Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the review guide for his final exam in Spanish, reviewing each topic as needed. The student also asked me to provide him with feedback on a paper for his government class."
"Today the student and I mostly focused on ways he can continue his studies when I'm not there. I emphasized to him the importance of continuing to learn his vocab words, and continuing to use good mnemonics. I also asked him to continue working through sections on his own, using the resources he has, including the answer explanations in the back of his prep book, when he has trouble with a question. He seems to have retained what we have worked on in math. I encouraged him to experiment when he writes his essays, to try and do things he never would on a real SAT essay when we have the time here. I rounded out the session by showing him all the calculator tricks I hadn't had time to show him before, and I made sure to wish him the best of luck in all his endeavors!"
"We covered first derivative graphs and second derivative graphs. We also covered local minimums and maximums and absolute minimum and maximums and concavity and inflection points. The student made a lot of progress today and I am very happy with his effort to understand. He accomplished a lot."
"We went over some algebra problems to prepare the student for his standardized test this week. Most of what we covered was algebra word problems. The student still needs to practice algebra word problems. However, I taught him how to plug in answer choices and how to use logic tests to make sure he's working the problems correctly."
"The student and I went over the current topics in his statistics class. His biggest problem is remembering which test to use for particular situations. I need to do a crash course as to how his calculator works so that I can be of more help. This is my goal for the next session. I am confident that I will be able to learn his calculator and be of greater help in the next sessions."
"The boys were learning body parts this week. So to review with them, I asked in Spanish where a certain body part was and they would point to it. Then to make it fun we played a few rounds of "Simon Says." The boys had fun because the game helped them with listening comprehension and they were enthusiastic about repeating it after I said it. We also reviewed interrogatives. I left them with a vocabulary list of the body parts for them to have as review."