rewrote a letter he wrote to me last week. We also played bingo with his sight words. His reading comprehension is getting better. He is giving me more detail about what is going on in the story."