Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student for a little over an hour on SSAT test prep. His major issues seem to lie in vocabulary, so I assigned him fifteen words to study intensely until I meet with him again this Tuesday. "
"The student and I worked through her Physics review for her Physics test on Friday over kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy, as well as work and power. We spent the last few minutes practicing the unit circle for her PreCal test tomorrow."
"The student is doing very well with our study of Math. He is showing excellent initiative and focus. We are in the process of laying some of the foundations for the ISEE, and working on the Quantitative Comparison section. "
"Today in our second session we worked on a long passage section of the student's Reading portion, along with her Essay. After going over some tricks for the longer passages, we did a Reading section together to get warmed up. I then had her do a timed section alone, writing down her times after finishing each part. This helped her get an idea of how to pace herself and how much time she spent reading the passages. Then we went over the answers and discussed how to spend any extra time she might have at the end. For the essay we read some sample essays that received high scores, and went over what the graders were looking for. For homework this week she needs to write a practice sample essay for me to read next Saturday."
"We went over the English test he had taken, and overall he did do better than the previous one. We also did some more practice with math. We briefly went over the formulas and grammar rules we had studied before, and we reviewed the strategies he will use on the test. The student has put in a lot of work to prepare for his test, and I am confident his score will reflect that!"
"Today the student and I completed her Chemistry final exam review. We did the end part of it in the past to practice for a previous test so we had to finish the rest of the packet in order for her to understand the concepts which were to be on the exam. We finished her review packet."
"Reviewed verbal section test three - discussed need to focus on question, even when passage may be difficult to understand. Reviewed necessity to accept answers that student may not "like," but that are the most correct. Reviewed select science topics including Mendelian genetics and chemistry equations. Topics for next time - verbal section four, digestive system, nervous system."
"The student and I started reviewing his new unit over confidence intervals. We examined the definitions & processes of point estimates, confidence levels, margins of error, and critical values."
"We covered topics in organic chemistry that were going to be on her upcoming quiz next week. We covered nomenclature, naming compounds of different structures and functional groups. I emphasized on both the IUPAC and common naming system. I clarified the difference between a tert-butyl group versus a neo-pentyl group (since they both have a cross-shape with an extra carbon). Lastly we went over the bicyclic compounds and the numbering system involved. For next session, we plan on continuing nomenclature and hopefully going over reactions."
"The student and I got her last ACT session in before the test today. She did really well correcting her practice! She also is doing so much better on math. I can tell it's really coming back from her. Reading has never been a concern, she does great. We did talk a bit about time management and the best order to read the passages in. Science was good and she corrected and understood her mistakes. She seems confident and ready to go. The ACT will turn out well hopefully."
"During this session we worked on both Spanish and Science. We finished the science study guide and then moved to Spanish. I told the student to continue to look at the science study guide and to make flash cards for Spanish vocabulary."
"In this session we talked about what subjects in Spanish the student is studying. We wrote on flashcards common phrases in Spanish to help in memorizing them. We repeated the phrases over and over within a class context. Later we reviewed some letters from the alphabet we learned last week. In addition to that, we added a new vocabulary word for each letter. I noticed that the student enjoys drawing and colors, so we incorporated this fun activity to this tutoring session. For this upcoming tutoring session we will continue with a few more letters from the alphabet along with more every day phrases he uses in class. The goal is to have the student understand spoken Spanish as well as to be able to communicate."