Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on math and some geography homework. For math she had a division worksheet. She's improved a lot, although she still sometimes skips the 'bring down the number' in long division so she'll miss a digit in the quotient. She notices when the answer doesn't work out though. For geography she had to finish a worksheet where she defined certain landforms and map features and drew an example. That went well."
"The student and I continued working on his online quizzes dealing with 1/x equations, parent functions, inverse and direct relationships, and other algebra 2 concepts. He still has trouble grasping concepts and tackling problems on his own, but he is improving."
"During today's session we worked on Spanish and geometry. In Spanish we covered: the verb ser and the corresponding subject pronouns. We also covered the vocabulary for the first section of the book. In geometry we covered: solving for a variable and all the proof necessary."
"The student and I had our first session today. We began with math. We went over a math practice test and discussed some of the skills she needed, such as multiplying matrices, coordinate plane equations, logs, and trig functions. I taught her some of those concepts and suggested that she make notecards for those specific facts and study them."
"Today the student and I went over the math problems that he missed on his homework. He missed very few questions, and was able to figure out the correct answers by himself. We then went over grammar points that he missed during his last English practice test. We also discussed timing and strategy for the English section of the test. Then we completed another English practice test, going a section at a time and checking answers. We will continue to go over the rest of the English practice test during our next session."
"Today was our first session following spring break. We began by going over the student's homework assignment - a worksheet of log and natural log problems (involving the various properties of logs). For the last half hour, we went through her past assignments, to prepare her for their upcoming quiz."
"In our first session, we went through a set of flashcards with varying topics just to get a sense of his skill level. He is great at counting and knows his shapes. Next time, we're going to work on learning to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet."
"I introduced myself to the student, and then I did a mock vocab/verb quiz with him where he had to write verbs in different conjugations. After that, we went over two homework assignments involving vocabulary on clothing."
"In today's lesson we reviewed the importance of notable historical persons and places relating to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and its destruction in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. We paid particular attention to the letters of Pliny the Younger and to the histories of Herculaneum, Misenum, and Neapolis in addition to Pompeii. We also continued our review of verbs. I noted that the students are able to translate very well, but they still struggle with the identification and formation of verbs and participles. We will review these topics in the coming weeks."
"The student had a great day today. She has relearned so much Latin in 1 week! We discussed infinitives and indirect statements, since they appeared in the reading quite a bit, but most of the session was dedicated to translation. She covered 20 lines of book 2. Wonderful work, especially her growing ease moving through the sentences."
"The student and I worked on a synopsis of the Latin verb. This includes every form of the verb in the indicative, infinitive, subjective, and participle."
"Today's topics were particularly dealing with applications of optimization problems to economics. So some of the topics that were dealt with today within the problems included concepts such as marginal cost, in addition to taking consideration of revenue. This also took some time to understand the concepts, but after going through one problem thoroughly, we were able to cruise through the other problems."