Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked Algebra II problems that he didn't initially understand. We talked more about his study schedule. He says he is trying to do a little everyday and is feeling much better about Chemistry, since he can usually be with or ahead of the class lectures."
"We went over progressive verbs (present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, future perfect). We also worked on writing a character sketch by using descriptive words, then using a thesaurus to find synonyms for those words. We also used the words to write similes and metaphors. I then had the student use all that information to write a very descriptive character sketch. I quizzed her on the present, past, and future perfect tenses as well."
"The student had done a good amount of practice work since we met last. Her Reading section times are getting down to where they need to be, although she is working on scoring higher on the prose fiction passages. We started by focusing on some prose fiction, talking about how to find the answer, making sure it's stated somewhere on the page instead of drawing your own conclusions. She will focus on doing more prose fiction for next week to see if these strategies help her scores. We also looked at the Science section, going through problems and talking about how to read graphs and where to look for answers so she could get more comfortable with the format. Next time, she is going to take a full length Reading section exam and we will review whatever other subject she feels like she could use more guidance on."
"We did a few more reading passages and some science passages. I also gave the student websites where she can find two previous sample ACTs. She is going to complete the science and reading section from these two tests prior to Saturday's ACT."
"I brought more vocabulary materials that we reviewed first. Then, we went over more strategies for the math and reading sections and talked about time management. We went over a sample essay and discussed how to plan out and organize your essay and maximize your score. We ended going over some more sample problems."
"The student and I reviewed a page of his math workbook on converting fractions into decimals (some with digits that repeated infinitely). Then, I set him up with some strategies for approaching an English vocabulary worksheet by focusing on parts of speech."
"The student and I started off by going over strategies for word problems and doing some practice problems. She had trouble with some arithmetic on one of the problems, but she set up the problems nicely. We then went over strategies for writing the essay (opinion essay), and then I drilled her on vocabulary."
"First, I administered a quiz on addition and subtraction formulas given to me by the student's teacher. Then, we spent time on the inverse trigonometry functions and solving equations involving factoring trigonometry functions."
"Topics covered: Chord-Chord Theorem, Tangent-Secant Theorem, and Tangent-Tangent Theorem. Each were applied to various problems involving a circle. Homework was reviewed. Discussed identifying when and how to apply theorems. Reviewed solving algebraic equations."
"General practice of logic games section of the LSAT; go through problems step-by-step and explain to students. Next session will be a set of pre-sent logic games or logical reasoning problems. To do: pinpoint trouble areas; see if students are missing the same types of questions and go over how to resolve any challenges."
"Reviewed and discussed assignments: writing a one-paragraph essay on the moral of Aesop's fable, and two sentence pairs, each of them wrote to illustrate the usage of "which" or "that." Read and discussed two additional fables by Aesop. Reviewed vocabulary words from all reading assignments."
"For this session we began to prepare for a quiz the student has the following day. We worked on a 4 page study guide that was provided by the professor. The problems were consistent with the chapter on Newton's laws. We focused on understanding concepts more that doing problems and I believe that the student will be ready for his quiz."