Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's math book has already been collected, so we studied for her chapter 10 test via her formula sheet and some word problems I wrote. She is only showing trouble with one particular type of problem, so we discussed that and what she needs to do to not make mistakes with it tomorrow."
"Today, the student and I started off by going over one of his homework quizzes from his math class. We worked on some sentence completion problems, as well as some problems involving finding the error. For the vocabulary he did not know, we made a list and looked up the words in the dictionary. This way, the student has a list of words to study for the SAT. Finally, we tried a couple more math problems and he is doing well, especially with the conceptual questions."
"Went over a little bit more of the NHD project, and used some of the giant stack of books I brought over. Then we got started on the hockey paper. I think tomorrow I want to focus on that paper some more."
"The student has her first biology test tomorrow. She was expecting her math test to be tomorrow as well but turned out to be today. We went over her study guides on chapter one which involved basic definitions of biology and experiments. I helped her understand controlled experiments. We also solved all questions found at the end of the chapter and I gave her a quiz of my own."
"3/14 &3/19: As usual, the student and I continued to work on his letter, number and color recognition. New this week, he correctly identified the color pink and gray the first time I asked. He also pointed out that the sweatshirt I was wearing at the time was gray. I liked to see him applying what we have been working on in a different way. Also, I started to use goldfish as a reward for correct responses and good behavior. I will continue next week and see if it is still an effective strategy. On the second session of the week, I started with the index cards with numbers 1-4. He recognized all four numbers correctly! I am enjoying watching his progress and that he is learning more and more each session."
"The student's class is currently covering conservation of momentum and impulse. We worked through two homework assignments that covered these topics. She learned how to set up problems and use the relevant equations to solve for the missing variable in collision problems."
"We studied the first 2 chapters of Bridge to Terebithia for his quiz. We finished math problems on multiplying fractions. He had already done some of the problems. In the time left, he wrote a persuasive paragraph due on Thursday, and then we found some of the songs mentioned in the book and listened to them."
"The student and I had a good session. We reviewed for her upcoming math assessment. We then spent the second half of the session working on a birthday letter for a relative of hers. She did a good job overall. She struggled a bit with supporting/descriptive details, and this will be an area of emphasis moving forward. Overall, a good session!"
"I worked with the student on SAT grammar and math. I taught him some grammar rules which he applied to a practice section and only missed 3 of 20. He is very bright. He's very respectful and attentive when I'm tutoring, and I'd love to continue to work with him. I told him I would email him some practice SAT "warm ups" and if he had any questions that came up during the week in chemistry or his other classes, he should feel free to email me. I think it's going to take a few sessions before he reaches out, but by the end of our session, he was stopping me and asking me to further explain something that he didn't understand."
"Practice working with functions and slope-intercept equations; practice on reading comprehension questions. Achievements: greater facility working with functions, greater clarity of reasoning on reading comprehension questions."
"We worked on the reading and questions for her new Literature book. We looked at how the author was revealing certain clues in the first person accounts of two different characters."
"The student's class is working on graphing quadratic equations and solving n functions for the first N terms. He did really well with graphing quadratics, but had trouble with solving n formulas. We worked though the process of plugging in the input and subsequent outputs and he seemed to understand it much better when we collaborated on some practice problems. I left the session feeling he was relatively confident with the material."