Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was our second session. The student had completed her math homework when I arrived. We went over the two questions she had about the assignment. For extra math practice we reviewed operations using powers and exponents. For example, 3^2 times 3^5 =3^7. The student did really well with the problems I gave her. We practiced order of operations using brackets as a 'second parentheses.' The student was excited to see the way my study book listed the answer for simplification (it wrote out every step which is the way she likes to do it). I got this book because she had explained she is a visual learner. I also reviewed FOIL with the student and she picked up the concept very quickly. Finally, we worked on Spanish. The student is learning basic phrases such as "De donde eres?". We practiced the alphabet as well as basic conversation. I also had the student write the questions out to make sure she was spelling and using the accents correctly. We will meet again on Friday at 5pm. "
"The student and I worked on math. She had difficulty on solving algebraic problems that included negative numbers. We reworked through her homework and I generated problems to test get understanding. I will bring a new set of problems for her to do on Monday to make sure she understands how to work with negative numbers. Because she has 3 tests next week and we only have a limited time, we worked through her science chapter and made a plan for how she would study her science and social studies before our next session, when we will work through the chapter review."
"This session was very efficient. This was my first time working with this student, so I took some time to evaluate and see where her strengths and weaknesses are. We did some practice problems so I could see her familiarity with the material and see how she solves the problems. I decided that we should focus on Qualitative Reasoning and the other Mathematics section. We will spend some time going over the English, Reading and Essay as well."
"Today we reviewed the first three chapters, which included algebra, systems of two equations, statistical analysis of lists of data and utilizing graphs to solve problems. This time around the student felt much more comfortable with the systems of equations and he also showed a firmer understanding of the relationship between equations and their graphs."
"Completed and reviewed all of the student's homework. We made corrections on her math homework, reviewed her word study, worked on her characteristics chart, and discussed her interests in books for future suggestions and reading reflections assignments I give her to work on in between our sessions."
"The student and I continued to review his assignments. We were able to finish most of them, and we still have a final project to discuss. He is doing much better conjugating verbs."
"We talked about what the student found challenging when she took the SAT in November. Based on this, we mainly focused on writing multiple choice and reading sections. We discussed specific grammatical principles (to be expanded on in future sessions) as well as overall test-taking strategies."
"The student learned the past tense of verbs salir, ir, comer, viajar. Also she learned how to express if she likes something or not. We practiced the use of the verbs in different context and situations. I sent her the complete lessons of level 2."
"Yesterday, the student and I worked on studying for a Spanish 2 test. On his las Spanish two assignment, he got an 89%. His parents want to get him up into the A range. We worked on indirect and direct object pronouns and how to put them into a sentence using both forms. We also worked on studying the vocabulary that will be on the test. The vocabulary consisted of a lot of food words, such as melted, cooked, boiled, salt, pepper, pineapple etc. I had the student write down any of the vocab words he wasn't 100% confident on and we reviewed those words. I left him with the idea of downloading a notecard app to study the words conveniently. I also left him with the sheet of paper that had all the words he wasn't 100% confident with."
"The student and I met and went over how his test went, and then we moved into review and tips and tricks for conjugating past tense regular and irregular verbs. We then applied these tips and tricks with various activities for conjugation. We went over direct object, and then we played a flashcard game that I had created for the session. Later, we discussed his homework which will be due soon. I assigned him a vocabulary and past tense integrated writing assignment."
"The student and I completed a review worksheet on Latin American holidays and prepared for a Spanish quiz on the topic tomorrow. After spending about 45 minutes on Spanish, we discussed her chemistry homework and reviewed setting up stoichiometric equations. After, we reviewed her math homework involving finding the area of shapes with sides defined by radical equations. She needed a little bit of help setting these up, but otherwise grasped the concept."
"In Spanish, we covered how to conjugate the past tense for irregular verbs. The student understands how the system works, however, he needs extra practice in Spanish. I also discussed his math homework. He understands math very well, though sometimes he over analyzes certain exercises. I gave him some methods to solve his problems and told him he needed to prove his answers and not only circle the right answer. He has the rest of his homework to practice during his week and he will be covering chapter 3 of his Spanish textbook."