Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over some of the homework and just made sure that the student understood the basic concepts of surface areas. She knew everything pretty well, she just needed someone to make sure that she went through everything slowly and didn't make simple errors like using the wrong formula. A very good session!"
"The student and I had a light first session. We started with some of his Spanish packet to help prepare for Tuesday's exam before switching over to Biology to help prepare for Monday's exam. In Biology, we examined viruses and bacteria. Our review of the material, combined with some additional explanation, seemed to awaken a lot of the student's memory."
"We discussed and practiced essays for the writing section and also reviewed English, science, and reading to prepare for the September test date. The student has seen the most increase so far in practice in the reading and science sections."
"Went through a previously graded exam and explained correct answers to be submitted for a test corrections assignment. By the end of the session, the student was able to explain why the previously chosen answer was incorrect."
"Student did a great job today. We started talking about a new chapter in Geometry. This chapter is dealing with different types of triangles and their rules. We also discussed some of the rules that were from the previous chapter to help out with the new rules for the new one. We talked about the distance formula and we went over it until he understood it. Also we worked on some basic algebraic skills so he will be refreshed when it is test time. We also discussed that he needs to study everyday. He is a good kid and he understands the material every time we go over it."
"The student and I began the session with some reading activities. First we did a sheet about rhyming words-- she read a sentence, identified the words in the sentence that rhymed, and then drew a picture of the sentence to demonstrate comprehension. She did very well! We then did a fill-in-the-blank worksheet with some challenging sentences and long "O" sound words from a word box. We got through about half before she started getting a little antsy, but it was really great that we got that far! We finished the session with some addition/subtraction and some calendar review to talk about the new month and the new year."
"The student and I worked through some math and English portions. I gave her a few additional tips and strategies as well as encouraging her to try to get a full night's rest and a healthy breakfast before the exam. Her problem solving for English has strengthened but she still is a little weak in the math portion. If she decides to take the ACT again in October, I suggest that she uses her study book to do problems several days out of the week. "
"Completed math homework. Explained concepts in homework with which student struggles in preparation for math test on Monday. Assisted student with making Spanish vocabulary flashcards for upcoming vocabulary test."
"The student was given practice tests today by both his teacher and myself and we can tell he is improving. He told me today he received the highest mark among his classmates. With that said, he is expected to continue reviewing and practicing characters. We will review this test on Wednesday, prior to the exam date."
"1. Reading Comprehension: The student wrote the answers to comprehensive questions after reading a short selection. He also compared and contrasted his own life with the life of the boy in the story that he read. 2. We completed more of the "toss and blend" activity that we began in our last session together. This time, we also incorporated riddles, so that either he or I would guess the word that the other was describing. He would then write the word in its proper "blend" column. 3. The student read another book of his choice. He did so after some communication about the title and a "picture walk." We then discussed the book as he read. 4. I then met with the student's father to give him more activity ideas that they can complete at home. I also updated the father on the student's progress. We agreed to include some math activities in the next tutoring session."
"We talked about slope and y-intercepts. The student grasps the concept of rise over run, but he keeps confusing negative and positive slopes. He also keeps confusing the x and y axis. I think that the key to getting him to stop making these mistakes is to slow down."
"The primary focus of this session was the English section of the ACT. I brought him a breakdown of basic punctuation and grammar skills that are necessary to know, and then we did multiple times trials of the sections so that he could practice under testing conditions. We also tested different techniques in the times trials so that we could see which allowed him to move faster."