Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is currently working on optimization problems and using numerical methods for finding roots. He didn't understand Newton's method so I derived it for him and showed him the logic of the procedure. He seemed to pick it up quickly."
"Today the student did a good job with staying focused. We started working on the next math chapter dealing with multiplication. He did an awesome job on that. He also had to work on some language arts where he had to find the definition of different words that were used in the book that they are reading. We also studied for his social studies test. He did a wonderful job. He also found definitions from the dictionary. We worked hard and he did an awesome job."
"The student seemed to understand bonding very well from being taught months ago by the teacher. The only issue we had was that at the end of the session when we worked through an old exam. He missed some questions he would be more successful with if he read and reviewed the textbook rather than relying on class notes and memory. I stressed this to him so that he spends less time reading his notes instead of studying from the more comprehensive textbook and using the notes as a supplement or a self-test."
"The student practiced writing and reading passages. We also went over techniques he can use to improve his essay as well as general strategies for the week before the test. He has prepared well and has been working hard so I hope the test goes well for him!"
"We got some math and spelling done, and the student did a bunch of reading. He read for 20 minutes by himself, without having me take over once. Awesome."
"Today, the student and I touched base about his recent math test. A majority of our time was spent discussing acid and base titrations. We also covered neutralization reactions, and the concept of moles of acid = moles of base at neutral. The session seemed to greatly further his understanding, and his ability to properly set up calculations."
"We went over 3-D vectors and how to determine the angles between them using the dot product. After determining the angle between two 3-D vectors, we could project one directional vector onto the other to determine magnitudes of forces. We also reviewed problems in kinematics/mechanics including 2-D projectile motion and tension."
"The student and I studied for her Spanish unit test tomorrow. We went over her review worksheet, did 3 listening exercises, practiced reading/comprehension of two different paragraphs on topics related to her exam and did several fill in the blank problems with her vocabulary words. She needs to review her vocabulary words and verbs tonight."
"The student and I reviewed vocabulary and grammar to prepare for the unit test on Friday. We did sentence completions, conjugation practice, and comprehension activities. He was asked to review verb meanings and conjugations for the next lesson."
"We finished up our practice on listening comprehension. The student had a packet from school that we completed on conjugating a verb into the reflexive form, as well as using the expression gustar. I went over the pronunciation of the reflexive verbs that were in the packet. He made flash cards for the reflexive verbs that he did not know. I asked him if he is feeling more confident with the subject matter in class and he said that he was."
"We proceeded to go over the past subjunctive tense in Spanish by reviewing present subjunctive and past and imperfect tenses. We also we over different ways to conjugate this tense and reviewed what his teacher calls W.E.I.R.D.O verbs that give clues on whether a sentence is subjunctive or not. He did well on his test and just needs to remember to review directions when doing written work. He has a test Wednesday, and after that we should be incorporating a lot of review into our sessions."
"For our third session, the student and I worked to create informal (tu), affirmative, negative, as well as formal, affirmative, and negative commands with the vocabulary theme he is currently studying. This session was a highly humorous one. I brought white boards and markers, which the student used to express appropriate commands when I gave a hypothetical scenario using relevant vocabulary from his chapter along with an infinitive. The student responded well and corrected himself when and if necessary!"