Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our first session, the student and I discussed writing technique and started her history review. I encouraged her to take on the mentality of fully fleshing something out and then moving on from it entirely, instead of beginning to answer several questions and planning to come back and finish them. I believe the best way to handle a busy schedule is one task at a time, but to only worry about it the one time."
"Today we continued to review sight words. Although there were only a few she didn't recognize, for the most part she was able to identify them or sound them out fairly quickly. I'd like to continue reviewing these and adding to her collection. She did fairly well with sounding out longer words."
"The student and I discussed the importance of completing the homework every week, and she seemed up for the challenge. We went over the short math tests she completed for homework (19 questions, printed from the ACT website), and she only missed three. We also discussed strategies for the reading section. She completed a few sub-sections of reading with underlining and was able to complete them within the allotted time, doing slightly better than the last time we took test 1. The assigned homework is 1.5 hours of Reading, Math, and English sections of test 1, and completing questions 21-30 of reading, test one."
"She did a very lengthy reading assignment from her school - about movie monsters. Then we read a bit from the book she will be bringing with her on vacation."
"We worked on her Java program that is due tomorrow. She said the programs we worked on last time were submitted on time. She seems to have a clear grasp on Java and the assignments she is working on."
"The student has greatly improved on his translation abilities. He is very confident and really challenges himself to do much better. In this session, he continued to translate an article written in Spanish to English. He did very well overall, however, he needs to become much better at remembering his verbs and their conjugations such as poder, haber, ser, etc. Therefore, I recommend that student continue to work on these verbs so that he can move even smoother during translation of any text."