Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on his math homework, finding measures of angles and using algebraic equations. We will practice more on taking information given to find the missing number, or variable, in basic algebraic equations. We got some practice with this area, but I think more problems like this will greatly help him, and he agreed with that as well. His homework covers a lot of material and provides a few examples of each, so more practice problems will greatly increase his performance and understanding of the content. He is excellent at following my instructions and does not give up on a problem. He is always open for my assistance and shows that he wants to understand the material."
"The student has a quiz tomorrow so we worked on review. She got her test back from last week and scored a high B, which she was very happy about. She missed a lot of points from simple errors. I think as she continues to do well, she will be more consistent."
"The student and I went over the concept of qui versus que in French grammar. It took a few examples but she understood the concept relatively quickly. Next Thursday, she has a final in her French class so I really want to continue to focus on reviewing with her. She seems to have a strong understanding of grammatical rules so we've been working on reviewing older grammar rules that she may have forgotten. I want to ensure that she understands French and isn't just memorizing concepts and words quickly in time for the exams."
"Tonight we reviewed the student's gas law test, on which he did very well. We also covered some of the new material about colligative properties, including freezing point depression and boiling point elevation. He will have a third-quarter test on Tuesday, and I will try to schedule a time over the weekend to meet with him to review everything."
"Topics covered were simple harmonic motion, waves, and kinematics. Progress included a better understanding of the equations of motion and applying them for SAT prep, and a better understanding of wave/harmonic motion equations and applying them for school assignments."
"Today I met the student at his home. We worked through 20 SAT sentence error questions and several passages from his workbook. I gave him three useful websites for studying SAT vocab as well as Latin and Greek roots. Following his parents instructions, I will be "flooding him with homework" so he can practice independently."
"I met with the parent to discuss the student's goals regarding a project she wants to do outside of her schoolwork. Moving forward with this project, I will begin collecting materials and brainstorming some topics for the student to choose from. I will also put together a reading list of 15-20 books that I think would be useful starting points."
"This was our first meeting together. I wanted to get a feel of where the student was overall. We worked through most of a math test and the student did pretty well."
"We reviewed how the student felt about the ACT. We then focused on the grammar section for the SAT, and she is showing definite growth: she's catching most of the misplaced modifiers, subject/verb problems, and active/passive voice constructions. We worked a bit on the math as well."
"Today we discussed strategy for our tutoring sessions. We worked on a Spanish written assignment/project today. She is very resourceful and had lots of conceptual questions. We also discussed reflexive verbs and examples of how they are used. We then decided to review Geometry and Spanish for our next session."
"Today we worked on an assignment for which the student was required to analyze three paragraphs of a passage. He was able to answer the questions well. I gave him some tips aimed at improving retention and fostering a deeper understanding of the text."
"The student and I looked over his recent quiz, which was more conceptual than numeric, and addressed his primary weaknesses. He seems to grasp most concepts. We are meeting again Wednesday."