Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on linear systems and quadratic equations. He reviewed 3 forms of a line: slope-intercept, standard form, and point-slope form. Also, parallel and perpendicular lines and elimination & substitution to solve linear systems. Then, for quadratics he found vertex, axis of symmetry, direction of parabola, roots, and y-intercept. To find the roots he used factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Also, he learned about the discriminant."
"We studied for the student's test on animals. We went over all the different types of Chordates, and made a few study sheets to help remember all of the characteristics. Then I quizzed her over the review sheet she had previously made."
"Today was my last scheduled SAT prep session with the student. We continued with the material from the book that we left off with yesterday. The student expressed an understanding of almost all of the material we covered, including math and reading/critical thinking. Per the student, we did not work on developing her essay-writing skills. Based on her performance, I believe that she will be able to achieve her desired score on Saturday's assessment."
"The student and I worked through several aspects of benzene (and other aromatic molecules) chemistry, including the effect of increased conjugation, Diels-Alder reactions, monoalkylation reactions, nitrolation reactions, and the resonance forms of benzene when it is attacked in an ortho/para or meta position.
The next session will be Thursday 8/19."
The next session will be Thursday 8/19."
"The student and I continued going over material for his test on equations of lines. I stressed the algebra aspect of it, and next time we meet, we are going to work exclusively on algebra."
"Today the student and I went over the reading section. We completed a practice test session, passage by passage. We discussed strategy and technique, and key words for which to watch. We will continue to work on the reading portion of the test."
"Me/We Comparison Worksheet Homework, Math Packet makeup work from last week, Cursive practice, Spelling practice. The student has been working enthusiastically this week and has seemed quite happy! I am very happy to see it."
"The student and I spent the first half hour of our session working on an essay he had due for school the next day. He had a lot of good ideas and answered the question well. We worked on organization, grammar, and spelling. The rest of the time, we focused on reading comprehension. He is a careful reader and pays close attention to detail."
"The student and I finished our third day study session for his makeup test. We did a lot of practice on triangular prisms and word problems. He seems prepared for the test. He has trouble deciphering how to approach the problems. Hopefully he will see similar problems on the test as the ones we've practiced."
"The three of us went through the remainder of practice test 1 in the test prep book. Next week they take the actual test."
"Covered during this session: -Interest/Attitude Interview. -Sight Word Assessment. -Phonics. -Oral Language Stories/ Retell story. -Math and Spelling Homework. Based on the interest interview, the student seems to enjoy science. He speaks highly of his brother and looks forward to playing basketball. Based on assessments, the student can orally retell a story and provide details such as characters, setting, the main problem, and how the characters solve the problem in the story. He can easily read short syllable words with consonant-vowel-consonant."
"The student did a fantastic job developing characters for a quick write titled "The Baby Dragon". She wrote an imaginative story full of detail. We made a lot of progress on our ongoing in-session story. She also made a presentation about one of her favorite characters (Harry Potter). Her eye contact is improving dramatically but she still needs to practice projecting her voice. She is attending Shakespeare camp and will be performing scenes from multiple Shakespeare plays involving ghosts. I want her assignments for next week to use this as inspiration. She will be writing a ghost story of her own. She will also give me a synopsis of the plays she is performing in. She will describe the scenes in detail as I encourage her to speak louder."